Earning your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential makes you a recognized expert and leader in the HR field—and a valuable asset to your organization, keeping you and your organization more competitive in today's economy. This professional distinction sets you apart from your colleagues, proving your high level of knowledge and skills.

Want information on certification? Use the links below for helpful information from both the HR Certification Institute and SHRM

About SHRM Certification

Exam Prep

Apply for the Exam

Or contact INSHRM Certification Director Melody Matthews (MelodyMatthews@Netscape.net)

INSHRM coordinates a local study group for those interested in taking the exam to achieve HR certification:

  • There are 2 sessions per year (spring and fall)
  • Participants are highly encouraged to have a SHRM Learning System as the study group is based around these modules. (You can purchase this system through INSHRM at a discounted price!)
  • Sessions are 9 weeks long – review modules, provide you information about the exam, various ways to prepare for the exam, what to expect, practice exams, useful websites/tools, etc.
    • Each meeting is 1.5 hours long. Participants come to the meeting prepared, having read and studied the material to be covered beforehand.
  • Sections on Competencies in Action are interspersed throughout learning modules to highlight how competencies apply in particular topic areas.
    • o HR Competencies
      • Leadership & Navigation
      • Ethical Practice
      • Business Acumen
      • Relationship Management
      • Consultation
      • Critical Evaluation
      • Global & Cultural Effectiveness
      • Communication
      o People
      • Talent Acquisition & Retention
      • Employee Engagement
      • Learning & Development
      • Total Rewards
      o Organization
      • Structure of the HR Function
      • Organizational Effectiveness & Development
      • Workforce Management
      • Employee Relations
      • Technology & Data
      o Workplace
      • HR in the Global Context
      • Diversity & Inclusion
      • Risk Management
      • Corporate Social Responsibility
      • Employment Law & Regulations (U.S. only)
      o Strategy
      • Business & HR Strategy

If you have questions about certification, recertification, or if you are interested in participating in a study group session, please contact our Certification Director, Melody Matthews (MelodyMatthews@Netscape.net).