SHRM, CP and SCP Certification Prep Course

Value of SHRM Certification

Become a recognized expert and leader in HR with SHRM certification

Advance your career and demonstrate you are the most qualified and valuable HR professional you can be when you become SHRM-certified.

The SHRM Certified Professional® (SHRM-CP®) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional® (SHRM-SCP®) are the only behavioral competency-based HR certifications, proving not only what you know but also how you can apply that knowledge on the job.

Why earn your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential?

 Increase your earning potential

  • HR professionals who pass the SHRM certification exam report earning salaries 7%-9% higher than peers who do not.

 Get promoted

  • Of SHRM-certified professionals who were promoted, 63% report that their credential was a key factor.

Gain readiness

  • Certified professionals report a greater understanding of necessary skills.

Our intensive, 36-hour course combines expert instruction with the 2024 SHRM Learning System® for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP. The study materials streamline study time, accelerate learning and build your confidence for passing the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP exam.

Steps to Certification

SHRM Logo4 Steps to SHRM Certification

  1. Determine your eligibility.
  2. Apply for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam.
  3. Prepare for the certification exam with expert guidance through SCSU’s prep course
  4. Take the exam and leverage your certification.

For complete certification details, visit

Qualifies for 36 Professional Development Credits (PDCs) toward SHRM recertification.

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Sept. 10 - Dec. 10, 2024 

  • Offered via Zoom  (Webcam required to participate)
  • Tuesdays, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

This course is offered twice a year; Sept.-Dec. and Feb.-May  

Registration fees: Registration deadline August 30

  • $1,695 - Early Bird registration by August 23
  • $1,795 - Any registration after August 23 until August 30.
  • NEW: Changes to course materials. As part of registration costs, handouts and materials will be emailed after the registration deadline. You can request printed resources for an additional $105.00. 
  • If you are an out-of-state resident, you must also register and pay for the $45 Sales Tax and Fees for Non-Minnesota Residents.
  • Any registrations after the deadline date of August 30, 2024 will incur a $25 late registration fee.

Cancellation Policy:

  • Fees will be refunded less a $25 service fee only if cancellation is received via email to by registration deadline.
  • No refunds after registration deadline.

Our SHRM Certified Instructor

Tap into the expertise and guidance of our highly experienced, SHRM-certified instructors who are ready to work with you to make sure you are prepared for success on your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam. 

Collette Rubel


Kassidi Andres,  320-308-5759

What do the classes offer?

Paying for this course

SHRM BASK and the HR Profession

SHRM Learning System-Product Highlights

For the SHRM-CP prep course, St. Cloud State surpasses the national pass rates:

National Pass Rates
68% 48% 71% 55%


I wanted to reach out and let you know that I PASSED the SHRM-CP exam. It was definitely a process, but I am so grateful for the opportunity to complete the prep course online as I would not have been able to make the drive to St. Cloud and there was not an option for a course in my area.

Collette is an absolutely wonderful instructor. I felt more prepared because of the instruction and the course. During the test I kept reminding myself of the advice Collette gave for test taking.

Thanks again!
Laura Diaz

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