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SHRM Certified HR Professional Exam Preparation

SHRM Certification Exam Preparation

Demonstrate Your Human Resource Expertise & Gain Practical Skills

Establish yourself as a globally-recognized HR expert by earning the new standard in human resource certification: SHRM Certified Profession (SHRM-CPTM) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCPTM).’ These professional certifications can open doors for professional advancement, serve to harmonize standards with changing expectations and signal to employers advanced professional development.

For more than a decade, Howard Community College has been a preferred provider of SHRM human resources training. 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 10-week 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.

  • Course Benefits

    Offered in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the curriculum provided in the 2016 SHRM Learning System is designed by global subject matter experts and covers the entire SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge™ (SHRM BoCK™). 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.

    HCC offers you a preparation course to help meet your needs and increase your success on the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams.

    Benefits to You
    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

    Benefits To Your Employer
    Certification benefits your entire organization:

    • It demonstrates that your HR professionals have mastered the application of HR technical and behavioral competencies.
    • Certification prepares your HR staff to assume greater leadership roles and contribute to the strategic direction of your organization.
    • Exam preparation helps HR professionals bring new ideas to your organization that will help drive success.
    • It helps create a common HR language that optimizes consistency and effectiveness.
    • Certification is relevant worldwide, as exams cover the new global SHRM BoCK™.
  • Eligibility Requirements

    To earn your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP you must meet specific educational and work experience criteria at the time you submit your application in order to be eligible to sit for the exam. For details on these requirements, visit

    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.

  • Course Topics

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

    • 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
      • Employee Law & Regulations (U.S. only)
    • Strategy
      • Business & HR Strategy

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HR’s Role in Organizational Development And Change Management *NEW*
This course will discuss human resource management interventions concerned with managing individual and group performance. In addition, this course will look at organizational development as the process of planning and implementing interventions to create interpersonal, group, inter-group, or organization-wide change. .9 CEUs.
Tuition: $265 (includes $85 in fees*)
Thu Apr 25-May 09 6:30PM-9:30PM Laurel College Center XB-707 M1817 #5503
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Human Resource Law *NEW!*
This comprehensive course condenses the most critical legislation and or legal obligations of which every human resource professional should be aware of. Each session is designed to be highly interactive, incorporating both formal law and applications of the law in real world case studies. Some of the key legislation and topics covered, with their associated impacts, include Title VII-Civil Rights Act, PPACA Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act-2010, MLA (Family and Medical Leave Act), FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act), Equal Pay Act, Portal to Portal Act and many other human resource laws. 1.2 CEUs.
Tuition: $280 (includes $85 in fees*)
Tue Feb 19-Mar 12 6:30PM-9:30PM Laurel College Center XB-703 M1814 #5490
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Introduction to Compensation
This 12-hour course is designed to provide an overview of a total compensation system and the skills needed to create one. Topics will include job descriptions, Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) classification, job analysis, job evaluation, defining pay structures, using pay surveys, computing market rates, establishing pay ranges, analyzing employee pay levels, and the use of incentives and other benefits. Course also addresses ensuring fairness in the compensation system and the role of compensation in retention. 1.2 CEUs.
Tuition: $280 (includes $85 in fees*)
Wed Apr 17-May 08 6:30PM-9:30PM Laurel College Center XB-706-M1831 #6903
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Introduction to Employee Benefits *NEW!*
This course is an overview of employee benefits including key benefits legislation, Social Security, Medicare, workers compensation, Family and Medical Leave and other government mandated benefits. Retirement, health, disability and other benefits in both the private and public sectors will be covered, as well as non-statutory benefits, preferred compensation plans, qualified and non-qualified deferred compensation plans, and methods and tools to develop, select, administer and evaluate benefit programs and ensure they are compliant with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. 1.2 CEUs.
Tuition: $290 (includes $95 in fees*)
Wed Feb 27-Mar 27 6:30PM-9:30PM Laurel College Center XB-704 M1815 #5491
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Managing Employee Performance *NEW!*
This course is intended to prepare you to develop and practice effective performance management techniques. You will be shown the stages of the performance management process, methods for measuring performance tools to communicate performance feedback, and the legal requirements for performance management. 1.2 CEUs.
Tuition: $280 (includes $95 in fees*)
Tue Apr 23-May 14 6:30PM-9:30PM Laurel College Center XB-708 M1818 #5504
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Principles of Human Resource Management *NEW!*
This course will examine the theoretical foundation of the human resource management field, the evolution of human resource management planning, recruitment, training and development, performance management, and reward and career management. Trends and issues influencing the development and application of these elements within contemporary organizations will be analyzed. Topics include theoretical constructs of human resource management, theories and knowledge of human resource practices in organizations, and performance management issues and processes. 1.2 CEUs.
Tuition: $280 (includes $85 in fees*)
Thu Feb 14-Mar 07 6:30PM-9:30PM Laurel College Center XB-701 M1813 #5489
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SHRM Certified HR Professional Exam Prep Course

To receive a $100 early bird tuition discount, you must register two weeks before the start date.
Earning your SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) credential establishes you as a recognized expert in the HR field. This certification preparation course covers four knowledge domains: People, Organization, Workplace, and Strategy as well as eight behavioral competencies. This intensive course combines expert instruction with the 2019 SHRM Learning System so you will learn faster, retain more knowledge and stay on track as you prepare for the exam. For those not seeking certification, this course provides a comprehensive and accelerated option for professional development. The course includes all course materials and access to the SHRM Learning System, but does not cover registration for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP examinations. Standard refund policy does not apply. No refunds on or after the class start date. 3.5 CEUs. 
The winter course dates and times will be:
Tuition: $1,245 (includes $590 in fees)
Sat Feb 23-May 04 9AM-12:45PM Gateway Campus XB-239 8200 #5755
(No class Apr 20)
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SHRM Essentials of Human Resources Prep Course

To receive a $100 early bird tuition discount, you must register two weeks before the start date.

This is an introductory course offering a comprehensive overview of the key aspects of HR. It gives participants foundational knowledge and an introduction to behavioral competencies that are essential for business success. This course is ideal for those who are just starting out in the human resources profession, or those who are looking for an effective way to boost their employee management skills. Topics include:. Human Resources, Talent Acquisition, Total Rewards, Learning and Development, Performance Management, and Employment Law. Standard refund policy does not apply. No refunds on or after the class start date. 1.8 CEUs.

Tuition: $640 (includes $390 in fees*)
Thu Mar 07-Apr 11 6:30PM-9:30PM Gateway Campus XB-210 8228 #6591
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Successful Recruitment, Selection, and Placement *NEW!*
This course is a comprehensive overview of the recruitment function. Participants will study the fundamental principles of workforce development, develop a recruitment strategy, review recruitment methods, identify alternative staffing options, develop and implement selection procedures, (including applicant tracking, interviewing and testing), develop employment offers, conduct negotiations, and evaluate retention strategies and practices. .9 CEUs. 
Tuition: $265 (includes $85 in fees*)
Thu Mar 28-Apr 11 6:30PM-9:30PM Laurel College Center XB-705 M1816 #5502
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