​Shrm Senior Certified Professional

The SHRM-SCP certification is for individuals that have a work history of at least 3 years performing strategic level HR/HR-related duties; or for SHRM-CP credential holders who have held the credential for at least 3 years and are working in, or are in the process of transitioning to, a strategic level role.

Candidates for the SHRM-SCP certification are not required to hold an HR title and do not need a degree to apply.

The SHRM-SCP exam is designed to assess the competency level of those who engage in HR work at the strategic level. Work at this level includes duties such as developing HR policies and/or procedures, overseeing the execution of integrated HR operations, directing an entire HR enterprise, or leading the alignment of HR strategies to organizational goals.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they devoted at least 1,000 hours per calendar year (Jan. – Dec.) to strategic level HR/HR-related work. 

  • More than 1,000 hours in a calendar year does not equate to more than 1 year of experience.
  • Part-time work qualifies as long as the 1,000-hour per calendar year standard is met.
  • Experience may be either salaried or hourly.

Individuals who are HR consultants may demonstrate qualifying experience through the HR/HR-related duties they perform for their clients. Contracted hours must meet the 1,000-hour standard.

Refer to the SHRM BASK for detailed information on proficiency standards for this credential (i.e., Proficiency Indicators For All HR Professionals and For Advanced HR Professionals).

Applicants have the option to test from home through live remote proctoring.


2022 Testing Window 1: May 1 - July 15, 2022

APPLICATIONS  
ACCEPTED
EARLY-BIRD
APPLICATION  
DEADLINE
STANDARD
APPLICATION 
DEADLINE
January 4, 2022
March 18, 2022
 April 8, 2022


2021-2022 Winter Testing Window | December 1, 2021 - February 15, 2022

APPLICATIONS  
ACCEPTED
EARLY-BIRD
APPLICATION  
DEADLINE
EXTENDED
STANDARD
APPLICATION 
DEADLINE
EXTENDED
June 1, 2021
October 15, 2021
October 29, 2021
November 9, 2021
December 14, 2021


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


SHRM-SCP ​Exam Format and Length:

  • Computer-based testing experience. 
  • 4 hours in length (including 3 hours and 40 minutes of testing time). 
  • 134 questions (55 knowledge items/55 situational judgment items).

Early-Bird Exam Fee: 
SHRM member: $300 USD | Nonmember: $400 USD

Standard Exam Fee: 
SHRM member: $375 USD | Nonmember: $475 USD