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SHRM Certification

The area of Certification is to increase the number of members who are certified as SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. In order to accomplish this, Certification is a resource to assist members in determining which certification to attain and to share information about important deadlines for members to prepare for and take the exam.

Set Yourself Apartwith SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP Certification

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.

Get Started:

  1. Determine your eligibility using the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP eligibility chart.
  2. Apply for the exam. Find upcoming deadlines, exam windows and fees and submit your application.
  3. Choose a SHRM certification preparation option, based on your learning style and schedule. Discover available learning options.
  4. Take the exam and leverage your certification! Continue ongoing learning and development through recertification.

The SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP credentials are:

Competency-Based. SHRM certification tests your ability to apply your knowledge on the job. After all, HR is about how you effectively implement your knowledge in the workplace every day.

Relevant. SHRM certifications directly link to on-the-job scenarios and realistic work situations.

Universally Applicable. Built upon one comprehensive SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge, SHRM certification is applicable across industries, geographic borders, job responsibilities and career levels.

Accredited. The SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams are accredited by the Buros Center for Testing, asserting that the HR credentials meet the highest standards in testing. 

Backed by SHRM. SHRM certification is the only HR certification offered by the world’s largest HR membership organization.

Upcoming SHRM Certification Prep Courses

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 Winter 2024

  Spring 2024
 January 9 - March 26, 2024  February 7 - April 24, 2024
 Tuesdays, 6:00-9:00PM  Wednesdays, 6:00-9:00PM
 Virtual via ZOOM  Hybrid
 Spring 2024  Fall 2024
 February 6 - April 23, 2024  September 4 - November 20, 2024
 Tuesdays, 6:00-9:00PM  Wednesdays, 6:00-9:00PM
 Virtual via ZOOM  Hybrid
 Summer 2024  
 June 4 - August 20, 2024  
 Tuesdays, 6:00-9:00PM  
 Virtual via ZOOM  
Fall 2024  
 September 3 - November 19, 2024  
 Tuesdays, 6:00-9:00PM  
 Virtual via ZOOM  

SHRM Certification Windows

The SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams are offered during two windows each year. When applying for the exam, you must apply during the application period that coincides with your testing window. Applications must be received by the standard deadline for each window.

Whether you are a SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP candidate, or a manager seeking training for your staff, our course can help you accomplish your certification and professional development goals. 

If you have unanswered questions about SHRM's Competency-Based Certification, you are highly encouraged to go to http://SHRMcertification.org to learn more!

Diane Nelson, SHRM-CP
RI SHRM Certification Director

Diane is the Director of Human Resources at Carey, Richmond & Viking Insurance in Middletown, RI. She has over 25 years' experience in human resources and specializes in policy administration, talent acquisition, training and development, and employee engagement. She was previously employed with Collette, Corvias Group, Bank Newport, and Citizens Bank.

Diane has earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Johnson & Wales University. Diane maintains both her SHRM-CP and HRCI credentials.

Contact Diane to learn more about SHRM Certification prep courses and initiatives and to join the SHRM Certification Committee. Email Diane at ri.shrm.certification@gmail.com.

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