Specialty Credentials

What Is a SHRM Specialty Credential?

A SHRM Specialty Credential is a recognition of competency-based professional development accomplished in a focused field of practice. Those completing a SHRM Specialty Credential have demonstrated specialized knowledge in a complex and continually-evolving topic area (e.g., California HR Law or Talent Acquisition). Once a credential is earned, practitioners will receive a certificate of accomplishment along with a digital badge verifying their specialty. In addition, SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential-holders who complete a SHRM Specialty Credential will have the designated set of professional development credits (PDCs) allotted to the specialty credential automatically uploaded to their SHRM Certification Portal. A SHRM Specialty Credential will remain valid for three years from the date of completion. A SHRM Specialty Credential cannot be recertified and can only be re-issued following completion of the updated specialty credential learning program.

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