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Center for Continuing Studies - Innovative Leadership for Lifelong Learning - St. Cloud State University


The Future of HR is SHRM-Certified

Establish yourself as a globally-recognized human resource expert by earning the new standard in HR certification: SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). These professional certifications can open doors for professional advancement, serve to harmonize standards with changing expectations and signal to employers advanced professional development. They reflect what HR practitioners need to know to be leaders in their organizations and in the profession.

Ensure you're prepared with St. Cloud State University's Human Resource Certification Preparation SHRM CP and SCP, designed for SHRM credential candidates. Expand and test your knowledge and practical, real-life competencies in areas critical for HR career success.

This intensive 36 hour program combines expert instruction with the 2016 SHRM Learning System® for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP, so you will learn faster, retain more knowledge and stay on track for success on the exam.

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Course Details - offered every Spring and Fall

CMSHRM awards four $400 scholarships two times per year to the first 4 people who claim them - all scholarships have been awarded for Fall 2016.  Thank you Central Minnesota Society of Human Resource Management- check out their website!!


Saturdays September 10- December 3, 2016                  9 sessions 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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Mondays February 6- May 1 2017                    12 sessions 5:30 p.m - 8:30 p.m.
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Saturdays February 4 - May 6, 2017                   9 sessions 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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I just wanted to say thank YOU!! Your prep course was extremely helpful, and a big reason for me feeling confident to pass my exam! I will be recommending anyone interested in taking these exams to your prep course. Again, I could not have done this without your class and your help!!
      Amy - Spring 2016

Save $50 by registering at least 2 weeks prior to the start of class.

WhereSCSU Welcome Center

               355 5th Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN 56301

NOTE: Free, convenient, secure indoor parking!

Instructor:  Collette Rubel M.A., SPHR, SHRM – SCP

Certification Details

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Ways to Pay:

  • Tuition Reimbursement - Now is the best time to secure your future through training — and your employer can help. If your company offers tuition reimbursement, you can expand your HR knowledge, skills, and credentials and have your employer pay the bill!
  • Dislocated Worker funds
  • Check or credit card
  • CMSHRM Scholarship: Central Minnesota Society for Human Resource Management has committed to supporting the HR profession by providing four (4) $400 scholarships to the first four individuals who register for this course. Thank you CMSHRM!   All scholarships have been awarded for this course.
  • If you'd like to spread your payments over 3 months you can consider using our payment plan...

    Payment Plan - once you have completed this process please fill out the registration form below.

Paper Registration:

If online registration isn't an option for you please call SCSU at 320-308-4723 or 320-308-6100; you'll be asked to fill out the registration form below and pay by check or credit card.

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Why Enroll?                                                                        

Offered in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the curriculum is designed by global subject matter experts and covers the entire SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge™ (SHRM BoCK™) which encourages HR professionals to acquire the Competencies and Knowledge they'll need to effectively perform their jobs and achieve career success. Our course is designed to help you learn and retain the material effectively and efficiently by combining the best exam preparation system with expert instruction and peer discussion.

As part of your course, you will receive the NEW 2016 SHRM Learning System for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP. Comprised of comprehensive learning modules in print and e-reader formats, and advanced online resources, these study materials streamline study time, accelerate learning and build confidence for passing the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP exam.

Benefits to you
You'll benefit from:

  • An experienced, SHRM-certified instructor.
  • The SHRM Learning System, historically ranked the #1 HR certification prep tool.
  • Ability to acquire the knowledge and understand the behavioral competencies to help you prepare for the exam.
  • A structured learning experience that keeps you on track.
  • Opportunities to network and learn from your peers.
  • Tuition reimbursement and up to 36 professional development credits (PDCs).

Benefits to your employer
The benefits of certification extend beyond your HR staff to your entire organization:

  • It demonstrates that your HR professionals have mastered the application of HR technical and behavioral competencies.
  • Certification prepares your HR staff to assume greater leadership roles and contribute to the strategic direction of your organization.
  • Exam preparation helps HR professionals bring new ideas to your organization that will help drive success.
  • It helps create a common HR language that optimizes consistency and effectiveness.
  • Certification is relevant worldwide, as exams cover the new global SHRM BoCK™.

Who Should Enroll In This Course?

Our certification preparation course is designed primarily for individuals seeking SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification.

Certification is a great choice for HR professionals who want to:

  • Increase their knowledge
  • Advance their skills
  • Earn recognition from the global community

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Advancing your career? 

For those not seeking certification, the SHRM Learning System for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP course provides a comprehensive and accelerated option for professional development. Participants gain a generalist viewpoint, refresh key ideas and concepts, strengthen their understanding of core HR competencies and increase productivity.


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Course Topics

The SHRM Learning System for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP includes five modules covering the comprehensive SHRM BoCK so you'll learn everything you need for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam.

HR Competencies

  • Leadership & Navigation
  • Ethical Practice
  • Business Acumen
  • Relationship Management
  • Consultation
  • Critical Evaluation
  • Global & Cultural Effectiveness
  • Communication


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


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


  • HR in the Global Context
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Risk Management
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Employment Law & Regulations (U.S. only)


  • Business & HR Strategy

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Additional Information

For more information please contact Tammy at

You may also be interested in our HR Essentials workshop - let us know if you'd like to be added to the wait list..