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SHRM Certifications

Amanda Haddaway, SHRM CP/SCP Adjunct Faculty

2022 SHRM Learning System for SHRM-CP® / SHRM-SCP®

Robert Roop, SHRM CP/SCP Adjunct Faculty

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 Applied Skills and Knowledge™ (SHRM BASK™) which encourages HR professionals to acquire the Competencies and Knowledge they'll need to effectively perform their jobs and achieve career success. 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 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 
  • Tuition reimbursement and up to 36 professional development credits (PDCs) 

Spring 2023 Course Details: 

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The SHRM Learning System for SHRM-CP® and SHRM-SCP® Certification Preparation Course: 

CRN# 33722

Dates: February 17  - May 12, 2023 (12 Fridays),

Course: MGT603, CRN# 33722
Dates: February 17  - May 12, 2023 (12 Fridays), no class 3/17
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 

Location: Structured Remote

*Note: Structured Remote (SR) courses are online courses that will meet at a designated meeting date and time, live with your instructor.

Investment: 
$599.00 tuition + $619.00 fee* = $1,218 
Non-Maryland Residents add $650.00 
(course materials included) 

*Tuition Installment plan is available for this course. 

Contact: transcie.almonte@montgomerycollege.edu or (240) 567-3828

CRN# 33721

Dates: February 27 - May 15, 2023 (12 Mondays)

Course: MGT603, CRN# 33721
Dates: February 27 - May 15, 2023 (12 Mondays)
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 

Location: Structured Remote. 

*Note: Structured Remote (SR) courses are online courses that will meet at a designated meeting date and time, live with your instructor. 

Investment: 
$599.00 tuition + $619.00 fee* = $1,218 
Non-Maryland Residents add $650.00 
(course materials included) 

*Tuition Installment plan is available for this course. 

Contact: transcie.almonte@montgomerycollege.edu or (240) 567-3828 

Eligibility Requirements:

Individuals who perform HR duties and wish to verify, validate, enhance and/or expand their HR capabilities are likely candidates for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification.

SHRM membership is not required for eligibility and individuals need not be employed at the time they apply.

Specific criteria for each credentialing level are as follows:

SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP)

The SHRM-CP certification is for individuals that perform general HR/HR-related duties; or for those pursuing a career in Human Resource Management.

Candidates for the SHRM-CP certification are not required to hold an HR title and do not need a degree or previous HR experience to apply; however, a basic working knowledge of HR practices and principles is recommended.

The SHRM-CP exam is designed to assess the competency level of those who engage in HR work at the operational level. Work at this level includes duties such as implementing HR policies, supporting day-to-day HR functions, or serving as an HR point of contact for staff and stakeholders.

Refer to the SHRM BASKnew window for detailed information on proficiency standards for this credential (i.e., Proficiency Indicators only For All HR Professionals).

SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) 

The SHRM-SCP certification is for individuals that have a work history of at least 3 years performing strategic level HR/HR-related duties; or for SHRM-CP credential holders who have held the credential for at least 3 years and are working in, or are in the process of transitioning to, a strategic level role.

Candidates for the SHRM-SCP certification are not required to hold an HR title and do not need a degree to apply.

The SHRM-SCP exam is designed to assess the competency level of those who engage in HR work at the strategic level. Work at this level includes duties such as developing HR policies and/or procedures, overseeing the execution of integrated HR operations, directing an entire HR enterprise, or leading the alignment of HR strategies to organizational goals.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they devoted at least 1,000 hours per calendar year (Jan. – Dec.) to strategic level HR/HR-related work. 

  • More than 1,000 hours in a calendar year does not equate to more than 1 year of experience.
  • Part-time work qualifies as long as the 1,000-hour per calendar year standard is met.
  • Experience may be either salaried or hourly.
  • Individuals who are HR consultants may demonstrate qualifying experience through the HR/HR-related duties they perform for their clients. Contracted hours must meet the 1,000-hour standard.

Refer to the SHRM BASKnew window for detailed information on proficiency standards for this credential (i.e., Proficiency Indicators For All HR Professionals and For Advanced HR Professionals).

The following general eligibility criteria, listed below, also apply:
  • HR-related experience relates to work in any of the 15 functional areas of HR knowledge which comprise the technical competency HR Expertise, identified in the SHRM BASK. 
  • Applicants are not required to hold an HR title. The critical factor in determining eligibility is your HR-related work as opposed to your job title. 
  • Individuals who have mixed roles—for example, office managers who have both administrative and HR responsibilities—may also have qualifying experience, as long as HR-related duties total at least 1,000 hours in a calendar year. Supervising employees in and of itself is not considered qualifying HR-related experience. 
  • Experience may be either exempt or nonexempt. 
    Individuals who are HR consultants may demonstrate qualifying experience through the HR-related duties they perform for their clients. 
  • SHRM membership is not required.

 

* For those not seeking certification, visit SHRM Essentials to Human Resource Management for more information.

SHRM Body of Applied Skills and Knowledge (SHRM BASK™) 

The SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certifications are built upon the SHRM BASK™, which is more than an exam outline.

The SHRM Body of Applied Skills and Knowledge™ (SHRM BASK™), formerly the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge® (SHRM BoCK®), represents the evolution of the SHRM Competency Model by further defining the knowledge areas in addition to the behavioral competencies.

The SHRM BASK was developed through a series of large-scale research studies that incorporated the viewpoints of thousands of HR professionals from around the world. It was most recently updated in 2021, and now includes nine behavioral competencies as well as one technical competency. 

In addition to describing the HR field, the SHRM BASK is used to define the content areas of SHRM’s certification examinations: the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®) exam for HR professionals in operational roles and the SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP®) exam for senior-level HR professionals in strategic roles. The two SHRM credentials provide reliable indicators to the global business community that the credential-holder is a recognized expert and leader in the HR field with the necessary capabilities in both aspects of HR practice—competencies and knowledge—that are required for effective job performance.

SHRM Learning System – Product Highlights

Enhance your learning experience with premier tools that complement our course!

Enhance your learning experience with premier tools that complement our course! The 2022 SHRM Learning System offers a personalized SmartStudy learning experience that is designed to dynamically adjust based on your progress and proficiency. Real time results allow you to use your time wisely and increase readiness for the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams.

Choose a program that is designed to help apply HR knowledge and competencies to real-life situations and advance your career while offering: 

  • A Personalized Learning Experience 
    The 2022 SHRM Learning System allows instructors to work with you build a custom learning experience that helps identify HR topics you’ve already mastered and those you haven’t, so courses can be tailored to your needs. 
  • Focused, Topic-level Learning 
    Along with your classmates, you’ll learn one small topic segment at a time to ensure you have a clear understanding and can apply the concept quickly and easily on the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP exams and in your day-to-day HR responsibilities. 
  • Real-time Knowledge Gap Analysis 
    Real-time results and detailed feedback from your learning progress and quiz scores help guide your course-wide and individual study priorities and reach your goal more efficiently. 
  • Resources to Boost Exam Confidence 
    Supplement your class time learning with flashcards, real-world HR knowledge and competency connections, practice test questions and more to make sure you’re ready for your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam.  

 

Montgomery College does not administer the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® exams nor do we provide the Authorization to Test (ATT) Letter.

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Montgomery College is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.