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HR Certification

  Douglas Baber, MBA, DBA(c), SHRM-CP
  Director, HR Certification


Applicants must meet specific educational and work experience criteria at the time they submit their application in order to be eligible to sit for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam. These requirements are outlined below:




SHRM Certification Scholarships are awarded each year.


Scholarship: SHRM Certification exam and preparation (SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP)

Number: 220 scholarships distributed annually

Application Opens: January 15

Deadline: May 1

Results Notification: August 2*

Terms of Use: Expires within 12 months of issue date

Scholarships received August 2 must be used between August 2, 2020 and August 2, 2021

*If you applied for a SHRM certification scholarship by May 1, 2020, you will receive a notification by email about your scholarship status by close of business on August 2, 2020.

SHRM Specialty Credentials

  • Recognition of competency-based professional development accomplished in a focused field of practice
  • Demonstrate targeted competence in various key areas
  • Receive certificate of accomplishment along with a digital badge verifying your specialty
  • Valid for three (3) years from date of completion
  • Approved professional development activity for recertification credits for SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP

Learn more about specialty credentials here

Click HERE to access The Power of Certification: Advancing the Human Resources Profession!

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