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Recertification: Everything You Need to Know About Suspended Status



You will learn everything about Suspended Status and how to Recertify.

You will learn everything about Suspended Status and how to Recertify.



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  • 1. RECERTIFICATION: Everything You Need to Know About Suspended Status Note: There is no recertification credit awarded for attending this presentation.
  • 2. GOALS • Importance of Recertification • What is Suspended Status • Categories for Recertification • Next Steps to Maintaining Your HR Certification • Frequently Asked Questions What You Will Learn
  • 3. REASONS TO RECERTIFY • Required to retain use of HR credentials • Getting certified was not easy • Endows your certification with credibility. Validates your HR experience and continuous learning • Shows commitment to HR profession and continued mastery of the field • PHR/SPHR/GPHR certifications are increasingly used as a hiring preference for many organizations
  • 4. YOUR RECERTIFICATION CYCLE • Sixty credit hours are needed to recertify your HR certification • Your Recertification Cycle is the three-year period allotted to earn the 60 recertification credit hours needed to maintain your certification • Recertification Cycle begins the day you pass your certification exam • Recertification End Date is last day of your three year cycle— for suspended status
  • 5. SUSPENDED STATUS What is Suspended Status Mean for Me? • You can earn recertification credits during an extended timeframe • You cannot use your designation • You will not be listed in the Certified Directory • The Institute will not be able to verify your credentials to employers or potential employers • However, once you successfully recertify, you will be reinstated
  • 6. SUSPENDED STATUS However, the time spent in Suspended status will not change your cycle dates. Therefore, it will shorten your next certification cycle as indicated below:
  • 7. SUSPENDED PERIOD STATUS Recertification Cycle 1/1/2011-1/31/2014 Suspended Period 2/1/2014 – 1/31/2015 It is therefore to your benefit to remain in Suspended status for as short a time as possible.
  • 8. SUSPENDED PERIOD STATUS Recertification Cycle 1/1/2011-1/31/2014 Expired 2/1/2015 Certification expires and no longer considered certified if recertification application is not submitted with payment by the last day of your suspended period
  • 9. DOCUMENTING RECERTIFICATION CREDIT HOURS Update your contact information (as needed) Report recertification activities as they occur Keep documentation of activities you participate in Apply for online recertification after 60 recertification credit hours are acquired Document your participation in credit-earning professional activities Online Profile Other Pointers for Future Recertification
  • 10. Categories 60 recertification credit hours are required every three years Recertification Categories Recertification Credit Hours Continuing Education No max Instruction 20 hours max On-the-Job Experience 20 hours max Research/Publishing 20 hours max Leadership 10 hours max Professional Membership 10 hours max
  • 11. Category Overview CONTINUING EDUCATION • Concurrent sessions (conference) • Seminars and workshops • College and university HR courses • Webcasts and e-learning INSTRUCTION • Presentation of a HR related subject • Instructor of an HR course • Presenter at a conference session ON-THE-JOB PROJECTS • Research and design a new benefit plan • Research, design and implement a diversity program
  • 12. Category Overview RESEARCH/PUBLISHING • Articles published in journal or periodical solely written by the certificant • Co-authored or edited work LEADERSHIP • Use your HR expertise to further a volunteer organization’s mission • Chairing a committee • Formal Mentoring Program • Holding a Board Position PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP • Being a member of a national/international HR-related professional association
  • 13. Continuing Education Recertification • All 60 credit hours can be earned in this category • Videoconferences, audiotapes, webcasts/webinars and podcasts have a 20 hour maximum • No limits on e-Learning • Other activities that can earn credits here: – Conferences/Seminars – College/University Courses – Programs held in conjunction with a Chapter Meeting
  • 14. Calculating Hours Tips on Calculating Credits • Ensure topic is HR-related • Round recertification credits to nearest quarter hour • Determine full length of activity • Subtract non-education contact time • Programming must be at least 1 hour in length
  • 15. Instruction/Teaching Recertification • Earn credits for teaching an HR-related course • Credit is awarded the 1st time you perform an activity • Other activities that can earn credits here: – Leading an HR workshop/training session at work – Leading a performance management seminar – Teaching a sexual harassment workshop • Presentations on company policies would not be eligible for credit
  • 16. On the Job Recertification • Credit is awarded the 1st time you perform an activity • The activity must add to your HR Knowledge • Other activities that can earn credits here: – Implementation of a new HRIS system – Development of an employee handbook – Development/Implementation of an AAP – Development of a disaster recovery plan – Conduct a benefit program needs assessment – Conduct job analyses to create job descriptions
  • 17. Research/Publishing Recertification • Credits can be earned by conducting primary research on an HR- related topic and then by getting those results published • Articles must be published in a journal or periodical • Other activities that can earn credits here: – Contribution to a published textbook (20 hrs) – Development of an HR video (10 hrs) – Participation in an HR-related blog (.50/2 hrs per year/6 hrs maximum) • All research must by conducted and focused outside of your organization to be eligible
  • 18. Leadership Recertification • Credits can be earned through contributions to the HR Profession outside the workplace • Activities must have a direct HR-link (Boy/Girl Scouts or Homeowner Associations would not qualify) • Other activities that can earn credits here: – Officer position on a board – Participation in a structured mentoring program – Writing letters to Congress on an HR issue – Participation in a published SHRM/other national survey report
  • 19. Membership Recertification • Credits can be earned if you are a member of a national or international HR-related professional association or society • Membership in a local chapter does not qualify for credit • 3 hours of credit are awarded per year • Organizations that can earn credits here: – SHRM Membership – World at Work Membership – ASTD Membership
  • 20. Specified Hours HRMP/SPHR® • 15 Business recertification credit hours • 45 HR recertification credit hours GPHR® • 15 Global recertification credit hours • 45 HR recertification credit hours CALIFORNIA* • 15 California-specific recertification credit hours • 45 HR recertification credit hours
  • 21. Business Recertification • Business credits cover HR responsibilities that fall outside the traditional HR function • Require learning about the business or enter into a partnership with another department for the activity • Have an impact on the organization’s mission, vision, values, bottom line, policies or strategic goals and objectives • If the subject matter of the activity is covered in one of the other 5 domains, then it would not qualify for business credit
  • 22. Planning Tips • Know your recertification end date! • Recertification begins as soon as you become certified; • Keep in mind the specified credits hours; • Refer to the Body of Knowledge to answer, ―Will this add to my HR knowledge?‖ • Keep up to date on changes that are coming from HRCI – email, print and announcements on our website
  • 23. ALTERNATE RESOURCES Recertification presentations Virtual recertification chats Call or email recertification questions Go to our website at  Recertification Handbook  Recertification presentation  Business credit pointers  Get recertified the low-cost way flier  Searchable directory of pre-approved activities (Events do not have to be pre-approved to be accepted for recertification credits)  Recert Connection Blog Visit our Facebook page and LinkedIn groups to connect with other certified HR professionals and find out how they are recertifying
  • 24. PAYMENT SUBMISSION POLICY Time Recertification Fee Additional Fee Total Fees On/before certification cycle end date USD 150 N/A USD150 Suspended Status N/A USD100 USD250 >12months after certification cycle end date, certification expires. Pay full exam fees. Please check for latest fees and updates.
  • 26. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Now that I am aware that I am in suspended status, what do I need to do in order to maintain my current certification? You will need to update your recertification application online before your recertification end date. What happens if my certification expires? You will need to retest in order to regain your certification Will the Birthday Rule apply to me if I am in Suspended Status? No. If you are currently in suspended status, the birthday rule has not been implemented. However, once your recertification activities are submitted with payment and receive approval, the birthday rule will be applied to your end date.
  • 27. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Will I be notified when my certification status changes? Yes, you will be notified via email that your application has been approved. How many times may I be in Suspended status? You may only be in Suspended status once during a recertification cycle.
  • 28. CONTACT US 1800 Duke Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, USA +1.703.535.6000 +1-866-898-4724 (Toll-Free Line) Follow us on: Facebook Certification Matters Blog Recert Connection Blog connection-blog