The SHRM Academic Alignment Program establishes partnerships with select academic institutions (domestic and international) that have undergraduate and/or graduate HR degree programs with curriculum that align with SHRM’s suggested HR curriculum guidelines. The partnership also affords students enrolled in their last year of the institution’s HR program the opportunity to earn their SHRM-CP credential prior to graduating through SHRM’s Student Eligibility Program. Faculty members and students may leverage these dedicated resources to learn more about the certification exam.
Work projects that support the mission of a local HR department, are accomplished outside of in-class time, are supervised by an HR faculty member or an HR professional in the local community or by both jointly, and have specific, targeted outcomes related to accomplishing HR goals of the organization are considered HR-relevant work experience. For example, if the project you are working on for a specific HR department in an organization is focused on designing a program, or analyzing a problem then recommending alternative courses of action and preferred or recommended solution for the company to implement, document the work you accomplished to achieve the outcome.
Candidates for the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams will have 4 hours to answer a total of 160 questions, of which approximately 95 are stand-alone knowledge items and 65 will be situational judgment items.
Breakdown of Testing-Time:
Each section shows a countdown timer on the screen, and each section is separate and time-independent. Minutes do not rollover. For instance, if a candidate spends less time in the introduction, extra minutes are not rolled over to the exam portion.