SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP Certification

FOCUS ON YOU
SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP are your credentials, based on the current HR landscape. This Certification is 100% focused on the competencies and knowledge all HR professionals need to lead in today’s business community.

UNIVERSAL SKILLS & RECOGNITION

SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) are based on a single, comprehensive SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge™ (SHRM BoCK™) and are relevant worldwide, giving professionals the recognition and flexibility to use their knowledge, skills and competencies anywhere their career takes them.

COMPETENCY-  & KNOWLEDGE- BASED
SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP tests HR competencies as well as knowledge, and their application, to ensure the professional’s ability to demonstrate what they know, and what they can do with their knowledge in the variety of situations they encounter.

DEVELOPED WITH EMPLOYERS IN MIND

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

EXPANDED ELIGIBILITY AND INCLUSIVITY
SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recognize diversity in the HR profession. The eligibility requirements minimize barriers to participation and reflect current HR roles. The exam windows provide accessibility and flexibility for all eligible professionals worldwide. In addition, the new exam is affordable, making certification attainable by more professionals.

UNIVERSALLY APPLICABLE 
SHRM believes that HR certification must be as inclusive and diverse as the profession itself. The SHRM certification is applicable across industries, geographic borders, job responsibilities and career levels. 

GLOBALLY RECOGNIZED 
By creating a consistent certification path for HR professionals around the world, SHRM will deliver a new global standard. To ensure worldwide recognition of the new certification, SHRM anticipates seeking accreditation of the new certification program from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and/or the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).

 

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

Degree

6 years in HR 
role

Non-HR 
Degree

7 years in HR role

Bachelor's Degree​

HR-Related

Degree 

4 years 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; associates degree; some college; qualifying HR certificate program; high school or GED.

Exam Format and Length 
Computer-based experience. 
Up to 4 hours in length. 
180 questions (90 knowledge/60 situational judgment/30 field test items).

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

 

 

SHRM CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL (SHRM-CP)

HR professionals who implement policies and strategies, serve as point of contact for staff and stakeholders, deliver HR services, and perform operational HR functions, should take the SHRM-CP exam.

SHRM-CP ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Less than a 
Bachelor's Degree*

HR-Related

Degree

3 years in HR 
role

Non-HR 
Degree

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 or GED.

Exam Format and Length 
Computer-based experience. 
Up to 4 hours in length. 
160 questions (90 knowledge/40 situational judgment/30 field test items).

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

 Click on the link below to know more about SCP and CP certification.

 http://www.shrm.org/certification/about/aboutshrmcertification/pages/default.aspx