If you are already a certified human resources professional, then this certification makes you eligible to obtain your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification in 2015. Any current holders of a HR generalist certification, including PHR, SPHR, GPHR, HRBP, HRMP and IPMA-CP, can switch to a SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP in 2015 at no charge by following these three steps:
- Provide proof that your HR generalist certification is in good standing.
- Sign the Code of Ethics that is provided by SHRM.
- Complete a tutorial on HR competencies that is online.
Only existing advanced certification holders or senior certification holders will be eligible for the SHRM-SCP certification. You will not be required to give up your previous certification to obtain this new one.
Why Has This Change Been Made?
HR for small business is going to improve with this change. In the past, HR certifications have been more about knowledge than competency. These new certifications are going to change the standards for HR professionals around the world because it will look at the specific skills and competencies that are required in the modern workplace.
The current window for upgrading to the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certifications opened on January 5, 2015. The window to upgrade the certification for free to presently certified HR professionals will close on December 31, 2015. If you have questions about whether or not your current HR certification qualifies for this change, be sure to contact SHRM directly to get the answers you need.
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