5 Free Resources for HRCI and SHRM HR Recertification Credits

December 5, 2023

By Chris Harvey

Earning professional HR certifications from the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) can significantly benefit HR professionals by demonstrating their commitment to HR excellence and facilitating career growth. Both HRCI and SHRM require recertification credits, typically at a rate of 60 credits every three years. However, obtaining these credits can be costly. However, there are free credits to be found, but it can be time-consuming to find those free recertification credits. You're in luck, we have done the work for you to find 5 free resources to provide all the credits you will need.

Targeted Certifications:

Whether you hold SHRM-SCP, SHRM-CP, aPHR, PHR, PHRca, SPHR,GPHR, PHRi, or SPHRi, these resources cater to your specific recertification needs.

Free Resource Categories:

Our identified free resources fall into three categories: On-Demand Webinars, Podcasts, and Vendor Online Events.

On-Demand Webinars

On-Demand webinars offer a flexible and convenient way to earn recertification credits. We've compiled a list of platforms with valuable content for HRCI, SHRM, and HCI recertification credits.

Human Capital Institute (HCI)

HCI boasts a library of 100+ on-demand webinars covering diverse topics, each usually worth 1 credit for HRCI, SHRM, and HCI

recertification. Explore the on-demand library.

Noteworthy Webinars:

- The ChatGPT Era: A New Frontier of AI Hiring

- The Secret to Building Loyalty Among the Hourly Workforce

- From Concept to Action: How to Embed and Operationalize DEI in Your Organization


BizLibrary offers dozens of upcoming live and on-demand webinars, some approved for 0.5 to 1 HRCI and SHRM recertification credits. Ensure approval before watching. Explore webinars.

Selected Webinars:

- How Core Values Drive Change in Toxic Workplaces (upcoming)

- Accelerating New Employee Success

- How to Set Healthy Boundaries and Prevent Burnout

- New Work Realities


Trupp provides upcoming live webinars (no on-demand archive) on various workplace topics, each typically granting 1 HRCI and 1 SHRM recertification credit. Explore upcoming webinars.

Upcoming Webinars:

- Best Practices for Open Enrollment and Benefits Administration – January 10, 2024

- How to Handle ADA Accommodations in the Workplace – December 13, 2023


Podcasts offer a dynamic and insightful way to earn recertification credits, featuring key thought leaders addressing topical HR


The Great Retention

This bi-monthly podcast, recognized by HR Technology Advice as one of the 10 Best Podcasts for HR Professionals in a Hurry, offers episodes worth 0.5 credits for both HRCI and SHRM recertification. Each episode is 30 minutes or less.

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Vendor Events

HR vendors periodically offer webinars and virtual conferences, often providing HRCI and SHRM credits. While we couldn't locate on-demand versions, here are examples of several upcoming events from UKG.

Upcoming UKG Events:

- Thought Leadership Webinar with Kylene Zenk – December 14, 2023

- All Access Virtual Series – A UKG Event – December 7, 2023

This list of free resources list should be valuable to any HR professionals seeking free recertification credits. We commit to periodic updates to ensure the information remains current and encourage you to share any new free HR credit resources with us for the benefit of the HR community.


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