Online SHRM-CP / SHRM-SCP Prep Certification

SHRM-CP & SHRM-SCP Exam Preparation Online Course

Enhance your career in HR by proving your knowledge, competency and value to colleagues and to employers looking for a competitive edge in today’s global economy.

Online • Instructor-led • Flexible Schedule • 36 PDCs

Enrollment Open

Define yourself as an HR Leader with SHRM Certification

Commit to Your Career

SHRM’s global HR credentials, SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP, offer growth, advancement and recognition. These credentials are based on extensive global research involving employers, academics, and practicing HR professionals at all levels to ensure they maintain an industry-leading level of excellence and relevance in this ever-evolving profession.

By becoming SHRM certified, you prove your knowledge, competency and value to colleagues and to employers looking for a competitive edge in today’s global economy. Wherever your career takes you, your SHRM certification will define you as an HR expert and leader.

Ensure you’re prepared with our course designed for SHRM credential candidates. Expand and test your knowledge and practical, real-life competencies in areas critical for HR career success.

This intensive online program combines expert instruction with the 2020 SHRM Learning System®, so you will learn faster, retain more knowledge and stay on track for success on the exam.

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100% Online
Instructor Led
12 Weeks
36 PDCs
Start Date
February 17, 2020
Offered in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the curriculum provided in the 2020 SHRM Learning System is designed by global subject matter experts and covers the entire SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge (SHRM BoCK). Throughout the program HR professionals are encouraged 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.

Claremont Lincoln University‘s program offers you a preparation course to help meet your needs and increase your success on the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams.

Online SHRM Exam Prep CourseClaremont Lincoln University courses are specifically designed to meet the needs of professional adult learners. Our courses are 100% online which allow you flexibility in completing the weekly material on your own time. The courses are taught by SHRM-certified instructors who have long standing success in the HR field. These factors combine to offer you a preparation course which will help meet your needs and increase your success on the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams.

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.
  • Eligibility for tuition reimbursement.
  • Earning up to 36 professional development credits (PDCs) if you are attending this program for professional development only.

Benefits to Your Employer

Certification benefits 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 global SHRM BoCK.

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

Applicants must meet specific educational and work experience criteria at the time they submit their application in order to be eligible to sit for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam. These requirements are outlined below:

CredentialLess than a Bachelor’s Degree*Bachelor’s DegreeGraduate Degree
HR-Related ProgramNon-HR ProgramHR-Related DegreeNon-HR DegreeHR-Related DegreeNon-HR Degree
SHRM-CP3 years in HR role4 years in HR role1 year in HR role2 years in HR roleCurrently in HR role1 year in HR role
SHRM-SCP6 years in HR role7 years in HR role4 years in HR role5 years in HR role3 years in HR role4 years in HR role

*Less than a bachelor’s degree includes: working towards a bachelor’s degree; associate’s degree; some college; qualifying HR certificate program; high school diploma; or GED.

Advance your career.
If you’re not interested in certification but want to improve your HR skills, this 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 behavior and technical competencies and increase productivity in the workplace.

Claremont Lincoln University courses are specifically tailored to meet the needs of adult learners. Courses are taught 100% online and led by SHRM-certified instructors experienced in the HR field. Students will be expected to complete all assigned readings, and activities prior to each class.

As an official SHRM Education Partner, we are able to build our course on the SHRM Learning System, giving you access to the most comprehensive, effective and up-to-date exam preparation tools available. The 2020 SHRM Learning System delivers:

  • EFFECTIVE AND PROVEN RESULTS. Candidates who use the SHRM Learning System consistently beat the average exam pass rate.
  • ONE SOURCE FOR KNOWLEDGE AND APPLICATION. All the study tools you need to understand, apply and engage with behavioral competencies and HR knowledge.
  • CURRENT AND RELEVANT CONTENT. The SHRM Learning System has been updated to align with the 2019 SHRM BoCK, the defined standard for knowledge and competencies required of HR professionals around the world.
  • CONVENIENT 24/7 ONLINE ACCESS to your study tools from any mobile device, tablet, or computer.

The SHRM Learning System contains modules of study based on the SHRM BoCK:

  1. HR Competencies
    • Leadership & Navigation
    • Ethical Practice
    • Business Acumen
    • Consultation
    • Critical Evaluation
    • Relationship Management
    • Global & Cultural Effectiveness
    • Communication
  2. People
    • HR Strategic Planning
    • Talent Acquisition
    • Employee Engagement & Retention
    • Learning & Development
    • Total Rewards
  3. Organization
    • Structure of the HR Function
    • Organizational Effectiveness & Development
    • Workforce Management
    • Employee & Labor Relations
    • Technology Management
  4. Workplace
    • HR in the Global Context
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Risk Management
    • Corporate Social Responsibility
    • Employment Law & Regulations (U.S. Only)

Online Sessions Include:

  • A high-level review of course material
  • Interactive discussions and learning activities focused on the practical application of HR competencies and knowledge
  • Sample assessment questions
  • Study and test taking tips

Access each learning module online via the embedded e-reader. You’ll be able to navigate quickly and easily from reading a module to completing activities and answering questions to check your progress.

If you’re looking for uninterrupted access on-the-go, download the modules to your e-reader device.

Dr. Heather Staples

Educational Qualifications:

Ph.D. (Organizatonal Leadership)

Professional Qualifications:

18 yrs professional exp in HR;

SPHR, SHRM-SCP certifications

Teaching Qualifications:

5 years online and face-to-face

Dr. Staples is a strategic‐thinking human resources professional with almost 20 years of extensive experience across diverse industries and is highly skilled at managing and streamlining processes with an authentic and hands-on leadership approach. She also brings a wealth of knowledge in online teaching and administration. Her research interests include positive organizational scholarship, generations in the workforce, and diversity.

Refund Policy:

Full refunds are available until the first day of classes, February 17, 2020. Any request for a refund after February 18, 2020 , must be made in writing, addressed to Katie Goolsby and submitted to no later than 10 days after classes start. Any request for a refund after February 27, 2020, will not be issued. Full payment is due by February 17, 2020.

Attendance Policy:

Claremont Lincoln University feels strongly that in order to adequately prepare to sit for the SHRM CP-SCP exams, participants must actively engage in each week’s assignments and readings in a timely manner. This includes participating in group discussions.

Participants who do not engage for two consecutive modules will not be dropped from the course, but will NOT receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course.

Claremont Lincoln University reserves the right to modify or cancel courses at anytime. CLU will not issue refunds in the event a participant’s application to sit for the SHRM exam is denied.

Ready to Enroll?

To make certification accessible to all HR professionals, SHRM has created eligibility requirements that minimize participation barriers, reflect current HR roles and expand opportunities for HR practitioners employed in non-traditional work arrangements.

Next Class Starts February 17, 2020

Enrollment Open

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