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2020 SHRM Certification

    February 11, 2020

    SHRM Certification

    2019-2020 Winter Testing Window: 
    Dec. 1, 2019 – Feb. 15, 2020

    2020 Spring Testing Window: 
    May 1 - July 15, 2020

    2020-2021 Winter Testing Window: 
    Dec. 1, 2020 - Feb. 15, 2021


    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 profession is no longer just about what you know—facts and figures—but rather how you effectively implement that knowledge in the workplace each and every day. SHRM certification provides you the opportunity to prove not only what you know but also how you can apply that knowledge on the job. 

    SHRM certifications directly link to on-the-job scenarios and realistic work situations. Seventy-three percent of examinees say the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams are HR job-relevant.

    Built upon one comprehensive SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge™ (SHRM BoCK™), SHRM certification is applicable across industries, geographic borders, job responsibilities and career levels

    More than 5,000 employers are seeking SHRM credential-holders every month. 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. Boost your confidence to take that next step in your HR career or to distinguish yourself in a job search. 

    Based on in-depth research focused on—and backed by—global employers and business leaders, the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP credentials reflect what HR practitioners need to know to be leaders in their organizations and in the profession. 

    The SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams are accredited by the Buros Center for Testing, asserting that the HR credentials meet the highest standards in testing. Learn More.

    SHRM certification is the only HR certification offered by the world's largest HR membership  organization. As the industry leader in HR professional development, SHRM has supported more than 100,000 employers representing 115 million employees worldwide.