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SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) / Senior Professional (SHRM-SCP)

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  • Overview

    We now live and work in a global economy, in which geographic borders are virtually non-existent, and innovation, agility and strategy are critical success factors. The HR profession operates at the core of this global economy, ensuring the alignment of organizational strategy with a high-performing workforce. The  SHRM credentials, SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP®), address these roles.

    As the leading advocate for HR professionals worldwide, providing HR research and education, SHRM launched an unparalleled study to define not only the knowledge, but also the competencies required of today’s HR leaders. The result of this rigorous research was the SHRM Competency Model which forms an important foundation for the SHRM Certification.  This course utilizes The SHRM Learning System, which is intended to cover the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge (SHRM BoCK™) tested in the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certification exams. The system features up-to-date study materials and the latest technology, including SmartStudy tools, learning modules in print or e-reader formats, and extensive multi-media online resources accessible via mobile devices. Access to the Web-based software is valid for 18 months. It should be noted that this course requires extensive reading outside of the classroom environment.

    SHRM Certification recognizes that HR professionals are at the core of leading organizational success:

    • It is built on one singular SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge™ (SHRM BoCK™) designed to elevate the HR profession around the world.
    • It tests the HR professional’s competency—the ability to put that knowledge to work through critical thinking and application.
    • It demonstrates that the HR professional is a technical expert and has mastered the application of HR technical and behavioral competencies, through practice and experience, to drive business results.

     

    Tuition includes the current edition of the SHRM Learning System, access to the SHRM Online Learning Portal, and a one year audit privilege. UMBC Training Centers’ exam pass rates for students who have taken this course are at 83%, 13% higher than the National Pass Rate.

  • Who Should Take This 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

    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 a generalist viewpoint, refresh key ideas and concepts, strengthen their understanding of core behavior and technical competencies and increase productivity in the workplace.

  • Why You Should Take This Course

    TOP 5 BENEFITS TO YOUR ORGANIZATION

    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.

    ​COMPETENCY-BASED

    The profession is no longer just about what you know—facts and figures—but rather how you effectively implement that knowledge in the workplace each and every day. SHRM certification provides you the opportunity to prove not only what you know but also how you can apply that knowledge on the job.

    RELEVANT

    SHRM certifications directly link to on-the-job scenarios and realistic work situations. Seventy-three percent of examinees say the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams are HR job-relevant.

    UNIVERSALLY APPLICABLE

    Built upon one comprehensive SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge™ (SHRM BoCK™), SHRM certification is applicable across industries, geographic borders, job responsibilities and career levels

    FOCUSED ON  ADVANCEMENT

    More than 5,000 employers are seeking SHRM credential-holders every month. The SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP credentials are based on the current HR landscape, focusing on the competencies and knowledge HR professionals need to lead in today’s business community. Boost your confidence to take that next step in your HR career or to distinguish yourself in a job search.

    STRATEGIC

    Based on in-depth research focused on—and backed by—global employers and business leaders, the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP credentials reflect what HR practitioners need to know to be leaders in their organizations and in the profession.

    ACCREDITED

    The SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams are accredited by the Buros Center for Testing, asserting that the HR credentials meet the highest standards in testing. Learn More.

    BACKED BY SHRM  

    SHRM certification is the only HR certification offered by the world’s largest HR membership  organization. As the industry leader in HR professional development, SHRM has supported more than 100,000 employers representing 140 million employees worldwide.

    Student Testimonies

    “The instructor has a very well rounded background in HR. They were able to support the SHRM course material with real world examples that were both relevant and appropriate. They allowed for relevant class discussion, has been a great resource during preparations for the PHR exam.”

    “Excellent instructor and appeared to truly care about the success of everyone in the class.”

    “Instructor is great, very passionate and relates content to the real world.”

  • Schedule
  • Course Outline

    MODULE // HR COMPETENCIES

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

     

    MODULE // PEOPLE

    • HR Strategic Planning
    • Talent Acquisition
    • Employee Engagement & Retention
    • Learning & Development
    • Total Rewards

     

    MODULE // ORGANIZATION

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

     

    MODULE // WORKPLACE

    • HR in the Global Context
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Risk Management
    • Corporate Social Responsibility
    • Employment Law & Regulations (U.S. Only)
  • FAQs
    Is there a discount available for current students?

    UMBC students and alumni, as well as students who have previously taken a public training course with UMBC Training Centers are eligible for a 10% discount, capped at $250. Please provide a copy of your UMBC student ID or an unofficial transcript or the name of the UMBC Training Centers course you have completed. Online courses are excluded from this offer.

    What is the cancellation and refund policy?

    Student will receive a refund of paid registration fees only if UMBC Training Centers receives a notice of cancellation at least 10 business days prior to the class start date for classes or the exam date for exams.

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