HR professionals who implement policies and strategies, serve as point of contact for staff and stakeholders, deliver HR services and perform operational HR functions should take the SHRM-CP/SCP preparation course and exam. Participants who earn an 80 percent or higher on the online modules and post test for Essentials of HR, SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP will receive an APSU Certificate of Achievement. Austin Peay State University is one of SHRM's exclusive premiere University partners to offer SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certification preparation courses. The SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP are among the first globally-recognized HR certifications that focus on teaching and testing the practical, real-life information HR professionals need to excel in their careers today, including knowledge, skills and behavioral competencies. The future of HR is SHRM certified.