Gain a competitive edge and earn recognition as an expert in the HR field by earning your SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) credential.

We get you ready for the exam with a 14-week exam prep which includes five modules that cover the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge:

  • HR competencies: Leadership and navigation, ethical practice, business acumen, relationship management, consultation, critical evaluation, global and cultural effectiveness, communication
  • People: Talent acquisition and retention, employee engagement, learning and development, total rewards
  • Organization: Structure of the HR function, organizational effectiveness and development, workforce management, employee relations, technology and data
  • Workplace: HR in the global context, diversity and inclusion, risk management, corporate social responsibility, employment law and regulations (U.S. only)
  • Strategy: Business and HR strategy

SHRM Exam Prep

Date: Jan. 14 - Apr. 14, 2020 (14 Tuesday evenings)
Time: 5:45 - 8:30 p.m.
Center for Corporate Education
301 West Main Street
Richmond, Virginia
Room B3189
Cost: $1,500 due in full at registration. A 10% discount is available at registration to anyone who registers before December 14, 2019, as well as to VCU alumni and VCU/VCUHS employees. Discounts can not be combined, and are provided at registration. This includes the SHRM Learning System materials and parking. This does not include the fee to register for the SHRM exams. Registration closes January 1, 2020. 


Class hours from this program are applicable to Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for recertification. Students must attend 12 of the 14 sessions to earn a certificate of completion. 


SHRM eligibility