Gain and Maintain the SHRM-CP Credential
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By Rebecca Langdon
If you are interested in undertaking the SHRM-CP credential, you will need to meet the prerequisites which are a combination of educational background and work experience:
- If you have less than a bachelor’s degree but have perhaps an associate degree in an HR related subject, you will also need three years of experience in an HR role. If your associate degree was not in an HR related subject, you will require four years’ experience in an HR role.
- If you have a bachelor’s degree in an HR related subject, you need just one year in an HR role. If your bachelor’s degree is non HR related you will need two years in an HR role.
- If you have a master’s degree in an HR related subject, you can access the SHRM-CP straightaway. If your master’s degree is in a non HR related subject, you will need to gain one years’ experience in an HR role.
At Morgan we offer the SHRM-CP programme and for more information about the course just click here. Once you have passed your exam you will have the SHRM-CP accreditation and even if you have a current role in HR, you may be looking for that next step in your career. As one of the many Morgan alumni who have successfully passed their exams, you will have free access to Morgan Connect, which is an online portal connecting globally renowned employers with qualified candidates.
Once you have the SHRM-CP, you may consider looking into undertaking the SHRM-SCP, but in the meantime you will want to ensure you maintain your current accreditation. To do this you will need to:
- Earn 60 Professional Development Credits (PDCs) every 3 years,
- Retake the certification exam every three years.
Whichever maintenance route you decide upon, feel free to speak to Morgan to get useful guidance and tips.