SHRM Mutual Recognition

CPHR PEI has entered an agreement with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) – the world’s largest HR professional society, to mutually recognize each organizations’ certification programs (the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources credential – CPHR, and SHRM’s Certified Professional – SHRM-CP, and Senior Certified Professional – SHRM-SCP credentials).

CPHR members have the opportunity to earn the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential through the completion of SHRM’s Certification Pathway.

The SHRM Certification Pathway is a series of steps eligible participants complete to obtain a SHRM credential. The core of the process is an online tutorial that provides an overview of the SHRM Competency Model and explores how the competency model supports your professional development.

The SHRM Certification Pathway will be offered to current CPHR credential holders who…

  • Have the CPHR designation and are in good standing
  • Review and agree to the SHRM Certification Candidate Agreement, the SHRM Bylaws and Code of Ethics, and the SHRM Privacy Policy
  • Complete the SHRM Certification Pathway Tutorial

Applicants who complete the above process and have a minimum of 3 years of professional HR experience, will receive the SHRM-CP credential.

Applicants who complete the above process and have a minimum of 6 years professional HR experience, will receive the SHRM-SCP credential.

View the SHRM Certification Pathway Q&A here.


Action Required
To take advantage of this opportunity please complete the SHRM Pathway Application.

Once your completed application is received and verified, you will be sent an email containing a link to the SHRM Certification Pathway Tutorial.


How to Register
Applicants who have met all eligibility requirements to register with SHRM must:


Questions? Contact us by email.