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About the course
Establish yourself as a globally-recognized human resource expert by preparing to earn the standard in HR certification.
Developed by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world’s largest HR association and leading advocate for HR professionals, this course prepares HR professionals to become a SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®) and/or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP®).
Taught by expert Villanova instructors, many of whom have decades of experience, earning certification is an ideal way to set yourself apart in the industry. By completing this course and subsequently passing the SHRM certification exam, you demonstrate your knowledge, competency and value to colleagues and to employers. Please check your eligibility as there are requirements to take the exam.
Wherever your career takes you, your SHRM certification will define you as an HR expert and leader.
This intensive program combines expert in-class instruction with the 2020 SHRM Learning System®, so you will learn faster, retain more knowledge and stay on track for success on the exam. If you are interested in taking an introductory course prior to the exam prep, we also offer the SHRM Essentials of Human Resources.
The SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Exam Preparation course at Villanova University utilizes the 2020 SHRM Learning System, giving you access to the most comprehensive, effective and up-to-date exam preparation tools available.
Completing this prep course is an effective way to prepare to pass the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam.
- Learn from a certified instructor who provides expertise, insights and one-on-one guidance.
- Network, share experiences, and discuss topics with a diverse group of HR professionals.
- Stay on track to earn your certification with a structured learning experience.
- Take advantage of funding options, such as corporate tuition reimbursement.
SHRM Exam Eligibility, Testing Windows and Fees
For professionals testing for either of the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Certification Exams, review SHRM's website to determine if you meet the eligibility requirements.
There are two testing windows each year, which require you to apply and pay a fee.
SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP credential-holders may earn up to 39 PDCs for recertification when attending a SHRM Education Partner Program for professional development only.
Roslyn H. Schaffer, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, has spent more than two decades providing HR guidance to some of the region’s most preeminent organizations and has been a member of the CPS faculty since 2006. She is currently director of Human Resources for Delta Community Supports. Her expertise includes ...
Mary Sweeney, MS, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, CCP, GBA is an accomplished HR professional with over 25 years of experience and success in HR operations, succession and strategic planning, executive coaching and talent management. She provides impactful HR solutions that deliver measurable improvement in orga...
Jim McHale, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP taught leadership, strategic planning and other business topics at Gwynedd Mercy University for many years. He also works at Spring Mountain Resort where he trains and coaches ski instructors. He served as the leader of the Strategic Source, Inc. (SSI) consulting p...
Currently serving as the Director of Human Resources for NSM Insurance Group, Steve Picciocchi, SHRM-SCP, SPHR has over twenty years of comprehensive Human Resources experience spanning various areas of leadership development, employee engagement, performance management, and the implementation of...
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