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That’s right. Starting February 1, 2014 you will no longer be adhering to the January 31st recertification date (unless that is, your birthday is on that date). The HR Certification Institute announced in early march that they would be instituting a new birthday rule for the recertification process.
The new recertification process
The new birthday rule will go into effect after this current round of recertification that ends of January 31st. This means that after this date certificates will have a new recertification date that falls at the end of their birth month, plus three years. For example, my birthday is August 28th (feel free to send presents) so in order for me to keep my certification I would need to obtain the appropriate amount of credits by the end of August 2017.
Here’s an excerpt from the HRCI email that was sent out that helps clarify some things:
· If the month in which you are due to recertify (for example, June 2014) is the same as your birth month listed in our records (for example, June 2014), your cycle date will remain the same.
· If the month in which you are due to recertify (for example, June 2014) occurs earlier in the year than your birth month listed in our records (for example, December 2014), your cycle date will be extended to the end of your birth month, later that same year (in this example, December 31, 2014).
· If the month in which you are due to recertify (for example, June 2014) occurs later in the year than your birth month listed in our records (for example, January 2014), your cycle end date will be extended to the end of your birth month in the following year (in this example, January 31, 2015).
This new birthday rule was created as a means to help HRCI spread their resources out over the course of a year instead of everything happening all I once. I personally think it was a good move. It’ll not only allow them to provide better support, but it’ll allow an easier way for those who always forget about their recertification.
To learn more about this change in process check out the HRCI Blog.
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What do you think about the changes with the recertification process?