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The Future of HR is Here.

Earning your SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (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.

  • Focus On You
    SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP are based on the current HR landscape. More than 75% of examinees say the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams are more job relevant than any other HR certification.
  • Competency-Based
    SHRM’s credentials test your technical HR knowledge and your ability to effectively implement that knowledge as well—a powerful and necessary combination for any business leader.
  • Rely On Key Skills and Recognition
    Bring your knowledge, skills and competencies anywhere your career takes you, with universally relevant credentials built on a single comprehensive SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge.

The SHRM Learning System delivers the most effective and comprehensive SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP preparation. SHRM provides several learning options to suit any schedule or learning style. Choose the format that best matches your learning preference:

SHRM Education Partners: A traditional classroom setting, online format or a hybrid of the two, over a period of weeks or in a condensed format, led by a local, trusted training provider. Find a Partner in Your Area Now

SHRM Seminars: Available in-person and virtually. Led by a qualified SHRM-certified instructor, these seminars serve as a very valuable component to help you focus your study efforts and maximize your results by providing a comprehensive and detailed review of the SHRM BoCK in a structured learning environment. Find a SHRM Seminar in Your Area Now

2017 Spring Exam Window: May 1 - July 15, 2017 | Regular Application Deadline March 24 | Late Application Deadline April 14

2017 Winter Exam Window: December 1, 2017 - February 15, 2018 | Regular Application Deadline October 20 | Late Application Deadline November 10

For more information on applying, eligibility and sample exam questions, visit