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SHRM Certification Preparation

Earn the New Standard in HR Certification

The HR profession is no longer just about what you know – but how you do your job. Establish yourself as a globally-recognized human resource expert by earning the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP™) or the SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP™) credential. These professional certifications can open doors for advancement, serve to harmonize standards with changing expectations and signal to employers advanced professional development.

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Attend an info session to get an overview on the course and materials, meet the instructor, and have your questions answered. Registration is required. These sessions are held via MS Teams. Connection information will be sent shortly before the event date.

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Just the Facts

Course Length //
8 Weeks

Total Class Hours //
36 Hours

Program Location //
Business Education Center

Fall 2024 Class Dates //
September 27  |  9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
October 11  |  9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
October 25  |  9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
November 8  |  9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
* All sessions include one-hour break for lunch.

Cost //
$1,195 (Includes Course Materials)

PLEASE NOTE: You must register for both Part 1 and Part 2 of the course.
$50 off both parts 1 & 2 for the early bird discount ($100 total), which will expire on September 1.

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  Looking for a HR 101 course? Check out this 15 hour SHRM Essentials for Human Resources course which provides a foundation in HR concepts.

Why Enroll in Our Course?

CVTC's SHRM course combines expert instruction with the SHRM Learning System to offer a comprehensive and effective way to prepare for success on your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam.


Gain one-on-one guidance from an experienced, SHRM-certified instructor to help you comprehend and learn to apply your new HR knowledge.

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Acquire the knowledge and understand the behavioral competencies you need to prepare to pass the exam and achieve career success.


Network and collaborate with peers to share real-life examples and bring HR knowledge and competencies to life.


Stay on track to earn your certification with a structured learning experience and support.


Which SHRM Certification is Right for You?

You have made the important decision to pursue SHRM certification. Congratulations! Now you must decide whether to apply for the SHRM-CP or the SHRM-SCP exam.

Your first and most important decision is to determine which level of the certification exam is the right one for you to take; then to check your eligibility. Click the link below and answer the questions to find which certification is best for you. Then, refer to the eligibility criteria to confirm that you meet them, and then apply online.

Find Which Credential is Right For You

Not interested in certification? Advance your career.

If you're not interested in certification but want to improve your HR skills, this course provides a comprehensive and accelerated option for professional development. Participants gain:

  • Generalist viewpoint
  • Refresh key ideas and concepts
  • Strengthen their understanding of core behavior and technical competencies
  • Increase productivity in the workplace


I loved the instructor-led SHRM Learning System course. Rather than just teaching facts and figures, the course has improved my critical thinking skills as an HR professional.

Lisa Karahan, SHRM-SCP




Exam Information

Step 1: Apply for the Exam

To sit for the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), you must complete an application through the SHRM website.

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Step 2: Schedule Your Exam

After you have received your authorization to test from SHRM, you will need to schedule your exam at a testing location near you. Tests are administered through Prometric; available dates and locations can be found on the Prometric website.

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Please let us know if you have any questions about the SHRM exam or recertification. We're here for you and will help in any way we can!

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We will never share or sell your information outside of CVTC. We may, on occasion, contact you regarding relevant services, events, and materials. You may opt out at any time. View our privacy policy to understand how we collect and use your information.

Get Recertified

You invested the hard work and time to earn your credentials, don’t let your certification slip away. HR professionals may maintain their SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential by engaging in professional development activities that relate to the behavioral competencies and HR knowledge identified in the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge™. CVTC is your trusted source for recertification. Brush up your skills and earn professional development credits (PDC) by enrolling in our courses today.

For more information on how to recertify, refer to the SHRM Recertification Handbook.

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