SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Exam Preparation

Preparing for the SHRM exam has never been more convenient

REGISTRATION FEE: $1,395

Earning your SHRM-CP© (Certified Practitioner) or SHRM-SCP©(Senior Certified Practitioner) credential makes you a recognized expert and leader in the HR field—and a valuable asset to your organization, keeping you and your organization more competitive in today's economy. This professional distinction sets you apart from your colleagues, proving your high level of knowledge and skills.

The field of Human Resources is immense. It encompasses everything from understanding what an I-9 is to designing leadership matrix structures for global businesses. The need to understand it grows at an exponential rate as new challenges such as COVID-19 or changes in government administrations change laws and regulations. Keeping up to date is essential.

This program cannot teach you everything in the field. It’s not intended to. That’s why there are requirements to sit for the exam. This program is designed to help you earn your certification. It is broken into 3 parts: text book reading, online study and quizzes (very important), and instructor led sessions. Through these tools, you are given the higher essentials and allowed to focus on the areas you need to pass the exam.

 

WHICH CERTIFICATION IS RIGHT FOR YOU? 

SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP? Aside from the educational and experience requirements, it is important to keep in mind that your foremost goal should be to earn the certification by passing the exam.

The SHRM certifications test your knowledge and your decision-making process. It provides a testament that you are both knowledgeable and able to put those skills to use. Each test, while the basics are the same, looks at things from a little different mindset.

  • The SHRM-CP exam approaches from the perspective of executing actions, policy implementation, and providing professional support in matters such as employee relations or staffing.

  • The SHRM-SCP exam is a bit different. It focuses more on creating strategic initiatives and cultivating program development.

Depending on the type of work you are immersed in daily, how you view things will be different. You should take the exam that reflects what you do! It will come more naturally for you.

SHRM provides a tool that may help assist in the decision making process.  Selecting the right certification for you.

 

WHY CHOOSE MICHIGAN STATE?

At Michigan State, we understand the learning process. As an official SHRM distributor, we are proud to offer a program specifically designed to get HR professionals ready for the SHRM-CP©/SHRM-SCP© examination.

Unlike other exam preparation courses that can be as short as 6-weeks, we believe our 14-week program is better suited to meet your needs, ensuring you have time to read the materials, take full advantage of the online resources, and longer access time to the instructor, who is an active certified practitioner of the craft.

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

HR professionals who implement policies and strategies, serve as point of contact for staff and stakeholders, deliver HR services, and perform operational HR functions, should take the SHRM-CP©/SHRM-SCP© exam.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

SHRM offers development grants for those that are not receiving any organizational support or reimbursement for SHRM certification exam and preparation fees. Visit the SHRM site to learn more.

 

RECERTIFICATION CREDIT HOURS

NOTE: Due to the significant disruptions caused by COVID-19, we are temporarily reducing the number of continuing education credits required for recertification to 14 credits. This reduction applies to recertifications that are due in December 2022.

This program has also been approved for 42 continuing education credit hours towards our Professional Development recertification, which will fulfill the two-year credit hour requirement needed for recertification.

Wanted to thank you for your instruction in aiding my success in passing the SHRM Exam. I know this would not have been possible without the class I took virtual through MSU. Your instruction, feedback, classroom dialogue, and encouragement were key to my success. Thank you!

Andrea Bolt, SHRM-CP - Senior Employee Relations Specialist, Medtronic

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST

We are currently scheduling our next program to get you ready for the upcoming SHRM testing cycles.

If you would like to be notified when we reschedule this program, please contact Kristi White at whitekr@msu.edu.

 

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

  • All course materials are included as part of the program. The SHRM Learning System is a comprehensive online learning experience that helps you master the SHRM BoCK™ to advance your career and prepare for the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams.

  • Please note: Printed learning modules are also included and will be shipped directly from SHRM. Orders will normally arrive within 3-7 business days of processing the order. Given current conditions, you may experience longer than normal shipping times on printed materials. We appreciate your patience.

  • All of our classes include strategies to minimize Zoom fatigue and ensure an enjoyable, informative learning experience.

INSTRUCTOR

Dave Banker

Dave Banker, works for Michigan State University at the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams in the Human Resources Department. He is a graduate of Central Michigan University with a MSA in Human Resources. Dave, as he prefers to be called, possess his SHRM-CP Certification and also is a Certified Human Resources Specialist and Certified Family Medical Leave Specialist through Michigan State University's SHRLR Professional Development Program. He carries a vast amount of experience with over 20 years in Business Management and Human Resources. His approach to life, work and education are one in the same; to be successful you have to be immersed in it.

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • FOR VIRTUAL (ZOOM) PROGRAMS

    • Cancellation more than three weeks prior to the program start date: full refund.
    • Cancellation two weeks prior to the program start date: 10% cancellation fee; remainder of program fee refunded.
    • Cancellation after program materials have been posted/provided to participants: no refund.
    • Cancellation fees may be waived if the participant registers and attends the same program within 12 months. Fees may only be waived once.
  • FOR IN-PERSON PROGRAMS

    • Cancellation four weeks prior to program start: 10% cancellation fee; remainder of program fee refunded.
    • Cancellation less than four weeks but at least two weeks prior to program start: 50% cancellation fee.
    • Cancellation less than two weeks prior to program start: no refund.
    • These cancellation fees apply even if the participant wishes to reschedule to a later date for the same program or a different program. Participants may send a substitute from the same organization for the same program and date with prior written notice and avoid the cancellation fee.

MSU reserves the right to cancel programs when enrollment criteria are not met or for conditions beyond its control. Any additional costs incurred by the enrollee of canceled programs are the responsibility of the enrollee.

 

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS

Accommodations for people with disabilities or special dietary needs may be requested by calling SHRLR Professional Development at (517) 355-9592. We will do all we can to accommodate you. It would be especially helpful if you would contact us at least three weeks before the program.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • MSU's Federal ID Number is 38-6005984
  • Business casual attire.
  • Please, no audio or video recording.

REGISTRATION FEE INCLUDES

  • All course materials are included as part of the program. The SHRM Learning System is a comprehensive online learning experience that helps you master the SHRM BoCK™ to advance your career and prepare for the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams. 
  • Please note: Printed learning modules are also included and will be shipped directly from SHRM. Orders will normally arrive within 3-7 business days of processing the order. Given current conditions, you may experience longer than normal shipping times on printed materials. We appreciate your patience.

 

SHRM CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

 

RETAKING THE PROGRAM

Our goal is to prepare you and give you the confidence you need to take the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification examination. Students are provided the ability to retake this program within the same calendar year. Please note:

  • If a student is retaking the course within the same calendar year, and has their textbooks and all other materials from the original program, they will be able to attend the program at no additional cost. Given the student has kept all of their materials and still has access to the online learning system, and MSU SHRLR Professional Development does not need to purchase any items on their behalf, there will be no cost to the student.

  • If the student is retaking the course within the same calendar year, but MSU SHRLR Professional Development has to purchase any materials (ex: textbooks, PowerPoints, materials), the student will be liable to pay those fees to Michigan State University. For example, if the student no longer has the PowerPoint booklet and need to purchase that item, MSU SHRLR Professional Development will invoice the student for those items only (Items will not be purchased for students until payment has received from the student for those items.). The student will not have to pay any additional fees, beyond the requested materials.

Students are not required to retake this program in order to retake their certification exam. Retaking this course is a decision made by the student and not by MSU SHRLR Professional Development.

Questions?  We would be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding this or any of our training programs. Please contact Program Coordinator, Kristi White at whitekr@msu.edu.