How to Answer HR Exam and Practice Questions

Download our 25 free HR Practice Test Questions perfect for the SHRM-SCP, SHRM-CP, PHR, and SPHR exams. 

You’ve spent hours (and days) (and months) studying test prep and the time has come to take the SHRM and HRCI certification exam(s). The effort you’ve put in to prepare yourself will absolutely increase the chance of not only passing the certification exam, but also acing it. I could say “don’t sweat it,” but it’s important and you’re still going to sweat it a little. 

One area of HR exam preparation that is essential in order to ace the HR exam is spending time with practice questions and having a strategy in how you answer test questions come your exam day. Regardless of your test (SPHR, PHR, SHRM-SCP, or SHRM-CP) the strategy should be the same.

If you’ve used our Ace The HR Exam Course, you’ve followed the study guide and the resources that allowed you to increase your knowledge retention and maximize your study time. This audio course and digital HR glossary provides you a foundation that is buried deep within your subconscious mind. Reinforced learning is the cornerstone of test preparation for the SAT, ACT, GMAT, and the Bar Exam. The same should be true for HR certifications.

How to Answer HR Certification Test Questions

When you’re ready to sit down in the exam room, you’ll want to be prepared with test-taking strategies. Here are some things to remember before you begin your HR certification test (SHRM-SCP, SHRM-CP, PHR, or SPHR):

How to answer HR certification exam questions


Are you Looking for Practice Test Questions for the PHR, SPHR, SHRM-SCP or SHRM-CP? 

We have new quiz and practice test questions that have been added to the Ace the HR Exam course that you can find at (there are more than 180 study questions!). These practice questions are perfect for the PHR, SHRM, SHRM-SCP, or SHRM-CP. If you haven’t signed up yet, we also have 25 free quiz questions that you can access at HR Exam Practice Test. 

Looking for more resources and a community to connect with as your prepare for your HR certification exams? Join our Facebook HR Certification Study Group.

Download our 25 free HR Practice Test Questions perfect for the SHRM-SCP, SHRM-CP, PHR, and SPHR exams. 

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Jessica Miller-Merrell

Jessica Miller-Merrell

Jessica Miller-Merrell (@jmillermerrell) is a workplace change agent, author and consultant focused on human resources and talent acquisition living in Austin, TX. Recognized by Forbes as a top 50 social media influencer and is a global speaker. She’s the founder of Workology, a workplace HR resource and host of the Workology Podcast.

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