SHRM Certification

SHRM-CP_SHRM-SCP_Seal.pngHelp transform the profession
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.
SHRM_idea.pngDeliver business results
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 partner HR Jetpack® is 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 NC20 for a $50 discount.

HR Jetpack
Online Exam Prep

Meet-Up Sessions for Online Course Attendees
As a special service for online course attendees, NorCal SHRM will arrange meet-up sessions for participants who want to study and connect with other professionals preparing for the certification exams. These pop-up sessions are available at no cost and will be held in various locations throughout northern California. Contact Wendy Fong at wendy.fong@shrm.org for more detail on the meet-ups.

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

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

Registration is now open for the Fall 2020 Session


Earn SHRM Recertification credits at SJSU: Six Fall 2020 Virtual Courses offered starting in September 2020:


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.