SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Certification Preparation

Define yourself as an HR Leader with the SHRM Certification
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Commit to Your Career

Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) global HR credentials: SHRM-Certified Professional (CP) and SHRM-Senior Certified Professional (SCP); offer growth, advancement and recognition. 

The HR profession is no longer just about what you know – but how you do your job. By becoming SHRM certified, you prove your knowledge, competency and value to colleagues and to 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 online 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 twelve-week online program combines expert instruction with the 2021 SHRM Learning System®.  

  • Learn faster.
  • Retain more knowledge.
  • Stay on track for success on the exam.
  • Convenient 24/7 Online Access

SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Online Certification Prep

September 6 - November 26
Register Today!

UW-Stout's SHRM certification preparation course is designed to provide a structured, peer and instructor-supported review of the content in the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge (BoCK). Participants are guided through the content with a variety of materials and study tools each week.

Price: $1,299

The early-bird registration fee is $1,099 and ends on July 31.

Weekly Meeting Day/Time: Participants meet with the instructor and peers once per week for approximately 1 hour. The day and time are determined by participant availability near the start date of the course.


Who Should Enroll in Our Online SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP HR Training Course?

Our certification preparation course is designed primarily for individuals seeking SHRM-CP or 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

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 SHRM's Eligibility Criteria

Not interested in certification? Advance your career.

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:

  • Generalist viewpoint
  • Refresh key ideas and concepts
  • Strengthen your understanding of core behavior and technical competencies
  • Increase productivity in the workplace

Not ready or eligible for the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP?

Take our introductory SHRM Essentials class. The SHRM Essentials of Human Resources course covers introductory HR topics in a condensed, easy-to-understand format.

Why is Getting Your SHRM Certification So Important? / Society for Human Resources Management

Why Enroll in Our Courses?

Offered in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the curriculum provided in the 2021 SHRM Learning System is designed by global subject matter experts.  The SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP covers the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge™ (SHRM BoCK™).

The SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification preparation course will provide you with the competencies and knowledge you'll need to effectively perform your job and achieve career success. Our course is designed to:

  • Help you learn and retain the material effectively and efficiently
  • Combines the best exam preparation system with expert instruction and peer discussion.

One -on-one guidance to apply your new skills.


Network & collaborate with peers.


Acquire the knowledge for the exam.


Learn in a structured environment.

SHRM Certification Prep

Course Preparation Tools Designed for Success

Enhance your learning experience with premier tools that complement our course! The 2021 SHRM Learning System offers a personalized SmartPath™ learning experience that is designed to dynamically adjust based on your progress and proficiency. Real-time results allow you to use your time wisely and increase readiness for the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exam.

Choose a program that is designed to help apply HR knowledge and competencies to real-life situations and advance your career while offering:

A Personalized Learning Experience

The 2021 SHRM Learning System allows instructors to work with you to build a custom learning experience that helps identify HR topics you've already mastered and those you haven't, so courses can be tailored to your needs.

Focused, Topic-Level Learning

Along with your classmates, you'll learn one small topic segment at a time to ensure you have a clear understanding and can apply the concept quickly and easily on the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam and in your day-to-day HR responsibilities.

These learning modules also provide an in-depth exploration of the knowledge domains and behavioral competencies tested on the SHRM exams.

Course Outline:


  • 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) 
Real-Time Knowledge Gap Analysis

Real-time results and detailed feedback from your learning progress and quiz scores help guide your course-wide and individual study priorities and reach your goal more efficiently.

Resources to Boost Exam Confidence

Supplement your online class time learning with flashcards, real-world HR knowledge, competencies in action, practice test questions and more to make sure you're ready for your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam.

Alicia Stachowski





Dr. Alicia Stachowski, SHRM-CP,
Associate Professor,
College of CEHHHS, UW-Stout

The opportunity for dialog with the instructor each week helped deepen my understanding.
Molly Adzic UW-Stout 2020 SHRM-CP Student