ADVANCING YOUR
HR CAREER
STARTS HERE

Now more than ever, HR is critical to rebuilding our workforce. Prove you have the dedication, skills and credibility to lead this charge by becoming SHRM-certified. SHRM certifications are unique, as they are the only behavioral competency-based programs in the field. 92% of HR executives agree that “it will be important for HR professionals to be SHRM-certified in the future.” Earning one of the SHRM credentials conveys a clear message to C-suite leaders: “This HR professional is invested in their career and is ready to lead.”

So where do you start?

STEP ONE

SELECT THE RIGHT EXAM

SHRM Certified Professional
(SHRM-CP)

For the early to midlevel HR practitioner whose work is operationally focused (i.e., implements policy, delivers and/or supports HR services, manages specialized HR functions, etc.).

SHRM Senior Certified Professional
(SHRM-SCP)

For the senior-level HR practitioner whose work is strategically focused (i.e., develops policy, creates and oversees HR strategy, drives culture, leads the HR function, etc.).

Remember to select the exam that most closely matches the work you’re doing right now. 

So, you may be eligible to sit for the SHRM-SCP but find the SHRM-CP more appropriate for you based on your duties.

STEP TWO

CONFIRM YOUR ELIGIBILITY

Eligibility for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam is based on a combination of your education and work experience.

*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.
STEP THREE

APPLY FOR YOUR EXAM

Once you’ve determined your eligibility, applying takes just minutes.

So, there is no need to put it off. Get started today! We are currently accepting applications for the 2021 SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP Window 2 exam.

EARLY BIRD

Application Deadline
October 15, 2021
Extended to October 29, 2021!
Exam Fees
$300 SHRM Member
$400 Nonmember

STANDARD

Application Deadline
November 9, 2021
Exam Fees
$375 SHRM Member
$475 Nonmember

TESTING WINDOW

December 1, 2021 – February 15, 2022

After submitting your application, you will receive instructions for scheduling your exam date during the testing window. You will have the option to take your exam in person at a testing center near you or from your own home through live remote proctoring.

STEP FOUR

PREPARE FOR YOUR EXAM

Give yourself the best chance to succeed on your exam with the SHRM Learning System for the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP. HR professionals who use it consistently beat the average pass rate.

Accessible from your computer, tablet or mobile device, this interactive online system will help you prepare for SHRM certification by teaching you how to apply HR knowledge and competencies to real-life situations.

Prepare with a delivery option that best fits your learning style, schedule and preferences:

*Note: While SHRM recommends preparing with the SHRM Learning System, your preparation is entirely up to you.

Start Off With An Exclusive Discount

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$ OFF SHRM LEARNING SYSTEM
For a limited time, enjoy $50 off the SHRM Learning System Self-Study learning option to help get you on track for earning your SHRM Certification.*

Please use code “LS21LV” at checkout, or select your preferred SHRM Learning System product below and the discount will be automatically applied in your cart!

*This $50 discount may be used toward the 2021 SHRM Learning System Self-Study learning option (online or online+print) only and cannot be combined with any other offers or applied to previous orders. Expires November 9, 2021.
STEP FIVE

TAKE YOUR EXAM

Now it’s time to apply all you’ve learned! You can choose to take your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam in one of two ways: in-person at a Prometric testing center, or at home through live remote proctoring, both of which are administered by SHRM’s testing partner Prometric.

Regardless of the exam method you choose, you’ll want to make sure you’re familiar with the requirements and processes before your exam day.

STEP SIX

REAP THE BENEFITS

Once you’ve passed, it’s time to leverage your SHRM certification and experience career-enhancing benefits like:

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HR professionals who pass the SHRM certification exam report earning salaries 14% to 15% higher than peers who do not.

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71% of HR Executives agree that SHRM certification increases the likelihood of obtaining a promotion in the field of HR.

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82% of HR Executives agree that SHRM certification adds to the overall credibility of your HR department.

*Based on the SHRM Study of HR Careers (sample of more than 4,000 HR professionals in 2020-2021).

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