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SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management, creates better workplaces where employers and employees thrive together. As the voice of all things works, workers, and the workplace, SHRM is the foremost expert, convener, and thought leader on issues impacting today’s evolving workplaces. SHRM certification credential-holders maintain their credential by engaging in professional development activities related to the behavioral competencies and HR knowledge areas identified in the SHRM BoCK.

MY-CPE LLC offers Professional Development Courses (PDC) for Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) (Approval No. – RP5359). We focus on providing quality continuing education to SHRM professionals that incorporates the qualified subject areas. Our PDC courses are authored/reviewed by industry specialists and subject matter experts.  All our courses are designed in a way to ensure that courses meet your continuing education requirements.


PDC Requirements

As an SHRM credential holder, you have two options for recertification:

  • Earn 60 professional development credits (PDCs) within your 3-year recertification cycle.
  • Retake the certification exam within the last year of your recertification cycle.
License Renewal Period & Reporting Cycle
The recertification cycle will end on the last day of your birth month.
Ethics Requirement
No mandatory ethics requirement
Carry Over Credits
A maximum of 20 credits can be carried forward 

As an SHRM credential holder, you have two options for recertification:
  • Earn 60 professional development credits (PDCs) within your 3-year recertification cycle.
  • Retake the certification exam within the last year of your recertification cycle.
If you choose this option, you must:
  • Take the exam no earlier than 12 months prior to the end of your recertification cycle.
  • Retest at your current level.
  • Complete the exam application process.
  • Pay the full examination fee.
If you do not pass the exam: Your credential will be revoked, and you will need to reapply and test as a new candidate. Additionally, you will not be able to pursue recertification through PDCs if you do not pass the recertification exam.

Many of our programs in Live and Self-Study are approved for continuing education for SHRM professionals. You can visit the myCPE website for more webinars related to SHRM professionals. Here is myCPE Package for SHRM professionals that meets all of your annual continuing education requirements in one go.

There is no mandatory Ethics Requirement for SHRM professionals for recertification.

The recertification cycle will end on the last day of your birth month. Depending on when you earn your certification, your initial certification cycle could be longer than three years.

Here is a link to the SHRM website to access FAQs on Recertification credit hours Requirements and Regulations for SHRM professionals.

Please CLICK HERE to review the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge (BoCK).

myCPE Package for SHRM professionals meets the below-mentioned PDC hours requirements of SHRM professionals.

There are no minimum PDC requirements in any particular subject area.

The recertification fee is $ 100. Fees will be $ 150 if applied lately.

CLICK HERE for more detailed information on renewal fees for more than 2 certifications.

SHRM professionals can complete 100% of the total required PDC hours via self-study courses. i.e., SHRM professionals can complete all Recertification credit hours via self-study courses from SHRM-approved providers as my CPE is approved by SHRM.

If SHRM Professionals recertify with more than 60 credits, they are able to carry over up to 20 credits to their new cycle. Carryover credits will be auto-uploaded to the Advance Your Education category in your file once recertification is earned.

If SHRM Professionals fail to comply with their PDC requirements, then they will have 60 days to do so before your credential expires. The 60-day grace period may be used to accumulate additional PDCs. A $50 non-refundable late fee will be applied, in addition to the recertification submission fee, at the time of your submission. Failure to complete recertification requirements by the end of the 60-day grace period will result in the revocation of your credential.

The initial recertification cycle begins the day you pass the exam and ends 3 years later, on the last day of your birth month. For example,

  • The candidate’s birth month is July
  • The candidate takes and passes the exam on May 3, 2019
  • The initial recertification cycle start date is May 3, 2019
  • The cycle end date is July 31, 2022
  • The cycle expiration date is September 30, 2022

If you have earned 60 or more PDCs, you may submit your completed recertification record one year into your 3-year recertification cycle. If you recertify early, your end date will not change.

  • If you participate in SHRM-sponsored activities or events, the applicable PDCs will be auto-uploaded to your certification portal. Auto-uploaded activities will appear as bold italicized items in the Advance Your Education and Advance Your Profession categories.
  • If you participate in activities or events that are not sponsored by SHRM (for example, those from third-party providers or SHRM affiliates, such as Chapters/State Councils and Education Partners), you will need to enter each activity into your account.

SHRM certification credential-holders who do not complete recertification by the late submission date, comply with the verification process, or complete the required PDCs within an approved hardship extension period will forfeit the right to hold the credential and will no longer be certified. To become certified again, you will be required to begin the process as a new candidate.

Please visit this link for more details.

SHRM certification credential-holders who fully retire from the profession may apply for retired status. A retired-status credential holder will not be required to recertify.

myCPE provides courses that are approved for continuing education credits by HRCI. Based on the guidelines issued by these boards regarding Recertification credit hours requirements, we recommend the programs/ webinars to be suitable for SHRM professionals specified in each webinar. However, it will be the responsibility of each attendee to ensure that they are eligible for the Continuing Education Credits based on their occupation/ job profile, knowledge requirements as well as guidelines laid down by their regulatory board before registering for the webinars.

CLICK HERE to view the SHRM website for credit requirements for SHRM professionals.


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National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) 143597
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) GEHNZ
California Tax Education Council (CTEC) 6273
Certified Financial Planner Board (CFP) 8061
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) RP5359
Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) 714694
FP Canada CE17222
American Payroll Association (APA) 372961
Texas State Board of Public Accountancy (TSBPA) 010556
Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation (IDFPR) 158002756
New York State Board of Public Accountancy (NYSPA) 002976
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Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Approved
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