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What is Recertification?

What is continuing competence? The ability to provide service at specified levels of knowledge and skill, not only at the time of initial certification but throughout an individual’s professional career. [Certification:The ICE Handbook]
HR Certification Institute’s Recertification Program has been designed to contribute to the continuing competence of certified HR professionals. After passing an HRCI certification exam, individuals are required to renew their certification every three years.They may do this by either retaking the exam, or by providing evidence that they are continuing to keep their knowledge current through professional development activities. (See the HRCI Recertification Handbook for details on how individuals may satisfy these requirements).

The practice of HR has evolved dramatically over time and continues to evolve to address business needs, best practices and the impact of technology, demographic and cultural changes. Achieving certification from the HR Certification Institute is a long-term commitment to yourself, your career and the HR profession. Recertification is the process of renewing one's certification.To maintain certification, you must be prepared to continue to learn, grow and increase your current knowledge. With recertification, you are demonstrating your commitment to staying current in the field of Human Resources. Recertification says you are building upon your knowledge, growing as a professional and increasing your experience daily. All certifications are valid for three years. Recertification is required every three years through demonstrated professional development (preferred method) or retaking the exam. 

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Recertification Handbook
Any question you have about recertification is answered  in our Recertification Handbook. You will find information on when to recertify, what type of activities count towards recertification, and how to apply before your recertification end date.