The Society for Human Resource Management this week named its two-tiered competency-based HR certification program and provided other details about its accreditation effort.

SHRM disclosed its new certification will be awarded in two levels – SHRM Certified Professional, or SHRM-CP, and SHRM Senior Certified Professional, or SHRM-SCP, for industry veterans. Also, Hank Jackson, SHRM president and CEO, says that a newly created governance body, the SHRM Certification Commission, will help manage the certification program as it moves forward.

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