SHRM is the most widely researched out of all the HR Certifications. For more than 70 years HR professionals worldwide have looked to SHRM for comprehensive resources to help them contribute more effectively in the workplace, accelerate their careers, and develop strategic perspectives on human resource management. SHRM has established two behavioral competency-based certifications.
SHRM CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL (SHRM-CP) - For HR professionals functioning at the operational level performing duties such as implementing HR policies, supporting day-to-day HR functions, or serving as an HR point of contact for staff and/or stakeholders.
SHRM SENIOR CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL (SHRM-SCP) - For HR professionals functioning at the strategic level performing duties such as developing HR policies and strategies, overseeing the execution of integrated HR operations, or directing an entire HR enterprise.