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SHRM Certification Prep

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Overview

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CSUSM’s 12-week intensive certification prep program prepares you to sit for the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) exams which are the globally-recognized standard in HR certification. This program is offered in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). 

  • Exam preparation

    This program prepares you for the SHRM-SP and SHRM-SCP exams and provides the knowledge and tools to help prepare you for test day

  • Learn from the best

    Learn from an experienced and certified instructor who covers the entire SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge (SHRM BoCK)

  • Hands-on preparation

    Course includes the SHRM Learning System, comprising print and digital guides, online study tools and other resources designed to help streamline your exam preparation

  • Earn PDCs

    CSUSM is recognized by SHRM to offer various professional development credits (PDCs) including this program, which is worth up to 36 PDCs

Program Details

  • AUDIENCE

    This certification prep course is designed primarily for:

    • Individuals seeking SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification
    • Those in HR seeking advancement or more information about employee relations, benefits, compensation, training or development
    • People who have completed previous HR study like CSUSM’s HR Management certificate program

    There are no admission requirements to take this program; it is open to all those currently working in HR and those looking to enter the field. However, to be eligible to sit for one the SHRM exams, you must meet the criteria below. For more details, view the SHRM eligibility criteria page.

    Credential Less than a bachelor’s degree* Bachelor’s degree Graduate degree
    HR-Related Program Non-HR Program HR-Related Program Non-HR Program HR-Related Program Non-HR Program

    SHRM-CP

    3 years in HR role

    4 years in HR role

    1 year in HR role

    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 role

    4 years in HR role

    *Less than a bachelor’s degree includes: working toward a bachelor’s degree, associate degree, some college, qualifying HR certificate program, high school diploma or GED

  • SCHEDULE, REGISTRATION & FEES

    Course Dates Registration

    SHRM Certification Exam Prep

    Aug. 24 - Dec. 9, 2020

    SHRM Prep Registration

    Course Details

    • Classes held from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday evenings
    • ZOOM will be used for class sessions
    • CSUSM Community Container will be used for online resources
    • Registration must be received by Aug. 17 to ensure you receive the SHRM 2020 Learning System prior to course start. Enrollments after this date may have delayed delivery of materials.

    Fee Information

    • Program fee for HR Association members:
    • Program fee for nonmembers:
      • $1,599
    • Program fees incldude the SHRM 2020 Learning System (shipped directly to you!) and supplemental online learning resources

    Savings

    Please note: All rates are subject to change without notice.

  • COURSE TOPICS

    HR Competencies

    • Leadership and navigation
    • Ethical practice
    • Business acumen
    • Relationship management
    • Consultation
    • Critical evaluation
    • Global and cultural effectiveness
    • Communication

    People

    • Talent acquisition
    • Employee engagement and retention
    • Learning and development
    • Total rewards
    • HR strategic planning

    Organization

    • Structure of the HR function
    • Organizational effectiveness and development
    • Workforce management
    • Employee and labor relations
    • Technology management

    Workplace

    • HR in the global context
    • Diversity and inclusion
    • Risk management
    • Corporate social responsibility
    • Employment law and regulations (U.S. only)
  • INSTRUCTOR

    Cole Williamson, SPHR-CA, SHRM-SCP

    Cole has been practicing HR for more than 20 years in a variety of industries, with a majority of his background being in retail and life sciences. He is currently the SVP of People and Culture Services for Silvergate Bank. Cole has a master’s degree in organizational management and a bachelor’s degree in economics from San Diego State University. He holds the unique distinction of having the SHRM - SCP, Senior Professional in Human Resources certification (SPHR), the California Human Resources certification (CA) and the Global Human Resources certification (GPHR). For more than 13 years, Cole has been an adjunct professor at CSUSM, where he teaches HR Strategy and the SHRM Certification Review Program.

    Jenn Acfalle, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

    Sr. HR Analyst
    City of Oceanside

    Jenn Acfalle has over 22 years of general human resources experience in both the private and public sectors collaborating with stakeholders to develop HR strategies that align with organizational objectives and add value. Jenn has a doctorate's degree in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.), with an emphasis in post-secondary education and a masters in business administration degree (MBA), with an emphasis in human resources management. Jenn is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and Senior Certified Professional (SH RM-SCP).

  • FAQ

    What services do you offer to active military, veterans and dependents?

    Please visit our military and veteran services page to learn how we can help.

    What are the course materials?

    The SHRM Learning System for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP includes four modules covering the comprehensive SHRM BoCK so you’ll learn everything you need for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam. This learning system is included in your program fee and provides the following:

    • Effective and proven results
    • One source for knowledge and application
    • Current and relevant content
    • Convenient 24/7 online access

    Can I earn PDCs with this program?

    Yes, this program is eligible for up to 36 PDCs.

    Do you offer SHRM recertification PDCs?

    Yes, CSUSM is a SHRM recertification provider. You can earn PDCs for a variety of programs.

    Can I use my employer’s tuition reimbursement for this program?

    Yes, this program will accept employer’s tuition reimbursement funds.


 

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