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Human Resource Professional Development Credit / Open Enrollment Courses

About PDCs and Recertification

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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 Handbooknew window.


All Human Resource PDC and Open Enrollment Courses

Not all PDC / Open Enrollment courses are offered every term

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Learn best practices for developing healthy, effective approaches to resolving conflict in the workplace.  This interactive course will provide participants practical guidance in utilizing respectful techniques to resolve and/or mitigate conflict and enhance workplace relationships. 3 PDCs.
There are a myriad of legal requirements governing the employment relationship.  This course will aid managers, leaders, and employees in understanding federal statutes and judicial precedent, which create the framework for human resources management and how to avoid legal pitfalls and/or protect your rights as an employee. 3 PDCs.
How can you help your organization foster a culture that values ethics?  How can you prevent #metoo incidents and foster respect in the workplace?  This course will aid managers, leaders, and employees in understanding the importance of integrity in the workplace, recognizing the ethical components of every day workplace choices, and understanding the various tools available to promote ethical awareness. 3 PDCs.
This course will assist participants in understanding when and how to conduct a workplace investigation.  In the event employee misconduct is substantiated, this course will also assist participants in determining and/or challenging disciplinary penalties. 3 PDCs.

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.

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Montgomery College is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.