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HR Certification & Recertification 101

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Human Resource Development
Jessica Vieira |  Terri Zaugg Varnell
30 minutes


Description: In this 30-minute informational presentation, participants will gain a deep understanding of HR certification and recertification processes. The session will cover eligibility requirements, various types of certifications, necessary recertification credits, and practical methods for maintaining and renewing HR credentials.

Key Topics Covered:

  1. Eligibility Requirements: Discover the essential criteria needed to qualify for HR certification programs. Learn about educational backgrounds, work experience, and other prerequisites necessary for certification.

  2. Types of Certifications: Explore different HR certifications available globally, such as SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) certifications (e.g., SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP) and HRCI (HR Certification Institute) certifications (e.g., PHR, SPHR, GPHR). Understand the distinctions between these certifications and which might be most suitable for individual career goals.

  3. Recertification Requirements: Gain insight into the importance of recertification and its significance in maintaining HR credentials. Learn about the specific recertification credits required and the timeframe for completing them.

  4. Earning Recertification Credits: Explore the various ways to earn recertification credits, including professional development activities, continuing education, and participation in HR-related events and conferences. Understand how to document and track these activities effectively.

  5. Strategies for Recertification: Discover practical strategies and resources to streamline the recertification process. Learn about online platforms, courses, and communities that offer recertification credits and support.

This presentation is ideal for HR professionals seeking to enhance their knowledge of certification requirements and for those interested in pursuing HR certification in the future. It provides a concise overview of the steps involved in becoming and remaining a certified HR professional, ensuring participants leave with actionable insights to progress in their HR careers.

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Jessica Vieira's Profile

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BPN, Inc.

Jessica Vieira has over 20 years of experience in the field of education/continuing education, with a true passion for learning. Jessica is a graduate of Baylor University and began her career in elementary education, but quickly took on leadership and training positions within the district. Jessica then transitioned to a supervisory/training role with Southwest Airlines as a Senior Writer out of Southwest's headquarters in Dallas, TX. Jessica joined Business Professionals' Network Inc. (BPN), HR Education Network's parent company full time in 2013 and has been working to support professionals across the country in growing their careers through Continuing Education programs and courses. Jessica is a certified PHR, and has served as virtual host and speaker for the past two years for the HR Unboxed Virtual Conference.

Terri Zaugg Varnell's Profile

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Terri Z Varnell, SPHR is the Chief Operating Officer for Human Resource Certification Preparation (HRCP). Over the past 20+ years she has overseen the business operations of this small company and has worked diligently to help over 100,000 HR professionals all across the globe successfully prepare for their HR certification exams. In order to help her customers, Terri recertifies on a regular basis by retaking the certification exams. Terri is excited about HRCP’s new micro-credentials and digital badging program, which help HR Professionals gain the knowledge and skills needed in this ever-changing workplace. Terri enjoys cycling, traveling, and gardening.

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Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For HR Professionals
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Complaint Resolution Policy Please contact Jessica Vieira with any complaints at, (617-519-6790).
Course Registration Requirements Online Registration
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Group Internet Based 

Refund/Cancellation Policy

Please contact the HREN help desk 1-877-602-9877 or if you wish to cancel your attendance for a previously purchased webcast and are requesting a refund or transfer. 

SHRM Accreditation Information HR Education Network is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP professional development credits (PDCs). This program is valid for PDCs. See the course registration page for more information on number of credits and credit types.  For more information about certification or recertification, please visit
HRCI Accreditation Information HR Education Network is a recognized provider of recertification credits. HR Certification Institute® pre-approved this program for credits towards aPHRTM, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRiTM and SPHRiTM recertification.  See the course registration page for more information on number of credits and credit types.