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SHRM-CP® and SHRM-SCP® Certification

SHRM 2017 Partnership

Define yourself as an HR Leader with SHRM Certification

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. Learn more about who should enroll.

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 program combines expert instruction with the 2017 SHRM Learning System®, so you will learn faster, retain more knowledge and stay on track for success on the exam.

About Eckerd College

In addition to SHRM programs, Eckerd College’s Leadership Development Institute (LDI) delivers high-quality, assessment-based leadership programs to thousands of leaders. As a Network Associate of the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®) in Greensboro, North Carolina, LDI serves the needs of the national and international business community. Over the years, the impact of our programs on individuals, organizations and teams has repeatedly been described as powerful and life-changing.

What Students Are Saying

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

Additional Information


SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Eligibility
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Download Certification Handbook


Product or HR Information

SHRM Resources
SHRM Learning System


Have a question or prefer to speak to a person?

Call Megan Watson Kramer at (800) 753-0444.
Monday – Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. EST/EDT for live assistance. Or email us at watsonma@eckerd.edu.

Why Enroll?

Offered in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the curriculum provided in the 2017 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.

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

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SHRM 2017 Course Materials

The course includes the 2017 SHRM Learning System for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP.

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 new global SHRM BoCK™.

Who Should Enroll In 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 2017 Recertification Provider

Eligibility Requirements

To earn your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP, you must meet specific educational and work experience criteria at the time you submit your application in order to be eligible to sit for the exam.

SHRM-CP Eligibility

Less Than A Bachelor’s Degree*

HR-Related DegreeNon-HR Degree
3 years in HR role4 years in HR role

Bachelor’s Degree

HR-Related DegreeNon-HR Degree
1 year in HR role2 years in HR role

Graduate Degree

HR-Related DegreeNon-HR Degree
Currently in role1 year in HR role

SHRM-SCP Eligibility

Less Than A Bachelor’s Degree*

HR-Related DegreeNon-HR Degree
6 years in HR role7 years in HR role

Bachelor’s Degree

HR-Related DegreeNon-HR Degree
4 years in HR role5 years in HR role

Graduate Degree

HR-Related DegreeNon-HR Degree
3 years in HR role4 years in HR role

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

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Advancing 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.

Course Details & Options

Eckerd College’s courses are specifically tailored to meet the needs of adult learners. Courses are taught by SHRM-certified instructors experienced in the HR field. Students will be expected to complete all assigned readings and activities prior to each class.

Eckerd College’s 2017 SHRM-Certified Preparation Course Details

Dates & Times

12-week Session:
Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
October 3 – January 16, 2018
No sessions on Oct 31, Dec 19, Dec 26, Jan 2


4-day Intensive Session:
Thursday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day with homework
November 30, December 1, December 7 and December 8, 2017


Eckerd College
4200 54th Ave S.
St. Petersburg, FL 33711
Campus Location: CEC Flamingo Room

Contact Information

Megan Watson Kramer
(800) 753-0444

Course Fees

Registration Fee: $1395
Eckerd Alumni Fee: $1295
SHRM Members: $1200
Volume Registration: $1200 (Companies registering 3 or more individuals)

Classroom 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
  • Contract and Customized Group and Team Training Available

Complementing our open-enrollment program offerings are programs delivered exclusively for a group or team within a single organization. LDI instructors and staff work with client organizations to tailor programs to the unique needs and circumstances of the 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.

Course Topics

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 2017 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 2017 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 is comprised of four modules of study based on the SHRM BoCK:

SHRM 2017 Modules

Course Topics

The SHRM Learning System® for SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP is comprised of four modules of study based on the SHRM BoCK:

Module: HR Competencies

Leadership & Navigation

Ethical Practice

Business Acumen

Relationship Management


Critical Evaluation

Global & Cultural Effectiveness


Module: People

HR Planning

Talent Acquisition & Retention

Employee Engagement & Retention

Learning & Development

Total Rewards

Module: Organization

Structure of the HR Function

Organizational Effectiveness & Development

Workforce Management

Employee & Labor Relations

Technology Management

Module: Workplace

HR in the Global Context

Diversity & Inclusion

Risk Management

Corporate Social Responsibility

Employment Law & Regulations (U.S. Only)

SHRM 2017 on Mobile Device

Each learning module is available in print and e-reader format.


Fall 2017

12-week Session:
Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
October 3 – January 16, 2017
No sessions on Oct 31, Dec 19, Dec 26, Jan 2


4-day Intensive Session:
Thursday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day with homework
November 30, December 1, December 7 and December 8, 2017


Eckerd College
4200 54th Ave S.
St. Petersburg, FL 33711
Campus Location: CEC Flamingo Room