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SHRM®-CP/SHRM®-SCP Certification Preparation

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Earn the New Standard in HR Certification

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Convenient classes for busy working professionals:

  • Where:
    University of Missouri–St. Louis
    College of Business Administration
    One University Blvd. (Anheuser-Busch Hall Room 106)
    St. Louis, MO 63121
  • When:
    September 13 - November 15
    Thursdays from 5:30pm to 9:00pm
    Please click here to complete the online registration.

The Future of HR is SHRM–Certified

This is an exciting and pivotal time in the HR profession. Now, more than ever, HR teams are expected to assume a greater leadership role, contributing to the strategic direction of their organization.

To meet business needs, SHRM has established two competency-based certifications, the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) for early- and mid-career professionals and the SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) for senior-level practitioners. SHRM regards the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP as the new global standard in certification for the HR profession.

The SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge (SHRM BoCK™) is the foundation for these certifications. The SHRM BoCK—the product of rigorous research involving thousands of HR professionals—identifies eight key behavioral competencies and 15 HR functional areas that are critical to the success of any HR professional. (See The SHRM BoCK for additional information.)

By incorporating key HR competencies and knowledge into the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams, SHRM’s certifications demonstrate to the global business community that the credential-holder has strong capabilities in both aspects of HR practice—competency and knowledge—that are required for effective job performance.

This intensive 10-week program combines expert instruction with the SHRM Learning System® for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP, so you will learn faster, retain more knowledge and stay on track for success on the exam.

Why Enroll in This Course?

Offered in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the curriculum is designed by global subject matter experts and covers the entire SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge (SHRM BoCK). Our course is designed to help you learn and retain the material effectively and efficiently by combining the best exam preparation system with expert instruction and peer discussion.

As part of your course, you will receive the NEW 2018 SHRM Learning System for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP. Comprised of comprehensive learning modules in print and e-reader formats, and advanced online resources, these study materials streamline study time, accelerate learning and build confidence for passing the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP exam.

By attending our course, you'll benefit from:

  • An experienced, certified instructor
  • The SHRM Learning System, historically ranked the #1 HR certification prep tool
  • Ability to acquire the knowledge and understand the behavioral competencies to help you prepare for the exam
  • A structured learning experience that keeps you on track
  • Opportunities to network and learn from your peers

Who Should Enroll in This Course?

Our certification preparation course is designed primarily for individuals seeking SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification.  Other professionals may take this course to increase their knowledge, and advance their skills, and earn recognition from the global HR and business community.  

SHRM Certification Eligibility Requirements (Download PDF):

Course Topics 

SHRM Learning Modules for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP include eight behavioral competencies, which describe the behaviors and attributes necessary for HR professionals to perform effectively in the workplace and operate with a strategic mindset. These are grouped into three clusters: Leadership, Business and Interpersonal. The single technical competency of HR Expertise is grouped into three knowledge domains: People, Organization and Workplace, and further divided into 15 HR functional areas that describe the technical knowledge required to perform key HR activities.


  • 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)

SHRM Certification Testimonials

SHRM Certification Testimonial - Robert Eugene Brabo II, SHRM-SCP

SHRM Certification Testimonial - Tim Sackett, SHRM-SCP

SHRM Certification Testimonial - Linda Bergstedt, SHRM-SCP

Cancellation Policy for Noncredit Business Administration Programs: The University reserves the right to cancel any program. In the event of cancellation, you will be notified immediately, and all program fees will be returned. If you must cancel the registration, refund is issued if you cancel two weeks prior to the first class. A full refund is issued if the student has not received the course books. Refunds for students who have received course books will be reduced by the cost of the books.