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HR Certification

    Set Yourself Apart with SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP Certification

    Certification not only prepares you for the challenges ahead, but also sets you on a path for further success. By earning your SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP®) credential, you demonstrate that you’re invested in your career and ready to lead.

    Unlike memorization-based certification credentials, SHRM certification measures an HR professional's most critical skill: the ability to apply HR principles to real-life situations. No other exam compares.

    Prove your HR knowledge—and how you can apply that knowledge on the job. Gain a platform to show you’re ready to take on the next challenge.

    Get Started:

    1. Determine your eligibility using the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP eligibility chart.
    2. Apply for the exam. Find upcoming deadlines, exam windows and fees and submit your application.
    3. Choose a SHRM certification preparation option, based on your learning style and schedule. Discover available learning options.
    4. Take the exam and leverage your certification! Continue ongoing learning and development through recertification.

    Maintain Your SHRM Credential with Recertification

    HR professionals may maintain their SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential by engaging in professional development activities that relate to the behavioral competencies and HR knowledge identified in the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge™. SHRM created three avenues by which SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP credential holders can earn PDCs: Advance Your Education, Advance Your Organization, and Advance Your Profession.

    For more information on how to recertify, refer to the SHRM Recertification Handbook.