NAHRI has launched a new, easy-to-use online application for our CHRI credential exam and recertification process at This system allows for timely submission, approval, and payment of certification and recertification applications. As a result of these changes, we are no longer accepting paper applications or payment by check.

Please have your contact information, work and education history, and credit card payment information available when you start the application process. Prior to submitting your application, you must review the CHRI Exam Handbook.

If you have questions about this process, please contact Customer Service at 800-650-6787. 


The CHRI recertification process ensures that credential holders stay up-to-date on education and regulatory changes relevant to their field. Individuals who hold the CHRI credential must apply for recertification every two years on the anniversary date they passed the CHRI exam, which can be found on the individual’s CHRI certificate. 

There are many ways you can obtain the 30 CEUs required for CHRI recertification through NAHRI membership benefits and other activities. Download our documentation on Earning Your CHRI Continuing Education Units for more information. 

Fees for third-party vendors and facilities looking to obtain CHRI CEUs for a program, event, or facility are as follows:

  • For non-profit: $75 for 1 to 5 CEUs, $15 for each additional CEU
  • For profit: $150 for 1 to 5 CEUs, $30 for each additional CEU

Download the Non-Chapter Application for CHRI CEU Approval.

Download the Local Chapter Application for CHRI CEU Approval.