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SHRM’s Assurance of Learning Assessment assures employers that graduates possess key HR knowledge
Alexandria, Va. − The
Society for Human Resource Management launched its
Assurance of Learning Assessment, which tests college and graduate-level students on the human resources skills required for entry-level jobs.
The Assurance of Learning Assessment ensures a basic level of HR knowledge for test takers and provides
those who pass a Certificate of Learning to differentiate themselves from other entry-level HR job applicants.
The exam covers key HR topics, including employee and labor relations, employment law, HR and organizational strategy,
diversity practices, compensation and benefits, workforce planning and talent management, mergers and acquisitions, globalization, and HR information systems.
“This Assurance of Learning Assessment is part of the long-term strategy of SHRM’s Academic Initiative, and it aligns with SHRM’s mission to provide thought leadership in the field by providing a test of mastery of HR knowledge for recent graduates,” said Deb Cohen, Ph.D., SPHR, chief knowledge development and integration officer with SHRM. “First and foremost, passing the assessment will help students show potential employers they have acquired the minimum knowledge required to enter the HR profession at the entry level. For universities, a primary benefit is to help the university meet its accrediting body’s assurance of learning requirements by showing that the HR degree program teaches its students what it set out to teach them.”
SHRM developed the Assurance of Learning Assessment as part of
its Academic Initiative, a campaign to set the agenda for the future of HR education. In November 2009, SHRM commissioned the American Institutes for Research to conduct a series of studies,
which laid the foundation for development of the test.
To be eligible to take the Assurance of Learning Assessment, a student must:
To view more information about SHRM’s Assurance of Learning Assessment, visit
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 250,000 members in over 140 countries, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China and India. Visit SHRM Online at
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