SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP)

The SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) credential is for individuals who perform general HR and HR-related duties at work; or for those pursuing a career in Human Resource Management. SHRM certification is the only HR certification offered by the world’s largest HR membership organization.

The SHRM-CP certification is intended for individuals that perform general HR/HR-related duties; or for currently enrolled students and individuals pursuing a career in Human Resource Management.

Candidates for the SHRM-CP certification are not required to hold an HR title and do not need a degree or previous HR experience to apply; however, a basic working knowledge of HR practices and principles or a degree from an Academically Aligned program is recommended.

The SHRM-CP exam is designed to assess the competency level of HR at the operational level. This level includes implementing policies, supporting day-to-day HR functions, or serving as an HR point of contact for staff and stakeholders.

SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP)

SHRM-CP Exam Summary:

Exam Name SHRM Certified Professional
Exam Code  SHRM-CP
Exam Fee USD $410
Application Fee  USD $510
Exam Duration  220 Minutes
Number of Questions  134
Passing Score  Pass / Fail (200 Scaled Score)
Format  Multiple Choice Questions
Schedule Exam  PROMETRIC
Sample Questions  SHRM-CP Exam Sample Questions and Answers
Practice Exam  SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) Practice Test 

SHRM Certified Professional Syllabus Topics:

Leadership (17%) Situational Judgment (40%) 
Business (16.5%)  Foundational Knowledge (10%) 
Interpersonal (16.5%)    
People (18%)   HR-Specific Knowledge (50%) 
Organization (18%)  
Workplace (14%)