SHRM Certification

SHRM Certification


To meet business needs, SHRM has established two competency-based certifications, the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®) for early - and mid-career professionals and the SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP®) for senior-level practitioners. SHRM regards the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP as the new global standard in certification for the HR profession.

The SHRM Certification Edge

The SHRM Body of Applied Skills and Knowledge (SHRM BASK) is the foundation for these certifications. The SHRM BASK - the product of rigorous research involving thousands of HR professionals organizes eight behavioral competencies into three clusters: Leadership (Leadership & Navigation, Ethical Practice), Interpersonal (Relationship Management, Communication, Global & Cultural Effectiveness), and Business (Business Acumen, Consultation, Critical Evaluation). Additionally there are 15 HR knowledge areas that are critical to the success of any HR professional.

By incorporating key HR competencies and knowledge into the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams, SHRM's certifications demonstrate to the global business community that the credential-holder has strong capabilities in both aspects of HR practice-competency and knowledge-that are required for effective job performance.

Choosing a Certification

For more than 70 years HR professionals worldwide have looked to SHRM for comprehensive resources to help them contribute more effectively in the workplace, accelerate their careers, and develop strategic perspectives on human resource management. In continued support of this effort, SHRM has established two behavioral competency-based certifications: 


For HR professionals functioning at the operational level performing duties such as implementing HR policies, supporting day-to-day HR functions, or serving as an HR point of contact for staff and/or stakeholders.


For HR professionals functioning at the strategic level performing duties such as developing HR policies and strategies, overseeing the execution of integrated HR operations, or directing an entire HR enterprise.

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SHRM has two levels of competency-based certifications, the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®) for early- and mid-career professionals and the SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP®) for senior-level practitioners. SHRM regards the SHRM-CP ® and SHRM-SCP ® as the new global standard in certification for the HR profession. In India SHRM CP ® and SHRM SCP ® are distributed directly by SHRM, SHRM India or through our channel partners Access Management. SHRM India also has an exclusive partnership with XLRI & Talent Edge for delivering the HCM Program based on the SHRM Certification BASK ®. SHRM has not authorised any other organisation or Individual as a representative for selling/distributing the same on its behalf.

Top 5 Reasons to Become SHRM Certified


Earning a SHRM certification is an outward reflection of your commitment to the world of HR and the desire to help build better workplaces. According to SHRM research, SHRM credential holders report being more committed to the HR profession than their non-certified counterparts and indicate a greater sense of pride in their role as an HR professional.


The SHRM certification exams cover the eight behavioral competencies and 15 functional knowledge areas described in the SHRM BASK. But SHRM certification is about more than book smarts: To qualify to take the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam, you must also have real-world HR experience. Being well-versed in many different aspects of HR provides SHRM credential-holders with the flexibility to be strong performers. Knowledge plus experience combine to prove that you are a skilled and well-rounded HR professional.


Just as a certified public accountant (CPA) is trusted to thoroughly understand and apply the principles of accounting, and a project management professional (PMP) is trusted to know how to successfully lead projects, the same trust comes with a SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential. According to SHRM research, SHRM-certified professionals receive higher levels of respect from their colleagues and peers than HR staff who are not certified, and more SHRM credential-holders report that they are highly prepared for business situations.


Holding a SHRM certification demonstrates your ability to function as an effective HR practitioner at the operational or strategic level. This mark of distinction not only has the potential of elevating your competitive standing in the workplace and/or job market but can also lead to increased earning potential. According to SHRM research, SHRM credential holders report salaries higher than non-certified professionals and agree that holding a SHRM certification increases the likelihood of obtaining a promotion in the field.


SHRM-CPs and SHRM-SCPs participate in various types of professional development activities to keep their knowledge and skills current and relevant. To maintain the credential, SHRM-certified professionals must earn at least 60 professional development credits every three years-so the learning never stops.

Pricing & Enquiries


The pricing for the Self-Study Program is as follows:

SHRM Learning System 2023
Special India Non Member PricingSpecial India Member Pricing

Self-Study using SHRM Learning System

INR 78,913 INR 61,247

Become a Member today!
(Includes SHRM Learning System and 1 year SHRM Global Membership)

INR 69,204
 *STANDARD India Member Pricing is Rs.67,160.

Combo Offer: SHRM Learning System
+ Virtual Instructor Led Course

Non Member


Self-Study using SHRM Learning System + Virtual Instructor Led Certification Preparation Course

INR 1,16,413

INR 93,747


INR 101,704

*The cost is inclusive of Learning System.

IMP NOTE: 'To avail the SHRM Member or Become a member price please CLICK HERE to pay for the SHRM Global Membership first then you can Click on Purchase SHRM Learning to purchase the study material. Call the SHRM Team for a promo code to avail the special India pricing.

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To order the current SHRM Learning System or enroll for the Virtual Instructor-Led class please contact the SHRM India | Email: | Phone: 1800-103-2198 (Toll Free) | WhatsApp: +9198105 03727.
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"Cognizant has many talented HR professionals. Having my SHRM-CP certification has helped with my credibility as a HR professional. My certification has contributed to my professional success, shown by my growth in position, and responsibilities. Confidence and respect, the SHRM-CP certification allowed me to have it all." 

Rohit Das, SHRM CP | Executive Coach, L&D - Cognizant 

"The overall process of certification is value adding, the competencies are aligned to the business world and help HR professionals explore various perspectives. A certified professional also gains more credibility." 

Renu Tandon, SHRM SCP | GM, HR - Rohan Builders India Pvt Ltd. 

"Have done the course on SHRM-SCP. It's an excellent exposure to the practical HR knowledge which is required on the job. Also it gives information on the world practices." 

Pradyut Kumar DeMandal, SHRM SCP | HR Business Partner - Reliance Capital 

SHRM-XLRI Certificate in HRM

SHRM & XLRI bring to you a unique executive certificate programme in Human Resource Management.

Designed to equip students with a comprehensive understanding of Human Resource Management landscape, the program focusses on the critical knowledge, skills and competencies needed by HR professionals to scale the next level of success by evolving into global business leaders. Uniquely, it helps one prepare for the global. SHRM certification exams SHRM SCP.

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