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. If you’d like help finding the right fit, check out this brief quiz from SHRM to help you decide on your ideal exam.

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. Click the link below to ensure you meet the requirements to sit for your desired exam.

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!

2022 Test Window 2

APPLICATIONS
ACCEPTED
EARLY-BIRD
APPLICATION
DEADLINE
STANDARD
APPLICATION
DEADLINE
June 1, 2022 October 14, 2022 November 8, 2022

TEST WINDOW 2 DATES

December 1, 2022 – February 15, 2023

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.

Ready to Get Started?

Once you’ve confirmed your eligibility and applied for your exam, it’s time to start studying! Explore the available learning options for the SHRM Learning System below.

Busy schedule and need flexibility? With self-study, you can learn at your own pace, anytime and anywhere.

Prefer some guidance while you study? Join a virtual, in-person or hybrid course with one of our expert SHRM Education Partners worldwide.

Looking to train your whole team? Build a custom training solution for you and your team with the SHRM Learning System.

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

BENEFITS OF SHRM CERTIFICATION

Earning your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential makes you a recognized expert and leader in the HR field

HR professionals who earn the SHRM Certification report significantly higher levels of credibility as HR professionals.

Those who earn the SHRM Certification report earning salaries 14% to 15% higher than peers who have not earned the SHRM Certification.1

The majority of HR hiring managers list SHRM's certification as the preferred qualification and those who earn the SHRM certification report it was a key factor in their career advancement.

SHRM Certified HR professionals reported significantly higher levels of career success, respect from colleagues and pride and commitment to the HR profession.2

1,2 SHRM Research
NEW TO HR OR NOT READY FOR SHRM CERTIFICATION?

Gain HR Skills, Knowledge and Confidence with SHRM Essentials.

Designed as a thorough introduction to HR basics, the SHRM Essentials of Human Resources course provides a solid foundation in human resource management and is effective training across multiple job responsibilities and career paths.

While this program doesn’t prepare you for the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP certification exam, it helps set the stage for those interested in pursuing certification. Learn more today!

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