IHRIM’s HRIP Recertification Program supports the ongoing educational and professional development of individuals who have attained the HRIP credential.

To retain the HRIP credential, IHRIM requires all candidates to recertify every three years either by accumulating 60 Recertification Program Credit Hours (RCH) through continuing education, instruction, research and publishing, membership in IHRIM, or recertification by examination.

Recertification by Examination

Recertification by examination candidates must take the exam before their certification cycle expires. Recertification by examination candidates are subject to the same HRIP Certification exam fees as outlined in the HRIP Certification Handbook.

Recertification through Continuing Education and Professional Activities

Recertification through continuing education and professional activities is designed to:

  • Encourage HR information management professionals to continue their ongoing professional education
  • Encourage and recognize individualized learning opportunities
  • Maintain current certification without retesting
  • Sustain the global recognition and value of HRIP credentials

Your participation in continuing education activities indicates your commitment to ongoing learning and professional development.

Recertification Application Process

No later than thirty (30) days before the date of certification expires, an applicant for recertification must:

  • Earn and report a minimum of 60 recertification credit hours (RCH) during each three-year certification term
  • Submit the IHRIM Recertification Application and Credit Report Form to IHRIM
  • Submit renewal fee: IHRIM members: $110.00, non-members: $200.00
    **Please note: if you do not have an account in IHRIM’s member database, you must first create a profile and then search for the fee under the Miscellaneous category. There are other options to choose from including the addition of membership renewal.


After processing the completed application and the renewal payment, IHRIM will send you an updated certificate via email with your new certification term dates.

Recertification Credit Hours (RCH)

The recertification credit hour (RCH) is the measuring unit used to quantify approved learning and professional service activities. Typically, one RCH is earned for every one hour spent in a planned, structured learning experience or activity. Activities must be related to HR information management topics that are substantially consistent with the knowledge domains and objectives outlined in the latest edition of the Human Resource Information Professional Examination Blueprint and involve appropriate expert resources.

Recertification Credit Hours (RCH) Categories

The HRIP Recertification Program organizes RCHs into 4 categories. For complete information on the 4 categories, please go to the HRIP Recertification Program Guide.
  • 1A: IHRIM Membership
  • 1B: Other Professional Membership
  • 2A: Continuing Education Units/ Accredited College or University Credits
  • 2B: IHRIM Professional Development
  • 2C: Professional Development Offered by Other Education Providers
  • 3A: Course Organizer, Faculty, Speaker at Accredited College or University
  • 3B: Instructor/Presenter Credit
  • 3C: Author Credit
  • 3D: Volunteer Service
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