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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 2020 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: $1,699 (includes materials)

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Offered in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the curriculum provided in the 2020 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.

For additional video testimonials, view the SHRM's "Why Choose SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Certification".

Course Topics

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?

SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Exam Preparation
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.

HR Professional Development
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.

Earn SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP recertification hours
This course is approved for 36.00 PDCs for Human Resources Professionals who hold a SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential. For more information about recertification requirements, please visit the SHRM Recertification webpage.

Earn Project Management recertification hours
This course is approved for PDUs for Project Management professionals who hold a credential from the Project Management Institute (PMI). For more information about these requirements, visit the PMI Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) Program website.

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.

Open House Video 
Watch the informational session to see how the Human Resources Management Certificate program can help your career! (2019 Version)
Watch the Open House Video

Course Information

Course Date Info: 

Weekday Fall Session 2020 – Register Now
August 26, September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 4,11, 18, 2020
Every Wednesday for 13 weeks
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Weekend Fall Session 2020 – Register Now
August 29, September 12, 26, October 10, 24, November 7, 21, 2020
Every other Saturday
9:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Course Format: 
University of Georgia Gwinnett Campus
2530 Sever Rd NW, Lawrenceville, GA 30043
United States
Course Fee(s): 

$1,699 (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.

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

  • Attendance: Must attend at least 11 classes for weekday & 6 classes for weekend
  • Assignments: Timely and successful completion of written and oral assignments
  • Post-Test: A score of 70% or better

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

  • Post-Test: A score of 80% or better 

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.