Employing Abilities @Work Certificate

Increase your knowledge and skills to hire, develop, advance and retain individuals with disabilities with this free, multi-faceted educational program.


    The value of an inclusive workplace that welcomes individuals with disabilities
    The steps to build a disability inclusion program in your workplace
    Your commitment to employ individuals with disabilities


This free, multi-faceted educational program will increase your knowledge and skills to hire, develop, advance and retain individuals with disabilities. The SHRM Foundation, in partnership with the Workplace Initiative By Understood, presents this Certificate as an introduction to the benefits and implementation of disability inclusion in the workplace.

This certificate, and all content within the Certificate, is made possible thanks to:

Workplace InitiativeBy Understood


The Employing Abilities @Work Certificate is 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. You will need to create a free account when you register to begin the program.


1 HourCurrent practices survey and pre-assessment
4 Hours12 micro-learning video modules
1 HourAmericans with Disabilities Act webcast
3 HoursRead Best Practices Guidebook
1 HourFuture practices survey and post-assessment

Professional Development Credits

If you are SHRM certified, you may claim 10 PDCs after earning your Employing Abilities @Work Certificate

  1. Sign in to the certification portal
  2. Under Activities, select Add PDCs
  3. Select Advance Your Education
  4. Enter the Activity ID found at the bottom of your Certificate
  5. Click Submit