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An HR professional shakes hands with a prospective employee representing the SHRM Learning System® for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP program at Curry CollegeDefine yourself as an HR Leader with SHRM Certification

SHRM's global HR credentials, SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP, offer growth, advancement and recognition.  These credentials are based on extensive global research involving employers, academics, and practicing HR professionals at all levels to ensure they maintain an industry-leading level of excellence and relevance in this ever-evolving profession.

By becoming SHRM certified, you prove your knowledge, competency and value to colleagues and employers looking for a competitive edge in today's global economy.  Wherever your career takes you, your SHRM certification will define you as an HR expert and leader.

Ensure you're prepared with our course designed for SHRM credential candidates.  Expand and test your knowledge and practical, real-life competencies in areas critical for HR career success.

This intensive program combines expert instruction with the 2017 SHRM Learning System, so you will learn faster, retain more knowledge and stay on track for success on the exam.

Not ready for certification? Then check out SHRM Essentials. For more information or to help answer further questions, please review FAQs about the SHRM Learning System.

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SHRM Learning Program Information

Offered in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the 2018 SHRM Learning System curriculum is designed by global subject matter experts and covers the entire SHRM Body of Competency and KnowledgeTM (SHRM BoCKTM).  Throughout the program, HR professionals are encouraged to acquire the Competencies and Knowledge they'll need to effectively perform their jobs and achieve career success.  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.

Curry College's program offers you a preparation course to help meet your needs and increase your success on the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams.

By attending our course, you'll benefit from:

  • An experienced, certified instructor
  • The SHRM Learning System, historically ranked the #1 HR certification prep tool
  • Ability to acquire the knowledge and understand the behavioral competencies to help you prepare for the exam
  • A structured learning experience that keeps you on track
  • Opportunities to network and learn from your peers
  • Tuition reimbursement and up to 36 professional development credits (PDCs)

Certification is a great choice for HR professionals who want to advance their careers by increasing their knowledge, advancing their skills, and earning recognition from the global community.

If you're not interested in certification but want to improve your HR skills, this 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 behavior and technical competencies and increase productivity in the workplace.

SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP Eligibility Chart:

Credential

Less than a Bachelor's Degree*

Bachelor's Degree

Graduate Degree

HR-Related Program

Non-HR Program

HR-Related Degree

Non-HR Degree

HR-Related Degree

Non-HR Degree

SHRM-CP

3 years in HR role

4 years in HR role

1 year in HR
role

2 years in HR role

Currently in HR role

1 year in HR role

SHRM-SCP

6 years in HR role

7 years in HR role

4 years in HR role

5 years in HR role

3 years in HR
role

4 years in HR role

*Less than a bachelor's degree includes: working toward a bachelor's degree; associate's degree; some college; qualifying HR certificate program; high school diploma; or GED.

  • Applicants must show that they have worked in an HR role for more than 1,000 hours within a calendar year, which equates to 1 year of experience.
  • HR experience may be in an HR exempt or nonexempt capacity.
  • Applicants with a graduate degree (or global equivalency) in HR must currently be employed in an HR role.
  • HR experience may be classified directly, as working in an HR role, or indirectly, by consulting, educating or researching HR practices linked specifically to human resource management.
  • SHRM membership is not required.

Curry College offers the SHRM Learning System for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP certification at both the Milton and Plymouth campuses.

Program Requirements:

There are no admission requirements to take this program, however certain criteria must be met for participants taking the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP exam. For more information on certification requirements, please review the SHRM eligibility criteria.

Fall 2018 Course Schedule:

Milton Campus
Day: Saturdays, September 22, October 6, 20, November 3, 17, December 8
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $1250 (includes classroom instruction, books, and online learning tools)

Milton Campus
Day: Thursdays, September 13 through December 6 (no class - Thursday, November 22)
Time: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Cost: $1250 (includes classroom instruction, books, and online learning tools)

Plymouth Campus
Day:
 Saturdays, September 15, 29, October 13, 27, November 17, December 1, 15
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Cost: $1250 (includes classroom instruction, books, and online learning tools) 

To register call (617) 333- 2364 or download and scan your completed SHRM registration form to ccce@curry.edu.

Interested in training your team?  Interested in bringing a SHRM Test Preparation course to your organization?  You may be eligible for a 10% discount just by supporting 2 or more employees to attend test preparation at either our Milton or Plymouth campus locations or qualify for a 20% discount when you offer a program for 9 or more employees at your location.  Contact Lisa Huyghe at (617) 333-2345.

Cancellation Policy:

Full refunds will be issued if the student withdraws from the course before it begins. Non-attendance does not constitute official withdrawal. Students must call 888-260-7325 to withdraw prior to the first class. Students are not eligible for a refund once the course has started.

The SHRM Learning System for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP includes five modules covering the comprehensive SHRM BoCK so you'll learn everything you need for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam.  

HR Competencies:

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


People:

  • Talent Acquisition & Retention
  • Employee Engagement
  • Learning & Development
  • Total Rewards


Organization:

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


Workplace:

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


Strategy:

  • Business & HR Strategy