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Continuing Education, Recertification Credit and Programs

On the national level, CUPA-HR often offers educational programs that have been pre-approved for continuing education or recertification credit through organizations such as HR Certification Institute or the Society for Human Resource Management.

If your chapter is not interested in being an approved provider, check out these sample forms that you can provide to attendees of your events so they can self-submit for recertification credit.
If your chapter is interested in being an approved provider, check out the information below to help you understand these programs.

HR Certification Institute (HRCI)

HR Certification Institute’s Continuing Education Provider Program is for organizations that offer multiple HR-related continuing education activities per year. When your chapter is a continuing education provider, it’s awarded a contract in which all qualified HR activities that are submitted to HR Certification Institute are pre-approved for recertification credit. You can continue Approved Provider status when you renew your contract.

Obtaining pre-approved status for your chapter lets you market your continuing education activities to thousands of certified HR professionals who must earn recertification credits to stay certified.

For more information about becoming an HR Certification Institute continuing education provider, visit their website.

You can also use this sample template to submit your sessions to HRCI for approval.

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

SHRM established the recertification provider program to give organizations that offer education, training and/or other HR-related competency and knowledge programming the opportunity to award credit without preapproval by SHRM, during a 2-year period.

When your chapter is part of this program, you can publicize your chapter as a SHRM recertification provider, use the SHRM Recertification Provider seal on materials, include program offerings in a searchable database, be listed in a directory of SHRM Recertification Providers.

In addition, being identified as a SHRM Recertification Provider eliminates the guesswork for credential-holders, who will know by your status that your program qualifies for recertification credits. Qualified activities may include conferences, college/university courses, seminars, videoconferences, webcasts, audiocasts, podcasts, e-learning, and other programs.

For more information about becoming a SHRM recertification provider, visit their website.

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