SHRM-SCP certification is designed for HR professionals at a senior level who operate primarily in a strategic role—developing policies and strategies, overseeing the execution of HR operations, analyzing performance metrics, and/or contributing to the alignment of HR strategies to organizational goals.

Adding your SHRM Certification to your professional profile will draw special attention to your achievement, and to the time and discipline involved in pursuing and attaining your goal. The HR community is assured that you have met the standards to become certified by SHRM.

HR professionals who develop strategies, lead the HR function, foster influence in the community, analyze performance metrics, and align HR strategies to organizational goals, should take the SHRM-SCP exam.


Less than a bachelor’s degree includes: working toward a bachelor’s degree; associate’s degree; some college; qualifying HR certificate program; high school or GED.

Exam Format and Length

-Computer-based experience.

-Up to 4 hours in length.

-180 questions (90 knowledge/40 situational judgment/30 field test items).

Exam Fee

-SHRM Member: $300* USD

-Non-member: $400* USD

*Includes $50 USD non-refundable application fee

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