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SHRM's Inaugural Certification Exam: The Results Are In!

Magazine article HRMagazine

SHRM's Inaugural Certification Exam: The Results Are In!

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Thousands of individuals who sat for the inaugural tests for the new SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) designations earlier this year found out how they did in August. The pass rates were 69 percent for the SHRM-CP exam and 53 percent for the SHRM-SCP, according to Alexander Alonso, SHRM-SCP.

"Both rates are within industry standards, and, more importantly, we're very happy with those pass rates," said Alonso, vice president of the SHRM certification team. "I'm ecstatic we have a whole host of thousands of new certificants."

He compared the exams to a driver's test that includes a written portion based on people's knowledge of the rules of the road and a "behind-the-wheel" component.

Those who passed received an e-mail of congratulations followed by instructions on how to acquire their digital badge, which can be used to validate certification on social media sites and in e-mailed and digital resumes. Hard copies of the certificates were mailed shortly after the initial notification.

"Across professions, competencybased qualifications are becoming the standard for employers," said Henry G. "Hank" Jackson, SHRM president and CEO. …

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