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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

Which course location is more convenient for you? We offer our HR Certification Prep Course in person and remote synchronously at our Manchester, NH, campus. All courses for the spring of 2021 will be remote synchronous because of COVID-19. The following are the course dates and prices for upcoming 10-week SHRM certification prep courses: 

Course Dates for 2021 Cost
January 19, 2021 - March 26, 2021
$1,200 SHRM Member and $1,265 Non-Member
March 21, 2021 - May 28, 2021 $1,200 SHRM Member and $1,265 Non-Member

The price includes SHRM certified instructors who are experts in preparing professionals for the exam.  In addition, access to all of the SHRM required books, materials and web-based resources needed for testing preparation are included.

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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