Why Earn Your SHRM Certification

Earning your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential makes you a recognized expert and leader in the HR field—and a valuable asset to your organization, keeping you and your organization more competitive in today's economy. This professional distinction sets you apart from your colleagues, proving your high level of knowledge and skills.

TOP 5 BENEFITS TO YOUR ORGANIZATION

Why Earn Your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP?
  • Boost your confidence and recognition.
  • Demonstrate mastery of the competencies and knowledge most important to organizations as defined by the SHRM Body of Competency & KnowledgeTM.
  • Expand your scope within the HR field and bring new ideas to drive business success within your organization.
  • Stand out from other HR candidates in a job search.
  • Demonstrate your long-term commitment to the HR profession.
  • Protect your organization from risk by ensuring regulatory compliance.*

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EVOLVED KNOWLEDGE
In this ever-changing business world, the knowledge that HR professionals need is constantly evolving. HR professionals are leading organizations, requiring new knowledge to meet these needs. SHRM has responded by adding relevant HR content to help today’s professionals and organizations.

GLOBALLY RECOGNIZED
By creating a consistent certification path for HR professionals around the world, SHRM will deliver a new global standard. To ensure global recognition of the new Certification, SHRM anticipates obtaining accreditation of our program from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and/or the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).

 

UNIVERSALLY APPLICABLE
SHRM believes that HR certification must be as inclusive and diverse as the profession itself. The SHRM certification is applicable across industries, geographic borders, job responsibilities and career levels.

ACCESSIBLE
Regardless of your job title, geographic location, industry, or organization size, if you perform HR duties, you now have the opportunity to become certified. To make certification accessible to all HR professionals, SHRM has created eligibility requirements that minimize participation barriers, reflect current HR roles and offer expanded options for HR practitioners in non-traditional work arrangements.

*Applicable only to examinees testing within the U.S.