National Credential

79S-MOS Career Counselor / SHRM - Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) Analysis


Military Training: 79S-MOS Career Counselor
Certification: SHRM - Certified Professional (SHRM-CP)  In-Demand resource  Army eLearning resource
Certifying Agency: Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Renewal Period: 3 years

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) certification is designed for Human Resources (HR) practitioners who are engaged primarily in an operational role implementing policies, serving as the HR point of contact for staff and stakeholders, and/or performing day-to-day HR functions. Candidates must meet education and experience requirements and pass a written exam.

More information can be found on the certifying agency's website.

SHRM - Certified Professional (SHRM-CP)

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Attainability:    medium

Eligibility Requirements (View Details)

  • Credential Prerequisite
  • Experience: 4 years
  • Education: High School Diploma/GED
  • Training
  • Membership
  • Other
  • Fee

Note: This credential may have multiple options for a Service member to meet eligibility requirements. Requirements listed here are based on the minimum degree required. To view other options, see the Eligibility tab.

Exam Requirements (View Details)

  • Written Exam
  • Oral Exam
  • Practical Exam
  • Performance Assessment

Exam Administration (View Details)

  • In-person exam
  • Remote proctored on-line exam
  • Third-party test vendor

RECERTIFICATION SUMMARY

Renewal Period: 3 years

  • Continuing Education
  • Exam
  • Continuing Education OR Exam
  • Fee
  • Other

AGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

1800 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA  22314

Phone: 703-548-3440

Email: shrmcertification@shrm.org

Education and/or Experience REQUIREMENTS

Note: Army institutional training is just one method of gaining the knowledge and skills required to pass a credential exam. Other factors that might impact your success in passing the exam can include: the education, training, and experience you accomplished prior to the military; voluntary off-duty education programs (e.g., college courses, certificate programs, and academic degrees); and Army on-the-job training and work experience.

Army Education/Training System Overview

Written Exam

Written Exam Table 1 of 1

Full = Army Training fully covers the exam topic
Part = Army Training partially covers exam topic
(EMPTY) = Army Training does not cover exam topic


There are a number of resources available to help you prepare for the SHRM - Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) examination:

An additional resource is O'Reilly Learning Safari Books Online, a searchable digital library that provides online access to thousands of books, training videos and conference sessions. See the Educational Resources section on the Related Sites page here on COOL to learn how to get free access.

  • Credential exams may be administered in-person at a testing site, proctored on-line remotely, or have options for both. If an exam is administered through a test vendor, the third-party test vendor box will be checked. The following test administration options apply to the SHRM - Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) credential where checked:

    • In-person exam
    • Remote proctored on-line exam
    • Third-party test vendor

For more information on the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) testing process, visit the agency website.

RECERTIFICATION

SHRM - Certified Professional (SHRM-CP)

Renewal Period: 3 years

The SHRM - Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) credential has the following recertification information:

  • To recertify, SHRM-CP certification holders must earn 60 Professional Development Credits (PDCs) within a three-year recertification period or retake the certification exam within the last year of the three-year recertification cycle. SHRM-CP certification holders must also pay a recertification application fee.

In Demand

This certification is considered in demand. The U.S. Department of Labor sponsored CareerOneStop's analysis indicates the certification is frequently mentioned in online job postings.

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Promotion Points

This certification has been approved for promotion points.

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Star

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Skill Level

The Skill Level reflects the level, based on MOS training and/or experience, the Soldier should be the most prepared to successfully earn the credential. See the Table Legend for details about each level.

Military Occupational Specialty
Additional Skill Identifier
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AOC is Area Of Concentration Officer
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National Certification

Some

Credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the military occupation (at least one critical task but less than 80%)

Most

Credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the military occupation (at least 80%)

Other

Credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will likely require additional education, training, or experience

GI Bill®

Reimbursement for exam fees has been approved for payment through the GI Bill.

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ANAB (ANSI)

This credential has been accredited by ANAB (ANSI).

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ICAC

This credential has been accredited by ICAC.

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ABSNC

This credential has been accredited by ABSNC.

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NCCA

This credentialing program has been accredited by NCCA.

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IAS

This credential has been accredited by IAS.

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Low

May be difficult to attain: minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree, and/or minimum experience is 10 or more years.

Note: In some cases “years of experience” refers to time actively on duty or while holding a certain occupation or prior certification and not always in consecutive calendar years. Additional years required for certain preliminary stages may not be included in this classification. For requirements measured in hours, 1080 hours was considered a year. For days, 365 days was considered a year. Please review all prerequisites and requirements for eligibility, and additional information for details.

Medium

Moderate ease of attainment: minimum education requirement = Associate's and/or prerequisite and/or minimum experience = more than 2 years and less than 10 years of experience.

Note: In some cases “years of experience” refers to time actively on duty or while holding a certain occupation or prior certification and not always in consecutive calendar years. Additional years required for certain preliminary stages may not be included in this classification. For requirements measured in hours, 1080 hours was considered a year. For days, 365 days was considered a year. Please review all prerequisites and requirements for eligibility, and additional information for details.

High

Highly attainable: minimum education requirement = HS or less and/or minimum experience = 2 years or less experience and no additional requirements.

Note: In some cases “years of experience” refers to time actively on duty or while holding a certain occupation or prior certification and not always in consecutive calendar years. Additional years required for certain preliminary stages may not be included in this classification. For requirements measured in hours, 1080 hours was considered a year. For days, 365 days was considered a year. Please review all prerequisites and requirements for eligibility, and additional information for details.

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Updated: July 31, 2020
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