SHRM Certification Military Discount Eligibility


If you are a U.S. military service member or U.S. military spouse who is interested in a career in Human Resource Management, a SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® credential is the perfect addition to your professional portfolio.

As a member of the military community, you may be eligible to receive a special military discount on your SHRM certification exam. Those eligible to receive this special discount include:

  • U.S. military service members (active-duty, retired and veterans including, Guard and Reserve) who have served or are serving in the human resources, personnel management, recruiting or career counseling career fields.
  • U.S. military personnel who serve or have served in a leadership role performing HR-related duties in any of the 14 functional areas outlined in the SHRM BASK®.
  • Spouses of U.S. military service members in or interested in entering the HR field.

This discount, coupled with the various funding opportunities available to service members and their spouses (see below) makes pursuing a SHRM certification an affordable career investment option.

Whether you’re looking to enhance your current mission, transition into a non-military human resources role, or take your HR expertise to the next level, SHRM and its competency-based credentials can serve as the catalyst for a successful HR career.

For additional questions or information about SHRM certification or the SHRM certification military discount, please contact us at


Through multiple service-specific credentialing initiatives and tuition assistance (TA), SHRM's accredited credential is eligible for funding to cover and offset the costs of certification preparation, examination and recertification fees. 

Please visit the service-specific Credentialing Opportunities Online (COOL) sites below to determine your eligibility and what resources are available for you:

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