HRIP Recertification

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

Your HRIP credential will be active for three years starting from the date certification has been granted. Maintain your HRIP certification by earning 60 recertification credit hours before your renewal date or earn recertification through examination.


HRIP Recertification
Application Process

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

Earn Your Credits

Earn a minimum of 60 recertification credit hours (RCH) during each three-year certification term.

Get Recertified

Once you’ve earned your credit hours, submit the IHRIM Recertification Application to IHRIM.

Pay the Fee

The application renewal fee is $110 for IHRIM members and $200 for non-members.  Head to the online store here to pay the fee

After processing your completed application and renewal payment, we’ll send you an updated certificate via email with your new certification term dates .


Continuing Education & Professional Activities

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

You will be responsible for maintaining a log of your credit hours and documentation.

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 HRIP Exam Blueprint and involve appropriate expert resources.

The HRIP Recertification Program organizes RCHs into four categories.

Professional Membership

Continuing Ed & Professional Development

Professional & Volunteer Activities

On-the-Job Experience

For more details on how to earn recertification credits, please reference the HRIP Recertification Program Guide.


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 processes and fees as new exam takers.

Other Approved HRIP Approved Education Providers

IHRIM’s Approved Education Provider Program allows third-party education providers the opportunity to award RCH’s for their HR information systems related educational offerings. These RCH’s can be used by individuals with the HRIP designation to meet the recertification credit requirements for maintaining their designation.

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