SHRM Certification Handbook

Thank you for your interest in SHRM Certification! The information in the SHRM Certification Handbook will help you understand why the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP℠) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP℠) program was developed, how it is governed, its policies and procedures, and the steps you must take to earn and maintain your credential.

Please consult the program website,, for the most up-to-date information relating to the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP. Please use this handbook as a reference and supplement. While SHRM has made every effort to anticipate and address most questions in this guide, the website is your best source for details on future changes.

SHRM Certfication Handbook Form