SHRM-CP

SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP)

HR professionals who implement policies and strategies, serve as point of contact for staff and stakeholders, deliver HR services, and perform operational HR functions, should take the SHRM-CP exam.

SHRM-CP Eligibility Requirements

Less than a Bachelor's Degree* HR-Related
Program

3 years in HR role
Non-HR 
Program

4 years in HR role
Bachelor's Degree HR-Related Degree
1 year in HR role
Non-HR Degree
2 years in HR role
Graduate Degree HR-Related Degree
Currently in HR Role
Non-HR Degree
1 year in HR role

*Less than a bachelor’s degree includes: working toward a bachelor's degree; associate's degree; some college; qualifying HR certificate program; high school diploma; or GED.

Exam Format and Length
Computer-based experience.
Up to 4 hours in length.
160 questions (110 knowledge items/50 situational judgment items)

Exam Fee
SHRM Member: $300* USD
Nonmember: $400* USD
*Includes $50 nonrefundable application fee. 

Spring Exam Window: May 1 - July 15, 2016

APPLICATIONS 
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REGULAR
APPLICATION 
DEADLINE
LATE
APPLICATION
DEADLINE
Jan. 4 Mar. 25 Apr. 15

Winter Exam Window: Dec. 1, 2016 - Feb. 15, 2017

APPLICATIONS 
ACCEPTED
REGULAR
APPLICATION 
DEADLINE
LATE
APPLICATION
DEADLINE
May 16 Oct. 21 Nov. 11

Please note: The exam application deadlines close at 11:59 PM, ET.