Frequently Asked Questions
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HR experience may be classified directly, as working in an HR role, or indirectly, by consulting, educating, or researching HR practices linked specifically to human resource management. If you have specific questions about your experience or which certification is right for you, review the eligibility requirements or contact email@example.com
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If you meet the eligibility requirements to sit for the SHRM-SCP exam you can apply for the SHRM-SCP exam.
The SHRM-CP credential is designed for HR professionals who are engaged primarily in operational roles—implementing policies, serving as the HR point of contact for staff and stakeholders, and/or performing day-to-day HR functions. If this is your focus, the SHRM-CP is likely your best option.
The 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.
The SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certifications are different from the HRCI credentials in several ways. Ultimately, the difference lies in focus and backing. Focus–SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certifications are behavioral competency-based and focused not only on affirming an HR professional’s knowledge of HR policy and practice, but also their ability to apply that knowledge in the work place. This is what makes it a powerful tool for employers.
Backing–SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certifications are the only credentials backed by SHRM, which means you have the power of the SHRM brand behind you (an organization with over 7 decades of serving the needs of HR professionals and advancing the practice of Human Resource management). When people see the SHRM name after your title they know they’re dealing with a level of expertise that can be matched by no other.
As a SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential holder, you have just taken your expertise to the next level.
The passing score and all candidate results on the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP are reported as scaled scores. The range of possible scores for the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams is 120 to 200; all candidates who pass the exam receive the maximum score of 200. The number of questions that have to be answered correctly varies depending on which form of the CP or SCP examination a candidate takes. The passing score is equal to a scale score of 200.
Earn 60 professional development credits (PDCs) within a 3-year recertification period that ends on the last day of the credential holder’s birth month.
Retake the certification exam at the end of the 3-year recertification period. If you plan on retaking the exam to renew your certification, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional assistance.
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The SHRM Learning System and the Certification Exams include both Knowledge and Situational Judgment questions. The formatting is similar, however they are developed by two separate entities so will not be exactly the same.
How long after studying the program should I wait to take the exam? We recommend that you ensure your study plan provides time for you to take the post-test and then close any identified knowledge gaps prior to your exam. In addition to that, you will want to balance the retention of information leading up to your exam. Therefore, we do not recommend a large gap in time between studying and sitting for the exam. Ultimately, your schedule should account for this.
Is it possible to prepare for the SHRM-SCP using only the BoCK? The SHRM BoCK was developed to identify the behavioral and technical competencies which are the foundation to effective HR job performance. It does not teach or thoroughly explain the concepts.