Applying As A Student

SHRM certification eligibility requirements for students changed at the beginning of 2022 and now only require a student to be actively enrolled in a degree program. WHY GET CERTIFIED IN HR?Did you know HR professionals who pass the SHRM certification exam report salaries 14%-15% higher than their peers who do not?* Take the first step and apply for the SHRM-CP today to launch and advance your HR career. Students seeking to earn the SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) credential must meet additional criteria to apply.  It's a Commitment to Your Career Development"It made me more confident in my decision-making skills, and I believe it will open doors for future opportunities." -Angela F., SHRM-CP

Certification Matters to Leadership

9 out of 10 HR executives agree it will be important for HR professionals to be SHRM-certified in the future.*

Get Ahead in Your HR Career

88% of HR professionals report that SHRM certification increases the likelihood of obtaining a promotion.*


We know you have what it takes to get certified in HR. Stand out in a competitive job market with three steps:

  1. Apply in the SHRM store. Be sure to select that you are applying as a student in the top-left corner to receive the correct rates!
      1. $149 – SHRM Student Members. All SHRM student members are eligible to apply!
      2. $179 – Join Now. Score discounted pricing on the SHRM-CP exam and one year of student membership! Add both the SHRM-CP and student membership to your cart in the SHRM store.
      3. $209 – Student Nonmember. Save money by becoming a SHRM student member! Add both the SHRM-CP and student membership to your cart in the SHRM store to save almost $80!
  2. Prepare from home via self-study, a virtual, instructor-led course, or through the Ace Your SHRM Certification Exam.
  3. Test at a testing center or via the remote-proctoring option on your preferred testing date.

Apply Now!

*Source: HR Careers Study, SHRM, 2020-2021