SHRM Exam Preparation

You are the future. Invest in yourself with SHRM Certification.

Our team of experts can help you succeed.

Earning your SHRM-CP or 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 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.

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Virtual Option: August 14–December 4, 2023



Benefits of Certification

58% of managers of SHRM-certified credential holders look to them for their enhanced efficiency and tendency toward leadership.

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

68% of SHRM-certified professionals report that their credential was a key factor in receiving a promotion.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Virtual Option Schedule:

August 14 Course Kick-Off and Initial Assessment
August 21 HR Competencies
August 28 HR Competencies Continued
September 11 HR Strategies
September 18 Talent Acquisition
September 25 Employee Engagement and Retention / Learning and Development
October 2 Total Rewards
October 16 Structure of the HR Function / Organizational Effectiveness and Development
October 23 Workforce Management / Employee and Labor Relations
October 30 Managing a Global Workforce / Risk Management
November 6 U.S. Employment Law and Regulations
November 13 Technology Management / Corporate Social Responsibility
November 20 Practice Exam Questions, Case Studies and Terminology
November 27 Final Exam (Three hours long beginning at 5 or 5:30 p.m. in person)
December 4 Final Exam Review (in person or virtual)

Sessions will be virtual on Monday evenings from 6–8 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Please refer to the instructor for the final schedule.


Deadline: July 31st to allow for time for recipients to receive study materials prior to the first day of class. If you would like to register after the deadline, please contact us directly regarding availability.

The majority of our SHRM exam prep sessions will be held virtually with an in-person final exam and a final exam review to be held virtually or in person. Virtual sessions will be conducted through Zoom and in-person sessions will be held at the College of Charleston.

Achieving accreditation was important to SHRM because it provides SHRM-certified professionals and their employers with the assurance that SHRM's credentials meet the high standards expected and needed to advance the HR profession.

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

  • 71% of HR executives agree that SHRM certification increases the likelihood of obtaining a promotion in HR*.

Gain credibility

  • 82% of HR executives agree that SHRM certification increases the overall credibility of your HR department*.
*2020-2021 SHRM HR Careers Study

The SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certifications are built upon the SHRM Body of Applied Skills and Knowledge™ ( SHRM BASK)* which is more than an exam outline. It defines the standards for the knowledge, strategies and competencies required for effective HR professionals around the world.

To maintain this level of excellence and relevancy, SHRM brought together some of the best minds in the HR profession to define nine behavioral competencies and 14 functional areas that every HR professional should know.

If you'd like more information on the certification exam, please visit

* In 2022, SHRM updated the Body of Competency and Knowledge (SHRM BoCK) to become the SHRM Body of Applied Skills and Knowledge (SHRM BASK) to reflect the evolution of the HR profession.

This course is designed for those who wish to combine self-study using the SHRM Learning System® with facilitated and structured guidance from a SHRM-certified instructor to help prepare for and pass the challenging certification exam. You will also be joining a local HR network of peers to share real-life examples and bring HR knowledge and competencies to life.

SHRM Recertification ProviderIf you have already earned the SHRM Certification, you can obtain up to 36 professional development credits (if you are attending this program for professional development only).

SHRM Learning System 2023

No. The SHRM Learning System® is included with this program. There are no additional costs.

The interactive SHRM Learning System provides a roadmap to guide your studies through the entire SHRM Body of Applied Skills and Knowledge™ (SHRM BASK™) which provides the foundation for both SHRM certification exams.

Study According to Your Lifestyle

  • At home or on the go, the SHRM Learning System is portable and convenient
  • 24/7 access to all the materials so you can study when it fits in your schedule

Build Your Knowledge and Confidence with Practice Questions

  • More than 2,500 practice questions
  • Practice Exam is made up of questions that were previously used on actual SHRM certification exams

Keep on Track with Your Personal Dashboard

  • Track your progress in relation to your exam date
  • Quickly see completed tasks, scores, and recommended next steps

Access Important Testing Resources, Right at Your Fingertips

  • SHRM Body of Applied Skills and Knowledge™ (SHRM BASK™), which provides the foundation for both the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams
  • SHRM Certification Handbook

Easily Navigate Through Three Steps to Success

  • 1-ASSESS: Take the Pretest to evaluate your knowledge gaps
  • 2-STUDY: Study the topics and use the online tools to close your gaps
  • 3-PASS: Prepare for success on your exam by completing the Post-test and Practice Exam

Once you register, the College will send you your study materials (print and online).

The course covers four learning modules based on the SHRM Body of Applied Skills & Knowledge™ (SHRM BASK™). The SHRM BASK is used to define the content areas of the SHRM certification exams.


  • Leadership & Navigation
  • Ethical Practice
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Relationship Management
  • Communication
  • Global Mindset
  • Business Acumen
  • Consultation
  • Analytical Aptitude


  • HR Strategy
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Employee Engagement & Retention
  • Learning & Development
  • Total Rewards


  • Structure of the HR Function
  • Organizational Effectiveness & Development
  • Workforce Management
  • Employee & Labor Relations
  • Technology Management


  • Managing a Global Workforce
  • Risk Management
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • U.S. Employment Law & Regulations

This course does not include the final exam or exam fee. Practice exams are included. After registering for the exam prep course, we recommend that you schedule your exam with SHRM as soon as possible for a date soon after the three-day in-person session.

To be eligible for the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams, you must meet specific educational and work experience criteria at the time you submit your application.

For details on eligibility requirements, visit

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