Recertification Credits: What Are They and How Do You Get Them?

bizpeep-QmarksThe Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) announcement of its new certification offering has caused some confusion about recertifying current certifications from the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI). SHRM’s new program will start in 2015; however, HRCI will continue to offer its certification programs as well. If it is time to recertify your Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification through HRCI, MSEC can help. 

PHR and SPHR recertification requires 60 hours of HR-related credits. You can earn credits in many ways including continuing education, on-the-job experience, and instruction. You can get credits by attending classes, participating or creating new HR practices, or creating and conducting training, to name just a few. For SPHR recertification, 15 of those 60 hours need to be “business” credits (formerly known as strategic credits). Business credits are education or experiences that add to the knowledge of your organization and how it operates.

MSEC offers several HRCI pre-approved programs to help you get your recertification credits. Just look for the approved-provider seal next to the class name in our seminar catalog. We offer a number of programs specifically approved for business credits, including two 2.5-day programs (SPHR Strategic Program Track A and Track B) allowing you to meet the entire 15-hour business credit requirement in one shot. Don’t need the full 15 business credits? We also offer individual classes that meet the business-credit criteria including the Harvard Business Seriesethics courses, and more. 

Call MSEC registration, David Cabrera, or me at 800.884.1328 with any questions. MSEC will keep you updated as the HR-certification environment evolves.