Entering Your Professional Development Credits


Keep track of your professional development activities.


Log on to portal.shrm.org and enter your SHRM login e-mail address and password.

Certification Portal »


Click on "Add PDCs" and then choose the related PDC category:


In the Advance Your Education category, input the Activity ID Number field (if one is provided), click "Search," and view the populated activity details. Confirm that this information is correct. Click "Submit" to save the PDCs in your Portal.

If an Activity ID was not provided, or for PDCs that fall under the Advance Your Organization or Advance Your Profession categories, manually input the information requested.


After you've earned all 60 PDCs and are ready to submit your completed recertification record, click on "Apply for Recertification" link and pay the recertification submission fee $100 SHRM members/$150 nonmembers. This link will be visible one year into your recertification cycle.

When entering PDCs, ensure that the activities you enter occurred between the beginning and end dates of your three-year recertification cycle. You must wait until the activity end date to record any activity.

PLEASE NOTE: It is recommended that all professional development activities be logged in the SHRM certification Portal upon completion. Please track all professional development activities during your 3-year recertification cycle, even those beyond the required 60 PDCs or a category maximum.

Recertification Feature!
All SHRM conferences, education pograms and eLearning programs that you attend will be automatically* uploaded to your SHRM certification portal, so you don't have to enter anything yourself.
*Please e-mail recertification@shrm.org if you do not see your activities uploaded to your certification Portal.

Download the SHRM Certification App

Exclusive app for SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP credential-holders.
The convenience of tracking your professional development credits is in your hands! 

The app allows you to: 

  • Easily add your PDCs under the Advance Your Education section.
  • Track all of the activities you have already added to your record.
  • Search and filter approved activities by competency, date and location.
  • Discover upcoming approved activities in your area.
  • Find out when you're eligible to apply for recertification.

Download now from the App Store or Google Play!

View a video tutorial on the app here.