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Books Approved for Recertification Credit - FAQs

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 about the SHRMStore Recertification Credit program.

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

You can earn 3.0 professional development credits for SHRM Certification by reading a book approved for recertification credit then correctly answering seven out of ten quiz questions on the SHRM eLearning platform. You can earn up to thirty (30) recertification credit hours in a three-year certification cycle by reading books and passing the related quizzes.

Please click here for a list of books approved for recertification credit.

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

No, you can obtain the book from anywhere, including your local library.

3. Can I read the e-book and still receive the credit?

Yes. If you receive a passing score on the quiz, you will receive credit for reading the book in any format. 

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

Find the book on SHRMStore.org then follow instructions in the product description to access the free quiz on SHRM's eLearning platform.

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

Yes, you have up to ten (10) chances to take the quiz so if you do not receive 70% or better the first time, you can try again.

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

You will use the activity ID provided to record the credits in your SHRM eLearning account. The activity ID is located above the SHRM logo in the bottom-right corner of your Certificate of Achievement.

More Questions?

To report problems with the quiz or eLearning platform and ask additional questions, please contact us at shrmstore@shrm.org or 800-283-7476, option 6.