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. There are more than 100,000+ current SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP credential-holders across the globe.

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 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 

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.

Key Benefits

Focus on you

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. 

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must meet specific educational and work experience criteria at the time they submit their application in order to be eligible to sit for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam. Click here to view more details on the eligibility criteria (You will be redirected to another webpage so please return to the current page for further steps)

SHRM Certification Learning Options

The 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.

Preparation Tools Designed for Success

The SHRM Learning System delivers the most comprehensive, effective and up-to-date exam preparation tools available.

  • Designed for adult learners
  • Based on the SHRM BoCK tested on SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams
  • Comprehensive learning module (hard copies) and interactive online media resources with over 1,500 practice questions

Learning Modules provide an in-depth exploration of the SHRM BoCK™ and Knowledge Domains and Behavioral Competencies tested on the SHRM exams. The module content is embedded online, available in downloadable e-reader format, and in print.

  • Leadership & Navigation
  • Ethical Practice
  • Business Acumen
  • Consultation
  • Critical Evaluation
  • Relationship Management
  • Global & Cultural Effectiveness
  • Communication
  • HR Strategic Planning
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Employee Engagement & Retention
  • Learning & Development
  • Total Rewards
  • Structure of the HR Function
  • Organizational Effectiveness & Development
  • Workforce Management
  • Employee & Labor Relations
  • Technology Management
  • HR in the Global Context
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Risk Management
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • U.S. Employment Law & Regulations (U.S. Only)

Online SHRM Testing Portal

  • Covers Both SHRM-CP/ SHRM-SCP Content
  • Consist of Pre-Test, Post Study Test, Case studies, module wise and bonus tests, glossary, resources etc.
  • Offers Four Easy Steps to Success
  • Easy Navigation to Key Information

When a candidate purchases the Study material SHRM will dispatch 4 hard copies of the Learning System and the online study portal which is valid for 18 months from the date of SHRM activation.


  1. Apply for SHRM Membership
    Use Membership promo code INORG229 and pay Rs.4,725 (special Genpact pricing). Within 3-4 hours you will receive your welcome mail from with your membership ID and password. Once you receive your credentials please proceed to procure the study material. (Incase you are currently a SHRM member then proceed to Step 2) Imp Note: No debit or amex cards accepted

  2. Purchase the Study Material
  3. and create a login, select the Member drop down option and fill in the required info as requested and pay for the study material. Pricing as below:

    Individual Rate Individual
    Become a Member
    Non Member
    Self Study using SHRM
    Learning System
    INR 48,510 INR 55,755 INR 43,785

    Once the payment has been made for the study material it will take 7-10 working days for the candidate to receive the courier. Please mention your correct address at the time of payment. The online study portal will be released within 3-4 working days post receipt of payment.

    3. Apply for the exam

    Once the candidate is ready to take the exam post preparation only then they should apply for the exam. Ideally the candidate should appear for the exam within 2 testing windows or 1 year of procuring the books.

    Exam Windows and Exam Fees

    Click here to view the 2 exam application windows and the exam fees. (You will be redirected to another webpage so please return to the current page for the enrolment process)

    Exam Application Process

    Click Here to Apply for the exam. (You will be redirected to another webpage so please return to the current page for the enrolment process)

    Questions and enquiries?

    Please contact Apurv Amanesh at 9899974493 or email or call SHRM India Member Care team at 18001032198 or email for more details.

    Additional Information on the exam

    Exam Prep

    The distribution of items with respect to content and item type is essentially the same for both the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams. Approximately half of the items on each exam are allocated across the three behavioral competency clusters, and the other half are allocated across the three HR knowledge domains. The table indicates that approximately 40 percent of the items on each exam are situational judgment items, with the remainder being stand-alone items measuring either knowledge that is foundational to the behavioral competencies.



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