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HR Certification Prep Course Online & On Campus

Get ready to sit in for the SHRM certification exam with the HR Certification Prep Course from Southern New Hampshire University.

This specialized course can help prepare you to successfully earn one of two industry-leading competency-based certifications – the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP™) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP™).

Now, more than ever, HR professionals are trusted leaders in their organizations. Those who succeed in their field can provide strategic direction, expert advice and comprehensive programs and processes to support the talent management of their employers. By starting the journey to gain SHRM certification at SNHU, you’ll expand and test your knowledge and practical, real-life competencies in areas critical for HR career success.

Why You Should Enroll

Offered in partnership with the SHRM, the HR Prep Course curriculum is designed by SHRM subject matter experts and covers the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge™.

More than 5,000 employers are seeking SHRM credential-holders every month. The SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP credentials are based on the current HR landscape, focusing on the competencies and knowledge HR professionals need to lead in today's business community. Boost your confidence to take the next step in your HR career or distinguish yourself in your field.

Course Schedule and Costs

For the Fall of 2021 we will be offering two course dates, each running 10 weeks, that are instructor led and  offered in-person and also virtually (your preference), one day per week. The dates are as follows:

Course Dates for 2021 Cost
September 13, 2021 - November 15, 2021 $1,265 SHRM Member and $1,200 Non-Member
October 11, 2021 - December 13, 2021 $1,265 SHRM Member and $1,200 Non-Member

Classes will be held once a week, from 6-8:30 pm, and will be supplemented with additional materials, practice tests, and assignments. In addition to the instructor led course, you will also have full access to both the SHRM on-line study materials and practice tests, the instructor’s materials  and live classes (if you can’t attend the live one you can attend virtually or you can choose to always attend virtually), and the printed SHRM materials as well.

We are excited to have you join your peers in this engaging prep course designed to help you develop the skills and knowledge necessary to take and pass the SHRM certification exam.  

To register and pay for the class please go to, our secure portal for making payments.

For more information contact Dawn Cerrato, Director of Experiential Learning.

Exam Dates

For best results, schedule your SHRM exam for a date after the end of your class. SHRM administers the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams as follows:

Testing Windows Currently Available From SHRM

Winter 2020 Spring 2021
December 1, 2020 - February 15, 2021 TBD - Expected to be June 1, 2021 - Aug 15, 2021

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to sit for SHRM exams, you must meet specific criteria when you submit your application. 

If you are not seeking certification, the course provides a comprehensive option for professional development. Participants gain a generalist viewpoint, refresh key ideas and concepts, strengthen their understanding of core HR competencies and increase productivity.

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