Establish yourself as a globally–recognized human resource expert by earning the new standard in HR certification: SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP®). Ensure you're prepared with our Human Resources Management Certificate designed for SHRM credential candidates. Expand and test your knowledge and practical, real-life competencies in areas critical for HR career success.

This intensive 40 hour program combines expert instruction with the 2021 SHRM Learning System® for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP, so you will learn faster, retain more knowledge and stay on track for success on the exam.


Format: Classroom or Online

Hours: 40

Credits: 4.0 CEUs

Cost: $1,699 w/ materials


The SHRM Learning System modules provide an in-depth exploration of the knowledge domains and behavioral competencies tested on the SHRM exams and what is needed to grow and succeed in HR careers. These four modules are:

HR Competencies

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


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


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


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

Who Should Attend?

Our certification preparation course is designed primarily for individuals seeking SHRM-CP and 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
  • For those not seeking certification, the SHRM Learning System for the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP course provides a comprehensive and accelerated option for professional development.
  • Current SHRM credential-holders can earn up to 38.5 professional development credits (PDCs).

Course Information

Course Date Info: 

Now available for purchase with your course registration: Discounted Winter 2021-2022 Exam Voucher!

Live-Online Fall Session 2021 – Register Now
Instructor-led, virtual online class sessions
Live-Online Sessions: 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. EST
Tuesdays, September 7, 14, 21, 27, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 11, 16, 30, December 7, 2021
(No session November 23, 2021)
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During the course, you will meet weekly in your virtual classroom. Additional assignments completed asynchronously outside the classroom include readings, online quizzes, and discussion board posts.

Classroom Fall Session 2021 – Register Now
University of Georgia Gwinnett Campus
Classroom Sessions: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. EST (ends at 9:30 p.m. the first two Wednesdays)
Wednesdays, September 8, 15, 22, 29, Oct 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17, December 1, 8, 2021
(No class November 24, 2021.)
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Homework for this session will include online quizzes and readings.

COVID-19 Impact and Update

The University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education’s primary commitment is the health and safety of faculty, staff, and students.

Participants will be required to follow all guidelines and mandates relating to COVID-19 health and sanitization, as required by federal, state, and local governments, the University System of Georgia, and recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Current & timely details will be covered before the course start date.

If circumstances necessitate a shift to online/virtual learning or a combination of online/virtual and on-campus learning, students will be notified; class dates and times will not change. For more information, please email

Course Format:
Classroom or Online

Course Fee(s): 

$1,699 (includes materials)

Classroom Course
Charles Craig
has over 20 years of experience in human resources. He holds the Society for Human Resources Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) designation and has both the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and the Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR) Certifications as well.

Online Course
In 2017, after a 30-year career in human resources, Kim Nash founded her company, THriv, to accompany leaders on their professional growth journey to achieve successful results. She serves leaders through coaching, teaching, and public speaking. Kim partners with organizations to provide a variety of business consulting, training & development, compliance management, and human resource related services. Additionally, she delivers a variety of presentations for organizations. Kim also serves as a part-time instructor for various universities teaching the SHRM HR Essentials and Professional Human Resource Management courses for human resource professionals. Kim holds the SHRM-SCP certification through the Society of Human Resource Management, the SPHR certification through HR Certification Institute, the Compensation Management Specialist designation from the International Foundation of Employee Benefits, and has completed the John C. Maxwell Certification Program to teach, coach, train, and speak. Kim is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and a Past President of the Human Resource Professionals of Central PA. She is a graduate of York College of PA with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business Education, and holds an MBA/Human Resource Management from the University of Phoenix.