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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:

SHRM certification credential-holders maintain their credential by engaging in professional development activities that relate to the behavioral competencies and HR knowledge areas identified in the SHRM BASK. The incorporation of competencies into the SHRM BASK greatly expands the range of activities that qualify for professional development credits (PDCs).

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 your three-year recertification cycle.


Retake the certification exam within the last year of your recertification cycle.

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 BASK that have been pre-approved for PDCs.

CMT- 40 PDC Hours, CDP-10 PDC Hours, EMP-0.5 Hours

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