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: 

Online Spring Session 2021 – Register Now
Instructor-led, virtual online class sessions
Course begins February 1, 2020
Live-Online Sessions: 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. EST
Thursdays, February 4, 11, 18, 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 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 Spring 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, February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, April 7, 14, 21, & 28, 2021
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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.

Currently, the University System of Georgia (USG) and UGA require all faculty, staff, students and visitors to wear an appropriate face covering while inside campus facilities/classrooms/buildings where six feet social distancing may not always be possible. Face covering use is in addition to and is not a substitute for social distancing. Anyone not using a face covering when required will be asked to wear one or must leave the area. Our classrooms are configured to ensure that participants will be able to practice social distancing. Hand sanitizer and cleaning supplies are available in all classrooms and common areas.

Students will be notified if circumstances necessitate a shift to online/virtual learning, or a combination of online/virtual and face-to-face classroom learning. 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.