Be The Best.
Get The Best.

It's time to prove you're prepared for the pivotal role an HR leader plays in transforming the workplace.

The SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certifications measure your ability to apply HR principles to real-life situations. No other HR certification compares.

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Universally Applicable

The SHRM-CP® and SHRM-SCP® are recognized and valued by employers across the globe in all industries as the premiere human resources certifications.


This first-ever behavioral competency-based HR certification focuses on the core set of competencies and knowledge outlined in the SHRM Body of Applied Skills and Knowledge™ (SHRM BASK™).

Mapped for Lifelong Learning

SHRM certification is more than just an exam; it's about learning and professional development that takes place throughout the lifecycle of each individual’s career.

Backed by SHRM

SHRM certification is the only HR certification offered by the world's largest HR membership organization. As the industry leader in HR professional development, SHRM has supported more than 100,000 employers representing 140 million employees worldwide.

Benefits of SHRM Certification

Earning your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential makes you a recognized expert and leader in the HR field.

Enhance your
HR Expertise

HR professionals who earn the SHRM Certification report significantly higher levels of credibility as HR professionals.

Increase Your
Earning Potential

Those who earn the SHRM Certification report earning salaries 14% to 15% higher than peers who have not earned the SHRM Certification.1

Advance Your
HR Career

The majority of HR hiring managers list SHRM's certification as the preferred qualification and those who earn the SHRM certification report it was a key factor in their career advancement.

Demonstrate Your Commitment

SHRM Certified HR professionals reported significantly higher levels of career success, respect from colleagues and pride and commitment to the HR profession.2

1,2 SHRM Research

Earning my SHRM-CP landed me a job with a Fortune 500 company less than a month after earning my certification.

Morgan Woods, SHRM-CP

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