YOUR QUIZ RESULTS ARE IN: SPHR OR SHRM-SCP ARE PREFERRED

CONGRATULATIONS! We’ve crunched the numbers and you are a fit for the SPHR or SHRM-SCP exam. Now, it’s time to choose. Below are basic information about both of the exams to help you decide which one is right for you. Want to link directly to the resources on the SPHR or the SHRM-SCP? Click on the HR certification circle you are most interested, below.

PREPARING FOR THE SPHR EXAM WITH HRCI

This is a senior level HR certification through HRCI. In order to qualify you must have the following education and/or experience combination:

– Have at least four years of experience in a professional-level HR position and a Master’s degree or higher, OR

– Have at least five years of experience in a professional-level HR position and a Bachelor’s degree, OR

– Have at least seven years of experience in a professional-level HR position.

Workology offers a free HRCI certification prep webinar that reviews many of the exam foundations in more detail. Click the link to sign up below.

Overview of HRCI Exams - Including aPHR, PHR, and SPHR

What's the Pass Rate for the SPHR Exam?

SPHR EXAM PASS RATES
SPHR EXAM PASS RATES 53%

WE RECOMMEND THE FOLLOWING COURSE FOR YOUR SPHR

Testing Windows and Fees for SPHR Exam

Exam Fees

Application Fee (aPHR®, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, PHRi™ SPHR®, SPHRi™, and GPHR®)

(non-refundable)

aPHR®, aPHRi™

Second Chance Insurance (SCI) allows a candidate to pre-purchase the opportunity to retake the same exam type a second time if the candidate is unsuccessful the first attempt.

Cancellation or exam change fee

HRCI Price

$100 USD

$300 USD

$250 USD

(pre-paid and non-refundable)

$150

(nonrefundable)

Interested? Visit HRCI and create an account with HRCI. Once complete, you’ll be redirected to the aPHR exam application.

How Do I Study for the SPHR Exam?

With the SPHR, you can first assess your strengths and weaknesses by taking a self-assessment. This will help you understand what areas should be your primary focus. We recommend at least 12 weeks of studying 3-7 hours a week. In our signature HR review program, we offer a 12-week study schedule along with a comprehensive self-assessment designed to help you organize and focus your study efforts o the areas where you might be weakest.

The SHRM-SCP certification is for individuals that have a work history of at least 3 years performing strategic level HR/HR-related duties; or for SHRM-CP credential holders who have held the credential for at least 3 years and are working in, or are in the process of transitioning to, a strategic level role.

Candidates for the SHRM-SCP certification are not required to hold an HR title and do not need a degree to apply.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they devote at least 1,000 hours per calendar year to strategic level HR/HR-related work.

Workology offers a free SHRM certification prep webinar that reviews many of the exam foundations in more detail. Click the image to sign up below.

Overview of SHRM Exams - Including SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP

What's the Pass Rate for the SHRM-SCP Exam?

SHRM-SCP EXAM PASS RATES
SHRM-SCP EXAM PASS RATES 54%

Testing Windows and Fees for the SHRM Exams

Each exam requires that HR professionals apply for the exam and pay a fee. The application will ask about your work history, including experience working in HR and your educational background.

For SHRM, the testing windows are Spring and Fall.

2024 Spring Testing Window: May 1 – July 15, 2024

Applications are accepted beginning January 3, 2024. The early bird application deadline is March 31, 2024 and the standard application deadline is May 12, 2024.

2024 Winter Testing Window: Dec. 1, 2024 – Feb. 15, 2025

Applications are accepted beginning June 3, 2024. The early bird application deadline is September 11, 2024 and the standard application deadline is November 9, 2024.

Details about SHRM Exam Fees and Application Process

Exam Fees

Exam Fee (SHRM-CP & SHRM-SCP)

Application Processing Fee (nonrefundable)

Late Application Fee (nonrefundable)

Transfer Fee

 

Retest Fee

 

Rescore Fee

SHRM Member Price

$300 USD

$50 USD (included in exam fee)

$75 USD

$100 USD

(subject to additional $53 Prometric exam cancellation fee when applicable)

Full exam fee

$50 USD

Nonmember Price

$400 USD

$50 USD (included in exam fee)

$75 USD

$100 USD

(subject to additional $53 Prometric exam cancellation fee when applicable)

Full exam fee

$50 USD

How Do I Study for the SHRM-SCP Exam?

First, assess your strengths and weaknesses by taking a self-assessment. This will help you understand what areas should be your primary focus for study. We recommend at least 12 weeks of studying 3-7 hours a week. In our signature HR review program, we offer a 12-week study schedule along with a self-assessment designed to help you organize and focus your study efforts on the areas where you need to shore up your knowledge. Workology offers a 12-week study guide and schedule for SHRM that can help you get started.

 

TOPIC BREAKDOWN FOR THE SHRM-SCP EXAM

WE RECOMMEND THE FOLLOWING COURSE FOR YOUR SHRM-SCP

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