The Certification Reinstatement Program from HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®) is a one-time-only opportunity to provide a means of reinstatement for once HRCI-credentialed professionals who were misled when SHRM introduced its own certification program in May 2014. Many HR professionals have indicated to HRCI that they mistakenly allowed their HRCI credentials to lapse because they believed they were getting their HRCI credentials recertified, converted or transferred upon electing SHRM’s free SHRM Online Tutorial Pathway for SHRM credentials.

Who is eligible?

Eligibility for the HRCI Certification Reinstatement Program is open for HR professionals who have previously earned an HRCI designation and let it expire between May 1, 2013, and May 31, 2017. To qualify for reinstatement, the HR professional must still be actively practicing in the HR field.

When does the program begin?

The HRCI Credential Reinstatement Program begins July 1, 2017, and will conclude June 30, 2018.

How does the HRCI Credential Reinstatement Program work?

Eligible HR professionals for the HRCI Credential Reinstatement Program will have from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018, to complete the HRCI reinstatement process. Reinstatement requires eligible professionals to submit at least 60 recertification credits, affirm they are currently practicing HR professionals and submit a $500 fee. Credit activities may include seminars and self-directed learning, and professional achievements, including new on-the-job accomplishments that were earned between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2017. In fact, 40 of the 60 recertification credits may be earned through on-the-job projects already completed during the lapsed reinstatement time frame.

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