Apply for a SHRM Foundation Certification scholarship!
Applications for a SHRM Certification scholarship will be accepted June 1 – September 1. Recipients will get $750 for the SHRM Certification exam and preparation (SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP). SHRM will award scholarships on November 1. Learn more here.
Note: November 1 awards must be used between 11/1/2019 and 11/1/2020.
Chapters are also eligible to apply for a separate SHRM Certification scholarship to either conduct (or if your chapter is planning to conduct) a SHRM certification preparation program or other effort to promote SHRM certification. Learn more.
SHRM Certification Winter Testing Window December 1, 2019 – February 15, 2020
SHRM Certification (SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP) winter exam applications will be accepted until October 18 (with an additional $75 late application fee for applications between October 19 and November 9) for the December 1, 2019 – February 15, 2020 testing window.
Enhanced Chapter Support – SHRM Recertification
It’s back for 2019, but 2019 will be the LAST year! Help your local chapter and our HR Indiana State Council by recertifying your SHRM Certification in 2019. SHRM is offering enhanced financial support to those SHRM Chapters and State Councils in good standing based on the number of SHRM members who recertify between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019.
- Chapters will receive $20 per chapter member who is a SHRM member in good standing, primarily coded to the chapter and is recertified for SHRM Certification during 2019.
- State Councils will receive $10 per SHRM member in good standing (in-chapter and at-large) in the state who recertifies for SHRM Certification during 2019.
Payment will be made to affiliates in good standing in early 2020 based on the number of recertified members meeting the above criteria as of 12/31/19.
Learn more about SHRM Recertification.
Hosting a Fall SHRM Certification Chapter Study Group?
Please let Jen Lange know if your chapter is planning or hosting a fall SHRM Certification (SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP) study group. It can be either a study group that the chapter runs or one in which you partner with a recognized local education partner like a college or university.
I would love to share the specifics of what your chapter is doing with those who make inquiries via the HR Indiana State Council so we can begin referring people your way. We can share information in a handout at the HR Indiana Conference August 12 – 14 as well!
Also, if you are thinking about trying to get a chapter study group going for this fall, I would be happy to assist you and share some best practices. As always, please let me know how I may be able to assist you, your chapter, or your membership with SHRM Certification efforts!
Further, SHRM created the SHRM Certification resources and tools to help you promote SHRM Certification preparation, SHRM Certification and Recertification. Learn how your chapter can partner with a SHRM Education Partner to host an instructor-led certification prep course or host and administer a facilitator-led SHRM Learning System study group. Tools are available here.
Remember, if your chapter is planning on hosting a SHRM Certification study group, the 2019 SHRM Learning System is available with some deeply discounted prices through the Holmes Corporation. Our Indiana contact is Alison Costello, 651-905-2654. If you have any issues/concerns, please reach out to Jen Lange and we can work though it (i.e. the minimum order requirement, etc.)
SHRM Certification Info from Q2 SHRM Certification CLA Call/Webcast
SHRM shared via their Q2 Certification Director Core Leadership Area (CLA) call/webcast on June 5, 2019 that the they are looking for individuals passionate about SHRM Certification to be SHRM Certification Ambassadors to enhance and raise awareness of the SHRM Certification brand. If you are interested in learning more, please reach out to James Connors.
SHRM would like to increase SHRM Certification by 3% based upon your 2018 year-end SHRM Certification numbers. Please refer to your 2018 Q4 membership report to see what this 3% increase goal would mean for you, your chapter, and our state.
SHRM Recertification payments were made in June 2019, so be sure to check your bank records to confirm receipt of the payment. 2019 will be the LAST year for payments (payments will be made in 2020). Remember: chapters will receive $20 per chapter member who is a SHRM member in good standing, primarily coded to the chapter and is recertified for SHRM Certification during 2019, and our HR Indiana State Council will receive $10 per SHRM member in good standing (in-chapter and at-large) in the state who is recertified for SHRM Certification during 2019.
There is a new quick link to SHRM member resources – http://www.shrm.org/State20
Also, SHRM professional memberships can be renewed with a $20 discount using the code STATE20 through December 31, 2019.
Chapters are also eligible to apply for a separate SHRM Certification scholarship to either conduct (or if your chapter is planning to conduct) a SHRM certification preparation program or other effort to promote SHRM certification. Get more information.
There are a ton of ways to earn SHRM Professional Development Credits (PDCs) including listening to our own Callie Zipple’s Honest HR podcast!
If you aren’t already subscribed, please make sure you sign up for the SHRM Recertification Credit Guide E-Newsletter.
REMEMBER – SHRM Adapted the SHRM Recertification Requirements
Budget constraints, location or schedule shouldn’t keep you or others from earning the 60 PDCs needed to maintain the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP certification. SHRM adapted the recertification process to provide additional flexibility to match a lot of our learning needs.
In the fall of 2018, SHRM announced there will no longer be a maximum limit on self-paced activities in the ‘Advance Your Education’ category.
Accelerate Your HR Career with SHRM’s Competency Self-Assessment
SHRM has launched new member-only career resource that can help fast-track your HR career development with easy-to-use tools that assess your HR skills and competencies and guide you toward further training and development. There are three easy steps that will get you on your way to becoming the best HR professional you can be! First, Competency Self-Assessment, then Development Activity Wizard, and finally, Competency Development Plan. Learn more about this new benefit and how to accelerate your career.
NOTE – If you are a SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP certified member, you will receive one PDC per year for each calendar year you complete the Competency Self-Assessment. Use it to evaluate how best to target your professional development efforts toward the 60 PDCs required to maintain your SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP credential over your three (3) year recertification period.
Another Way to Earn PDCs
Remember, your annual National SHRM Membership qualifies for three PDCs per year SHRM automatically loads this in your SHRM Portal.
SHRM Foundation Veterans at Work Certificate Program
Looking for another way to earn PDCs? Check out the SHRM Foundation Veterans at Work Certificate Program. It’s FREE and open to all HR professionals who are interested in learning about best practices to attract, hire and retain veterans. Anyone holding the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential may also receive 10 PDCs toward their recertification.
Need a Chapter Programming Idea? SHRM Offers Competency-Based Education for Chapters
Check out SHRM’s Competency-Based Education for Chapters. You will see two 1.5 hour programs to address topics based on the SHRM HR Competency Model. This is free of charge for SHRM Chapters and Councils in good standing. It’s a multimedia presentation, includes easy-to-use facilitator guides and is accessible via the VLRC.
Note: SHRM will need a five day lead window to approve the request to use it.
Specialty Credentials for HR Pros
Check out SHRM’s newest Specialty Credential tool. A SHRM Specialty Credential educates individuals on specific learning objectives. This is done by participating in a series of learning events and passing an assessment to demonstrate comprehension of program learning objectives. You cannot recertify a specialty credential; after three years, you must complete the learning events and pass the assessment to earn a new credential. Please spread the word!
SHRM Resources – SHRM Certification App
Looking for something to show before your chapter meeting/event starts? Check out SHRM’s YouTube videos. You can find content about 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 your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP designation. Download the app.