Study Aids & Add-Ons

SHRM offers several supplemental resource options as companion resources to the SHRM Body of Applied Skills and Knowledge (SHRM BASK) and the SHRM Learning System as you prepare for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exams. Take your preparation to the next level with these materials to ensure you are fully prepared for your SHRM certification examination experience.

We encourage all certification seekers to take advantage of the variety of preparation tools SHRM has to offer, including actual retired SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exam questions available below.

Complete your preparation journey by gaining key insights into how the SHRM exams are constructed, discovering which study approach is right for you, ways to manage test anxiety, understanding test center security protocols, and numerous other test-taking tips, traits, and tidbits that will allow you to maximize your preparedness.

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Free Practice Questions

Try a few real, retired exam items!

These SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP practice items are real exam questions that appeared on exams in previous years and are now retired. Each set features 10 complimentary exam questions, giving you experience answering the types of questions that are found on the SHRM certification exams; each designed to reflect the eligibility and experience reflected on the corresponding exam.

The Ace your SHRM Certification Exam Study Guide and the two workbooks contain additional practice questions; all unique to the particular resource.

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The Official SHRM Study Guide *

The Ace Your SHRM Certification Exam, 2nd Edition offers a short, but powerful guide to help demystify the SHRM-CP® and SHRM-SCP® certification exams complete with:

  • · Updated to reflect how the SHRM BASK is used as the blueprint for the certification exams.
  • · Researched best practices for studying based on actual examinee feedback.
  • · Ensure test day readiness, whether you are testing at a Prometric test center or testing via remote proctoring.
  • · Proven strategies for managing test anxiety.
  • · Guides to terminology and acronyms, and much more!

Includes 40 unique SHRM exam retired practice items, including scenario-based Situational Judgment items with difficulty feedback, key labeling, and a short description that provides the rationale for the correct answer.

* This study guide is included with the SHRM Learning System as one of the companion study resources on the Assess page.

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Preparing for the SHRM-CP & SHRM-SCP Workbooks

SHRM credential seekers will gain first-hand exposure to the types of questions they will encounter on the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exams.

All retired-exam questions were developed and validated by a global network of HR expert volunteers, all active SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP credential holders.

Each workbook includes forty (40) unique recently administered now-retired SHRM 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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