SHRM credential holders are required to recertify every three years and are provided with two options to do so: by earning PDCs (60 per 3-year cycle); or by retaking the exam. The process must be completed preferrably by your end date (last day of your birth month), but definitely by your expiration date (last day of your 60 day greace period).
Your initial recertification cycle begins the day you pass the exam and ends 3-years later on the last day of your birth month. After the completion of your initial cycle, your next cycle (and those following) will begin the day after your completed file is submitted and approved. The same end date as stated above applies.
You may submit your completed recertification record after one year into your recertification cycle. Your new 3-year cycle will begin the day after you recertify. Your recertification cycle end date will remain the last day of your birth month.
If you recertify with more than 60 credits, you are able to carry over up to 20 credits of those earned in the Advance Your Education category to your new cycle. Carryover credits will be auto-uploaded at the end of the month.
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Please contact us and we will update your records to reflect the correct dates.