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Certification Preparation
SHRM has developed five exceptional certification preparation tools that offer opportunities to strengthen your knowledge base while preparing for the PHR®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHR-CA®, SPHR-CA®, HRBP®, and HRMP®* certification exams through our certification preparation tools and various learning formats.

The New SHRM Certification – Available in 2015
The new SHRM Certifications, SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP™) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP™) are a knowledge and competency based credential that will be universally recognized.

Already Certified:
SHRM supports your decision to prepare for and take the PHR/SPHR, PHR-CA/SPHR-CA, GPHR, HRBP or HRMP certification exams. If you pass your exam by January 31, 2015, you will be eligible to receive the new SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential free of charge by completing a 3-step process from Jan.–Dec. 31, 2015. Once you complete this process, you will earn your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP and begin a three-year SHRM recertification cycle.

Seeking Certification for the First-Time:
Certification is a great choice for HR professionals who want to increase their knowledge, advance their skills and earn recognition from the global HR community.
The 2015 SHRM Learning System® for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP will be available for purchase in December 2014.

• Applications for first test window opens in January 2015.
• Learn more about SHRM Certification at shrmcertification.org

Recertification
Maintain your credentials by earning credits through SHRM membership (3 credits a year), free member webcasts, participating in research surveys and attending SHRM's seminars or conferences.
SHRM® Assurance of Learning Assessment
SHRM's Assurance of Learning is the universal benchmark for graduate and undergraduate-level HR students. When students pass the exam, they receive a Certificate of Learning informing hiring managers that they have sufficient knowledge to enter the workforce.
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*PHR, SPHR, PHR-CA, SPHR-CA, GPHR, HRBP and HRMP are registered trademarks of the HR Certification Institute and are not SHRM certifications.


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