Define Yourself as an HR Leader with SHRM Certification
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Stand Out From Your HR Peers

This professional distinction sets you apart from your colleagues, proving your high level of knowledge and skills. Become an HR expert.


Learning Options

Flexible Study Options

SHRM has designed several learning options to suit different learning styles, schedules, group sizes and locations. Find your perfect fit.


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The SHRM Learning System provides you with an interactive, personalized path toward success for your certification or professional development needs.


Commit to Your Career

HR professionals like you are facing new and larger challenges each day due in part to a changing workforce, shifting legislation and regulations and so much more. Ensure you're prepared for these changes, and anything else thrown your way with SHRM's global HR credentials, SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP.

By becoming SHRM certified, you prove your knowledge, competency and value to colleagues and to employers looking for a competitive edge in today's global economy. Wherever your career takes you, your SHRM certification will define you as an HR expert and leader, and our course can help you get there.

SHRM Learning System

The SHRM Learning System delivers the most effective and comprehensive SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP preparation.


Why seek SHRM Certifcation?

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.

The curriculum provided in the SHRM Learning System is designed by global subject matter experts and covers the entire SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge (SHRM BoCK). Throughout the program HR professionals are encouraged to acquire the Competencies and Knowledge they'll need to effectively perform their jobs and achieve career success.

Benefits To You

You'll benefit from:

  • The SHRM Learning System, historically ranked the #1 HR certification prep tool.
  • Ability to acquire the knowledge and understand the behavioral competencies to help you prepare for the exam.
  • A structured and customized learning experience that keeps you on track.
  • Study wherever you go with mobile access and e-reader capability.
  • Eligibility for funding options. Approach your boss for potential company-funding. We've created a toolkit to help with this conversation. Visit the SHRM Learning System demo to access.
  • Earning up to 36 professional development credits (PDCs) if you are using this program for professional development only.

Benefits To Your Employer

Certification benefits your entire organization:

  • It demonstrates that your HR professionals have mastered the application of HR technical and behavioral competencies.
  • Certification prepares your HR staff to assume greater leadership roles and contribute to the strategic direction of your organization.
  • Exam preparation helps HR professionals bring new ideas to your organization that will help drive success.
  • It helps create a common HR language that optimizes consistency and effectiveness.
  • Certification is relevant worldwide, as exams cover the global SHRM BoCK.
  • Volume discounts for the SHRM Learning System are available on purchases of 2+. For more info, call +1.651.905.2617 or e-mail

Am I eligible for SHRM Certification?

Certification is a great choice for HR professionals who want to:

  • Increase their knowledge
  • Advance their skills
  • Earn recognition from the global community

SHRM Certification Eligibility Requirements

Advance your career.
If you're not interested in certification but want to improve your HR skills, this course provides a comprehensive and accelerated option for professional development. Participants gain a generalist viewpoint, refresh key ideas and concepts, strengthen their understanding of core behavior and technical competencies and increase productivity in the workplace.

For more information on eligibility, please visit here.

Study Tools

Enhance your learning experience with premier tools specifically designed to go beyond memorization-based certification credentials to measure an HR professional's most critical skill: the ability to apply HR principles to real-life, everyday situations. The 2019 SHRM Learning System offers a personalized SmartPath learning experience that is designed to dynamically adjust based on your progress and proficiency. Real-time results allow you to use your time wisely and increase readiness for the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exam.

Choose a program that is designed to help apply HR knowledge and competencies to real-life situations and advance your career while offering:

SHRM Learning System Modules


A Personalized Learning Experience

The 2019 SHRM Learning System allows you build a custom learning experience that helps identify HR topics you've already mastered and those you haven't, so you can tailor your studies to meet your needs.

Focused, Topic-level Learning

You'll learn one small topic segment at a time to ensure you have a clear understanding and can apply the concept quickly and easily on the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam and in your day-to-day HR responsibilities.

These learning modules also provide an in-depth exploration of the knowledge domains and behavioral competencies tested on the SHRM exams.

Real-time Knowledge Gap Analysis

Real-time results and detailed feedback from your learning progress and quiz scores help guide your study priorities and reach your goal more efficiently.

Resources to Boost Exam Confidence

Supplement your study time learning with flashcards, real-world HR knowledge, competencies in action, practice test questions and more to make sure you're ready for your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam.

Flexible Learning Options

Convienient learning options give you the ability to choose your perfect fit based on your personal preferences for scheduling, budget, instructor support and location.

SHRM Learning System Self Study Learning Option

Self-Study Option

This option gives you the ultimate flexibility. Use the convenient customization tools to design a study plan that best fits your schedule. Focus on any functional knowledge area or topic in any depth or sequence, before approaching the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP exam with confidence.

  • Learn at your own pace.
  • Study when and where your schedule allows.
  • Develop a personalized study plan.
  • Avoid the expense of off-site training and time away from work.

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SHRM Learning System Education Partner Learning Option

Education Partner Programs

For those looking for facilitated and structured guidance as they prepare, SHRM offers preparation courses led by SHRM-certified instructors, who combine the SHRM Learning System with their teaching to facilitate a comprehensive and detailed review of the current SHRM BoCK.

  • Classroom learning environment utilizes experienced, SHRM-certified instructors to provide structure and keep you on pace.
  • Peer discussion and real-world experiences help reinforce learning materials.
  • Take advantage of employer-funded tuition reimbursement.

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SHRM Educational Programs Learning Option

SHRM Educational Programs

Comprehensive and detailed review of the SHRM BoCK, held in a learning environment via both in-person and virtual options.

  • Programs are available in 3-day (in-person) or 7 or 9 weeks (virtual).
  • Led by qualified and certified instructors.
  • Outside-the-classroom assignments help reinforce sessions.
  • The virtual educational program delivery option allows realtime Q&As and chats between virtual participants, providing a dynamic virtual classroom experience. All virtual classes are recorded in their entirety for viewing at your convenience.

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SHRM Learning System Corporate Learning Option

Onsite Training & Development

Customized staff training at your location, virtually, or a hybrid of the two–eliminating costly travel expenses and time away from the office.

  • Customize a program to meet the specific needs of your organization.
  • Train and prepare your entire staff at your location, while eliminating costly travel expenses and fulfilling professional development requirements.
  • Promote a common HR language across your entire organization.

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