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:

About SHRM   Certification

Exam Prep

Apply for the Exam

Or contact INSHRM   Certification Co-Directors Melody Matthews (MelodyMatthews@Netscape.net) and Jennifer Jackson   (jljackson509@gmail.com).


  •   INSHRM coordinates a local study   group for those interested in taking the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams.
  •   There are two study group sessions per year (spring and fall).   Each study group session is nine (9) weeks long. The spring study group   session is held from late February through April. The fall study group   session is held from mid-September through November.
  •   There is no cost for the study group; however, participants   are highly encouraged to purchase the SHRM Learning System through the local   study group, as the study group is based around these modules. Normally, the   cost of the SHRM Learning System for SHRM members is $795.00 plus tax and   shipping. Participants of the INSHRM study group can purchase the SHRM   Learning system at significant discount of approximately $565.00 plus tax and   shipping.  
  •   Study group sessions include a review and discussion of the   SHRM Learning System modules, provide you with general information about the   exam, various ways to prepare for the exam, what to expect, practice exams,   useful websites/tools, etc.
  •   Study group sessions are held on Tuesdays from 5:30PM-7:00PM.   Participants come to each meeting prepared, having read and studied the   material to be discussed beforehand.


  •   Time to start planning for 2018!  We are offering another study group session   for the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP spring testing window (May 1 – July 15).  The   start date for the study group is Tuesday, February 27, 2018.  The sessions will be weekly on Tuesday   evenings from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. through April 24, 2018. The location of   the study sessions is to be determined.   
  •   One of the advantages   of participating in the INSHRM study group is the opportunity to purchase the   SHRM Learning system at a significant discount. If you purchased the SHRM   Learning System on your own as a SHRM member, it would cost approximately   $795 plus shipping/tax.  INSHRM chapter   members who participate in the study group can purchase the SHRM Learning   System for approximately $565.
  •   The SHRM Learning   System includes a paper set that covers the 15 functional areas plus full   online access to the system for practice test taking, online   experts, e-reader download of the full text, etc. 
  •   Orders for the Learning System will be placed by February   6, 2018 so they arrive in time for the study sessions.  
  •   If you are interested in the spring study session, please   contact Melody Matthews at melodymatthews@netscape.net or Jennifer   Jackson at jljackson509@gmail.com and use the   subject line “SHRM certification study group”. 


Would your organization like to host the upcoming study   group from Tuesday, February 27, 2018-April 24, 2018? This is a great   opportunity to have the study sessions conveniently located at your   organization and support your Human Resources staff in furthering their   careers. In order to host the study group, you must meet the following   criteria:

  •   Your organization must   be centrally located with sufficient parking to accommodate approximately 20   participants.
  •   You must have a meeting   room capable of accommodating 20 participants with a projector, projector   screen, and Wi-Fi access available on Tuesday evenings from 5:30p.m.-7:30p.m.   from February 27, 2018-April 24, 2018.
  •   The INSHRM study group   will need after-hours access to the meeting room during study sessions on   Tuesday evenings from 5:30p.m.-7:30p.m.
  •   If you are interested   in hosting the Spring 2018 study session, please contact Melody Matthews   at melodymatthews@netscape.net or Jennifer   Jackson at jljackson509@gmail.com and use the   subject line “Host SHRM Certification Study Group”. 

INSHRM   Certification Scholarship 

INSHRM is accepting applications for individuals who are   seeking their SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification.  The Application window is from December 1,   2017 – January 31,2018. 

  •   Only current INSHRM members, with a valid SHRM ID as of   December 1, 2017 are eligible for this award.    INSHRM will award two (2) scholarships for the SHRM Learning System   and reimbursement for testing fees with a successful certified pass.
  •   Click here to apply during the application window (12/1/2017 – 1/31/2018). Scholarship recipients   will be notified by the end of February 2018.
  •   In addition to the INSHRM scholarship that is now available,   the SHRM Foundation has scholarships available to assist the HR professional   in obtain their SHRM certification as well.    SHRM members may apply for this $750 award to support their pursuit of   professional SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification.  Application   deadline is April 10, 2018 and   October 10, 2018.  Click here to review available   SHRM Foundation Scholarships.

If you have questions about   certification, recertification, or if you are interested in   participating in a study group session, please contact our Certification Co-Directors,   Melody Matthews (MelodyMatthews@Netscape.net) and Jennifer Jackson   (jljackson509@gmail.com).