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Studying for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP Exam?

Posted on October 22, 2018 12:31 pm;

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Try the free online SHRM Demo!

HR is constantly evolving, and it is important for HR professionals to keep on top of key trends, especially in senior roles. The SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP credentials can set you apart from your colleagues and show that you are a leader in the HR field.

Achieving this credential can help you deal with different situations and become a recognized leader. If you are ready to sit the exam, you might be considering your study options and the online SHRM demo is a free resource which can help you prepare.

Online SHRM demo

SHRM has an online demo which you can try out, so you can get an insight into what to expect from the SHRM exam. The online demo will take you through a series of multiple choice questions, where you will select an answer and you will receive an explanation for the correct choice. The online demo is a great tool for gaining useful insight into the exam and best of all, it’s completely free. You can take the free demo here. You should select either SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP and you will find a mix of knowledge and situational judgment questions.


There are two main different types of HR roles; operational and strategic. In an operational role, you would be responsible for implementing policies, performing day to day HR functions and being a contact for stakeholders. If you are an HR professional working in an operational role, the SHRM-CP course would be the most relevant. The SHRM-SCP is ideal for those who work in strategic roles. These roles include developing policies, overseeing HR operations and analyzing performance.


You will need to check your eligibility before you start the courses. If you are looking to do the SHRM-SCP, you would need either a graduate degree and 3 years’ experience in an HR role, if the degree is in HR. If the degree is in another subject, you will need 4 years’ experience. With a Bachelor's Degree in HR, you would need 4 years’ experience in an HR role and in an unrelated subject, it would be 5 years’ experience. If you have less than a Bachelor's Degree, you would need either 6 or 7 years’ experience in an HR role.

The SHRM-CP accreditation has different requirements. If you have a graduate degree, you would either need to be working in an HR role, if you have an HR degree or 1 years’ experience without an HR degree. With a bachelor’s degree, you would need either 1 or 2 years’ experience and less than a bachelor’s degree would require 3 or 4 years’ experience.

You can start the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP courses at a time to suit you. Find out what course suits you best and get started as soon as you can.


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