Program Overview:​

Sourcing, engaging and retaining the best talent are top priorities for organizations. Earning the SHRM Talent Acquisition Specialty Credential recognizes the key role that talent acquisition professionals play in today’s challenging business environment by demonstrating your expertise and proficiency as a strategic talent acquisition partner.

Intended Audience: Individuals interested in earning a specialty credential that demonstrates knowledge and proficiency of the Talent Acquisition landscape. 


Attention SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential holders!
The 25 PDCs that you earn toward recertification when pursuing your SHRM Talent Acquisition Specialty Credential will auto-populate in your SHRM certification profile.

How to earn your SHRM Talent Acquisition Specialty Credential:


First Step

Purchase the SHRM Talent Acquisition Specialty Credential package, which includes: i. Enrollment in the Talent Acquisition: Creating Your Organization's Strategy Educational Program.
ii. Six comprehensive SHRM eLearning courses on talent acquisition: Analytics Getting the Candidate to Say Yes Global Hiring Onboarding Technology and Social Media Trends.
iii. Pass a 50-question online talent acquisition knowledge assessment.


Second Step

After passing the assessment, add your Specialty Credential to your resume, e-mail signatures and social media profiles, proving your talent acquisition expertise to your employer and your network.


Third Step

You do not have to be SHRM-certified to earn the SHRM Talent Acquisition Specialty Credential; however, you will receive 25 PDCs toward your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP recertification upon completion of the Specialty Credential package.

Why Talent Acquisition Specialty Credential?

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.