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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’s SHRM Exam 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

Post’s SHRM Exam Preparation Course Costs

  • $1,799/course + cost of materials

To learn more about how to qualify, class schedules and more.

Get in touch with an admissions counselor today!

  • Call: 800.345.2562
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Or Fill out the Request More Information Form

SHRM Exam Windows and Fees

  • 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.
Exam Windows

First Test Exam Window: May 1 –  July 15, 2023


January 4, 2023

March 18, 2023
Extended to March 31, 2023

April 8, 2023

Second Test Window: Dec. 1, 2023 – Feb. 15, 2024

June 1, 2023 September 11, 2023 November 9, 2023

COVID-19 Response: Remote Proctoring

Effective June 1, SHRM will offer a remote proctoring option which will facilitate testing from home. 

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 Fees SHRM Member Price Non-member Price
Early-Bird Exam Fee $300 USD $400 USD
​Standard Exam Fee $375 USD*
(*includes non-refundable $75 standard deadline fee)
$475 USD*
(*includes non-refundable $75 standard deadline fee)
Application Processing Fee
$50 USD
(included in exam fees)
$50 USD
(included in exam fees)
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 Fee Full exam fee Full exam fee
Rescore Fee $50 USD $50 USD

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.


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


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