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Certification Preparation

Register now for our online certification prep course and become a recognized expert in human resource management.

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.

Leaders in HR Certification Prep

At University of Maryland Global Campus, we are leaders in online HR training and SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP certification preparation. As one of only 275 approved SHRM Education Partners in the world, we are committed to helping HR professionals advance their knowledge, competencies, and skills.

The online UMGC certification prep course includes a structured learning experience with a SHRM-certified instructor and both the online and print versions of the SHRM Learning System—the official certification prep tool, now updated with retired exam questions. Designed specifically for adult learners, this interactive system combines in-depth HR knowledge with real-life situations to help you master the material and set you up for success on your exam.

Course content reflects the SHRM Body of Applied Skills and Knowledge (BASK). This course of study will in no way guarantee or assure success on the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam. Students must use the most recent edition of the SHRM educational products for this course and may not use outdated materials.

Learn About the SHRM-CP & SHRM-SCP Certifications

SHRM-CP Certification

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SHRM-CP Certification

"The SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) credential is for individuals who perform general HR and HR-related duties at work; or for those pursuing a career in Human Resource Management. SHRM certification is the only HR certification offered by the world's largest HR membership organization."

SHRM-SCP Certification

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SHRM-SCP Certification

"The SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certification is for individuals whose work includes duties such as developing HR policies or procedures, overseeing the execution of integrated HR operations, directing an entire HR enterprise or leading the alignment of HR strategies to organizational goals."    

Upcoming Course Sessions

Register for one of the course sessions in the fall 2024 term:

  • Session 1: September 5, 2024–November 21, 2024 
    • Live lectures via Zoom on Thursday evenings, 6–9 p.m. ET
  • Session 2: October 21, 2024–January 13, 2025
    • Live lectures via Zoom on Monday and Wednesday evenings, 6–7:30 p.m. ET

How to Get Started & Important Information

Earn UMGC Credit for SHRM-CP & SHRM-SCP

You can take your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification even farther at UMGC! If you earned the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification on Jan. 1, 2017 or later, you may be able to earn up to 9 undergraduate credits or up to 6 graduate credits for courses that are required as part of UMGC’s curriculum for human resource management programs. See how these certifications articulate to UMGC courses.


UMGC Non-Credit Course Registration Form

Please note: By completing and submitting this form, you are registering for an upcoming session of the online SHRM Certified Professional® (SHRM-CP®) and SHRM® Senior Certified Professional® (SHRM-SCP®) course with UMGC and you agree to pay the $1,395 registration fee.

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