Human Resource Professional Development Credit / Open Enrollment Courses
About PDCs and Recertification
All certifications (SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP) are valid for three years. Recertification is required every three years through demonstrated professional development (preferred method) or retaking the exam.
Time Frame: 3-year recertification period. The recertification period begins the date that a candidate takes and passes the exam. The recertification period ends on the last day of a credential holder’s birth month, at least 3 years from the date the candidate becomes certified. During the first recertification period, some credential holders may have a slightly longer period
Required Number of Credits: 60 professional development credits (PDC)
Qualifying Recertification Activities: All activities must be related to human resource topic areas or related competencies
consistent with the areas outlined in the Body of Competency and Knowledge (BoCK).
For more information about PDCs and continuing education requirements of SHRM, view the Recertification Handbook (PDF, ) .
All Human Resource PDC and Open Enrollment Courses
Human resource issues impact every company in some way. That’s why it’s important to understand the fundamental issues surrounding HR today. This course provides an introductory overview of the human resource function. Whether you are new to HR or if HR is one of many roles you fulfill at your company, this course covers the key HR topics you need to know: human resource management, employment law, recruitment and selection, compensation and benefits, employee development, and performance management. *This course is also eligible for 18 PDCs*
Learn more about SHRM Essentials® of HR here.
Enrich your HR Skills and Competencies to Succeed! Our SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certification
preparation course is designed primarily for individuals seeking credentials that
focus on identifying and testing the knowledge and practical real-life experiences
HR professionals around the world need to excel in their careers today. Earning your
SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP®)
credential establishes you as a recognized expert in the HR field.
This certification preparation program covers four knowledge domains: People, Organization, Workplace and Strategy as well as eight behavioral competencies; Leadership and Navigation, Ethical Practice, Business Acumen, Relationship Management, Consultation, Critical Evaluation, Global and Cultural Effectiveness, and Communication. For those not seeking certification, this course provides a comprehensive and accelerated option for professional development. Participants gain a generalist point of view, refresh key ideas and concepts, strengthen their understanding of core competencies and increase productivity.
As an added advantage, we use the SHRM Learning System for certification preparation. It features relevant HR content and advanced tools that streamline study time, accelerate learning and build confidence for passing the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP exam. *This course is also eligible for 36 PDCs*
Learn more about SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP here.
Montgomery College is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.