SHRM Certification

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The SHRM certifications are the only HR certifications offered by the world's largest HR membership organization. Since the 2015 launch, the number of SHRM-certified professionals has grown steadily, year over year. Join the 111,000+ SHRM-certified professionals who are transforming the workplace and the HR profession.
SHRM_accreditation.jpgMake a confident choice
The SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams are accredited by the Buros Center for Testing, asserting that the HR credentials meet the highest standards in testing.
SHRM_BoostYourSalary.pngIncrease your earning potential
Earning your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential improves the likelihood of raises and promotions.
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Prove you're a capable strategic thinker–that you can deliver innovative and measureable business results.
SHRM_teamwork.pngShow your HR chops
Demonstrate your HR expertise with credentials that directly link to on-the-job scenarios relevant to current HR challenges.
SHRM_teamwork.pngTake your career where you want it to go
Gain readiness for any path your HR career takes you. Certified professionals report a greater understanding of necessary skills.
Join the 8,500+ SHRM Certified Professionals in California

Standard of Excellence in HR


If you're ready to set yourself apart by earning your SHRM certification, find an exam preparation program that fits your schedule and learning style. As part of the SHRM NorCal community, this is your home for certification preparation resources. All of these course options include the SHRM Learning System for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP exam preparation.

OnlineCourse_shrm.pngONLINE Training Provided by a SHRM Education Partner

If you prefer the convenience of an online course, our partners CalSHRM and HR Jetpack® and  are offering special course sessions for the NorCal SHRM HR community. For class schedules and registration, click the link below. When you register, be sure to enter the registration code NC2020 for a $50 discount.

Online Exam Prep

HR Jetpack
Online Exam Prep

SHRM Online Training
Online Exam Prep

InPersonCourse_shrm.pngFACE-TO-FACE  & ONLINE Training Provided by SHRM Education Partners

If you prefer a virtual study group environment with you peers led by a NorCal SHRM certified volunteer from the community please contact Antonina Musenko antonina.musenko@gmail.com and or Gina Ayllon gina.ayllon@shrm.org. 
If you would like to be notified when we will begin our Fall21 NorCal study group, please fill out the interest form here 

If you prefer a classroom environment with face-to-face learning, these local SHRM Education Partners have upcoming SHRM exam preparation courses. Courses include the SHRM Learning System and are led by experienced and SHRM certified instructors. Contact them directly for schedule information and other course details.

San Jose State University—San Jose
Meghna Virick—(408) 924–3551

SJSU Fall 2021 course runs from October 2 - November 20, 2021. Please check back  in August 2021 for additional details.  http://www.sjsu.edu/ipp/shrm-certification/

Earn SHRM Recertification credits at SJSU- For more information click here.

Seminar_shrm.pngSEMINARS Training Provided by SHRM in a 3 Consecutive Day Format

SHRM seminars combine the SHRM Learning System with a comprehensive and detailed review of the SHRM BoCK to help prepare you for the certification exams. A SHRM-certified instructor guides you in identifying your areas of strength and areas that need further study.

SHRM 3-Day In-Person
Exam Prep Seminar


SHRM NorCal Recertification Programs
If you're already SHRM-certified and looking to earn Professional Development Credits (PDCs), this is your home for recertification opportunities. Click the link to see current SHRM NorCal offerings.

SHRM NorCal Certification Study Group Interest:  Need help studying with your peers?  Click on the interest form below:

NorCal Certification Study Group Interest Form 

SHRM Education Partner Programs
SHRM-certified professionals can earn Professional Development Credits (PDCs) through a variety of high-quality educational programming offered by SHRM Education Partners. Check with the partners listed below for recertification opportunities.

HR Jetpack®—Online
SHRM Recertification Credit Subscription
Visit our website for details

San Jose State University—San Jose
Meghna Virick—(408) 924–3551

SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP credential-holders may earn up to 36 PDCs for recertification when attending a SHRM Learning System Course for professional development only.