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. 

2017 Spring Exam Window: May 1-July 15, 2017

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2017 Winter Exam Window: Dec. 1, 2017-Feb. 15, 2018

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