SHRM CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL (SHRM-CP)

 
​Human Resource 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. Earning your SHRM-CP 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.
 

 

Online SHRM Essentials of Human Resources Certificate Program

  • 15 hours
  • $845
 

Online SHRM-CP Certification Preparation

  • 36 hours
  • $1350

 

SHRM-CP ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Less than a Bachelor's Degree* HR-Related
Program

3 years in HR role
Non-HR 
Program

4 years in HR role
Bachelor's Degree HR-Related Degree
1 year in HR role
Non-HR Degree
2 years in HR role
Graduate Degree HR-Related Degree
Currently in HR Role
Non-HR Degree
1 year in HR role

*Less than a bachelor’s degree includes: working toward a bachelor’s degree, associate’s degree, some college, qualifying HR certificate program, high school diploma, or GED. 

Exam Format and Length 

  • Computer-based experience. 
  • 4 hours in length. 
  • 160 questions (95 knowledge items/65 situational judgment items).

 

2020-2021 Winter Testing Window: 

Dec. 1, 2020 – Feb. 15, 2021

APPLICATIONS  
ACCEPTED
EARLY-BIRD
APPLICATION  
DEADLINE
STANDARD
APPLICATION 
DEADLINE
June 1, 2020 Oct. 16, 2020  Dec. 1, 2020

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

 

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