Important Information about the Assurance of Learning® Assessment

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WHY TAKE THE ASSESSMENT?
STUDENT BENEFITS: Shows employers the student has acquired the minimum knowledge required to be a successful HR professional.

UNIVERSITY BENEFITS: Helps universities meet the accrediting body’s assurance of learning requirements, by showing that the HR degree program teaches what it states it will teach. (Free Technical Manual available.)

EMPLOYER BENEFITS: Employers know that student applicants have taken an additional step to ensure that their degree adequately prepares them for their career in HR. (Free Employers Guide Available).


CERTIFICATE OF LEARNING
The examinee will receive one of two certificates:

Proficient: Students at this level possess the basic/essential knowledge required to perform HR responsibilities.

 Advanced: Students at this level possess the comprehensive and integrated knowledge required to perform HR responsibilities.


APPLICATION PROCESS
One exam window at a time is open for applications. Please use the online application (If you are taking the exam outside the U.S., use the pdf application.) Once you complete the online application, you will receive two automated emails: 1) a receipt/acknowledgment of the application and payment; and 2) your Authorization to Test (ATT) letter, with instructions on how to contact Prometric to schedule your exam date, location and time.

RESULTS REPORT

Students will receive one of two notices upon completing the exam at the test site. If you answer enough questions correctly, you will receive a notice that you passed the exam. If we are unable to determine whether or not the number of questions you answered correctly equates to a passing result, you will receive a To Be Determined notice that states we are unable to determine your results based on your answers, and after additional analysis, you will receive your official results. While you complete the brief survey at the conclusion of the exam, this time is used by the system to calculate your results. Then, either the pass notice or the additional analysis notice will appear on the screen.

The formal results will be sent via regular mail within approximately six (6) but not later than eight (8) weeks after the test window closes. If you pass the exam, the Certificate of Learning will be sent with the official results document (see section below about the Certificate of Learning).

The time lag between the close of the test window and issuing the formal results reports allows SHRM to review all results and make adjustments based on information during this review period. If you receive the notice that states additional analysis is required to determine your results, this determination will be made during the time between the close of the test window and the time your official results report is mailed. The official results report will state if you passed or if you did not pass as a result of the additional analysis period.

Your official results report will be mailed to your primary address on record. If you do not receive your official results report, please contact the SHRM Assurance of Learning Assessment office at assessment@shrm.org any time between 8 weeks after the exam window closes and 3 months after the exam window closes. There will be a charge of $20.00 for requests received after 3 months (use this form to request a duplicate results report and/or certificate).

When will I receive my exam results?
The formal notification letter with the exam results will be sent via regular mail within approximately six (6) to eight (8) weeks after the test window closes, to the mailing address on record at SHRM. If you pass the exam, the Certificate of Learning will be sent with the official notification letter.


SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS
Accommodation Policy
Examinees with disabilities covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (or the Canadian/Australian equivalent) who need special arrangements to help them take the exam may request an accommodation. To make such a request, individuals must submit a completed Accommodation Request form (available by e-mailing assessment@shrm.org) and have an appropriate licensed professional complete the Documentation of Disability-Related Needs section. The Accommodation Request form, fully completed by the individual and licensed professional, must be received by SHRM, via e-mail to assessment@shrm.org, no later than 30 days before the individual’s scheduled test date. Upon approval, SHRM will provide reasonable and appropriate accommodations related to the testing process (e.g., extra exam time, using a reader, etc.). The information provided and any documentation regarding the disability and the need for accommodation in testing will be treated with strict confidentiality; the need for the accommodation will only be shared by SHRM with the testing center to facilitate the provision of the accommodation at the testing site. If the examinee has documentation from his or her university that confirms any accommodation granted by the university for similar requests for accommodation and those requests were granted by the university, that paperwork can be submitted in lieu of having an appropriate licensed professional complete the Document of Disability- Related Needs section of the form.


QUESTIONS?
Please see the FAQ for more information.