Receive SHRM and HRCI Professional Development Credits
Through PMA Programs

PMA is an approved provider for both the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI). PMA programs that relate to the SHRM Body of Applied Skills and Knowledge™ (SHRM BASK™) and have met HRCI’s criteria for recertification credits are listed below.

Qualified PMA Programs

Management Development Academy

SHRM Credits: 42 PDCs
Human Resource Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit: 40 conference hours

The Management Development Academy (MDA) is an interactive three-part series of customized workshops, designed to grow your business and leadership acumen to prepare you for success in your current and future roles. Each session includes 2.5 days of expert-led workshop sessions, facilitated debriefs, activities and interaction, as well as plenty of time to connect with the presenters, facilitator and your peers. Learn more about the next MDA class at

Human Resource and Training Professionals Roundtable

SHRM Credits: 8 PDCs
Human Resource Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit: 8 conference credits

Every May, PMA hosts a roundtable for HR and training professionals to learn the latest developments in HR, compliance, regulations and more. Learn more about the next HR roundtable here.


SHRM Credit: 1 PDC
Human Resource Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit: 1 webinar hour

PMA hosts monthly webinars that cover a range of topics: industry statistics, HR, benchmarking, regulatory updates, etc. Throughout the year, webinar topics covering human resources qualify for one PDC. The webinars that qualify for recertification credits will be noted on the webinar page. Check out the upcoming webinars here.


METALFORM EDU is an online training program developed by PMA and designed specifically for the metalforming industry. METALFORM EDU has more than 845 courses and 61 qualify for SHRM PDCs and HRCI credits.

There are also five skill sets for these courses covering:

  1. HR Business
  2. HR Expertise Domain
  3. HR Interpersonal – Communication
  4. HR Interpersonal – Team Building
  5. HR Leadership

Of the more than 845 courses, 61 qualify for both SHRM and HRCI credits. To take these courses, purchase a full library license through METALFORM EDU here.


For more information about SHRM certification or to become a SHRM member, visit

For more information about HRCI certifications, visit

Questions about PMA’s SHRM and HRCI qualified programs? Contact Mary Pramik, workforce development manager, at or 216-901-8800.