Following each administration of the SHRM certification exams, in accordance with guidance from the SHRM Certification Commission, SHRM publishes the global exam pass rates for the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP. These scores reflect the percentage of examinees across the world who have successfully earned their credentials by passing the relevant exams.

Exam Period SHRM-CP Pass Rate SHRM-SCP Pass Rate
May - July 2015 70% 57%
Dec. 2015 - Feb. 2016 69% 58%
May - July 2016 67% 57%
 Dec. 2016 - Feb. 2017 70%  56%
 May - July 2017  71% 56%

RECEIVING YOUR RESULTS

Candidates will receive a provisional on-screen pass/did not pass basis decision at the testing center upon completion of the exam. Official results will be communicated approximately three to four weeks after the close of the testing window. Each testing window, SHRM engages in a rigorous scoring process including third-party independent validation and verification. Each examinee's performance on the certification exam will be measured against a pre-determined standard (or passing score standard). The SHRM-CP standard is the level of competency and knowledge that can be reasonably expected of early to mid-career HR professionals. The SHRM-SCP standard is the level of competency and knowledge that can be reasonably expected of senior-level HR professionals.

Online Certified Directory

For more information about credential holders, please visit the online directory where names of all professionals holding the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certifications.

Digital Badging
To ensure certificant accomplishments are easily recognizable by employers and peers, SHRM provides credential holders a secure electronically verified digital badge. Information about acquiring the digital badge will be sent via e-mail shortly after becoming certified.

Exam Format and Length

Computer-based experience.
4 hours in length.
160 questions (95 knowledge items/65 situational judgment items).

Exam Fee

SHRM Member: $300* USD
Nonmember: $400* USD
*Includes $50 nonrefundable application fee.

2018 Spring Exam Window: May 1-July 15, 2018

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2018 Winter Exam Window: Dec. 1, 2018-Feb. 15, 2019

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

For more information:
Jerry Bonifacio| Email: jbonifacio@asiaselect.com.ph| Phone (+63) 917-570-0718 | (02) 841-4200