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

This pandemic has changed the landscape for all professionals and as we navigate through these challenges, HR Florida wants to be there for you and your certification needs.  Are you studying for or thinking about taking a SHRM Certification Exam (SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP)?  If so, we are providing some options to help maximize your learnings and prepare you for your certification.  Here is the upcoming winter testing window information.

2020 Testing Schedule

Eligibility Criteria

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:



Online Study Group / Certification Cram Sessions

HR Florida Executive Council & select Council Members will be hosting a weekly online study group / cram session for our members across the state.  The online training sessions will be hosted by an SHRM Certified Professional / Senior Certified Professional.  Each study group session will be recorded and uploaded to our training library for future viewing. 

Cram Session #1

Cram Session #2

Cram Session #3

Cram Session #4


2020 SHRM Certification Handbook

2020 SHRM Recertification Requirements Handbook

2020 SHRM Recertification Provider Program Guide

Certification Honorarium(s)

We understand that these times are challenging and every penny counts.  Therefore, in effort to reward our members that continue to further their professional education during this pandemic, HR Florida is pleased to offer members a chance to be offered a $500 Certification Honorarium(s) for the revised spring testing window.   Each successful chapter member in good standing that passes the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP will be entered into a raffle following the close of the revised spring testing window.  Chapter Certification Directors and/or members that pass the exams are responsible for sending passing names and credentials to Douglas Baber, SHRM-CP, HR Florida Certification Director, at to be entered in the raffle! Good luck, members!

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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