The Value of Maintaining Your

SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Credentials

Because the HR profession is constantly changing and evolving, it is important for certified professionals to continually update their HR competencies and knowledge.

Steps to SHRM Recertification:

HR professionals obtain recertification by engaging in professional development activities that relate to the Behavior Competencies and Functional Areas identified in the SHRM BoCK. The incorporation of competencies into the SHRM Bock greatly expands the range of activities that will qualify for professional development credits.

See Eckerd College's List of Pre-Approved SHRM Activities

SHRM Recertification Requirements

SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Credential Holders Must:

Earn 60 professional development credits (PDCs) within a 3-year recertification period that ends on the last day of the credential-holder’s birth month.


Retake the certification exam at the end of the 3-year recertification period.

Qualifying Activities and PDCs for SHRM Recertification

SHRM has addressed the needs of HR professionals by creating three avenues by which SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP credential-holders earn credits.

Advance Your Education

Both instructor-led and self-paced continuing education activities consistent with the SHRM BoCK qualify for recertification credits.

Advance Your Organization

Activities within your workplace that contribute to the continued success of your organization and to your growth as a professional.

Advance Your Profession

Activities that contribute to the continued development of the HR profession including presentations, teaching, conducting and volunteering at nonprofit organizations.

Download the SHRM Recertification Handbook

Eckerd College’s

Pre-Approved SHRM Activities

As a SHRM Education Provider, Eckerd College offers many activities related to the Behavior Competencies and Functional Areas of the SHRM BoCK that have been pre-approved for PDCs.

If you have any questions about SHRM Recertification, please contact Megan Watson Kramer, Associate Dean, Executive Education at
(800) 753-0444 or