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The information in the SHRM Certification Handbook will provide you with an overview of the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certifications, outline certification policies and procedures, and describe the steps you must take to earn and maintain your credential.

Please consult the program website,, for the most up-to-date information relating to the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP. Please use this handbook as a reference and supplement. While SHRM has made every effort to anticipate and address most questions in this guide, the website is your best source for details on future changes.

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