Certification & Recertification

Not Yet Certified? We Can Help!

Are you considering taking the SHRM-CP or SCP exam? Now is the time to start getting ready. Check SHRM website for all the details, https://www.shrm.org/certification/about/Pages/default.aspx

HRMA is your partner and local resource for helping you get ready to sit for the exam. We can offer you SHRM Learning systems at a discount from the regular price. In addition, if there is enough interest, we will sponsor a study course to help with human interaction and support in your studies.

If you have questions, please reach out to me at certification@hrmanm.org, Rebecca Basquez, VP of Certification.


The SHRM Certification program is designed to help candidates assume a more strategic leadership position and perform more effectively as they earn a credential recognized worldwide for its focus on behavioral competencies as well as technical knowledge in HR. 

SHRM offers two certifications:

  • SHRM-CP (SHRM-Certified Professional)
  • SHRM-SCP (SHRM-Senior Certified Professional)

Please consult the program website, shrmcertification.org for the most up-to-date information related to the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP.  

It includes details on:

  • Eligibility requirements
  • The application and testing processes
  • Options for test preparation
  • Recertification requirements 

HRMA of NM is an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR professional society, representing 285,000 members in more than 165 countries. For nearly seven decades, the Society has been the leading provider of resources serving the needs of HR professionals and advancing the practice of human resource management. SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates. For more information please visit www.shrm.org.”

 The HR Certification Institute offers four certifications for HR professionals:  

  • PHR® (Professional in Human Resources)
  • SPHR® (Senior Professional in Human Resources)
  • GPHR® (Global Professional in Human Resources)
  • PHR-CA® and SPHR-CA® (PHR with state certification in California and SPHR with state certification in California)

Certification is a voluntary action by a professional group to establish a system to grant recognition to professionals who have met a stated level of training and work experience. Certified individuals are usually issued a certificate attesting that they have met the standards of the credentialing organization and are entitled to make the public aware of their credentialed status, usually through the use of initials (i.e., PHR or SPHR) after their names.

Certifications differ from certificate programs because certifications include an experience component. Certificate programs, on the other hand, award certificates once a course of study has been completed and do not require previous work experience.

Visit the HRCI website for information on testing dates, application for certification, recertifying information, and various other certification questions you might have today!