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SHRM Certification

If you’re a human resource professional seeking accreditation with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), you can now prepare for the exam with a new online curriculum at Post University. Our SHRM course helps you prepare for the exam and get on your way to earning certification from this distinguished organization.

Why Earn SHRM Certification?

When you’re SHRM certified, you’ll be universally recognized as a human resource expert, which can open doors for professional advancement worldwide. Employers recognize the distinction, and they’ll know you have what it takes to be a leader in their organization and across the industry.

SHRM Exam Preparation with Post University

Now you can get ready for the exam through Post University’s partnership with SHRM. Our preparation course is an intensive program that combines expert instruction with the SHRM Learning System, so you’ll learn faster, retain more, and stay on track for success on the exam.

Students who pass the exam can become either a SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP™) or a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP™).

Benefits of Post University’s SHRM Preparation Course

Offered in partnership with SHRM, Post’s curriculum covers the entire SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge™ which helps you acquire the competencies and knowledge you’ll need to perform effectively and to get ahead in your career.

As part of your course, you’ll receive the SHRM Learning System for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP, which includes five comprehensive learning modules in print and eeaderformats, as well as advanced online resources. The system provides structure, streamlines study time, and builds confidence for passing the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP exam.

We’re also fast and convenient. While most schools require students to travel to campus to take a 12- to 14- week course, Post University’s SHRM Preparation Course is completely online, and takes just 8 weeks.

With Post’s SHRM exam preparation course, you’ll get:

  • The SHRM Learning System, which is historically ranked the #1 HR certification prep tool

  • A structured learning experience that keeps you on track

  • After successful course completion students will earn 3 college credits


Already certified? Get SHRM’s new certification at no cost.
SHRM’s new certification path is simple and clear. As a result of your proven knowledge and skills, you are already eligible to earn the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. If you’re already certified (PHR, SPHR, GPHR, HRBP, HRMP*) and are in good standing, you are eligible for SHRM’s new certification—at no cost. Find out more by contacting SHRM Certification.


  • Program Requirements: There are no admission requirements to take this program – however, certain criteria must be met for participants taking the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam.

  • SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Exam Requirements: To apply for either the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP, candidates must have a combination of education and professional HR experience. For more information, visit SHRM Certification or SHRM Exam Windows and Fees

Dates and Deadlines

2019 Spring Exam Window: May 1 – July 15, 2019
Jan. 2Mar. 22Apr. 12 16 
2019 Winter Exam Window: Dec. 1, 2019 – Feb. 15, 2020
May 13Oct. 18Nov. 9

Please note: The exam application deadlines close at 11:59 PM, ET.

The testing windows are the dates during which the exams are administered. The regular application deadline dates are the dates during which candidates can register for the exam. For candidates who apply during the late application period a nonrefundable late fee will be incurred.


Exam FeesSHRM Member PriceNonmember Price
Exam Fee (SHRM-CP & SHRM-SCP)$300 USD$400 USD
Application Processing Fee 
$50 USD
(included in exam fee)
$50 USD
(included in exam fee)
Late Application Fee
$75 USD$75 USD
Transfer Fee$100 USD
(subject to additional $53 Prometric exam cancellation fee when applicable)
$100 USD
(subject to additional $53 Prometric exam cancellation fee when applicable)
Retest FeeFull exam feeFull exam fee
Rescore Fee$50 USD$50 USD

Learn about the courses, how to qualify, class schedules and more.

Get in touch with an admissions counselor today.

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*PHR, SPHR, GPHR, HRBP, HRMP are registered trademarks of the HR Certification Institute and are not SHRM certifications