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GMSHRM helps you to become SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Certified with our Certification Study Groups! We host two study groups per year to help you be prepared for the next Certification testing period. Using the SHRM Learning System, this 14-week certification prep course will be offered in the evenings from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

As a SHRM Learning System Champion, we will give you access to the most effective and up-to-date exam preparation tools available.

BENEFIT TO YOU

  • Experienced, Subject-Matter-Experts and SHRM-certified instructors.
  • The SHRM Learning System, historically ranked the #1 HR certification exam prep tool.
  • Ability to acquire the knowledge and understand the behavioral competencies to help you prepare for the exam.
  • A structured learning experience that keeps you on track.
  • Opportunities to network and learn from your peers.
  • Earning up to 36 professional development credits (PDCs) if you are attending this program for professional development only.
  • Effective and proven results. Candidates who use the SHRM Learning System with real face-to-face interactions consistently beat the average exam pass rate.
  • One source for knowledge and application. All the study tools you need to learn, reinforce, and test your knowledge.
  • Most current and relevant. The SHRM Learning System has been updated to align with the 2019 SHRM BoCK™.

BENEFIT TO YOUR EMPLOYER

  • It demonstrates that your HR professionals have mastered the application of HR technical and behavioral competencies.
  • Certification prepares your HR staff to assume greater leadership roles and contribute to the strategic direction of your organization.
  • SHRM CP and SHRM SCP exam prep helps HR professionals bring new ideas to your organization that will help drive success.
  • It helps create a common HR language that optimizes consistency and effectiveness.
  • Certification is relevant worldwide, as exams cover the global SHRM BoCK™.

COMMIT TO YOUR CAREER

SHRM's global HR credentials, SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP, offer growth, advancement and recognition. These credentials are based on extensive global research involving employers, academics, and practicing HR professionals at all levels to ensure they maintain an industry-leading level of excellence and relevance in this ever-evolving profession.

By becoming SHRM certified, you prove your knowledge, competency and value to colleagues and to employers looking for a competitive edge in today's global economy. Wherever your career takes you, your SHRM certification will define you as an HR expert and leader.

Ensure you're prepared with our course designed for SHRM credential candidates. Expand and test your knowledge and practical, real-life competencies in areas critical for HR career success.

This intensive 14 session program combines expert instruction with the 2019 SHRM Learning System®, so you will learn faster, retain more knowledge and stay on track for success on the exam.


WHY ENROLL?

Throughout the program HR professionals are encouraged to acquire the Competencies and Knowledge they'll need to effectively perform their jobs and achieve career success. Our course is designed to help you learn and retain the material effectively and efficiently by combining the best exam preparation system with expert instruction and peer discussion.


WHO SHOULD ENROLL IN THIS COURSE?

Our HR certification prep course is designed primarily for individuals seeking SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification. Certification is a great choice for HR professionals who want to:

  • Increase their knowledge
  • Advance their skills
  • Earn recognition from the global community
  • Meet SHRM Certification Eligibility Requirements

SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP Eligibility

Regardless of your job title, geographic location, industry or organization size, if you perform HR duties, you have the opportunity to become certified.

Less than a Bachelor's Degree*

Bachelor's Degree

Graduate Degree

Credential

HR-Related Program

Non-HR Program

HR-Related Degree

Non-HR Degree

HR-Related Degree

Non-HR Degree

SHRM-CP

3 years
in HR role

4 years
in HR role

1 year
in HR role

2 years
in HR role

Currently
in HR role

1 year
in HR role

SHRM-SCP

6 years
in HR role

7 years
in HR role

4 years
in HR role

5 years
in HR role

3 years
in HR role

4 years
in HR role

*Less than a bachelor's degree includes: working toward a bachelor's degree; associate's degree; some college; qualifying HR certificate program; high school diploma; or GED


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 a generalist viewpoint, refresh key ideas and concepts, strengthen their understanding of core behavior and technical competencies and increase productivity in the workplace.


COURSE

Study with learning modules that provide an in-depth exploration of the knowledge domains and behavioral competencies tested on the SHRM exams.


MODULE: HR COMPETENCIES

  • Leadership & Navigation
  • Ethical Practice
  • Business Acumen
  • Consultation
  • Critical Evaluation
  • Relationship Management
  • Global & Cultural Effectiveness
  • Communication

MODULE: PEOPLE

  • HR Strategic Planning
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Employee Engagement & Retention
  • Learning & Development
  • Total Rewards

MODULE: ORGANIZATION 

  • Structure of the HR Function
  • Organizational Effectiveness & Development
  • Workforce Management
  • Employee & Labor Relations
  • Technology Management

MODULE: WORKPLACE

  • HR in the Global Context
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Risk Management
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • U.S. Employment Law & Regulations (U.S. Only)

COURSE MATERIALS


ASSESS YOUR CURRENT KNOWLEDGE

  • Complete an online assessment to determine current knowledge and identify areas for improvement.
  • Create a personal SmartStudy plan to identify learning priorities, estimate study time and create a roadmap to success.

STUDY YOUR WAY TO SUCCESS

  • Read learning modules based upon the SHRM BoCK online or offline with two flexible options. When you’re online, navigate quickly and easily from reading a module to completing questions and other activities. For offline access, download the e-reader files to your device.
  • Review Quickstart videos to provide an overview of the foundational elements for each of the HR behavioral competencies.
  • Study Flashcards in online or printed format to reinforce your memory of key terms and concepts.

APPLY WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNED

  • Utilize over 1,500 practice questions to assess your competencies and test your knowledge and understanding.
  • Engage in six “competencies in action” activities that put you in the role of an HR professional who is faced with unique challenges. Analyze the situation, consider the background information, complete the activities and make your decision!

PASS YOUR EXAM WITH CONFIDENCE

  • Complete a post-test which mimics the SHRM CP and SHRM SCP exam format and weighting to build exam day confidence.
  • Review test-taking tips and download the SHRM Certification Handbook.

 FEATURES

ASSESSMENT 

  • Online assessment to determine current knowledge and identify areas for improvement.

SMARTSTUDY PLANNING TOOL 

  • Create a personal SmartStudy plan to identify priorities, estimate study time and create a roadmap to success.

QUICKSTARTS

  • Eight online videos that provide an overview of the foundational elements for each of the behavioral competencies.
  • Designed to be a starting point to understand the behavioral competencies from an overview level.

FLASHCARDS

  • Nearly 400 flashcards covering all four modules.
  • Available in online and printable formats.

PRACTICE TESTS

  • Over 1,500 questions.
  • Knowledge tests for each section within all four modules.
  • Situational judgment tests for each of the four modules.

COMPENTENCIES IN ACTION

  • Six engaging activities that put you in the role of an HR professional faced with unique challenges.
  • Analyze the situation, consider the background information, complete the activities and make your decision.
  • Two competencies in action for each competency cluster.

GLOSSARY

  • Comprehensive glossary of terms for easy reference.
  • Available online or while reading the materials.

RESOURCE CENTER 

  • Additional resources including index for learning modules, summary of key formulas, summary of laws and a summary of legal cases.
  • Flashcards, available in online or printed format.
  • Related Links to key HR information such as certification and additional resources.
  • Feedback forum for evaluation and suggestions.
  • HR Updates with legislative changes and new HR developments.

POST TESTS

  • Tests are weighted and balanced based on SHRM-CP & SHRM-SCP exams.
  • Multiple choice knowledge questions and situational judgment scenarios with 2-4 related questions.
  • Includes strike through, mark and review and time limits, consistent with the SHRM-CP & SHRM-SCP exams.

 

For more information on the GMSHRM Certification Study Group, please contact certification@gmshrm.org.

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