SHRM Certification

What is the certification

To meet business needs, SHRM has established two competency-based certifications, the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®) for early- and mid-career professionals and the SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP®) for senior-level practitioners. SHRM regards the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP as the new global standard in certification for the HR profession. 

SHRM (Certified Professional SHRM-CP ™ and Senior Certified Professional SHRM-SCP ™) Certifications:

  • represent the standard and the main credentials for HR professionals interested in universal recognition of their skills and knowledge;
  • are based on the Body of Competency and Knowledge (SHRM BoCK), updated on a continuous basis thanks to the contributions of industry experts, companies and international business leader


Why the certification

By incorporating key HR competencies and knowledge into the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams, SHRM’s certifications demonstrate to the global business community that the credential-holder has strong capabilities in both aspects of HR practice—competency and knowledge—that are required for effective job performance.

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.


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