Self-Study

SHRM offers several tools you can use if you prefer to learn and study on your own to prepare for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam.

SHRM Learning System

The SHRM Learning System is the most comprehensive resource for SHRM certification exam preparation. The SHRM Self-Study option is ideal for those that prefer to learn on their own schedule or who are on a budget.

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Effective and Proven Results

Designed for adult learners, this interactive system combines in-depth HR knowledge with real-life situations to help you master the material and set you up for success on your certification exam.

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Personalized Approach

The SHRM Learning System dynamically serves the content and tools you need to fill your unique gaps. It presents topics in bite-sized pieces so you can study anytime, anywhere that fits your schedule.

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Current and Relevant Topics

Be prepared for today’s complex HR challenges. The globally-applicable content helps you master the SHRM BASK and learn everything you need to be a forward-thinking, strategic and effective HR pro.

Supplemental Resources

The Ace Your SHRM Certification, 2nd Edition, and new SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP 40-practice question workbooks provide a deep dive into how the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certification exams are constructed, how SHRM Knowledge Items and Situational Judgment items are developed and include a wealth of study tips and preparation tools to ace your SHRM certification exam! Use these supplemental resources and the SHRM BASK to augment your learning experience.

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Ace Your SHRM Certification Exam

The official SHRM study guide for the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams.

This book also explains how the SHRM BASK is used as the blueprint for the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certification exams, and how you can use the information within to enhance your preparation. This guide contains 40 recently-administered, now-retired test items.

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Preparing for the SHRM-CP Exam

This workbook contains 40 recently administered now-retired SHRM-CP test items. It includes information about the item's difficulty and the rationales to explain why the Keyed response is scored as correct for both Knowledge and Situational Judgment Items.

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Preparing for the SHRM-SCP Exam

This workbook contains 40 recently administered now-retired SHRM-SCP test items. It includes information about the item's difficulty and the rationales to explain why the Keyed response is scored as correct for both Knowledge and Situational Judgment Items.

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