SHRM-SCP

SHRM SENIOR CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL
(SHRM-SCP)
 

HR professionals who develop strategies, lead the HR function, foster influence in the community, analyze performance metrics, and align HR strategies to organizational goals, should take the SHRM-SCP exam.

SHRM-SCP Eligibility Requirements 
Less than a Bachelor's Degree* HR-Related 
Program

6 years in HR role
Non-HR 
Program

7 years in HR role
Bachelor's Degree HR-Related Degree
4 years in HR role
Non-HR Degree
5 years in HR role
Graduate Degree HR-Related Degree
3 years in HR role
Non-HR Degree
4 years 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

APPLICATIONS  
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REGULAR 
APPLICATION  
DEADLINE
LATE 
APPLICATION 
DEADLINE
Jan. 3 Mar. 24 Apr. 14

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

APPLICATIONS  
ACCEPTED
REGULAR 
APPLICATION  
DEADLINE
LATE 
APPLICATION 
DEADLINE
May 15 Oct. 20 Nov. 10

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