Recertification

STAY CURRENT AND DEMONSTRATE YOUR PROFESSIONAL STATUS BY MAINTAINING YOUR CERTIFICATIONS

The CHRS, CWCP, CLRL, and CFMLS 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 2020 would be valid until December 31st of 2022. After recertifying in 2022, the certification would be valid until December 31st of 2024.

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.

MSU responds to novel coronavirus pandemic

Due to the significant disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are temporarily reducing the number of continuing education credits required for recertification to 14 credits. This reduction applies to recertifications that are due in December 2020.

NOTE: South Kedzie Hall is currently closed. If you are sending recertification materials via FedEx, UPS, etc. please direct them to:

  • 166 Service Road
    c/o Kristi White, 423 S. Kedzie Hall
    East Lansing, MI 48824

For questions, please contact Kristi via email at whitekr@msu.edu.

THE DEADLINE FOR RECERTIFYING FOR 2019 IS NOW PASSED WITHOUT PAYING A LATE FEE

You may still recertify for 2019 by paying an additional late fee.

  • January 1, 2020 - June 30, 2020: $50 late fee
  • July 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020: $100 late fee

After 12 months your certification will lapse and you will need to re-take the program and pass the exam in order to be certified once again.

Please follow the recertification instructions below for your particular certification program.

For questions, please contact Kristi via email at whitekr@msu.edu or by phone at (517) 355-9592.

 

RECERTIFICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Select one of the following programs for instructions on how to apply for recertification.

NOTE: Due to the impact of COVID-19, the number of credit hours required for recertification has been reduced to 14 credits. This reduction applies to recertifications that are due in December 2020.

CHRS RECERTIFICATION

  1. Engage in 28 hours of continuing education

    During the two years after you earn your certification or recertify.

    • ACTIVITIES THAT EARN CE CREDITS

      Recertification may be earned through a variety of continuing education activities. While the education need not be directly related to the area of your certification, activities should be related to your professional responsibilities.

      While recertification activities do not need to be pre-approved, if you have any question about the availability of credits for a particular activity, complete and submit the credit evaluation form.

      The table below lists these activities and the corresponding number of continuing education credits.

      Activity Continuing Education Credits
      The Certified Human Resources Specialist - CHRS and Certified Workers' Compensation Professional - CWCP courses presented through MSU. 28 credits each
      The Certified Labor Relations Leader program presented through MSU. 38.5 credits
      Other SHRLR Professional Development in-person or online courses. 1 credit per hour of instruction. Breaks and lunches are not included
      Development or presentation of training programs. 3 credits each hour of training provided
      Participation in labor contract negotiations. 7 credit per hour of negotiations
      Participation in major projects such as six-sigma and change initiatives that are related to professional development can count for credit if a written summary of said accomplishment is submitted. The essay must include an outline of the project, the applicant's role in the project, and a statement of what was learned and why the project was relevant. 3 credits per project
      A written summary of contemporary books or articles pertaining to the profession can be submitted for credit. The summary should be 2-4 pages in length and should include implications for the applicant, his/her organization and the field in general. 2 credits per summary
      A successfully completed college course pertaining to the profession from an accredited institution. The applicant must achieve a GPA of 2.5 or higher to receive this credit. 28 credit hours

      Questions regarding recertification should be directed to Kristi White at whitekr@msu.edu or (517) 355-9592.

  2. Complete the Application for Recertification form and submit, along with supporting documentation (see below) to Kristi White at whitekr@msu.edu or via fax to (517) 432-0138.

    Download Application for Recertification

  3. Submit the recertification fee:

    2019 CHRS Recertification:
    Fee: $195 $95
    ($100 late fee applied through December 31, 2020)

    Note: During payment on the next page, please disregard the location and start/end dates as these are not applicable to recertification registrations.

    2020 CHRS Recertification:
    Fee: $95

    Note: During payment on the next page, please disregard the location and start/end dates as these are not applicable to recertification registrations.

    Payment Via Mail or Fax:
    Complete the Application for Recertification form, and send it by fax to (517) 432-0138 or by mail to:

    NOTE: Due to MSU's COVID-19 response, South Kedzie Hall is currently closed to the public. If you are sending recertification materials via FedEx, UPS, etc. please direct them to:

    • 166 Service Road
      c/o Kristi White, 423 S. Kedzie Hall
      East Lansing, MI 48824
    Payment Via Phone:
    We would be happy to answer any questions you may have and process your recertification application over the phone. Call us at (517) 355-9592.

NOTE: Due to the impact of COVID-19, the number of credit hours required for recertification has been reduced to 14 credits. This reduction applies to recertifications that are due in December 2020.

CWCP RECERTIFICATION VIA CONTINUING EDUCATION

  1. Engage in 28 hours of continuing education

    During the two years after you earn your certification or recertify.

    • ACTIVITIES THAT EARN CE CREDITS

      Recertification may be earned through a variety of continuing education activities. While the education need not be directly related to the area of your certification, activities should be related to your professional responsibilities.

      While recertification activities do not need to be pre-approved, if you have any question about the availability of credits for a particular activity, complete and submit the credit evaluation form.

      The table below lists these activities and the corresponding number of continuing education credits.

      Activity Continuing Education Credits
      The Certified Human Resources Specialist - CHRS and Certified Workers' Compensation Professional - CWCP courses presented through MSU. 28 credits each
      The Certified Labor Relations Leader program presented through MSU. 38.5 credits
      Other SHRLR Professional Development in-person or online courses. 1 credit per hour of instruction. Breaks and lunches are not included
      Development or presentation of training programs. 3 credits each hour of training provided
      Participation in labor contract negotiations. 7 credit per hour of negotiations
      Participation in major projects such as six-sigma and change initiatives that are related to professional development can count for credit if a written summary of said accomplishment is submitted. The essay must include an outline of the project, the applicant's role in the project, and a statement of what was learned and why the project was relevant. 3 credits per project
      A written summary of contemporary books or articles pertaining to the profession can be submitted for credit. The summary should be 2-4 pages in length and should include implications for the applicant, his/her organization and the field in general. 2 credits per summary
      A successfully completed college course pertaining to the profession from an accredited institution. The applicant must achieve a GPA of 2.5 or higher to receive this credit. 28 credit hours

      Questions regarding recertification should be directed to Kristi White at whitekr@msu.edu or (517) 355-9592.

  2. Complete the Application for Recertification Form

    Submit with supporting documentation to Kristi White at whitekr@msu.edu or via fax to (517) 432-0138.

    Download Application for Recertification

  3. Submit the recertification fee:

    2019 CWCP Recertification via Continuing Education:
    Fee: $195 $95
    ($100 late fee applied through December 31, 2020)

    Note: During payment on the next page, please disregard the location and start/end dates as these are not applicable to recertification registrations.

    2020 CWCP Recertification via Continuing Education:
    Fee: $95

    Note: During payment on the next page, please disregard the location and start/end dates as these are not applicable to recertification registrations.

    Payment Via Mail or Fax:
    Complete the Application for Recertification form, and send it by fax to (517) 432-0138 or by mail to:

    NOTE: Due to MSU's COVID-19 response, South Kedzie Hall is currently closed to the public. If you are sending recertification materials via FedEx, UPS, etc. please direct them to:

    • 166 Service Road
      c/o Kristi White, 423 S. Kedzie Hall
      East Lansing, MI 48824
    Payment Via Phone:
    We would be happy to answer any questions you may have and process your recertification application over the phone. Call us at (517) 355-9592.

 

NOTE: Due to the impact of COVID-19, the number of credit hours required for recertification has been reduced to 14 credits. This reduction applies to recertifications that are due in December 2020.

CWCP RECERTIFICATION VIA EXAM

  1. Complete the Application for Recertification Form

    Submit with supporting documentation to Kristi White at whitekr@msu.edu or via fax to (517) 432-0138.

    Download Application for Recertification

  2. Submit the recertification fee:


    2019 CWCP Recertification via Examination:
    Fee: $285 $185
    ($100 late fee applied through December 31, 2020)

    Note: During payment on the next page, please disregard the location and start/end dates as these are not applicable to recertification registrations.

    2020 CWCP Recertification via Examination:
    Fee: $185

    Note: During payment on the next page, please disregard the location and start/end dates as these are not applicable to recertification registrations.

    Payment Via Mail or Fax:
    Complete the Application for Recertification form, and send it by fax to (517) 432-0138 or by mail to:

    NOTE: Due to MSU's COVID-19 response, South Kedzie Hall is currently closed to the public. If you are sending recertification materials via FedEx, UPS, etc. please direct them to:

    • 166 Service Road
      c/o Kristi White, 423 S. Kedzie Hall
      East Lansing, MI 48824
    Payment Via Phone:
    We would be happy to answer any questions you may have and process your recertification application over the phone. Call us at (517) 355-9592.
  3. Taking the Examination

    • After we process your Application for Recertification and payment, you will receive your examination via email, and you can complete and either email it to Kristi White at whitekr@msu.edu, or fax it to (517) 432-0138.
    • 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.

 

NOTE: Due to the impact of COVID-19, the number of credit hours required for recertification has been reduced to 14 credits. This reduction applies to recertifications that are due in December 2020.

CLRL RECERTIFICATION

  1. Engage in 28 hours of employee and/or labor relations training or participate in labor contract negotiations

    During the two years after you earn your certification or recertify. Contract negotations earn 7 continuing education credits for each hour of actual negotiations.

    • ACTIVITIES THAT EARN CE CREDITS

      Recertification may be earned through a variety of continuing education activities. While the education need not be directly related to the area of your certification, activities should be related to your professional responsibilities.

      While recertification activities do not need to be pre-approved, if you have any question about the availability of credits for a particular activity, complete and submit the credit evaluation form.

      credit evaluation form.

      A completed Affirmation of Activity form must accompany applications that include contract negotiations, development of training programs, or participation in major projects.

      The table below lists these activities and the corresponding number of continuing education credits.

      Activity Continuing Education Credits
      The Certified Human Resources Specialist - CHRS and Certified Workers' Compensation Professional - CWCP and Certified Labor Relations Leader - CLRL courses presented through MSU. 28 credits each
      The Certified Labor Relations Leader program presented through MSU. 38.5 credits
      Other SHRLR Professional Development in-person or online courses. 1 credit per hour of instruction. Breaks and lunches are not included
      Development or presentation of training programs. 3 credits each hour of training provided
      Participation in labor contract negotiations. 7 credit per hour of negotiations
      Participation in major projects such as six-sigma and change initiatives that are related to professional development can count for credit if a written summary of said accomplishment is submitted. The essay must include an outline of the project, the applicant's role in the project, and a statement of what was learned and why the project was relevant. 3 credits per project
      A written summary of contemporary books or articles pertaining to the profession can be submitted for credit. The summary should be 2-4 pages in length and should include implications for the applicant, his/her organization and the field in general. 2 credits per summary
      A successfully completed college course pertaining to the profession from an accredited institution. The applicant must achieve a GPA of 2.5 or higher to receive this credit. 28 credit hours

      Questions regarding recertification should be directed to Kristi White at whitekr@msu.edu or (517) 355-9592.

  2. Complete the Application for Recertification Form

    Submit with supporting documentation to Kristi White at whitekr@msu.edu or via fax to (517) 432-0138.

    Download Application for Recertification

  3. Submit the recertification fee:

    2019 CLRL Recertification:
    Fee: $195 $95
    ($100 late fee applied through December 31, 2020)

    Note: During payment on the next page, please disregard the location and start/end dates as these are not applicable to recertification registrations.

    2020 CLRL Recertification:
    Fee: $95

    Note: During payment on the next page, please disregard the location and start/end dates as these are not applicable to recertification registrations.

    Payment Via Mail or Fax:
    Complete the Application for Recertification form, and send it by fax to (517) 432-0138 or by mail to:

    NOTE: Due to MSU's COVID-19 response, South Kedzie Hall is currently closed to the public. If you are sending recertification materials via FedEx, UPS, etc. please direct them to:

    • 166 Service Road
      c/o Kristi White, 423 S. Kedzie Hall
      East Lansing, MI 48824
    Payment Via Phone:
    We would be happy to answer any questions you may have and process your recertification application over the phone. Call us at (517) 355-9592.

 

NOTE: Due to the impact of COVID-19, the number of credit hours required for recertification has been reduced to 14 credits. This reduction applies to recertifications that are due in December 2020.

CFMLS RECERTIFICATION

  1. Engage in 28 hours of continuing education during the two years after you earn your certification or recertify. Contract negations earn 3 continuing education credits for each hour of actual negotiations.

    • ACTIVITIES THAT EARN CE CREDITS

      Recertification may be earned through a variety of continuing education activities. While the education need not be directly related to the area of your certification, activities should be related to your professional responsibilities.

      While recertification activities do not need to be pre-approved, if you have any question about the availability of credits for a particular activity, complete and submit the credit evaluation form.

      A completed Affirmation of Activity form must accompany applications that include contract negotiations, development of training programs, or participation in major projects.

      The table below lists these activities and the corresponding number of continuing education credits.

      Activity Continuing Education Credits
      The Certified Human Resources Specialist - CHRS or Certified Workers' Compensation Professional - CWCP courses presented through MSU. 28 credits each
      The Certified Labor Relations Leader program presented through MSU. 38.5 credits
      Other SHRLR Professional Development in-person or online courses. 1 credit per hour of instruction. Breaks and lunches are not included
      Development or presentation of training programs. 3 credits each hour of training provided
      Participation in labor contract negotiations. 7 credit per hour of negotiations
      Participation in major projects such as six-sigma and change initiatives that are related to professional development can count for credit if a written summary of said accomplishment is submitted. The essay must include an outline of the project, the applicant's role in the project, and a statement of what was learned and why the project was relevant. 3 credits per project
      A written summary of contemporary books or articles pertaining to the profession can be submitted for credit. The summary should be 2-4 pages in length and should include implications for the applicant, his/her organization and the field in general. 2 credits per summary
      A successfully completed college course pertaining to the profession from an accredited institution. The applicant must achieve a GPA of 2.5 or higher to receive this credit. 28 credit hours

      Questions regarding recertification should be directed to Kristi White at whitekr@msu.edu or (517) 355-9592.

  2. Complete the Application for Recertification Form

    Submit with supporting documentation to Kristi White at whitekr@msu.edu or via fax to (517) 432-0138.

    Download Application for Recertification

  3. Submit the recertification fee:

    2019 CFMLS Recertification:
    Fee: $195 $95
    ($100 late fee applied through December 31, 2020)

    Note: During payment on the next page, please disregard the location and start/end dates as these are not applicable to recertification registrations.

    2020 CFMLS Recertification:
    Fee: $95

    Note: During payment on the next page, please disregard the location and start/end dates as these are not applicable to recertification registrations.

    Payment Via Mail or Fax:
    Complete the Application for Recertification form, and send it by fax to (517) 432-0138 or by mail to:

    NOTE: Due to MSU's COVID-19 response, South Kedzie Hall is currently closed to the public. If you are sending recertification materials via FedEx, UPS, etc. please direct them to:

    • 166 Service Road
      c/o Kristi White, 423 S. Kedzie Hall
      East Lansing, MI 48824
    Payment Via Phone:
    We would be happy to answer any questions you may have and process your recertification application over the phone. Call us at (517) 355-9592.

 

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION

Supporting documentation must be submitted with the Application for Recertification form. Supporting documentation is not required for courses taken through MSU SHRLR Executive Education.

Two types of supporting documentation must be submitted with your Application for Recertification

  1. Documentation indicating your participation in the program or activity. Acceptable documents include:

    1. Certificate of Attendance
    2. Unofficial Transcript
    3. Sign-in sheet showing your signature
    4. Signed Affirmation of Activity form confirming your participation

  2. Documentation indicating the content and contact hours of the program or activity. Acceptable documents include:

    1. Detailed agenda, including dates and times of the program or activity
    2. Program announcement that includes dates, times, topics covered, and learning objectives
    3. Signed Affirmation of Activity form indicating the length and type of activity
      1. A single Affirmation of Activity form may be used to indicate both your participant and the content/contact hours
    4. A written review of a business book

 

COMMON REQUESTS

Questions regarding recertification should be directed to Kristi White at whitekr@msu.edu or (517) 355-9592.