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. Learn about student eligibility

Exam Format and Length 

  • Computer-based experience. 
  • 4 hours in length. 
  • 160 questions (95 knowledge items/65 situational judgment items).

Exam Fee
SHRM Member: $300* USD
Nonmember: $400* USD 

*Includes $50 nonrefundable application fee.


2020 Spring Testing Window Update: 
May 1 - July 15, 2020 June 1 - August 15, 2020

NOTE:
To better serve you during this period of uncertainty, we have adjusted the dates of the spring testing and application windows. If you’ve already scheduled an exam appointment in this testing window that has now shifted, please standby. We’ll be in touch with instructions on how to re-book.

COVID-19 Response: Remote Proctoring
Effective June 1, SHRM will offer a remote proctoring option which will facilitate testing from home. Check back soon for details.

APPLICATIONS  
ACCEPTED
EARLY-BIRD
APPLICATION  
DEADLINE
STANDARD
APPLICATION 
DEADLINE
January 6, 2020
March 20, 2020
Extended to
April 10, 2020
 April 10, 2020

Extended to
May 15, 2020
2020-2021 Winter Testing Window: 
Dec. 1, 2020 – Feb. 15, 2021

APPLICATIONS  
ACCEPTED
EARLY-BIRD
APPLICATION  
DEADLINE
STANDARD
APPLICATION 
DEADLINE
June 1, 2020
Oct. 16, 2020
 Nov. 6, 2020

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