Dakota County Technical College
SHRM-SCP & SHRM-CP Certification
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DCTC is now an educational partner with the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) to provide the CP (Certified Professional) and SCP (Senior Certified Professional) certifications!  The CP exam can be taken by anyone, you don’t need a degree, certificate or experience in human resources.  The SCP exam require at least three years of human resource experience, see (Eligibility Criteria | SHRM Certification) for more details.
The Cost of the 

This is A Blended classroom/online class
Course offering information:
  • September 1st to November 17th
  • Meetings are on Thursday evenings, 6-9pm
  • All meetings will be via Zoom
  • All materials will be provided
  • The testing window begins on December 1st

SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP)

The SHRM-CP certification is intended for individuals that perform general HR/HR-related duties; or for currently enrolled students and individuals pursuing a career in Human Resource Management.
Candidates for the SHRM-CP certification are not required to hold an HR title and do not need a degree or previous HR experience to apply; however, a basic working knowledge of HR practices and principles or a degree from an Academically Aligned program is recommended. The SHRM-CP exam is designed to assess the competency level of HR at the operational level. This level includes implementing policies, supporting day-to-day HR functions, or serving as an HR point of contact for staff and stakeholders.

SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP)

The SHRM-SCP certification is for individuals that have a work history of at least 3 years performing strategic level HR/HR-related duties; or for SHRM-CP credential holders who have held the credential for at least 3 years and are working in, or are in the process of transitioning to, a strategic level role.
Candidates for the SHRM-SCP certification are not required to hold an HR title and do not need a degree to apply.
The SHRM-SCP exam is designed to assess the competency level of those who engage in HR work at the strategic level. Work at this level includes duties such as developing HR policies and/or procedures, overseeing the execution of integrated HR operations, directing an entire HR enterprise, or leading the alignment of HR strategies to organizational goals.

4 Steps to SHRM Certification
  1. Determine your eligibility.
  2. Apply for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam.
  3. Prepare for the certification exam 
  4. Take the exam and leverage your certification.
For complete certification details, visit shrmcertification.org.

Refer to the SHRM BASK for detailed information on proficiency standards for this credential (i.e., Proficiency Indicators For All HR Professionals and For Advanced HR Professionals).

SCOTT GUNDERSON, Instructor & Advisor, SCP, SPHR, CM, MPNA
Business Management & Administration, Technical Management
   main: 651-423-8295
      email: Scott.Gunderson@dctc.edu
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Zoom Meeting link: https://minnstate.zoom.us/my/scottgunderson
Bring to Class:
After you receive a registration confirmation email , you will receive a notice to set up a star ID#.
Please set up your star ID# when you receive the notice.  If you already have a star ID#, do not set up another one.  Use the one you have.

Then on the day the class starts, go to this site to access the course using your star ID#.

A building map can be accessed here: View DCTC wayfinding app
SHRM-SCP certification
SHRM-CP certification:
SHRM- CP certification
6:00 PM
Contact Hours:
Scott Gunderson
Registration Cutoff Date:
Dates & Times:
9/1/2022   6:00PM - 9:00PM
9/8/2022   6:00PM - 9:00PM
9/15/2022   6:00PM - 9:00PM
9/22/2022   6:00PM - 9:00PM
9/29/2022   6:00PM - 9:00PM
10/6/2022   6:00PM - 9:00PM
10/13/2022   6:00PM - 9:00PM
10/20/2022   6:00PM - 9:00PM
10/27/2022   6:00PM - 9:00PM
11/3/2022   6:00PM - 9:00PM
11/10/2022   6:00PM - 9:00PM
11/17/2022   6:00PM - 9:00PM
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