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How many PDCs can I earn at the 2019 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition?

The SHRM conference experience provides a rich opportunity for you to learn, connect and expand your knowledge in a variety of ways. This learning not only takes place during the general sessions and concurrent sessions, but also in the conversations and connections made in the networking opportunities. 

Because of this immersive experience, the SHRM 2019 Annual Conference & Exposition has been awarded 27.25 PDCs toward recertification for the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP.

This change reflects the unique value that SHRM’s live events bring to participants’ overall educational experience and reflects that learning takes place outside of the traditional hour-for-hour approach.



Full Conference Attendee

Sunday Only Attendee

Monday Only Attendee

Tuesday Only Attendee

Wednesday Only Attendee








You will earn additional recertification credits for attending the preconference offerings below. Details will be shared in your session. 

  • Preconference Workshops 
  • Educational Programs
  • Senior Leadership Programs

These PDCs will auto-populate into your SHRM Certification Portal if you are a full conference attendee, approximately one week after the conference concludes. To enable the auto-populate process, your SHRM certification login email address must be the same as your registration email address for this conference. For more information on recertification and how to enter PDCs, visit

PLEASE NOTE: We recommend that you retain your onsite guide for your records along with a copy of your registration as proof of your attendance. 


Where can I find information on pre-approved HRCI credits for SHRM events? 
Due to the unique immersive educational value of SHRM events, your certification credits auto-populate into your portal for a seamless process towards your continuing professional development.  As an attendee of a SHRM event, you are welcome to also pursue recertification credits independently with outside certification providers.


Can I still receive HRCI credits at the 2019 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition this year?
Yes, you can. Attendees at SHRM events are welcome to pursue recertification credits independently with their certification providers, including HRCI. However, it is no longer an automated process through SHRM. Attendees can now submit a request directly to HRCI to receive credits for SHRM events and education. Here are HRCI’s instructions for calculating credits: