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  • The HRMP designation gives you a global perspective

    The Human Resource Management Professional (HRMP) is a globally relevant credential that is designed to validate management-level core human resource knowledge and skills. The credential demonstrates mastery of generally accepted HR principles in strategy and policy development as well as service delivery. Independent of geographic region, the credential complements local HR practices. Through demonstrated knowledge, the credential enhances the credibility of HR professionals and the organizations they serve.

    HRMP’s Importance

    The Human Resources Management Professional (HRMP) certification is designed for a senior HR professional who:

    • Designs and plans programs in addition to implementing programs
    • Has authority in the HR department
    • Has at least four to seven years of wide-ranging and complex HR experience
    • Has extensive HR generalist knowledge
    • Can judge complicated situations using HR knowledge acquired over many years
    • Understands the business beyond HR and has influence within the overall organization
    • Seeks to strengthen the HR profession and gain credibility through increasing HR knowledge and experience.


    Benefits of the HRMP Program

    Becoming an HRMP means you have to pass an exam. The HRMP program sharpens skills and useful competencies that are essential to your career’s success:

      • Superior HR knowledge base (theoretical and practical)
      • Evidence of the most current core HR practices and principles
      • High ethical standards
      • Personal skills
      • Communication skills
      • Motivational and leadership skills
      • Significant know-how


    In addition to nurturing all these indispensible skills, SHRM’s programs give you the insider’s edge.

  • Human Resources Management Real World Relevance

    Take a closer look at the content the HRMP covers. With such rich material and pertinent topics, the HRMP really symbolizes the pinnacle of HR management.
    Module 1 – HR as a Business Leader (32%)

    • Section 1.1: The Strategic Planning Process in Organizations
    • Section 1.2: Values and Ethics
    • Section 1.3: Business trends and Globalization
    • Section 1.4: Core Functions and Relevance to HR
    • Section 1.5: The Influence of organizational or Corporate Culture
    • Section 1.6: The Sustainable HR Budget
    • Section 1.7: HR-A Cornerstone of the Business
    • Section 1.8: Creating an Effective Strategic HR Organization

    Module 2 – People Development and Talent Management (29%)

    • Section 2.1: HR Competencies and their Applications.
    • Section 2.2: Sustaining Organizational Culture and Managing Change.
    • Section 2.3: Developing Proactive Employee Relations Programs.
    • Section 2.4: Staffing and recruitment Plan Considerations.
    • Section 2.5: Talent Management and Facilitating Groups.
    • Section 2.6: Training and Education Programs.
    • Section 2.7: Resources and Processes for HR Management.

    Module 3 – HR Service Delivery (23%)

    • Section 3.1: Program Creation, Implementation and Management.
    • Section 3.2: Recruitment and Hiring Processes.
    • Section 3.3: Local and International Labor Laws and Practices.
    • Section 3.4: Remuneration and Benefits.
    • Section 3.5: Using Technology and Tools to Deliver HR Services

    Module 4 – Measurement (16%)

    • Section 4.1: Basic Measurements for Organizational Management.
    • Section 4.2: HR measurement and Evaluation.
    • Section 4.3: Establish and Administer a Performance Management System.
    • Section 4.4: Measurement Technology

  • HRMP Certification Basic Requirements

    Candidates taking the HRMP certification must demonstrate their knowledge of employment laws to be eligible, this can include:

      • Holding a local or national HR certification that covers Employment Law
      • Holding a Bachelor’s degree (or global equivalent) or higher in Human Resources
      • Completing a college or university-level course in Employment Law
      • Completing an education or training program in Employment Law


    HRMP Exam Basic Requirements

    Not just anyone can become an HRMP. Why? Because HRMP is a very specific professional designation and a badge of excellence. And so to qualify to take the exam you need one of the below:

      • Minimum of 4 years professional-level experience in an HR position with a Master’s degree or global equivalent
      • Minimum of 5 years of professional-level experience in an HR position with a bachelor’s degree or global equivalent.
      • Minimum of 7 years of professional-level experience in an HR position with a less than a bachelor’s degree.


    HRMP recertification Requirements

    HRMP recertification is required every three years by the expiration date of your current certification. Designees may recertify by documenting 60 recertification credit hours over that three-year period or by retaking the exam.

    HRMP Exam Content and Structure:

    The HRMP exam assesses more advanced knowledge of the HR field in four functional areas:

    • HR as a Business Leader (32%)
    • People Development & Talent Management (29%)
    • HR Service Delivery (23%)
    • Measurement (16%)

    The HRMP Exam is a Computer-based Testing (CBT) and is composed of 130 questions (105 scored questions, 25 pre-test questions). The exam is 2 hours 30 minutes in length.

    HRMP Exam Schedule and Locations

     Testing Period Applications Accepted Late Applications Accepted*
     1-31 March 1 October – 9 January 2015 10 January 2015 – 13 February 2015
     1-30 September April – June 2015 25 July – 21 August 2015

    Computer-based testing administration
    Testing is offered at more than 250 Prometric testing centers in the U.S. and Canada, and 116 internationally. After you have completed your application, please schedule your exam at and click “Schedule My Test”. Please schedule your exams early, so you can obtain the date and location most convenient for you.

    Application Steps

    Once you’ve met all the requirements, you can start applying so you can take the official exam

    • Complete application and payment
    • Complete Credential Readiness Assessment (CRA)
    • Select testing period
    • Receive Authorization to Test (ATT) Letter
    • Schedule Exam
    • Take Exam
    • Receive Results

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