Center for Continuing Studies

SHRM - CP and SCP Certification Prep Course

Our Human Resource Certification course prepares you to establish yourself as a globally recognized human resources expert who has earned the status of certified professional or senior certified professional.

The certifications open doors for advancement and signal to employers your advanced professional development. They reflect what human resources practitioners need to know to be leaders in their organizations and in the profession.

Our intensive, 36-hour course combines expert instruction with the 2021 SHRM Learning System® for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP. The study materials streamline study time, accelerate learning and build your confidence for passing the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP exam.

Are you eligible for certification?

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Qualifies for 36 Professional Development Credits (PDCs) toward SHRM recertification.   

Classes offer  

  • an experienced, SHRM-certified instructor.
  • the SHRM Learning System, the #1 HR certification prep tool.
  • knowledge and understanding of behavioral competencies.
  • a structured learning experience that keeps you on track.
  • networking opportunities.
  • tuition reimbursement and up to 36 professional development credits (PDCs).

Certification also benefits employers/organizations by:

  • demonstrating it has mastered HR technical and behavioral competencies.
  • preparing your HR staff to assume greater leadership roles and contribute to the strategic direction of your organization.
  • bringing new ideas to your organization that will help drive success.
  • creating a common HR language that optimizes effectiveness.
  • demonstrating a global view.

Video - The Value of SHRM Certification to your Employer

The Choice is Yours! Preparing for SHRM Certification - Panel Discussion - Webcast on Demand

Sessions cover

We examine the five modules of the comprehensive SHRM BoCK™.

HR Competencies

Materials included

  • 2021 SHRM Learning System for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP, which includes the learning modules in print and e-reader formats.
  • Advanced online resources

For the SHRM-CP prep course, St. Cloud State surpasses the national pass rates:

SHRM-CP Pass Rate table
May 1-July 15, 2020 67% 54% 68% 60%

Meet the Instructor

Collette Rubel

Sept. 14 - Dec. 7, 2021 (Tuesdays)

  • Offered in-person and via Zoom
  • 5:30-8:30 p.m.
  • ** Note no class on Oct. 12, 2021


St. Cloud State University
Welcome Center
355 5th Ave S.
St. Cloud, MN 56301

Registration fees: Registration deadline Sept. 7, 2021

  • $1,225 - Early Bird registration by Aug, 31, 2021
  • $1,325 - Registration after Aug 31, 2021

Cancellation Policy:

  • Fees will be refunded less a $25 service fee only if cancellation is received via email to by Sept. 7, 2021.
  • No refunds after Sept. 7, 2021.

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

How to Pay

Need a payment plan?  Two easy steps:
  1. Complete a registration form (PDF), then submit it by email or mail
  2. Contact to initiate your payment plan
What is required?
  • 25 percent down-payment
  • Monthly payments 
  • Nonrefundable $30 enrollment fee
Ways to Pay:
  • Auto Debit - automatically deducts payment from checking/savings account
  • Pay via mobile apps
  • Online - log on to make a one-time payment
  • Mail a payment 
  • Online bank payment  through your bank's online bill pay service

Completed payments may not be refunded.


Tammy Anhalt-Warner, 320-308-4252