Updates & Blogs
Welcome New IndySHRM Members!
Congratulations to the following participants of our IndySHRM Spring 2020 SHRM Certification Study Group who successfully earned their SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification June 1 - August 31, 2020.
- Adrienne Trotter, SHRM-CP
- Anna Rasco, SHRM-CP
- Elisa Shrack, SHRM-CP
- Elizabeth Corcoran, SHRM-CP
- Elizabeth Wannemuehler, SHRM-CP
- Holly MacDougall, SHRM-CP
- Jennifer Skinner, SHRM-SCP
- Kayla Taff, SHRM-CP
- Paige Manley, SHRM-CP
- Sherri Helton Tuohy, SHRM-CP
- Stephen Shorter, SHRM-CP
If you are an IndySHRM member who has recently earned your SHRM Certification (SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP) certification, please let us know and we can put your name in the IndySHRM newsletter. You can simply email our Director
of Certification, Alona Bahler, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
at AlonaBahlerHR@gmail.com. Also, don’t forget to update your membership profile online
so our chapter membership directory is up to date!
SHRM Certification - Winter Testing Window Applications are Being Accepted
The WINTER SHRM Certification (SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP) exam application window opened on June 1, 2020 and exam applicants will be eligible for an early bird rate ($75 discount) though October 16, 2020 or the regular application deadline is November 16, 2020 for the WINTER December 1, 2020 - February 15, 2021 testing window.
REMOTE EXAM PROCTORING NOW AVAILABLE!
View the entire SHRM Certification application process Here.
Also, you can check the SHRM Certification exam eligibility requirements Here.
2020 SHRM Certification Handbook
The SHRM Certification Handbook provides an overview of both the SHRM-CP and the SHRM-SCP certification exams, including the steps you should take to earn and maintain your credentials, as well as test policies and procedures.
Download the 2020 SHRM Certification Handbook.
SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge (BOCK)
You can find the 2020 SHRM BoCK and a booklet with more detailed and expansive information related to both the behavioral and technical competencies. This is a great resource to ensure that your 2020 chapter programming aligns with one or more areas of the SHRM BoCK. You can also use it to hone in on your personal development goals. The topics and learning objectives may also inspire your chapter to create a program focused around one of these. Or as an individual, you can build your own capabilities by learning more!
See the 2020 BOCK
Employing Abilities @Work (an Opportunity to Earn an Employing Abilities @Work Certificate)
The SHRM Foundation, in partnership with the Workplace Initiative By Understood, has launched this initiative to strengthen the skills and abilities of professionals to hire, develop, advance and retain individuals with
disabilities in their workplace.
This free, multi-faceted educational program will increase your knowledge and skills to hire, develop, advance and retain individuals with disabilities. This Certificate is an introduction to the benefits and implementation
of disability inclusion in the workplace.
You can learn more at https://employingabilities.org/ and register online at
The Employing Abilities @Work Certificate is free and open to all. You do not need to be a SHRM member, and you do not need to hold a SHRM credential to earn this certificate. You will need to create a free account
when you register to begin the program.
Earning Professional Development Credits (PDCs) – if you are SHRM Certified (SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP), you may claim 10 PDCs after earning your Employing Abilities @Work Certificate.
UPDATED – REQUIREMENT CHANGE for PDC-Qualifying Work Projects
The COVID-19 crisis, during which HR professionals are tackling unprecedented challenges on short notice, has prompted SHRM to change the time frame requirement for work projects that qualify for professional development credits (PDCs) toward SHRM Recertification. The revised requirement now focuses only on the number of hours dedicated to a PDC-qualifying work project in the "Advance Your Organization" category and eliminates the stipulation of a minimum duration for the project.
One More Way to Earn PDCs
Remember, your annual National SHRM Membership qualifies for three (3) PDCs per year (and SHRM automatically loads this in your SHRM Portal).
Monthly SHRM Recertification Live Chats
If you are a SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP credential-holder, join SHRM to ask the SHRM Recertification Counselors any questions you have about SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP recertification - regardless of where you are in your recertification cycle. This is a great opportunity to learn how to make the most of the resources available to you and to clear up any areas of confusion. SHRM’s Recertification Counselors are here to help.
Live chats will happen the second Wednesday of most months at 2:00 pm ET (for 30 minutes).
Register for Live Chats Here
Track your recertification credits with the SHRM Certification App
The easy to use app will help SHRM-certified HR professionals keep track of their recertification
efforts. The SHRM Certification app was developed exclusively for use by SHRM credential holders with specially designed features to make it easier to maintain
and recertify one's SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP designation. Download the app from the iTunes App Store or Google Play!