MSEC Members Can Now Claim HRCI Credits for Their Employees

MSEC has partnered with the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) to offer recertification credits for our members’ employees who hold PHR, SPHR, GPHR, or California certifications from HRCI.

Employees of MSEC members can earn up to 12 Recertification Credits per renewal cycle.

Holders of all designations (PHR, SPHR, etc.) are eligible for four general credits per full year of MSEC membership under the professional membership category. One of those credits can be used for Business credit under the continuing education category for SPHRs.

To receive these credits, each employee must be listed in the MSEC database with their certification (PHR, SPHR, etc.) and member email address. Quarterly, they will receive an email from MSEC awarding either one general credit or three-quarters of a general credit and one-quarter of a business credit. Employees are eligible to begin receiving these recertification credits at the beginning of the first calendar quarter—i.e., January 1, April 1, July 1, or October 1—after they have been added to MSEC’s database.

To add employees to MSEC’s database, the person in your organization designated as your main MSEC contact must send an email with a list of credentialed employees, the certification they hold, and their work email address to with the subject line “HRCI.”

For example:

Chris Madden, PHR,

Casey Jones, SPHR, GPHR,

Quarterly, all those listed will receive an email awarding them the appropriate credits for the previous full calendar quarter they were a member’s employee.

MSEC’s partnership with HRCI also gives your credentialed employees  access to an HRCI  Recertification   Concierge, Bilen Teklezghi (bilen.teklezghi@hrci, 571.551.6742) to help efficiently  resolve questions  and issues.

Those employees who are not yet certified can receive a $50 discount off the cost of a PHR, SPHR, or GPHR exam fee. MSEC is committed to supporting our members’ career development through ongoing education.

We continue to be a preferred provider of classes that have been pre-certified for recertification credit for the various designations offered by both HRCI and the Society for Human Resource Management, SHRM.  For more information on HR certification prep courses, pre-certified classes, and HR training, visit  or call 800.884.1328.