Exam Windows and Fees

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 10, 2020
Oct. 16, 2020
Nov. 6, 2020


The testing windows are the dates during which the exams are administered. The application dates are when candidates can register for the exam.

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

 

SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Exam Fees

Exam Fees SHRM Member Price Nonmember Price
Early-Bird Exam Fee 
$300 USD$400 USD
​Standard Exam Fee
$375 USD*
(*includes non-refundable $75 standard deadline fee)
$475 USD*
(*includes non-refundable $75 standard deadline fee)
Application Processing Fee
(nonrefundable)
$50 USD
(included in exam fees)
$50 USD
(included in exam fees)
Transfer Fee$100 USD
(subject to additional $53 Prometric exam cancellation fee when applicable)
$100 USD
(subject to additional $53 Prometric exam cancellation fee when applicable)
Retest FeeFull exam feeFull exam fee
Rescore Fee$50 USD$50 USD

SHRM FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS
Various professional development and certification scholarships are awarded by the SHRM Foundation. Learn more.

Payment Methods

The SHRM certification program accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, money order, checks, ACHs and wire transfers. Prepaid debit cards and purchase orders are not accepted.

Payments must be in U.S. currency and made payable to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). ACHs and wire transfers should be sent to the specific bank account designated by SHRM. If payment (and refunds) are made by wire, there are associated fees. All payments should be accompanied by proper documentation.

ACH/Wire
Please contact: certification@shrm.org, 800.283.7476, option 3 (U.S. only) or +1.703.548.3440, option 3 (International)

For information on volume pricing call +1.703.535.6496 or e-mail CorporateCertifications@shrm.org