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Certification 2019

    SHRM Certification:

    Advance Yourself, Advance Your Organization!

    The HR profession is no longer just about what you know, but rather how you effectively implement that knowledge in the workplace each and every day. The SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP credentials are state-of-the-art certifications offered by SHRM, the world’s largest HR membership organization and the industry leader in HR professional development.

    SHRM certifications directly link to on-the-job scenarios and realistic work situations, making them the most relevant certifications available for HR professionals. Built upon one comprehensive SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge (BoCK), SHRM certification is applicable across industries, geographic borders, job responsibilities and career levels. The SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP credentials are based on the current HR landscape, focusing on the competencies and knowledge HR professionals need to lead in today’s business community. The SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP credentials reflect what HR practitioners need to know to be leaders in their organizations and in the profession, and the exams are accredited by The Buros Center for Testing.

     Get the SHRM Certification App!

    The SHRM Certification App allows you to:

    • Easily add your PDCs under the Advance Your Education section.
    • Track all the activities you have already added to your record.
    • Search and filter approved activities by competency, date and location.
    • Discover upcoming activities in your area.
    • Find out when you’re ready to apply for recertification!

    Search for “SHRM Certification” in the App Store, or visit to download.

    Download the SHRM Body of Competency & Knowledge (SHRM BoCK)

    Download the SHRM Certification Handbook


    Prepare for the SHRM Certification Exam:

    SHRM Learning System:

    Professional Eligibility Requirements:

    Student Eligibility Requirements:

    Exam Windows and Fees:

    SHRM Foundation Certification Scholarships:


    Download the SHRM Recertification Handbook:


    • Recertification will be required every three years.
    • Professionals will need to earn 60 professional development credits (PDCs) in order to recertify.

    Recertification Application Fee:
    SHRM Members = $100 USD
    Nonmembers = $150 USD

    Recertification Requirements:

    Maintaining SHRM Certification:

    SHRM Recertification Auto-Fill Feature

    PDCs earned by SHRM members will be automatically uploaded to their recertification portal

    • SHRM Conferences
    • SHRM Seminars
    • SHRM eLearning sessions
    • SHRM membership is also now being auto uploaded

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