EVOLUTION OF HR

Business leadership has changed over recent decades. We now live and work in a global economy, in which geographic borders are virtually non-existent, and innovation, agility and strategy are critical success factors. The HR profession operates at the core of this global economy, ensuring the alignment of organizational strategy with a high-performing workforce. The new SHRM credentials, SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), address these new roles.

As the leading advocate for HR professionals worldwide, providing HR research and education, SHRM launched an unparalleled study to define not only the knowledge, but also the competencies required of today’s HR leaders. The result of this rigorous research was the SHRM HR Competency Model which forms an important foundation for the new SHRM Certification.

Next-Generation SHRM Certification – SHRM-CP & SHRM-SCP Available in 2015

The new SHRM Certification recognizes that HR professionals are at the core of leading organizational success:

  • It is built on one singular Body of Competency and Knowledge (BoCK) designed to elevate the HR profession around the world.
  • It tests the HR professional’s competency—the ability to put that knowledge to work through critical thinking and application.
  • It demonstrates that the HR professional is a technical expert and has mastered the application of HR technical and behavioral competencies, through practice and experience, to drive business results.
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UNIVERSAL SKILLS AND RECOGNITION

SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) are based on a single, comprehensive Body of Competency and Knowledge (BoCK) and are relevant worldwide, giving professionals the recognition and flexibility to use their knowledge, skills and competencies anywhere their career takes them.

Developed with employers in mind

SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP are based on in-depth research focused on —and backed by— global employers and business leaders. They reflect what HR practitioners need to know to be leaders in their organizations and in the profession.

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Knowledge and competency

SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP test HR knowledge as well as competencies and their application to ensure the professional’s ability to demonstrate what they know, and what they can do with their knowledge in the variety of situations they encounter.

Focus On You

SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP are your credentials, based on the current HR landscape. This Certification is 100% focused on the knowledge and competencies all HR professionals need to lead in today’s business community.

Expanded eligibility and inclusivity

SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recognize diversity in the HR profession. The eligibility requirements minimize barriers to participation and reflect current HR roles. The exam windows provide accessibility and flexibility for all professionals worldwide. In addition, the new exam is affordable, making certification attainable by more professionals.

Eligibility Requirements

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  • Applicants must show that they are working in an HR role for more than 1,000 hours within a calendar year, which equates to 1 year of experience.
  • HR experience can be in an exempt or non-exempt capacity.
  • SHRM membership is not required to attain the new SHRM Certification.

WHAT QUALIFIES AS HR-RELATED?

CERTIFICATE PROGRAM:

Applicants with less than a bachelor’s degree may complete an HR Certificate Program from an accredited institution completing 8 courses that cover the fundamentals in HR (i.e. Principles of HRM; Compensation & Benefits; Organizational Development; Recruitment & Selection; Employment Law; Training & Development; Employee Relations; Performance Management).

BACHELOR’S (or global equivalent^):

HR-related degrees may include but are not limited to the following: BA or BS degree with a concentration in HR, Organizational Behavior, Industrial Relations, Organizational Development, Management and Leadership.

Outside the U.S. HR-related bachelor programs may include the following:

Outside the U.S. HR-related bachelor programs may include the following: BBA with emphasis in HRM; Bachelor of Commerce with concentration in Managing People and Organizations; Bachelor of Business in Pedagogy with a concentration in HR.

GRADUATE (or global equivalent^):

HR-related degrees may include but are not limited to the following: MA or MS in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, MAM with HR concentration, Organizational Leadership or Leadership Development with HR concentration, Human Capital Development, Organizational Behavior, Labor Relations, or Industrial Relations.

2014 2015 2016
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December 2014: 2015 SHRM Learning System® available for purchase. January-December 2015: Certified HR Professionals* eligible to obtain new credential through online tutorial process January 2015: Applications for first test window accepted. Spring-Summer 2015: First test window for new exam. Winter 2015-2016: Second test window for new exam. *Must receive their certification by January 31, 2015.
  • December 2014

    2015 SHRM Learning System® available for purchase.

  • January-December 2015

    Certified HR Professionals* eligible to obtain new credential through online tutorial process.

  • January 2015

    Applications for first test window accepted.

  • Spring-Summer 2015

    First test window for new exam.

  • Winter 2015-2016

    Second test window for new exam.

  • January 31, 2015

    *Must receive their certification

Please provide the following information, and we will contact you as more details become available:

Are you currently certified?*
Are you a SHRM member?*
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