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Recertification: New System, New Updates

  1. 1. RECERTIFICATION: New System, New Updates Note: There is no recertification credit awarded for attending viewing this presentation.
  2. 2. Goals • Why recertify? • Categories • Specified hours • Recertification updates • Other recertification resources
  3. 3. Why should I Recertify? • The HR Field is constantly evolving • 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
  4. 4. Why should I recertify? Requirements • HRBP ® /PHR ® – 60 HR Credits; • HRMP ® /SPHR ® – 15 Business, 45 HR Credits; • GPHR ® – 15 Global, 45 HR Credits; • PHR/SPHR-CA – 15 California, in addition to the specifications above; • You recertify every 3 years!
  5. 5. Categories 60 recertification credit hours are required every three years Recertification Categories Continuing Education Recertification Credit Hours 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 OR you may take the exam again (at current certification level–before your certification cycle ends).
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. 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 Mentoring Holding a board position PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP • Being a member of a national/international HR-related professional association
  8. 8. Continuing Education Recertification • All 60 credit hours can be earned in this category • Videoconferences, audiotapes, webcasts/webinars, e-books and podcasts have a 20 hour maximum • No limits on e-Learning
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. 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 are: – 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
  12. 12. Research/Publishing Recertification • Credits can be earned by conducting primary research on an HRrelated topic and then by getting those results published • Articles must be published in a journal or periodical • Other activities that can earn credits are: – Contribution to a published textbook (20 hrs) – Development of an HR video (10 hrs) – Participation in an HR-related blog (.50/2 hrs per cycle) • All research must by conducted and focused outside of your organization to be eligible
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. 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* (or additional specified credit requirement)
  16. 16. 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
  17. 17. Determining Business Questions to Determine Business Credit • Did the activity help to advance the mission of your organization? • Did the activity impact the organization’s bottom line? • Was the activity grass-roots or legislative in nature? • Did the activity help influence a major organizational change? • Tie to the Business section of the HR Body of Knowledge
  18. 18. Global Defined  Recertification credits which are specific to global practices  Tie to the GPHR Body of Knowledge California Defined  Recertification credits which are specific to California HR practices  Tie to the California Body of Knowledge
  19. 19. Multiple Credentials Synchronize certification cycle with the first certification obtained (with prorated credit-hour requirements to accomplish this). MULTIPLE CREDENTIAL CYCLE SAMPLE 1st credential obtained Recertification cycle (example) 2nd credential obtained Recertification cycle (example) Recertification credit hours requirement • SPHR 06/30/10–06/30/13 GPHR 06/30/11–06/30/13 35 (HR); 15 (Business); 10 (Global) Recertification fees: • First certification: US$150 Additional certification: US$50 (unless certification was acquired during the last 6 months of original certification)
  20. 20. Documenting Online Profile  Update your contact information (as needed)  Report recertification activities as they occur  Keep documentation of activities you participate in; this will be needed in the event you are audited (or upload)!  Apply for online recertification after 60 recertification credit hours are acquired AND as long as you have been certified for at least 12 months
  21. 21. Changes to the Recertification Process • Ability to customize your own Recertification Learning Plan • “Suspended” status to replace “Lapsed” status • Easy tracking of the recertification credits • Key Terminology Updated • Recertification Cycle – tied to Birthday month • Automatic notification of audit participation Visit Recert Connection blog on to learn more about these changes with the new and better system.
  22. 22. How to Submit Your Recertification Activities
  23. 23. Suspended Status
  24. 24. Birthday Rule • Your new recertification date will be the end of your birth month. • This will allow you to more easily remember when your recert cycle ends (just like your driver’s license). • This will spread your workload out evenly throughout the year, allowing us to provide better and timelier service.
  25. 25. Late Submissions Time On/before certification cycle end date 1–12 months after certification cycle end date Suspended Status in effect >12months after certification cycle end date, certification expires. Recertification Fee USD 150 N/A Additional Fee Total Fees N/A USD150 USD100 USD150 Pay full exam fees. Please check for latest fees and updates.
  26. 26. 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
  27. 27. Alternate Resources Numerous sources to answer your recertification questions • Recertification presentations • Virtual recertification chat/ Virtual strategic business management chat • Call or email recertification questions • Go to our website at  Recertification Handbook  Recertification presentation  Business management 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
  28. 28. FAQ’s If I submit my application well before my recertification due date, will my recertification cycle change? No, you will retain your original cycle dates. You may not “roll over” credit earned prior to your next cycle. I have been submitting recertification activities online for several months. Every time I go in to review, they reflect the added/accepted status. When will they be reviewed? Recertification applications are not reviewed until you have documented and submitted 60 recertification credit hours along with the payment. Do programs have to be pre-approved by the HR Certification Institute to earn recertification credits? We award recertification credits for all HR-related educational events, whether the program has been pre-approved. The benefit of pre-approved programs provides certificants a guarantee on the number of and specific recertification credits earned.
  29. 29. FAQ’s Is it correct that I do not need to submit supporting documentation to the application, I just need to list the educational seminars I have attended? Yes. Although, it is not necessary to submit supporting documentation. The system allows you to upload and retain documentation for your records. The Institute randomly audits recertification applications, if selected, documentation is needed for reported activities. What happens if the HR Certification Institute does not accept an activity for recertification credits? Should the reviewer have questions regarding your recertification application, we will allow you to provide clarification of your submission or submit other activities (that occur within your certification cycle) for consideration.
  30. 30. Contact 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