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-CP Exam Summary:
|Exam Name||SHRM Certified Professional|
|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|
|Sample Questions||SHRM-CP Exam Sample Questions and Answers|
|Practice Exam||SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) Practice Test|
SHRM Certified Professional Syllabus Topics:
|Behavioural COMPETENCY CLUSTERS||ITEM TYPE|
|Leadership (17%)||Situational Judgment (40%)|
|Business (16.5%)||Foundational Knowledge (10%)|
|HR KNOWLEDGE DOMAINS||ITEM TYPE|
|People (18%)||HR-Specific Knowledge (50%)|