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Professional Development

    The Professional Development section of our web site provides information on HRMA's educational conferences and training sessions. You will find that HRMA programs cover a broad range of topics and are reflective of the significant breath of knowledge required by today's human resource professional. So whether you are a student in a human resources or organizational management degree program, new to a human resources job, or in a senior human resources director/manager/officer position, HRMA conferences and training sessions will help you learn and stay current in the ever-changing field of human resources.

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    Maintain Your SHRM Credential with Recertification

    The HR profession is constantly changing and evolving. It is important for certified professionals to continually update their HR competencies and knowledge. Achieving certification as a SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM is the first step. Recertifying demonstrates your commitment to the profession, to your organization, and to yourself through lifelong education and professional development.

    HR professionals may maintain their SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential by engaging in professional development activities that relate to the Behavioral Competencies and Functional Areas of Knowledge identified in the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge™ (SHRM BoCK™). The incorporation of competencies into the SHRM BoCK greatly expands the range of activities that will qualify for

    Professional Development Credits (PDCs). To recertify, you must earn 60 PDCs every three years, or retake the certification exam.

    SHRM created three avenues by which SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP credential holders can earn PDCs:

    • Advance Your Education through continuing education activities such as conferences, seminars, webcasts, e-learning, chapter programs and more.
    • Advance Your Organization through supervisor-endorsed work projects that support organizational goals and demonstrate capabilities in one or more of the HR Competencies.
    • Advance Your Profession through thought leadership and volunteer activities that contribute to the development of the HR profession and the community.

    For detailed descriptions of what activities qualify for PDCs, refer to the SHRM Recertification Handbook.

    To start the recertification process, visit

    For more information regarding SHRM certification, contact Anne Decillis at