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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 2018 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

Hours: 40 hours / 4 CEU's

Where: UGA's Gwinnett campus

When: Weekend or Weekday

Cost: $1,599 (includes materials)

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Offered in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the curriculum provided in the 2018 SHRM Learning System is designed by global subject matter experts and covers the entire SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge™ (SHRM BoCK™). 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.

Course Topics

The SHRM Learning System® for SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP is comprised of four modules of study:

1. HR Competencies

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

2. Organization

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

3. People

  • Talent Acquisition & Retention
  • Employee Engagement
  • Learning & Development
  • Total Rewards
  • Business & HR Strategy

4. Workplace

  • 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

To earn your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP you must meet specific education and work experience criteria at the time you submit your application in order to be eligible to sit for the exam. Visit the SHRM web site to learn more about eligibility requirements.

For those not seeking certification, the SHRM Learning System for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP 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 HR competencies and increase productivity in the workplace.

Note: Although both the hours and curriculum for the weekday and weekend classes are the same, the weekend course option tends to be even more intensive due to the reduced number of sessions.

Course Information

Course Date Info: 

Weekday Spring Session 2019 – Register Now
Orientation: Wednesday, February 6, 2019; 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Classes: Every Wednesday, February 13, 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2019
6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Weekend Spring Session 2019 – Register Now
Orientation: Wednesday, February 13, 2019; 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Classes: Every other Saturday, February 23, March 9, 30, April 13, 27 and May 11, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Course Format: 
University of Georgia Gwinnett Campus
2530 Sever Rd NW, Lawrenceville, GA 30043
United States
Location Info: 

Please check signage in lobby.

Course Fee(s): 

$1,599 (includes materials)

Continuing Education Information: 

Students will be awarded a Certificate of Program Completion for 4.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon successfully completing the course.

Attendance Policy and Other Important Requirements:
To receive the Certificate of Completion and Continuing Education Units (CEUs) the following is required:

  • Attendance at a specified number of classes (at least 9 for weekday & 5 for weekend; this does not include the orientation session)
  • Timely and successful completion of written and oral assignments

To receive the Certificate of Achievement from SHRM, the following is required:

  • All requirements mentioned above for the Certificate of Completion
  • A score of 70% or better for the SHRM Final Exam

Military Funding Information:
The Human Resources Management Certificate Program has been approved by the Department of Veterans Services to receive GI Bill funding. Spouses of active duty military members that are eligible for MYCAA and active duty military members that are eligible for Air Force TA and Army TA may contact their education service officer to apply for course approval. For more information regarding military funding for this course, visit our Financial and Military Assistance page or contact our office at (706) 542-3537.