Advance your HR career with a SHRM-CP
or SHRM-SCP credential

SHRM CERTIFICATION

Why seek SHRM Certification?

Earning your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential makes you a recognized expert and leader in the HR field—and a valuable asset to your organization, keeping you and your organization more competitive in today’s economy. This professional distinction sets you apart from your colleagues, proving your high level of knowledge and skills.

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Competency Based

The profession is no longer just about what you know—facts and figures—but rather how you effectively implement that knowledge in the workplace each and every day. SHRM certification provides you the opportunity to prove not only what you know but also how you can apply that knowledge on the job.

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Relevant

SHRM certifications directly link to on-the-job scenarios and realistic work situations. Seventy-three percent of examinees say the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams are HR job-relevant.

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Universally Applicable

Built upon one comprehensive SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge™ (SHRM BoCK™), SHRM certification is applicable across industries, geographic borders, job responsibilities and career levels

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Focused on Advancement

More than 5,000 employers are seeking SHRM credential-holders every month. The SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP credentials are based on the current HR landscape, focusing on the competencies and knowledge HR professionals need to lead in today’s business community. Boost your confidence to take that next step in your HR career or to distinguish yourself in a job search.

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Strategic

Based on in-depth research focused on—and backed by—global employers and business leaders, the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP credentials reflect what HR practitioners need to know to be leaders in their organizations and in the profession.

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Acrdedited

The SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams are accredited by the Buros Center for Testing, asserting that the HR credentials meet the highest standards in testing. Learn More.

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Backed by SHRM

SHRM certification is the only HR certification offered by the world’s largest HR membership organization. As the industry leader in HR professional development, SHRM has supported more than 100,000 employers representing 140 million employees worldwide.

SHRM Certification Sets HR Professionals
apart from the Pack

SHRM-CP ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Less than a Bachelor’s Degree* HR-Related Program 3 years in HR role Non HR-Related Program 4 years in HR role
Bachelor’s Degree HR-Related Degree 1 year in HR role Non-HR Degree 2 years in HR Role
Graduate Degree HR-Related Degree currently in HR role Non-HR Degree 1 year in HR Role

*Less than a bachelor’s degree includes: working toward a bachelor’s degree, associate’s degree, some college, qualifying HR certificate program, high school diploma, or GED. Learn about student eligibility.

Exam Format and Length 

  • Computer-based experience.
  • 4 hours in length.
  • 160 questions (95 knowledge items/65 situational judgment items).

SHRM-SCP

SHRM SENIOR CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL 

(SHRM-SCP)

HR professionals who develop strategies, lead the HR function, foster influence in the community, analyze performance metrics, and align HR strategies to organizational goals, should take the SHRM-SCP exam.

SHRM-SCP Eligibility Requirements 

Less than a Bachelor’s Degree* HR-Related Program 6 years in HR role Non HR-Related Program 7 years in HR role
Bachelor’s Degree HR-Related Degree 4 year in HR role Non-HR Degree 5 years in HR Role
Graduate Degree HR-Related Degree 3 years in HR role Non-HR Degree 4 years in HR Role

*Less than a bachelor’s degree includes: working toward a bachelor’s degree, associate’s degree, some college, qualifying HR certificate program, high school diploma, or GED. Learn about student eligibility.

Exam Format and Length

  • Computer-based experience.
  • 4 hours in length.
  • 160 questions (95 knowledge items/65 situational judgment items).

Exam Fee
SHRM Member: $300* USD
Nonmember: $400* USD
*Includes $50 nonrefundable application fee.

For more, visit www.shrmcertification.org, or send us an email or more information.