Center for Continuing Studies - Innovative Leadership for Lifelong Learning

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


New for 2015 

   SHRM Certification

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We are excited to be able to offer preparation for a new SHRM certification supported with the SHRM Learning System®, a proven program designed to help HR professionals earn their HR credentials.

The new SHRM certification recognizes that HR professionals are at the core of leading organizational success. It is built upon one singular body of knowledge designed to elevate the HR profession around the world. It ensures that the HR professional possesses the relevant HR knowledge required for today’s workplace, but it goes one step further. The SHRM certification tests HR competencies – the ability to put knowledge to work through critical thinking and application. 

Already certified?

You will not lose or have to give up any of your current credentials in order to obtain the new SHRM certification.

Beginning January 1, 2015, HR professionals with existing generalist certifications (PHR, SPHR, GPHR, HRBP or HRMP) that are in good standing will be eligible for SHRM's new certification -- at no cost -- by completing the following by December 31, 2015:

  • Document that your current certification is in good standing.
  • Sign the Code of Ethics.
  • Complete a brief online tutorial on HR competencies.

The online tutorial will focus on HR competencies and will take less than one hour to complete.

Once you go through this process, you may add the new SHRM credential to your current list of credentials and will begin a three-year recertification cycle.


Who Should Take 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

SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Eligibility Chart

Certification Details - 1st testing window opens May 1, 2015

Why Enroll?                                                                        

Our course is based on the NEW 2015 SHRM Learning System® for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP. Comprised of comprehensive learning modules teaching the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge™ (SHRM BoCK™), and advanced online multimedia resources, these study materials streamline study time, accelerate learning and build confidence for passing the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP exam.

.   By attending our course, you’ll benefit from:

  • An experienced, certified instructor
  • The SHRM Learning System, historically ranked the #1 HR certification prep tool
  • 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)
This course is offered in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world’s largest HR membership organization devoted to human resource management. The course investment includes all course materials but does not cover registration for the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP examinations.


Course Topics             


Ways to Pay:

  • Military Spouse Grant (PDF) - MyCAA Funding for Military Spouses
  • 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

Program Details:

When: Tuesdays, February 3 - April 28, 2015  (no class March 31)

Time:    5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Where: SCSU Welcome Center

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

NOTE: Free, convenient, secure indoor parking!

Instructor:  Collette Rubel


Early Bird Cost: $949.00 by Tuesday, January 20, 2015  at 3:00 p.m.

Regular Cost: $999.00 by Monday, January 27, 2015  at 3:00 p.m.

Registration Deadline: Monday, January 27 at 3:00 p.m.


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.


Registration - online (credit card payment)

If online registration isn't an option for you please call SCSU at 320-308-4723 or 320-308-4962; you'll be asked to fill out the registration form below and pay by check or credit card.

Registration form (PDF) paper registration for check or purchase order payments

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 above.



SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP)

SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP)


For more information please contact Tammy at

You may also be interested in our HR Essentials workshop being offered in Spring 2015.

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