Earning your SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (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 from the Society of Human Resource Management sets you apart from your colleagues, proving your high level of knowledge and skills.

Increase your chances of passing your exam by attending our upcoming certification prep course. An expert, SHRM-certified instructor will be on hand to answer your questions, guide you through interactive discussions, review sample test questions and provide exclusive test-taking tips.


Personalized and FlexiblePersonalized and Flexible

Finding the time to focus on career training can be tough when you’re managing a busy work day and responsibilities at home. Stay on track to earn your certification with a structured learning experience and support.

Affordable ProgramsAffordable Programs

We are committed to keeping your course fees as low as possible, while helping you reach your SHRM Certification or professional development goals. We can also help you take advantage of student discounts and funding options available to you.

One-on-One SupportOne-on-One Support

Gain guidance from our SHRM-certified instructors to help you comprehend and learn to apply your new HR knowledge. Network with peers to share real-life examples and bring HR knowledge and competencies to life.

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.

SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP)

The SHRM-CP certification is intended for individuals that perform general HR/HR-related duties; or for currently enrolled students and individuals 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 or a degree from an Academically Aligned program is recommended. The SHRM-CP exam is designed to assess the competency level of HR at the operational level. This level includes implementing policies, supporting day-to-day HR functions, or serving as an HR point of contact for staff and stakeholders.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must meet specific educational and work experience criteria at the time they submit their application in order to be eligible to sit for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam. These requirements are provided in the Eligibility Chart on SHRM’s website.

4 Steps to SHRM Certification

  1. Determine your eligibility.

  1. Apply for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam. Login here for exam: SHRM Account Login

  1. Prepare for the certification exam

  1. Take the exam and leverage your certification. Exam not included in price.

For complete certification details, visit shrmcertification.org.
Refer to the SHRM BASK for detailed information on proficiency standards for this credential
(i.e., Proficiency Indicators For All HR Professionals  and  For Advanced HR Professionals.)

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What to Expect

High-Quality InstructionHigh-Quality Instruction

Learn from highly respected and experienced SHRM-certified instructors with years of hands-on experience in HR.

Virtual ClassroomVirtual Classroom

Interact with your instructor and fellow classmates in an online live environment available anywhere with an internet connection.

Time CommitmentTime Commitment

Attend classes on a 12-week schedule, with time to study materials in between classes on your own unique schedule.

Structured LearningStructured Learning

Keep yourself accountable and stay on track to earn your certification with a structured learning experience and support.


Instructor: Scott Gunderson, SHRM-SCP

Scott GundersonScott has a master’s degree in public and nonprofit administration from Metropolitan State University. He also has a bachelor of science degree in management from LaSalle University and a supervisory management AAS degree from Gateway Technical College. Scott worked in management and human resources for 18 years before he started his teaching career.

Scott earned his Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) in 2010 and his SHRM-SCP in 2016. He has been teaching the SHRM Certification course since spring of 2022 as well as management and human resources courses at various colleges and universities since 2000.


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