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Earning your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential makes you a recognized expert and leader in the HR field—and 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.

 

EXAM WINDOWS AND FEES

  2020 Spring Testing Window:    May 1 - July 15, 2020   


APPLICATIONS
ACCEPTED
EARLY-BIRD 
APPLICATION 
DEADLINE
STANDARD 
APPLICATION 
DEADLINE
January 6, 2020
March 20, 2020
April 10, 2020

 

2020-2021 Winter Testing Window:  Dec. 1, 2020 – Feb. 15, 2021

APPLICATIONS
ACCEPTED
EARLY-BIRD 
APPLICATION 
DEADLINE
STANDARD 
APPLICATION 
DEADLINE
May 13, 2020
Oct. 16, 2020
Nov. 6, 2020

 

The testing windows are the dates during which the exams are administered. The application dates are when candidates can register for the exam.

Please note: The exam application deadlines close at 11:59 PM, ET.

 

SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP EXAM FEES

Exam FeesSHRM Member PriceNonmember Price
Early-Bird Exam Fee 
$300 USD$400 USD
Standard Exam Fee
$375 USD*
(*includes non-refundable $75 standard deadline fee)
$475 USD*
(*includes non-refundable $75 standard deadline fee)
Application Processing Fee
(nonrefundable)
$50 USD
(included in exam fees)
$50 USD
(included in exam fees)
Transfer Fee$100 USD
(subject to additional $53 Prometric exam cancellation fee when applicable)
$100 USD
(subject to additional $53 Prometric exam cancellation fee when applicable)
Retest FeeFull exam feeFull exam fee
Rescore Fee$50 USD$50 USD

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Applicants must meet specific educational and work experience criteria at the time they submit their application in order to be eligible to sit for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam. These requirements are outlined below:

SHRM-CP AND SHRM-SCP ELIGIBILITY CHART

CredentialLess than a Bachelor's Degree*Bachelor's DegreeGraduate Degree
HR-Related Program
Non-HR ProgramHR-Related DegreeNon-HR DegreeHR-Related DegreeNon-HR Degree
SHRM-CP**3 years in HR role4 years in HR role1 year in HR
role
2 years in HR roleCurrently in HR role1 year in HR role
SHRM-SCP6 years in HR role7 years in HR role4 years in HR role
5 years in HR role3 years in HR
role
4 years in HR role
*Less than a bachelor’s degree includes: working toward a bachelor’s degree, associate’s degree, some college, qualifying HR certificate program, high school diploma, or GED.

 

 

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Acadiana SHRM offers SHRM and HRCI credits for most of our events.