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How To Get Certified
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR professional society, representing 285,000 members in more than 165 countries. For nearly seven decades, the Society has been the leading provider in resources serving the needs of HR professionals and advancing the practice of human resource management. SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates.
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.
For a detailed explanation of each exam, please click on its name below.
SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP)
SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP)
A description of the exams is available here.
The SHRM-CP & SHRM-SCP certifications set you apart.
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 one 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.
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.
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 has begun the process to obtain accreditation of the certification program according to standards for educational and psychological testing defined by the American Educational Research Association, the American Psychological Association, and the National Council on Measurement and Education.
GCHRA offers a SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Accreditation Preparation Study Group. Click here for information about the GCHRA Study Group.