Stay current and demonstrate your professional status by maintaining your certifications.
The CHRS and CWCP certifications are valid until December 31st of the second year after initial certification or the last recertification. For example, a CWCP earned in May of 2014 would be valid until December 31st of 2016. After recertifying in 2016, the certification would be valid until December 31st of 2018.
You may apply for recertification at any time during the year in which your certification expires. To avoid a lapse in certification, we encourage you to apply for recertification by December 1st of the year that your certification will expire.
Note: During payment on the next page, please disregard the location and start/end dates as these are not applicable to recertification registrations.
Payment by check: Is also acceptable and should be included with the Application for Recertification. Mailing address and recertification fee is listed on the form.
Taking the Examination
You will receive an e-mail from Angel.MSU.EDU that contains unique login and password information granting you access to the online examination.
To access the examination, direct your browser to https://angel.msu.edu/. You will then see a screen like the one "First Screen" below. Near the top on the left-hand side, you will see the drop down box with the words MSU NetID Account. Click on the small down arrow located at the immediate right of this, click on Angel Guest Account.
Click the Proceed button.
After clicking Proceed, a Login screen similar to the "Second Screen" example below will appear. Enter the user ID and password you received in the e-mail from Angel. Enter only the portion of your ID prior to the @ symbol.
It is important to note that both your ID and password are case sensitive.
Organizational firewalls may block e-mails from Angel.MSU.EDU so be sure to add Angel.MSU.EDU to your trusted e-mails list to ensure you receive your login and password information.
You may, upon request, receive an examination via e-mail and print it out rather than taking the online version. To request a printable examination, include the words "Printable Version of Exam" on your Application for Recertification form.
You will have two weeks to complete your examination. A minimum score of 80% is required to pass each examination.
Examinations may be retaken once at no additional charge. If the second attempt examination is not passed, the applicant will need to retake the certification course or recertify through continuing education.
You may purchase copies of the CWCP manuals by clicking on the Learning Resources tab on our home page.
Supporting documentation must be submitted with the Application for Recertification form. Supporting documentation is not required for courses taken through MSU HR Executive Education.
Acceptable supporting documentation includes the following:
Sign in sheet from a workshop attended
Attendee lists from a workshop attended
A copy of the agenda provided during the workshop
Final grade report from a college course
Signed letter from employer stating that the applicant has participated in one of the following: labor contract negotiations, major project, development or presentation of a business seminar or workshop
A copy of the written review of a business book
Agendas printed from the Internet or taken from the program advertising materials are not acceptable forms of supporting documentation.
To recertify for the CHRS or CWCP via continuing education, complete the Application for Recertification form and attach evidence of attendance and submit along with the $95 recertification via continuing education fee, to:
Human Resources Executive Education
School of Human Resources and Labor Relations
South Kedzie Hall
368 Farm Lane, Room S423
East Lansing, MI 48824
FEES AND FORMS
While it is not necessary to have programs that you take from other organizations pre-approved for continuing education credit, we would be happy to evaluate the number of credits a specific program will earn towards recertification for a $25 fee per program. To request a credit evaluation, simply complete the Credit Evaluation Request.
Recertification via Continuing Education
Recertification via Examination (CWCP recertification only)
The recertification application fee must be pre-paid. These may be paid by credit card by using the online registration system or by mailing a check, made out to MSU, with the Application for Recertification form.
If paying by credit card, please complete the online registration form as follows:
Program Name: enter the name of the recertification being applied for and either Exam or CE (for Continuing Education). For example, CWCP Exam or CHRS CE.
Date: enter the current date
Fee: enter $185 if recertifying via examination or $95 if recertifying via continuing education