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 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.

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Info Session
Request a copy of the latest Info Session recorded on January 10, 2023, to learn more about the Human Resources Management Certificate course. Register to watch this recording on-demand.


Format: Classroom or Online

Hours: 40

Credits: 4.0 CEUs

When: Various Dates

Cost: $1,799


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.

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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: 

The following short sessions are intensive and are recommended for those with previous HR experience.

Live-Online Session – Register Now
Mondays & Thursdays, 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. ET
April 3 - May 25, 2023
No class April 17 and April 20.

Classroom Session – Register Now
University of Georgia Gwinnett Campus
Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
April 22 - May 31, 2023
No class May 13.

Course Format:
Classroom or Live-Online

Course Fee(s): 


Optional Add-ons:
SHRM Exam Voucher for 2023 Exam Window 1 – UGA has partnered with SHRM to offer the exam voucher at a reduced rate.

Optional Shipping for Print Materials – The SHRM Learning System provides all modules as downloadable epub documents. There is a $35 shipping fee, due at time of registration, to receive the printed versions via mail. If the print materials are ordered after registration, there is a $150 fee + $35 shipping charge.

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.