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SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP Exam Preparation Program

The online course, led by Terry Marschall, SHRM-SCP Certified Instructor and Senior Faculty Member, helps you engage in stimulating discussions, learn from peers and benefit from a structured environment that keeps you on track.

Eckerd College’s SHRM Program participants consistently outperform other SHRM Certification candidates. [See the pass rates for SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP below.]

Program at a Glance


Program Fee: $1,595/Person *
Location: Live Online
Upcoming Dates: September 16 – December 9, 2024

  • Mondays 6:00 – 8:30 PM ET (excluding holidays)
  • Two Thursday Study Sessions 6:00-8:00 PM ET (dates TBD)

$100 Off for SHRM Members, Military or Eckerd College Alumni. 

No Interest Payment Plans Available!


We can help you overcome your biggest obstacles

Time. Our instructor will lead you through the most efficient and effective way to prepare for the exam.
Cost. Save money and time by preparing the right way, the first time. Plus, our course qualifies for most employer tuition reimbursement programs.
Boss. We have all the tools you need to approach your boss and prove the value of certification for your organization.

Why Invest in SHRM Certification?

  • Expand your scope within the HR field and bring new ideas to drive business success within your organization.
  • Examine on-the-job scenarios and realistic work situations which are immediately applicable.
  • Stand out from other HR candidates in a job search.
  • Gain industry knowledge based on in-depth research backed by global employers and business leaders.
  • Join the community of organizations—including Fortune 100 companies—who have adopted SHRM-CP and SCP credential as an industry standard for the HR leaders.

Online classroom sessions include:

  • Interactive discussions and learning between peers and the SHRM Instructor;
  • Hands-on activities to drive learning and comprehension;
  • Models, tools, and guidance on how to apply the material to current HR roles;
  • Practice quizzes and activities that simulate the SHRM exam process;
  • A high-level review of the SHRM Learning Systems materials and resources;
  • An understanding of the practical application of HR competencies and knowledge;
  • Sample assessment questions;
  • Study and test-taking tips; and
  • Insight into what to expect at the testing location on SHRM exam day.

Even after six years of experience as an HR Generalist, the SHRM Certification class offered at Eckerd College enlightened me to how much more there is to offer as an HR Professional. The various ways of accessing the learning material—from books, hand-outs and websites to the classroom instruction which promoted participation and encouraged sharing—were wonderful and allowed for no excuses but to excel! I would recommend it highly.

Renee Dellacroce, SHRM-CPRegional HR & Payroll Administrator

Why Enroll?

The Benefits of SHRM Certification

Offered in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the curriculum provided in the SHRM Learning System is designed by global subject matter experts and covers the entire SHRM Body of Applied Skills and Knowledge™ (SHRM BASK™). Throughout the program, HR professionals are encouraged to acquire the Skills 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.

Eckerd College’s Exam Preparation Program offers you a preparation course to help meet your needs and increase your success on the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams.

Who Should Attend?

  • New and Junior HR Practitioners who need to increase their knowledge base.
  • New or Experienced Managers who need to learn more about employee management skills.
  • Small Business Owners or Office Managers who perform the HR function for their companies.
  • Business Managers who want to learn basic HR best practices to avoid costly litigation.

Benefits to You

  • 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

  • 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 BASK.

I loved the instructor-led SHRM Learning System course. Rather than just teaching facts and figures, the course has improved my critical thinking skills as an HR professional.

Lisa Karahan, SHRM-SCP



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 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 & 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 SHRM BASK, the defined standard for knowledge and competencies required of HR professionals around the world.
  • Convenient 24/7 Access – To your study tools from any mobile device, tablet, or computer.

The SHRM Learning System is comprised of four modules of study based on the SHRM BASK:

Module: Behavioral Competencies

  • Leadership: Ethical Practice, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Leadership and Navigation
  • Interpersonal: Communication, Relationship Management, Global Mindset
  • Business: Business Acumen, Consultation, Analytical Aptitude

Module: People

  • HR Strategy
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Employee Engagement
  • Learning and Development
  • Total Rewards

Module: Organization

  • Structure of HR 
  • Organizational Effectiveness and Development
  • Workforce Management
  • Employee and Labor Relations
  • Tech Management

Module: Workplace

  • Managing Global Workforces
  • Risk Management
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Employment Law and Regulations (U.S. Only)

Custom & On-Site

Training Options

In addition to our SHRM open-enrollment offerings, we also deliver both the SHRM-CP and SCP Exam Preparation programs and the Essentials of HR program exclusively for a group or team from a single organization. 

All SHRM courses can be offered on a contract program basis. Other popular program topics include leadership effectiveness, team building, conflict resolution, executive communications and managing change.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions at (800) 753-0444 or (727) 864-8213 or email us at