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SHRM Learning System Course

An intensive, 36-hour course, the Human Resource Certification Preparation Program is designed primarily for those seeking certification as a certified professional (CP) or senior certified professional (SCP). It is also beneficial for those wanting to broaden their knowledge of human resources as part of their continuing professional development. The course relies on the SHRM Learning System, which offers the most up-to-date HR content aligned with the HR Certification Institute body of knowledge.

Program content is updated annually to reflect legislative changes and new HR developments. As a result, SHRM Learning System participants consistently beat the national pass rate on certification exams. The Learning System has helped more than 30,000 HR professionals earn their PHR or SPHR certification. This course will prepare students to take the SHRM Certified Professional and SHRM Senior Certified Professional exams.

Who should enroll in this course:
This 12-week program is designed for managers and staff in general management or human resource management positions. It will be of particular benefit to the following:

  • HR professionals planning to take the CP or SCP certification exam
  • Certified Professionals seeking to "upgrade" their certification to Senior Certified Professional.
  • Certified HR professionals needing credits for CP/SCP recertification
  • Experienced managers who are new to the HR field
  • Other mid-level managers pursuing a career change or promotion

By enrolling in this course, you will benefit from:

  • An experienced instructor who will present content in an easy-to-understand format
  • Interaction and networking with peers
  • A dynamic classroom environment that enhances learning
  • Classroom expectations and assignments that help you stay on track

The instructor of the program, Karen Smith, is currently vice president of Human Resources at Square One, a nonprofit that provides a range of family-friendly education and support services. She received her bachelor’s degree in human resources and labor relations from Ohio State University and earned a juris doctor from the Western New England University School of Law. She has been SPHR-certified since 2002 and has taught SPHR classes for over 10 years. She effectively leverages her extensive background in HR consulting and training to provide a relevant and engaging classroom experience

Includes thirty six hours of classroom instruction, the SHRM Learning System for CP/SCP Certification Preparation modules, online learning center, access to the Online Resource Center, and instructor handouts.

Section: CMED N042-001
Instructor: Karen Smith
Dates: February 11 - May 5, 2016
Time: Thursdays, 5:30 - 8:30pm
Location: Square One building, Springfield MA
Cost: $1200

Registration and Application Information
To register for classes, download the Registration Form or call Brandon Fredette at (413) 572-8033.