SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP)

HR 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.

The SHRM-CP certification is for individuals that perform general HR/HR-related duties; or for those 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 is recommended.

The SHRM-CP exam is designed to assess the competency level of those who engage in HR work at the operational level. Work at this level includes duties such as implementing HR 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 $375
Application Fee  USD $475
Exam Duration  240 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%)