Certification Preparation & Recertification

Certification & Preparation

SHRM Certification
The SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP®) credentials test competencies as well as HR knowledge, and their application, to ensure a professional's ability to demonstrate what they know and how they can apply that knowledge on the job.
Certification is a great choice for HR professionals who want to prove their competencies, skills and HR knowledge—and earn recognition from the global HR community. The 2016 SHRM Learning System® for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP is available to help you prepare for your exam: visit shrmcertification.org/learning to purchase.

  • Applications will be accepted for the Winter SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP testing window (Dec. 1, 2016-Feb. 15, 2017) through October 21 (late application deadline: November 11).
  • Learn more and apply at shrmcertification.org.
  • Recertification
    Maintain your credential by earning professional development credits (PDCs) through SHRM membership (3 PDCs per year), free member webcasts, participating in research surveys and attending SHRM's seminars or conferences. To learn more, visit shrmcertification.org/recertify.

    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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  • Order the Preparation Guidebook

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