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CVCC Workforce Solutions SHRM Certification Exam Preparation Course Description (39 Hours)

Why Seek SHRM Certification?

Earning your SHRM-SCP 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.
FOCUS ON YOU SHRM-SCP are your credentials, based on the current HR landscape. This certification is 100% focused on the competencies and knowledge all HR professionals need to lead in today’s business community


SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) are based on one single, comprehensive SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge™ (SHRM BoCK™) and are relevant worldwide, giving professionals the recognition and flexibility to use their knowledge, skills and competencies anywhere their career takes them.<BR><BR>


SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP tests HR competencies as well as knowledge, and their application, to ensure the professional’s ability to demonstrate what they know, and what they can do with their knowledge in the variety of situations they encounter.<BR><BR>
SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP are based on in-depth research focused on —and backed by— global employers and business leaders. They reflect what HR practitioners need to know to be leaders in their organizations and in the profession


SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recognize diversity in the HR profession. The eligibility requirements minimize barriers to participation and reflect current HR roles. The
exam windows provide accessibility and flexibility for all eligible professionals worldwide. In addition, the new exam is affordable, making certification attainable by more professionals.<BR><BR>


SHRM believes that HR certification must be as inclusive and diverse as the profession itself. The SHRM certification is applicable across industries, geographic borders, job responsibilities and career levels.<BR><BR>


SHRM’s HR certifications, the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP, were designed to meet the highest industry standards. To ensure the highest level of recognition for SHRM certified professionals, SHRM is committed to pursuing accreditation, a process that involves extensive data collection and review, which can require an extended period to complete. We look forward to completing this process and obtaining accreditation as soon as possible.<BR><BR>

Exam Prep Course Learning System Modules

The CVCC Workforce Solutions SHRM Credential Exam Prep Course is a virtual on-line course which offers a weekly instructor-led course which interactive, comprehensive, and effective. The course features an interactive, personalized path toward success with access to assessments, practice questions, learning modules, quick-start videos, study flashcards, post-tests, and an online resource center. Sections on Competencies in Action are interspersed throughout the learning modules to highlight how the competencies apply to particular topic areas.<BR><BR>


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


  • Leadership & Navigation
  • Ethical Practice
  • Business Acumen
  • Relationship Management
  • Consultation
  • Critical Evaluation
  • Global & Cultural Effectiveness
  • Talent Acquisition & Retention
  • Employee Engagement
  • Learning & Development
  • Total Rewards 


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


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


  • Business & HR Strategy
SHRM Certification Exam Eligibility Criteria
Applicants must meet specific educational and work experience criteria at the time they submit their application in order to be eligible to sit for the SHRM-CP exam.

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR professional society. SHRM sets the eligibility criteria for SHRM certifications for HR professionals interested in sitting for the exam. For additional guidance visit:
These requirements are outlined below:

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
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
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.
The following general eligibility criteria, listed below, also apply:

HR-related experience relates to work in any of the 15 Functional Areas identified in the SHRM BoCK.
  • Applicants are not required to hold an HR title. The critical factor in determining eligibility is your HR-related work as opposed to your job title.
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they devoted at least 1,000 hours to HR-related activities in any calendar year to qualify as having a year of HR-related experience.
  • Part-time work qualifies as long as the 1,000-hour standard is met within a calendar year.
  • Individuals who have mixed roles—for example, office managers that have both administrative and HR responsibilities—may also have qualifying experience, as long as HR-related duties total at least 1,000 hours in a calendar year. Supervising employees in and of itself is not considered qualifying HR-related experience.
  • Experience may be either exempt or nonexempt.
  • SHRM membership is not required.What Degrees Qualify as HR-Related?
    GRADUATE (or global equivalent^): HR-related degrees may include but are not limited to the following: MA in Human Resource Management, MS in Human Resources (HR), MA or MS in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, MA in Management (MAM) with HR concentration, MBA with concentration in HRM, Organizational Leadership or Leadership Development with HR concentration, Human Capital Development, Organizational Behavior, Labor Relations, or Industrial Relations.

    BACHELOR’S (or global equivalent): HR-related degrees may include but are not limited to the following: BA or BS in HRM, BA or BS in Management with a concentration in HR, BA or BS in Business Administration with a concentration in HRM, Bachelor of Business Administration with emphasis in HR, Organizational Behavior, Industrial Relations, Organizational Development, Management and Leadership.

  • ASSOCIATE’S: Applicants with less than a bachelor’s degree may have HR-related associate’s degree that may include, but are not limited to the following: Associate—HR Specialist; Associate—Business: HR Management; Associate—HR Administration.
  • CERTIFICATE PROGRAM: Applicants with less than a bachelor’s degree may complete an HR Certificate Program from an accredited institution consisting of eight courses that cover the fundamentals in HR (i.e., Principles of HRM; Compensation & Benefits; Organizational Development; Recruitment & Selection; Employment Law; Training & Development; Employee Relations; Performance Management). A qualifying certificate program typically lasts 18 months.
        OUTSIDE THE U.S.: HR-related bachelor's programs may include but are not limited to the following: BBA with emphasis in HRM; Bachelor of Commerce with concentration in Managing People and Organizations; Bachelor of Business in Pedagogy with a concentration in HR. HR-related master's programs may include the following: MA in International HRM; Professional Post-Graduate Diploma in HRM; Executive Master in HRM.

For information on global equivalence evaluation services in support of the degree requirements shown, visit:
National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES)
Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE)
American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers (AACRAO)
This class is offered at a new competitive rate of $2,070.

Registration Deadline: February 21, 2018


Class Details

13 Sessions
Weekly - Tue

Off Campus

TBD Instructor 

CEUs : 3.9



Registration Closes On
Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
2/27/2018 - 5/22/2018 Weekly - Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Lynchburg, Off Campus  Map TBD Instructor