The SHRM Certification Lounge at #SHRM18 -- Celebrate and Enjoy Your Status!



An often overlooked area at the SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition is the SHRM Certification Lounge, an area to celebrate and enjoy your status as a SHRM certified professional.

The Certification Lounge is reserved exclusively for SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP attendees. It is located in the Connection Zone – Hall A – so convenient for you to grab a snack, charge your phone or connect with other SHRM-certified pros. There will be some giveaways and new swag. You can also meet with a recertification counselor to get all your SHRM recertification questions answered. We know a lot of people are recertifying this year – and probably a lot will be using the PDCs from Annual to put them over that 60 threshold, so if you need to check your PDC status, you can log into your Certification Portal here. As for hours, they are as follows:

Sunday. . . . . . . . .9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Monday. . . . . . . . 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday. . . . . . . .8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday. . . . . 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

SHRM Certification is encouraging everyone to be aware of when their certification end date is, so they get their recertification application in on time. It aligns with their birth month. Annual Conference will likely put a lot of people over the 60 PDC threshold. 

To help you track your PDC credits, as long as your SHRM email and Certification Portal email are the same, the PDCs from Annual will auto-upload in your Portal here. The next step would just be to make sure you actually submit!

In addition to the PDCs available at SHRM18, there are plenty of other ways to obtain recertification credits.  SHRM has addressed the needs of HR professionals by creating three avenues by which SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP credential-holders can earn recertification credits: Advance Your EducationAdvance Your Organization and Advance Your Profession.  There are plenty of pre-approved activities across the country include local and state SHRM Conferences and meetings. In addition, the SHRM Bookstore has over 90 books approved for credit by reading and taking a quiz.  For more info, see the SHRM Store site here.

For those HR pros that have not gotten their SHRM-CP or SCP, you can find out about the process and testing procedure at the SHRM Certification booth #2241 on the expo floor.  There also will be information on a discount for SHRM Learning System certification prep!  The booth will be a great place to learn all about the new SHRM Talent Acquisition Credential, too.


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