Human Resource Certification (SHRM)


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 Walsh College’s Exam Prep designed for SHRM-CP® and SHRM-SCP® credential candidates. Expand and test your knowledge and practical, real-life competencies in areas critical for HR career success.

This intensive 13-week program combines expert instruction with the SHRM Learning System® for SHRM-CP® and SHRM-SCP®, so you will learn faster, retain more knowledge, and stay on track for success on the exam.

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Choose to attend at the Novi or Troy Walsh locations.  Classes are not interchangeable between locations. Please pay close attention to course location when registering.   

Questions? Contact Erin Washington at ewashi2@walshcollege.edu

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Fall 2019 CP and SCP Exam Prep Course Details

TROY LOCATION - Wednesdays
 Where:  Walsh Troy location
 When:  Weekly Aug. 28 through Dec. 4, 2019. No class Sep. 11 and Nov 27
 Time:  6-9 p.m. on Wednesdays
 Course #:  WIN*202*21
 Instructor(s)  Colleen Schmerheim, GPHR, PHR, SHRM-CP
NOVI LOCATION - Wednesdays
 Where:  Walsh Novi location
 When:  Weekly Aug. 28 through Dec. 4, 2019. No class Sep. 11 and Nov 27
 Time:  6 - 9 p.m. on Wednesdays
 Course #:  WIN*202*11
 Instructor:  Rebecca Davies, SPHR, SHRM-SCP; Tina Marie Wohlfield, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
 Course Investment: $1,495 (see discount below)
 Walsh Alum/ SHRM
 members pay $1,295

Contact Erin Washington for discount code at
 Early Bird Discount:
Non-members pay $1,295 rate until Aug. 9, 2019.

Must enter "earlybird" code to receive discount in PAY FOR CLASSES screen.

Why Enroll in This Course?

Offered in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the curriculum is designed by global subject matter experts and covers the entire SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge™ (SHRM BoCK™) which encourages HR professionals 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.

As part of your course, you will receive the 2019 SHRM Learning System for SHRM-CP® and SHRM-SCP®. Comprised of comprehensive learning modules in print and e-reader formats, and advanced online resources, these study materials streamline study time, accelerate learning and build confidence for passing the SHRM-CP® and SHRM-SCP® exam.


For You:

  • Small class sizes. 
  • Experienced, certified, instructors who are working professionals in the HR field. 
  • The SHRM Learning System is historically ranked as the #1 HR certification prep tool. 
  • Gives you the ability to acquire the knowledge and understand the behavioral competencies to help you prepare for the exam. It is a structured learning experience that keeps you on track. 
  • Allows for opportunities to network and learn from your peers. 

For 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 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

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. For details on these requirements, visit www.shrmcertification.org/eligibility.

Advancing Your Career: For those not seeking certification, the SHRM Learning System for SHRM-CP® and SHRM-SCP® 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 HR competencies, and increase productivity.

Course Topics

The SHRM Learning System for SHRM-CP® and SHRM-SCP® includes four modules covering the comprehensive SHRM BoCK™ so you’ll learn everything you need for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® exam.

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

Registration Details


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Download, print and complete this form, and mail with payment to: Walsh College, Attn: Erin Washington, 3838 Livernois Road, Troy, MI 48083.

Cancellation Policy

Student must officially withdraw from the program in writing. Full refund up until 7 days before the start of class. No refund if student withdraws within 7 days of the start of class. Email ewashi2@walshcollege.edu for official withdrawal form.

Program Requirements

There are no admission requirements to take this program, however certain criteria must be met for participants taking the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam. See below.

SHRM-CP® and SHRM-SCP® Exam Requirements:

To apply for either the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®, candidates must have a combination of education and professional HR experience. For more information, visit SHRMcertification.org.