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 Body of Competency and Knowledge (SHRM BoCK™) is the foundation for these certifications. The SHRM BoCK-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.
 (See The SHRM BoCK for additional information.)

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


SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP)

HR professionals who implement policies and strategies, serve as point of contact for staff and stakeholders, deliver HR services, and perform operational HR functions, should take the SHRM-CP exam. 

SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP)

HR professionals who develop strategies, lead the HR function, foster influence in the community, analyze performance metrics, and align HR strategies to organizational goals, should take the SHRM-SCP exam.

SHRM Certified Professional (CP) Certification for STUDENTS:

Students who are enrolled in their final year of an undergraduate or graduate degree program, and who have accumulated at-least 500 hours of an internship or practical HR experience are eligible to take up the SHRM Certified Professional - SHRM CP certification. As a part of this, SHRM will also provide complete Learning System (content) to the students.

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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 BoCK ®. SHRM has not authorised any other organisation or Individual as a representative for selling/distributing the same on its behalf.

Key Benefits



SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP are your credentials, based on the current HR landscape. This Certification is 100% focused on the competencies and knowledge all HR professionals need to lead in today’s business community.

Universal Skills & Recognition 

SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) are based on a single, comprehensive SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge™ (SHRM BoCK™) and are relevant worldwide, giving professionals the recognition and flexibility to use their knowledge, skills and competencies anywhere their career takes them. 

Competency & Knowledge 

Based SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP tests HR competencies as well as knowledge, and their application, to ensure the professional’s ability to demonstrate what they know, and what they can do with their knowledge in the variety of situations they encounter. 

Developed with Employers in Mind 

SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP are based on in-depth research focused on and backed by global employers and business leaders. They reflect what HR practitioners need to know to be leaders in their organizations and in the profession. 

Expanded Eligibility and Inclusivity 

SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recognize diversity in the HR profession. The eligibility requirements minimize barriers to participation and reflect current HR roles. The exam windows provide accessibility and flexibility for all eligible professionals worldwide. In addition, the new exam is affordable, making certification attainable by more professionals. 

SHRM Certification Learning Options 

The 2018 SHRM Learning System delivers the most effective SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certification preparation. Learning modules and online study tools teach you everything you need to prepare for your SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP certification exam. It presents you with an interactive, personalized path towards success with the Online Learning Center and is available through Self-Study and Virtual Instructor-Led programs.

Pricing & Enquiries


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

SHRM Learning System 2021 Non Member
Non Member
Special India Non Member PricingSpecial India Member Pricing

Self-Study using SHRM Learning System

$950 $725 INR 70,300 INR 56,601 INR 65,550 INR 52,776

Become a Member today!
(Inclusive of one-year Internet Membership and SHRM Learning System)

$1059 NA
NA INR 64,122
INR 60,297
Combo Offer: SHRM Learning System + Virtual Instructor Led Course
Non Member

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

INR 1,04,800 INR 87,276

Become a Member Today!
(Inclusive of Self-Study using SHRM Learning System + Virtual Instructor Led Certification Preparation Course + One-Year SHRM Internet Membership)

NA INR 92,797

Purchase SHRM Learning Systems

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To order the current SHRM Learning System or enroll for the Virtual Instructor-Led class please contact the SHRM India Team on 1-800-103-2198 (Toll Free) or email
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Archana Jerath
Business Leader - Operations, SHRM India


"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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