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SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Certification Preparation Course

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SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP HR Certification

The SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) credentials are the 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. 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.  Visit the following website for more detailed information about SHRM Certification: Learn More About SHRM Certification

Course Eligibility Criteria

Individuals who perform HR duties and wish to verify, validate, enhance and/or expand their HR capabilities are likely candidates for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification.  SHRM membership is not required for eligibility and individuals need not be employed at the time they apply. Click here for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP HR Certification eligibility criteria.


The pass rate of the last three Drake University SHRM exam prep classes has been 95% (for those who have taken the exam in the window immediately following the class).

Exam Testing Schedule

Exams are offered during the following timeframes:

  • Window 1 (May 1 – July 15, 2023) 
  • Window 2 (December 1 – February 15, 2024)

Drake University SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Certification Preparation Course details may be found below. Register now for the next offering.  

Register for our SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Certification Preparation Course

Fall 2023 Dates: We will meet on Thursdays, September 14 - December 7 (No class 11/23).

Time: 6:00 - 9:00 PM

Cost: $1,399 (This price includes the SHRM Learning System and shipping)

Location: Virtual/Zoom

Instructor: Bobbie Jo Sheridan, M.S., SHRM-CP

SHRM Program Contact: Chuck Sengstock, Ed.D.

Registration: Click Here to Register


A Student Testimonial from our Spring 2021 SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Certification Preparation Course!

"As a Drake University student, I discovered a SHRM-CP/SCP Certification prep course facilitated by an HR professional. I knew right away that the program was the best fit for my study plans.

The classroom experience provided me with the opportunity to learn from others in the industry. The instructor, Karen Rieck, also shared knowledge and advice for taking the exam while also sharing experiences from her professional career in HR.

The class material was presented in a way that helped me apply the HR competencies and knowledge to on-the-job situations. Karen also integrated knowledge checks, which helped me get familiar with the exam questions that may appear. However, the most valuable part of the knowledge checks was the class discussion behind the correct answers.

I strongly encourage anyone interested in taking the SHRM-CP/SCP certification to take this course. The classroom experience provides professionals with the best opportunity to prepare for the exam. I would not have passed the exam without it."

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Ngozi Igbokwe
iJAG Program Manager
Principal Financial Group



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