Recertification Information

Certification and Recertification Information


The SHRM conference experience provides a rich opportunity for you to learn, connect and expand your knowledge in a variety of ways. This learning not only takes place during the general sessions and concurrent sessions, but also in the conversations and connections made in the networking opportunities. For those that are already SHRM certified we have a dedicated space for you, the SHRM Certification Lounge!


SHRM Certification Lounge
An exclusive lounge for SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certified professionals. Visit us in the Connection Zone. Grab a snack, charge your phone, connect with other certified professionals and meet with a recertification adviser to get questions answered. Hours of Operation for SHRM Certification Lounge:

Sunday, June 23 | 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Monday June 24 | 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday June 25 | 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday June 26 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Interested in becoming SHRM Certified? Visit the certification table outside in the Connection Zone to learn everything about SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP certification!


How many PDCs can I earn at the 2019 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition?
Because of this immersive experience, the 2019 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition has been awarded 27.25 PDCs toward recertification for the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP.

This change reflects the unique value that SHRM’s live events bring to participants’ overall educational experience and reflects that learning takes place outside of the traditional hour-for-hour approach.


The PDCs in the table below will auto-populate into your SHRM Certification Portal, approximately one week after the conference concludes. To enable the auto-populate process, your SHRM certification login email address must be the same as your registration email address for this conference. PLEASE NOTE: We recommend that you retain your onsite guide for your records along with a copy of your registration as proof of your attendance. For more information on recertification and how to enter PDCs, visit



Full Conference Attendee

Sunday Only Attendee

Monday Only Attendee

Tuesday Only Attendee

Wednesday Only Attendee

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You will earn additional recertification credits for attending the preconference offerings below. Details will be shared in your session.

  • Preconference Workshops
  • Educational Programs
  • Senior Leadership Programs

Other ways to earn recertification credits:

  1. Read Books for SHRM Recertification Credits!

Maintain your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential: Check this list of books approved for recertification credit then earn 3 PDCs for each book you read and successfully complete the related quiz.

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Are you gearing up to take the SHRM Certification exam?
Stop by the SHRMStore to get a discount on the 2019 SHRM Learning System for the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP. The 2019 SHRM Learning System is delivered in a fully online format—providing comprehensive, flexible and effective SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exam preparation. Real-life situations that require decision-making skills are incorporated into the online learning modules in addition to study tools to help you better understand, apply and engage with behavioral competencies and HR knowledge. Professionals who use the SHRM Learning System to prepare for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam consistently beat the average pass rate.


Where can I find information on pre-approved HRCI credits for SHRM events?
Due to the unique immersive educational value of SHRM events, your certification credits auto-populate into your portal for a seamless process towards your continuing professional development.  As an attendee of a SHRM event, you are welcome to also pursue recertification credits independently with outside certification providers.


Can I still receive HRCI credits at the 2019 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition this year?
Yes. To receive credits for SHRM events and education you can contact submit a request directly to HRCI. Here are HRCI’s instructions for calculating credits: