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Fast Track your HR Career with SHRM Offerings from Drake University!
Change is a good thing, and it’s sparked by your best ideas. SHRM's educational programs are designed and delivered by HR experts to empower you with the knowledge and tools you need to drive lasting change in the workplace. We offer a powerful partnership to develop your skills, accelerate your career, and change your workplace culture as a champion for colleagues and yourself.

SHRM Courses Offered by Drake Continuing Education

SHRM and Drake University provide a transformative educational experience. We’ll lead you to learn. You’ll lead your company to succeed.

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SHRM-CP/SCP Certification Preparation Course

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.

Exam Pass Rate and Testing Schedule

The current pass rate of the fall '23 Drake University exam prep class is 100%!

Exams are offered during the following timeframes:

  • Window 1 (May 1 – July 15, 2024) 
  • Window 2 (December 1, 2024 – February 15, 2025)

Please visit the SHRM Exam Options and Fees Page for more information.

Fall 2023 Student Testimonial
Taking the SHRM-CP Preparation class through Drake was exactly what I needed to gain the confidence and knowledge to pass the SHRM-CP exam. Thanks to the comprehensive and well-structured curriculum, I successfully passed the SHRM-CP exam on my first attempt. The course not only provided in-depth knowledge, but also equipped me with the skills necessary for success in the field of Human Resource Management. I couldn’t have asked for a better instructor! - Nathan Walker 

Register for our fall, SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Certification Preparation Course
Drake University SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Certification Preparation Course details may be found below. 

Fall 2024 Dates: September 12 – December 5, 2024

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, LBSW

SHRM Program Contact: Chuck Sengstock, Ed.D.

Registration: Register Today


SHRM Essentials of Human Resources

This course will give you a solid overview of the key aspects of HR and provide tools you can immediately put to use in your organization. The content is newly updated with the latest HR regulations, trends and best practices. Case studies, competency connections and SHRM Body of Applied Skills and Knowledge (SHRM BASK) principles are incorporated into the material to illustrate how HR helps drive overall business success.

By covering a breadth of practical HR topics, the SHRM Essentials of Human Resources course provides the knowledge to perform daily tasks. Through this course, you will also:

  • Review key pieces of federal legislation on sexual harassment, age discrimination, and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
  • Gain insights into employee recruitment and selection while avoiding legal pitfalls.
  • Enhance your skills related to total compensation systems, pay increases and incentives, and employee benefits.
  • Increase your knowledge of employee orientation, onboarding, professional development, and training.

Register for SHRM Essentials of Human Resources

Spring 2024 Dates: To Be Determined

Cost: $699 (This price includes the SHRM Essentials materials and shipping)

Location: Virtual/Zoom

Instructor: Karen Rieck, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, CCP, GRP, AINS

SHRM Program Contact: Chuck Sengstock, Ed.D.

Registration: Click Here to Register


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Thank you for your interest in pursuing continuing education and professional development at Drake University. Please submit this form to request information from the department.