Center for Continuing Studies

SHRM - CP and SCP Certification Prep Course

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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.

SHRM logoThe 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 2018 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?

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

Sessions cover

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

HR Competencies

Materials included

  • 2018 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:

May 1-July 15, 2017 71% 56% 80% -
Dec. 1-Feb. 15, 2018 70% 53% 78% 60%

Meet the Instructor

Collette Rubel

Want to learn more about certification or the prep course? 

Join us for an information session at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 21 at SCSU Welcome Center.

RSVP/Register using the link above to ensure you we have a spot reserved for you.

Upcoming classes

Classroom - St. Cloud

Feb. 5-April 30 (exclude March 12)

5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays

  • 12 sessions

Location: SCSU Welcome Center

355 Fifth Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN

Parking: Free, convenient, secure, indoor

Registration fees:

  • $1,099 - Early Bird registration received/postmarked by Jan. 22, 2019
  • $1,199 - Registration received/postmarked by Jan. 29, 2019

Registration deadline: Jan. 29

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

Classroom - Alexandria 

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Please contact for a Promo Code for our online courses.

How to Pay

Need a Payment Plan?

Complete a registration form (PDF), submit it by email, mail or fax; make a 25 percent down payment and arrange monthly payments.


Tammy Anhalt-Warner, 320-308-4252