Following each administration of the SHRM certification exams, in accordance with guidance from the SHRM Certification Commission, SHRM publishes the global exam pass rates for the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP. These scores reflect the percentage of examinees across the world who have successfully earned their credentials by passing the relevant exams.
SHRM-CP Pass Rate
SHRM-SCP Pass Rate
May - July 2015
Dec. 2015 - Feb. 2016
SHRM scores exams on a provisional pass/did not pass basis decision at the testing center. Official results will be communicated approximately four weeks after the close of the testing window. Each testing window, SHRM engages in a rigorous scoring process including third-party independent validation and verification. Each examinee's performance on the certification exam will be measured against a pre-determined standard (or passing score standard). The SHRM-CP standard is the level of competency and knowledge that can be reasonably expected of early to mid-career HR professionals. The SHRM-SCP standard is the level of competency and knowledge that can be reasonably expected of senior-level HR professionals.
For more information about credential holders, please visit the online directory where names of all professionals holding the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certifications.
To ensure certificant accomplishments are easily recognizable by employers and peers, SHRM provides credential holders a secure electronically verified digital badge. Information about acquiring the digital badge will be sent via e-mail shortly after becoming certified.
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