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Approved Books for Recert Credit - FAQs

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  • Steps to take book quiz for recertification credit (e-learning promo code/token needed): click here
  • Steps to access your activity ID/certificate of completion after passing book quiz: click here

The SHRMStore Recertification Credit Program is an important way to broaden your HR knowledge and receive recertification credit in the process. Below are some of the most frequently asked questions on the SHRMStore Recertification Credit Program.

1. How many credits can I earn using the program?

  • You can earn 3.0 professional development credits per book for SHRM Certification and you can earn 2.5 recertification credits per book for HRCI Certification. After reading the book, you must pass a ten question quiz on the SHRM E-Learning platform to receive credit. The total allowable recertification credits by books in a three-year certification cycle is thirty (30) credit hours for SHRM Certificaiton and twenty (20) credit hours. All books purchased at the SHRMStore will include the e-learning promo code (token) to take the quiz. The e-learning promo code (token) will discount the quiz to $0.00. No need to purchase the e-learning promo code seperately if your book is purchased with the SHRMStore. For a total list of "Approved for Credit" books, please click here.

 2. What kind of recertification credits will I receive for reading the select HR books?

  • The SHRM Certificaiton does not require a specific type of credit. However, for HRCI, each book counts towards your continuing education activities. Books in this program are approved for (HR) General, Business (Strategic) or Global (International) credit. Please review the description of each book for the type of credit given.

 3. Do I have to buy the book from the SHRMStore?

  • No, you can purchase the book through alternate sources, including book loans from local or online libraries. However, to receive the credit, you will need to purchase an e-learning promo code (token) to take the quiz. You can purchase them from the SHRMStore. Visit our "E-Learning Code Only" page. Please remember, all e-learning promo codes are included with SHRMStore approved book purchases.

 4. Can I read the E-book and still receive the credit?

  • Yes, you can read E-books and receive recertification credits. However, to receive the credit, you will need to purchase an e-learning promo code (token) to take the quiz. You can purchase them from the SHRMStore. Visit our "E-Learning Code Only" page.

**FAQ's FOR AFTER YOUR SHRMStore PURCHASE**

 

5. Do I have to take the test twice if I want to receive credit for both SHRM Certificaiton and HRCI Certificaiton?

  • No, you do not need to take the test twice. Once you pass the test, you will be sent both your Activity ID for SHRM Certification as well as your Program ID for HRCI.

6. Where is my included e-learning promo code (token)?

  • The e-learning promo code is in your order confirmation email from the SHRMStore (SHRMStore@pbd.com). If not found, please also review your spam folder. The subject of the email is "SHRMStore Recertification Credit Program". If you still cannot locate, please email the SHRMStore at shrmstore@shrm.org to have a copy of your e-learning promo code resent to you. Please allow 48-72 hours to receive your promo code.

 7. I finished reading the book. Where are the instructions to take my quiz for recertification credit?

  • For step by step instructions, please click here. Please have your e-learning promo code available.

8. If I fail the quiz, can I retake it?

  • Yes, you have two chances to take the quiz so if you do not receive 70% or better the first time, you can retake the quiz. Please note, if you fail the second time, you are not eligible to take the quiz again for three years.

 9. I passed!! How do I find my activity ID number and/ or Program ID with certficate of completion to report my credits?

  • For step by step instructions, please click here. Your activity ID/ program ID number is located under the seal on your certificate of completion.

 10. How do I report my professional development and/ or recertification credits?

  • You will use the activity ID/ program ID number provided to record the credits in your online account. Your activity ID/ program ID number is located under the seal on your certificate of completion after passing your quiz.. To learn how to access your certificate of completion, please click here.

 11. How long after reading the book do I have before I can take the quiz?

  • You can access the quiz immediately. You have exactly one year from your date of purchase to take the quiz. The e-learning promo code with instructions to access your quiz is in your order confirmation email from the SHRMStore (SHRMStore@pbd.com).

 12. What if I lose/ misplace my e-learning promo code (token)?

  • Please email the SHRMStore with the order ID number at shrmstore@shrm.org to have a copy of your e-learning promo code resent to you. Please allow 24-48 hours to receive your promo code.

 If you have additional questions or need more information, email the SHRMStore at shrmstore@shrm.org or call 800-444-5006, option 1.