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 obtain the SHRM-SCP Certificate.
SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP®) – this professional certification can open doors for professional advancement, serve to harmonize standards with changing expectations and signal to employers advanced professional development.
Establish yourself as a globally-recognized human resource expert by earning the new standard in HR certification: SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP™).
This intensive 36-hour program combines expert instruction with the SHRM Learning System®.
This certification preparation program covers four knowledge domains: People, Organization, Workplace, and Strategy as well as eight behavioral competencies; Leadership & Navigation, Ethical Practice, Business Acumen, Relationship Management, Consultation, Critical Evaluation, Global & Cultural Effectiveness, and Communication.
Exam format and timing
Format:160 items (95 knowledge / 65 situational judgments /30 field test)
Timing: 4 hours in length
Exam testing windows
You’ll need to schedule your exams to fall within one of the two testing windows each year:
Spring Exam Window: May 1 – July 15
Winter Exam Window: December 1 – February 15
You can take the SHRM-SCP exam at Prometric Center.
Leadership & Navigation
Global & Cultural Effectiveness
Talent Acquisition & Retention
Learning & Development
Structure of the HR Function
Organizational Effectiveness & Development
Technology & Data
HR in the Global Context
Diversity & Inclusion
Corporate Social Responsibility
Employment Law & Regulations (U.S. only)
Business & HR Strategy