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HR Certification

    Certification - Definition & Eligibility Requirements

    For detailed information about SHRM, see www.shrm.org

    For detailed information about HRCI, see www.hrci.org

     

    Who Qualifies for Certification under SHRM?


      SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP Eligibility Chart
      Credential Less than a Bachelor's Degree Bachelor's Degree Graduate Degree
      HR-Related Degree Non-HR Degree HR-Related Degree Non-HR Degree HR-Related Degree Non-HR Degree
      SHRM-CP 3 years in HR role 4 years in HR role 1 year in HR
      role
      2 years in HR role Currently in HR role 1 year in HR role
      SHRM-SCP 6 years in HR role 7 years in HR role 4 years in HR role 5 years in HR role 3 years in HR
      role
      4 years in HR role
      A SHRM-CP credential holder is eligible to sit for the SHRM-SCP exam after successful completion of one three-year SHRM-CP recertification cycle.

      * Less than a bachelor’s degree includes: working toward a bachelor's degree; associate's degree; some college; qualifying HR certificate program; high school or GED.

      The following general eligibility criteria, listed below, also apply:

      • Applicants must show that they have worked in an HR role for more than 1,000 hours within a calendar year, which equates to one year of experience.
      • HR experience can be in an exempt or non-exempt capacity.
      • HR experience may be classified directly, as working in an HR role, or indirectly, by consulting, educating, or educating or researching HR practices linked specifically to human resource management.
      • SHRM membership is not required.

      The next SHRM Certification Study group is scheduled to begin March 17, 2018.  Please click here for more details.

       

      Who Qualifies for Certification under SHRM?

      PHR ® ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

      • A minimum of 1 year of experience in an exempt-level (professional) HR position with a Master's degree or higher, OR
      • A minimum of 2 years of experience in an exempt-level (professional) HR position with a Bachelor's degree, OR
      • A minimum of 4 years of experience in an exempt-level (professional) HR position with less than a Bachelor's degree

       

      SPHR ® ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

      • A minimum of 4 years of experience in an exempt-level (professional) HR position with a Master’s degree or higher, OR
      • A minimum of 5 years of experience in an exempt-level (professional) HR position with a Bachelor’s degree, OR
      • A minimum of 7 years of experience in an exempt-level (professional) HR position with less than a Bachelor's degree