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SHRM Online Tutorial Pathway

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    SHRM Certification Online Tutorial Pathway

    Business leadership has changed over recent decades. HR professionals now operate at the core of the global enterprise, ensuring the alignment of policy and practice with organizational strategy. The new SHRM credentials, the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), reflect the expanding role of today’s HR professional.

    If you are a current holder of an HR generalist certification* in good standing and you obtained your certification by January 31, 2015, you are eligible for SHRM’s new certification – at no cost – by completing the online tutorial pathway described in the steps below by December 31, 2015.


    1. Visit
    2. Create an account and select “Online Tutorial Pathway.”
    3. Affirm that you hold a valid HR credential.
    4. Enter current certification details: certification name, issue date and expiration date.
    5. Agree to abide by the SHRM Code of Ethics.
    6. Access and complete the Online Tutorial via the link sent to your e-mail.
    7. Receive your SHRM credential once you complete the pathway process, and begin a three-year recertification cycle. For up-to-date details on recertification, visit


    You will not lose or have to give up any of your current credentials in order to obtain the new SHRM certification. Any professionals who did not obtain a generalist certification by January 31, 2015, will not be eligible for the online