2017 SHRM Learning System© for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP

HR Certification Preparation Course

The Indianapolis campus is pleased to announce its partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the largest association devoted to human resource management, to offer courses to help HR professionals prepare for SHRM's new competency-based certification: the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) credentials. 

Register now for 2017 spring or fall classes available through our Indianapolis campus (email completed registration form to anne.gillespie@kaplan.edu or fax attention Anne Gillespie to 317.574.0639).

For additional information or to discuss HR professional development opportunities contact Anne Gillespie at 317.208.5311 or anne.gillespie@kaplan.edu.

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Course Information

SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Spring 2017 Class
Start Date: February 13, 2017 
End Date: May 1, 2017 
Duration: 12 Weeks (no breaks), 36 instructional hours; Monday evenings 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: Kaplan University Indianapolis Campus; available virtually

SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Fall 2017 Class
Start Date: September 11, 2017 
End Date: November 27, 2017 
Duration: 12 Weeks (no breaks), 36 instructional hours; Monday evenings 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: Kaplan University Indianapolis Campus; available virtually

Academic Dean
Deb Page, PhD
Kaplan University Indianapolis Campus

Course Cost
The cost of a course is $1,255.00 and includes the SHRM Learning System for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP modules; online learning center and access to the Online Resource Center; instructor handouts; and 36 hours of classroom instruction. SHRM members, Kaplan University students, and Kaplan Corporate or Regional Partners are eligible to receive a $200.00 discount. Note: Exam fees not included.

Who Should Enroll in this Course?

This certification preparation course is designed primarily for those seeking SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification. According to the SHRM, certification is a great choice for HR professionals who seek to:

  • Increase their knowledge
  • Advance their skills
  • Earn recognition from the global community

Why Enroll In Our Course?

Offered in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the curriculum provided in the 2016 SHRM Learning System is designed by subject matter experts and covers the entire SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge(SHRM BoCK)

Throughout the program, HR professionals are encouraged to develop the competencies and knowledge to effectively perform their jobs and pursue career success. Utilizing the preparation tools from SHRM, the courses are designed to help professionals prepare for the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams.*  

Benefits To You Benefits To your Employer
You can benefit from: Certification can benefit your entire organization:
  • An experienced, SHRM-certified instructor.
  • The SHRM Learning System, historically ranked the leading HR certification prep tool.
  • Opportunity to develop the knowledge and understand the behavioral competencies to help you prepare for the exam.
  • A structured learning experience that keeps you on track.
  • Opportunities to network and learn from your peers.
  • It demonstrates that your HR professionals have mastered the application of HR technical and behavioral competencies.
  • Exam preparation helps HR professionals bring new ideas to your organization that can 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.

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. These requirements include:

 Credential

 Less than a Bachelor's Degree

 Bachelor's Degree

 Graduate Degree

 

 HR-Related Degree

 Non-HR 
Degree

 HR-Related Degree

 Non-HR 
Degree

 HR-Related Degree

 Non-HR 
Degree

SHRM-CP

3 years in 
HR role

4 years in 
HR role

1 year in 
HR role

2 years in 
HR role

Currently in
HR role

1 year in 
HR role

SHRM-SCP

6 years in 
HR role

7 years in 
HR role

4 years in 
HR role

5 years in 
HR role

3 years in 
HR role

4 years in 
HR role

  • Applicants must show that they have worked in an HR role for more than 1,000 hours within a calendar year, which equates to 1 year of experience.
  • HR experience may be in an HR exempt or nonexempt capacity.
  • Applicants with a graduate degree (or global equivalency) in HR must currently be employed in an HR role.
  • HR experience may be classified directly, as working in an HR role, or indirectly, by consulting, educating or researching HR practices linked specifically to human resource management.

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*Although certain programs are designed to prepare students to take various certification or licensing exams, Kaplan University cannot guarantee the student will be eligible to sit for or pass those exams. Please visit shrmcertification.org for more information about SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP eligibility and testing windows. In addition, the University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.