Determine your eligibility using the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP eligibility chart.

Apply for the exam. Find upcoming deadlines, exam windows and fees and submit your application.

Choose a SHRM certification preparation option, based on your learning style and schedule. Discover available learning options.

Take the exam and leverage your certification! Continue ongoing learning and development through recertification.


Earning your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential makes you a valuable asset to your organization, keeping you and your organization more competitive in today's economy. This professional distinction sets you apart from your colleagues, proving your high level of knowledge and skills.


Certification not only prepares you for the challenges ahead, but also sets you on a path for further success. By earning your SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP®) credential, you demonstrate that you’re invested in your career and ready to lead.

Unlike memorization-based certification credentials, SHRM certification measures an HR professional's most critical skill: the ability to apply HR principles to real-life situations. No other exam compares.

Prove your HR knowledge—and how you can apply that knowledge on the job. Gain a platform to show you’re ready to take on the next challenge.

​​SHRM Member $ 1495.00
Non-SHRM Member $1755.00

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with SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP Certification

Prepare for the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP by attending a virtual prep session brought to you by the California State Council of SHRM.  Led by SHRM qualified instructors, sessions are held each spring and fall prior to the scheduled testing session.

Sessions will be noted on this page as they are available for registration.  


SHRM-CP / SHRM-SCP Exam Prep Course

​Prepare for the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP by attending the exam prep session brought to you by the CalSHRM.  Sessions are held each Spring and Fall prior to the scheduled testing session. Sessions will be noted on this page as they are available for registration.  

Led by qualified and certified HR Instructors, our intensive SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP exam preparation seminars, combined with the SHRM Learning System, present a comprehensive and detailed review of the current SHRM Body of Competency & Knowledge™ (SHRM BOCK™).  By attending, you will be able to identify areas of strength and build on them. You will also see where you need further concentrated study in preparation for either exam.