Program Overview:​

What is the People Manager Qualification (PMQ)?

The People Manager Qualification (PMQ) is a unique, interactive virtual learning experience designed to develop critical skills to manage effectively and transparently.

How do I earn the People Manager Qualification (PMQ)?

The interactive content in PMQ is constructed to flow like your favorite streaming series: divided into digestible episodes throughout three seasons. At the end of each season, you’ll take a self-paced assessment (called “Season Finale”). When you pass the assessment, the next season will be unlocked. After successfully completing all three seasons, you will take the final cumulative dynamic behavioral assessment (called “Series Finale”). The complete learning experience is self-paced and takes between 10 and 13 hours to complete, including the final assessment. There will be a 12-month window to complete the PMQ learning experience, including the final assessment.

What do I get after I earn my PMQ?

Upon successfully completing the final assessment, the learner will earn his or her SHRM PMQ and will be provided with a digital badge and certificate of achievement.

For those who are SHRM-certified, 16.5 PDCs will be awarded upon completion of the full program and will only be awarded once the final assessment is complete—pass or fail.

Learners will have access to the PMQ content for one year after purchasing the PMQ.

SHRM Member Exclusive – Your first PMQ license is discounted to $895

SHRM Testimonials

Percy Dangerfield
This certification allows me in my position to really be a strategic HR thinker. That has really helped me in my career moving forward because I’m able to look at the big picture and understand what it takes to really move the organisation forward.
Dannielle Bounds
The SHRM certification has impacted me on a daily basis. Things like interaction with my staff, interactions with management and my company, as-well as the way that I’m thinking about handling HR related topics and situations that come up.
Qualan Jefferson
I decided to get my SHRM certification because I knew it would help set me apart and the SHRM-CP has definitely brought that.
Tyler Duncan
After taking the SHRM-CP exam, and passing on my first try, it elevated my career to levels I never thought it would.