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    June 24, 2015

    ONLINE TUTORIAL PATHWAY

    ALREADY CERTIFIED? ONLINE TUTORIAL PATHWAY 
    SHRM is proud of your achievements and recognizes the time, money and energy you have invested to obtain your HR generalist certification. As an organization committed to its members, SHRM will continue to support and recognize your expertise. 

    Now your path to even greater opportunity is simple and clear. Your existing HR certification makes you eligible to earn the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. Holding one of these certifications indicates to the global HR community that you have the competencies, knowledge and skills to perform effectively in today's ever-changing workplace. 

    If you have a valid HR generalist certification (including: PHR, SPHR, GPHR, HRBP, HRMP and IPMA-CP*) which you obtained by January 31, 2015, you are eligible for SHRM's new certification—at no cost—by completing the following simple steps by December 31, 2015:

    THE PROCESS

    1. Click "Get Started" below.
    2. Create an account and select “Online Tutorial Pathway.”
    3. Affirm that you hold a valid HR credential.
    4. Enter current certification details: certification name, issue date and expiration date.
    5. Agree to abide by the SHRM Code of Ethics.
    6. Access and complete the Online Tutorial via the link sent to your e-mail. 
    7. Receive your SHRM credential once you complete the pathway process, and begin a three-year recertification cycle.

      You will not lose or have to give up any of your current credentials in order to obtain the new SHRM certification.

    GET STARTED

    Any professionals who did not obtain a generalist certification by January 31, 2015, will not be eligible for the online tutorial pathway and instead can take the SHRM certification exam.

     

    DETERMINING CERTIFICATION LEVEL FOR ONLINE TUTORIAL PATHWAY
    If you hold an existing senior- or advanced-level certification, you are eligible for the 
    SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).

    If you hold an existing generalist- or professional-level certification, you are eligible for the 
    SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP).

    HR GENERALIST CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS ELIGIBLE FOR THE ONLINE TUTORIAL PATHWAY**

    Eligible for SHRM-CP

    Eligible for SHRM-SCP

    Credential Sponsor

    PHR
    HRBP

    GPHR
    SPHR
    HRMP

    HR Certification Institute (HRCI)

     

    IPMA-CP

    International Public Management Association
    for Human Resources (IPMA-HR)

    *PHR, SPHR, GPHR, HRBP and HRMP are registered trademarks of the HR Certification Institute and are not SHRM certifications. SHRM has no rights to the “IPMA” trademark, and IPMA-CP is not a SHRM certification. Other HR generalist credentials may also qualify based on SHRM’s review. Please e-mail shrmcertification@shrm.org for more information.