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SHRM Learning System

Study for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification exam with the most comprehensive and effective online preparation program available.

Study For SHRM Certification

The 2024 SHRM Learning System offers comprehensive and personalized preparation for SHRM Certification. Candidates who prepare with the SHRM Learning System have significantly higher SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP pass rates than those who do not.

This interactive online learning tool creates a personalized study path, based on your knowledge, experience and goals, to help you optimize your study time, learn the SHRM Body of Applied Skills and Knowledge® (SHRM BASK®) and approach the SHRM Certification exams with confidence.

The SHRM Learning System fits any learning style, allowing busy HR professionals the freedom to decide when, where and how to study for their SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification.

When you use the SHRM Learning System, you’ll have access to:

  • Customized Study Plan:
    Your customized study plan optimizes your valuable study time by focusing on your upcoming SHRM Certification exam date and your knowledge gaps, based on a series of pre-tests. As you complete your learning activities, which may include in-depth study or a quick review, you’ll see your study plan update in real time. Helpful and motivating reminders will keep you on track for success.
  • Online Topic Cards:
    Visualize your study plan through a series of topic cards, depicting your study topics and progress. Click on a card to access a topic overview or more in-depth study activities. As you complete a topic, another will take its place in your study plan. Want to modify your study plan? Simply drag and drop topic cards on and off your study plan.
  • Online Learning:
    Fill your knowledge and competency gaps with interactive online reading content, visuals, and audio segments that teach the entire SHRM BASK. (Printed materials are available for an additional fee.) Then, assess your understanding with flashcards and periodic quizzes. Based on your results, the SHRM Learning System will either guide you forward to the next topic or provide you with suggested content for further review.
  • Practice Questions:
    Test your knowledge and increase exam day confidence with 2,700+ practice questions presented through online quizzes and a practice exam that includes questions previously used on actual SHRM Certification exams.
  • Bonus Resources:
    A digital copy of Ace Your SHRM Certification Exam study guide, which includes study guidance, test taking tips as well as additional practice questions, is included in every SHRM Learning System.

How Does the SHRM Learning System Work?

Assess & Plan

Enter your projected exam date and complete four short pre-tests to establish your current understanding of SHRM BASK topics and identify your knowledge gaps. Then watch as the SHRM Learning System creates your customized study plan.


Study & Learn

Follow your personalized study plan, designed to help you complete your studies in the most efficient way possible. Drag and drop topic cards to modify your study plan as you access online reading, audio segments and interactive study tools.

Apply & Reinforce

Put your learning to the test with more than 2,700 practice questions and a wide range of engaging tools that include flashcards, quizzes and more.

Review & Succeed

Finish your studies with test-taking tips and a timed, 134-item practice exam to ensure you're ready to pass the SHRM Certification exam.

Learning Modules

Learning Modules

The SHRM Learning System consists of four learning modules based on the SHRM Body of Applied Skills & Knowledge® (SHRM BASK®). The information is broken down into consumable topics to ensure you understand and can apply it on the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam and in everyday practice.

  • Leadership & Navigation
  • Ethical Practice
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Relationship Management
  • Communication
  • Global Mindset
  • Business Acumen
  • Consultation
  • Analytical Aptitude
  • HR Strategy
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Employee Engagement & Retention
  • Learning & Development
  • Total Rewards
  • Structure of the HR Function
  • Organizational Effectiveness & Developme
  • Workforce Management
  • Employee & Labor Relations
  • Technology Management
  • Managing a Global Workforce
  • Risk Management
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • U.S. Employment Law & Regulations

Interested in Learning More About the SHRM Learning System?

The free SHRM Learning System demo will provide you with sample portions of the text, practice tests and more!