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The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP HR Certification Preparation

The SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) credentials are the new standard for all HR professionals around the globe. These HR certifications focus on teaching and testing the practical, real-life information HR professionals need to excel in their careers today, including knowledge, skills, and competencies.  

The SHRM Certified Professional course is designed to prepare HR professionals for the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams and is being offered this spring by Drake University Continuing Education and Professional Development. This intensive 36-hour program combines expert instruction with the SHRM Learning System® for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP, so you will learn faster, retain more knowledge, and stay on track for success on the exam. Contact us if you have any questions!

See below for course details including a link to register.


Dates: February 4 - April 29

Time: 6:00 - 9:00 PM

Cost: $1,350 (This price includes the cost of the required SHRM materials)

Location: Virtual/Videoconference

Registration: Spring Certified Professional Offering

SHRM Program Contact: Chuck Sengstock, Ed.D. - chuck.sengstock@drake.edu


The Drake Difference  
We know you have options for your SHRM exam preparation and appreciate your interest! The SHRM Certification Preparation Program is offered by the faculty of the Master of Science in Leadership Development.  Here is what you may expect if you join us:  

  • Interactivity: Do not expect “death by PowerPoint” lectures! Whether we hold classes via Zoom or face-to-face, interactivity is a strong component of every course we teach.
  • Practicality: Get ready to discuss real cases and engage in lively simulations during the program!
  • Community: We emphasize community building at all times. You will have the opportunity to work in groups, have interesting conversations with your colleagues, and get to know them well!
  • Support: Even when you complete a class online, your professors are only a phone call, Zoom meeting, or email away.  You will not be alone.  

That’s the Drake difference. We are proud of our students and alumni and work hard to design engaging and practical courses. We will continue to do so even when we must meet outside a regular classroom. Come join our Community! Happy Learning!

Two Additional Learning Opprtunities for HR Professionals

Along with the SHRM Certification Preparation Course, the Drake University School of Education is offering two additional learning opportunities for the HR community: 

Master of Science in Leadership Development (MSLD) 
The MSLD is accepting applications for the fall of 2020 and the spring of 2021. This excellent leadership master’s degree is designed for learning adults, flexible, and affordable. You may take the courses online or face-to-face (please see the important note about COVID-19, below). For additional information CLICK HEREImportant Note: This Fall, because of the COVID-19 Pandemic, our students may choose to complete the courses online or synchronously via Zoom.

Graduate Course on Personality in the Workplace, includes the Big Five Certification
You may take up to two MSLD  courses as a “visiting student.”  This fall, we recommend  MSLD 201: Understanding Self and Others. The course focuses on the Five-Factor Model, a serious personality model preferred by personality researchers. At the end of the course, students become Certified Consultants for the Narrative Big Five, a valid and reliable Big Five personality assessment. For additional information, CLICK HERE.

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