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    SHRM Certification- The New Credential for HR Professionals

    Many of you are like me and this is your year to recertify.  Remember that recertification is on a 3 year cycle and must be done before the end of your birthday month.  SHRM has made it super easy with the SHRM Certification App.  You can download it for free.  The app allows you to instantly track PDCs!!!  Additionally, any SHRM (national) conferences or PDC approved SHRM functions are tracked for you automatically!!!

    Important SHRM Certification link www.SHRM.org/certification .  This link provides you with everything that you need to know about certification.  Below you will find some very important dates and information related to certification.

    SHRM certification and recertification Scholarships 
    Deadline: April 10, 2018

    • The SHRM Foundation will award 220 scholarships in 2018, with 110 awarded this spring to individuals seeking a SHRM certification. Twenty scholarships are reserved for SHRM members who are engaged in veterans or aging workforce issues in a professional or volunteer capacity
    • New in 2018–the SHRM Foundation will award 40 scholarships in 2018, with 20 awarded this spring to support individuals who are renewing their SHRM certification

    Application tips
    The SHRM Foundation has created a handy checklist for HR professionals and students who are applying for any scholarship, whether its a SHRM certification, one of the foundation’s academic scholarships or a graduate student award.

     

    Most scholarship applications involve three parts: a resume, an essay and recommendation letters. We offer advice on tackling all three components and remind applicants of some of the most common pitfalls, including forgetting to proofread!

     

    For more information about scholarship and award deadlines, make sure to visit the SHRM Foundation deadlines page.

     

    SHRM-SCP/SHRM-CP EXAM WINDOWS

    2018 Spring Exam Window: May 1 - July 15, 2018

    Applications
    Accepted

    Regular 
    Application 
    Deadline

    Late 
    Application 
    Deadline

     Jan. 2

    Mar. 23

    Apr. 13

    2018 Winter Exam Window: Dec. 1, 2018 - Feb. 15, 2019

    Applications
    Accepted

    Regular 
    Application 
    Deadline

    Late 
    Application 
    Deadline

    May 14

    Oct. 19

    Nov. 9

    The testing windows are the dates during which the exams are administered. The regular application deadline dates are the dates during which candidates can register for the exam. Candidates who apply during the late application period will incur a nonrefundable late fee.

    Please note: The exam application deadlines close at 11:59 PM, ET.

     

    SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP EXAM FEES

    Exam Fees

    SHRM Member Price

    Nonmember Price

    Exam Fee (SHRM-CP & SHRM-SCP)

    $300 USD

    $400 USD

    Application Processing Fee 
    (nonrefundable)

    $50 USD
    (included in exam fee)

    $50 USD
    (included in exam fee)

    Late Application Fee
    (nonrefundable)

    $75 USD

    $75 USD

    Transfer Fee

    $100 USD
    (subject to additional $53 Prometric exam cancellation fee when applicable)

    $100 USD
    (subject to additional $53 Prometric exam cancellation fee when applicable)

    Retest Fee

    Full exam fee

    Full exam fee

    Rescore Fee

    $50 USD

    $50 USD

    Following each administration of the SHRM certification exams, in accordance with guidance from the SHRM Certification Commission, SHRM publishes the global exam pass rates for the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP. These scores reflect the percentage of examinees across the world who have successfully earned their credentials by passing the relevant exams.

    Exam Period

    SHRM-CP Pass Rate

    SHRM-SCP Pass Rate

    May - July 2015

    70%

    57%

    Dec. 2015 - Feb. 2016

    69%

    58%

    May - July 2016

    67%

    57%

     Dec. 2016 - Feb. 2017

    70%

     56%  

     May - July 2017

     71% 

    56%