If you are a Human Resources professional looking to expand your knowledge and advance your career, CSUCI’s Extended University (EU) can help prepare you to take the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Certification exams.

The SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) exams are the standard in certifications in the HR field. EU’s HR Certification Prep Course can prepare HR professionals to take these exams and establish themselves as globally-recognized human resource experts.

“I lead early career programming at Aerojet Rocketdyne,” said Talent Specialist Heather Robertson. “My intent in taking the SHRM-SCP was to help me understand other HR functions and how HR as a whole adds to the success of the organization. Having taken the course, I’m able to apply the knowledge I’ve learned to be a better partner to the business and more effective in my position. If and when I either change roles within the company or move externally, I know it will help me stand out. The course was key in helping me pass the exam, I wouldn’t have been able to do it otherwise.”

EU’s intensive 9-week program is taught online both in the Spring and Fall semesters. The courses lead up to and finish right before the SHRM exam window opens on December 1 and May 1.

The course is taught by Donna Gray, Senior HR Business Partner with Sage Publishing, and Wendy Olson, Learning & Development Specialist with CSUCI. Both instructors are SHRM-CP certified and have extensive experience in HR and in providing training and development opportunities to employees and leaders.

“The SHRM Test Prep Course challenges students at all levels of their career to really think about what is important to increasing their success at work,” Gray said. “It’s an intense course that involves a significant time commitment by students. But I have seen students who began the class with plenty of doubts become increasingly confident in their HR knowledge - and go on to easily pass the exam.”

SHRM's Body of Competencies and Knowledge (BoCK) gives students a solid framework of business and HR topics. The SHRMs learning management system, the camaraderie of the digital learning environment, and the importance of working and studying in groups, makes the program a winning combination for anyone who wants to level up their HR skills.

“I have my own business and handle a lot of the HR responsibilities. I took the class to learn more about HR and to lend credibility to the experience I already have in the field,” said Pam Tanase who recently completed the course. “There is no way I could have passed the test without taking the class and using all of the tools and resources that came with it.”

For more information, visit the Extended University SHRM Certification webpage.   

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