If you’ve been thinking about earning your SHRM certification, it’s time to make your move.
In fact, in a recent survey, 92% of HR executives agree that it will be important for HR professionals
to be SHRM-certified in the future*.
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.
THIS CLASS IS OFFERED VIA ZOOM (LECTURES ARE RECORDED WEEKLY)
100% of participants that have completed the preparation course through DCTC have passed the exam
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.
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
Prepare for the certification exam
Take the exam and leverage your certification. Exam not included in price.
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 has a master’s degree in public and nonprofit administration from Metropolitan State University. He also has a bachelor of science degree in management from LaSalle University and a supervisory management AAS degree from Gateway Technical College. Scott worked in management and human resources for 18 years before he started his teaching career.
Scott earned his Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) in 2010 and his SHRM-SCP in 2016. He has been teaching the SHRM Certification course since spring of 2022 as well as management and human resources courses at various colleges and universities since 2000.