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SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Certification Preparation: Intensive Study Course


Please note that you are expected to study independently for 3-4 months prior to the three-day intensive course. The deadline to sign up for the College of Charleston's three-day intensive study course is October 9, 2020.

After registering for the course, use this link to register for the SHRM exam. You will need to choose a date that is soon after the intensive study course ends for best results. To learn more about the application process, click here.

Earning your SHRM-CP or 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.

This three-day intensive course/study group is designed for those that wish to combine self-study using the SHRM Learning System® with some facilitated and structured guidance from a SHRM-certified instructor to help them prepare and pass the challenging certification exam. The SHRM-certified instructor will facilitate a review of the current SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge (BoCK) and help you identify your areas of strength as well as areas in which you’ll need further concentrated study in preparation for either certification exam.

  • Date & Time: January 6–8, 2021 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on each of the two days. Lunch will be provided. Option of in-person or virtual.
  • A virtual kickoff will be held on Friday, October 16, at 8:30 a.m.
  • Thirty-minute virtual help sessions will be available on October 23 and 30, November 6 and 20, and December 4 and 18, 2020.
  • Participants who enroll in this course will be expected to study independently for 3-4 months prior to the three-day intensive.
  • The enrollment fee of $1,250 includes the cost of the SHRM Learning System® online and print study materials. Registering for the course and study group and ordering your online and print materials through us offers a great value since we are a SHRM Education Partner! In contrast, just the self-study materials purchased directly through SHRM cost $1,075 + shipping.
  • It will be important to register soon so you can begin studying. Once you register, the College will send you your study materials (print and online). After signing up for the intensive course, we recommend that you schedule your exam with SHRM as soon as possible for a date after the three-day intensive course ends and before the winter testing window closes.
  • You must schedule your exam separately. It is not included in the course.
  • The deadline to sign up for the winter exam window is December 1, 2020; however, we recommend that you schedule your exam in advance in order to secure an exam date soon after you complete the intensive course.
  • The course registration deadline through the College of Charleston will be October 9, 2020. You must register by October 9 so the College can send you your study materials and you can begin your self study.

Additional Benefits

  • Peer discussions and real-world experiences help reinforce learning materials.
  • The course provides an opportunity to network with other HR professionals.
  • Outside-the-classroom assignments help reinforce sessions.
  • Sample test questions, preparation techniques and periodic progress checks keep you confident in your studies.
  • Recertification Credits: SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP credential-holders may earn up to 12 PDCs.

Instructor: Karen A, Clark SHRM-SCP, SPHR, REBC, RHU, CLU

Professionals who enroll in this course have typically worked in human resource positions for at least two years.

Note: The SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP examinations are separate from the certification preparation course, and are not included in the course fee. For more information on SHRM-CP and SCHRM-SCP certification examinations, please visit the SHRM Certification website.

Dates:January 6-8, 2021 Check for other dates
Meets:W, Th and F from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location:College of Charleston at WestEdge Second Floor
Instructor:Karen Clark


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