The SHRM Foundation Veterans at Work Certificate, developed for HR professionals, hiring managers, and front-line supervisors, is a multi-faceted program from the SHRM Foundation and brought to you with generous support from Comcast NBCUniversal. Through this certificate program you will:
  • Learn the value that skilled veterans bring to the civilian workplace
  • Demonstrate your commitment to attract, hire and retain these talented professionals
  • Earn 10 professional development credits toward your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP recertification


The SHRM Foundation Veterans at Work Certificate is completely free and open to all. You do not need to be a SHRM member, and you do not need to hold a SHRM credential to earn this certificate. However, if you are interested in joining SHRM or earning your HR certification, we highly recommend both. When you join SHRM, you also become eligible to apply for several SHRM Foundation scholarships and grants.


The SHRM Foundation Veterans at Work Certificate requires the completion of five tasks (see “Application” section), consisting of two surveys, two learning segments, and a short quiz. You must complete all tasks satisfactorily to earn the certificate as well as to earn recertification credits if you already hold a SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. Note that you do not need to hold any other SHRM credential to earn your SHRM Foundation Veterans at Work Certificate.


Here is an overview of the steps you’ll need to complete for this program:


Approximate Time Commitment

Complete survey on current practices30 minutes
Read the guidebook5 hours
Pass a short guidebook quiz30 minutes
Take a few short courses3 hours 30 minutes
Complete survey on future practices30 minutes

Total Commitment

10 hours


Ready to earn your SHRM FoundationVeterans at Work Certificate?



The learning segments of this program include:

SHRM Foundation’s guidebook: The Recruitment, Hiring, Retention & Engagement of Military Veterans.

This guidebook serves as the cornerstone of the certificate program. After reading the guidebook, you must pass a 15-question quiz, for which you have unlimited attempts.

Courses from the PsychArmor Institute.

The SHRM Foundation has partnered with the PsychArmor Institute to bring you their School for Employers Who Invest in Military Talent. Over a hundred courses are available to supplement your learning, and just 11 short courses are required to earn this certificate. The average duration of the courses is 18 minutes, and the range is 8 to 48 minutes.  We will send you instructions for accessing the required courses once you complete the Current Practices Survey.

Some, but not all, of the courses require short, easy quizzes at the end. You have unlimited attempts to pass them, and the SHRM Foundation has access to a dashboard to verify your participation in these courses.


We require that you complete the application process in the following order:

1. Complete the initial registration. We will place you on a mailing list to receive instructions for completing each of the requirements.

2. Complete the Current Practices Survey. We will send you a link to the survey once you complete Step 1, your registration.

3. Complete the learning requirements, which are in three parts:

a. Read the guidebook,

b. Pass the guidebook quiz (you will have unlimited attempts),

c. Complete the PsychArmor Courses.

We will send you links to each of the above resources after you complete the Current Practices Survey.

4. Complete the Future Practices Survey.

5. Apply for your certificate. Once we receive your application, we will begin verifying your satisfactory completion of all of the above requirements. Verification takes up to 4 weeks, depending on the volume of applications we have received to-date. When we determine that you have completed the requirements, we will email you an electronic version of your certificate. We will also mail a printed certificate suitable for framing to the first 10,000 certificate holders.


If you are SHRM certified (SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP) you may claim 10 professional development credits (PDCs) after earning yourSHRM Foundation Veterans at Work Certificate. You must complete all requirements for the certificate to earn the 10 credits – no partial credit is given. To claim your credits:

  1. Log in to the certification portal.
  2. Under “Activities,” select “Add PDCs.”
  3. Select “Advance Your Education.”
  4. Enter the Activity ID Number found at the bottom of your Veterans at Work Certificate, just under the SHRM Foundation logo. When you enter this number, the required fields will be automatically completed with the details.
  5. Click submit.


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This program is made possible thanks to the generous sponsorship from Comcast NBCUniversal