The SHRM Learning System SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Exam Preparation Course

Are you a human resources professional looking to advance your skills, increase your knowledge, and boost your job portfolio with a Certified Professional (CP) credential? Or perhaps a more experienced member of the HR community looking to add to the credibility of your HR department by becoming a Senior Certified Professional (SCP)? Prepare for the future of Human Resources with SHRM Certification.

In association with the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), Claremont Graduate University (CGU) offers a 12-week preparation program that trains you with the tools and knowledge to pass the SHRM National HR Certification Exam. Increase your chances of passing your exam by joining our upcoming class led by Richard Dawson, MBA, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, PHRca, sHRBP, HRPM. Our expert, SHRM-certified instructor will guide you through the SHRM Body of Applied Skills and Knowledge™ (SHRM BASK™), answer your questions, spark interactive discussions, and provide test-taking tips. Upon successful completion of the course requirements, students will receive a SHRM Certificate of Course Completion.


Thinking about pursuing a Master’s of Science in Human Resource Management at CGU? Students holding certificates from the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP prep course can choose to waive the MS in HRM program pre-requisite course (HRM 300: Principles of HR Management).

Not sure about certification, but still want to improve your HR skills to meet the demands of today’s world of work? Then our SHRM Learning System SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Exam Preparation Course could be the perfect fit for you. The course provides a comprehensive and accelerated option for professional development. Participants gain a generalist viewpoint, refresh key ideas and concepts, strengthen their understanding of core behavior and technical competencies, and increase productivity in the workplace.


Course Preparation Tools Designed for Success

Registration also includes the online and print versions of the 2023 SHRM Learning System—the official cert prep tool, now updated with questions previously used on actual SHRM Certification exams. Designed specifically for adult learners, this interactive system provides a personalized roadmap that combines in-depth HR knowledge with real-life situations to help you master the material and set you up for success on your exam.


Course Highlights
  • High-Quality Instruction. Learn from our highly respected and experienced SHRM-certified instructor with years of hands-on experience in HR. Our pass rates are higher than national SHRM averages.
  • Fully Virtual Classroom Setting. Ideal and convenient for working professionals, join our weekly nighttime class sessions from your couch, office, or dining room. Accessible anywhere with an internet connection.
  • Structured Learning Environment. Attend classes on a 12-week schedule. This shortened time frame will help keep you accountable and on track to earn your certification. Gain guidance from our instructor and network with peers to connect concepts with real-life examples.
  • Affordable and Cost-Effective Program. We are committed to keeping your course fees as low as possible, while helping you reach your professional development goals. The registration fee includes all course materials and access to the SHRM Learning System. Early bird discounts, corporate rates, payment plans and resources to gain support from your employer are available.

Course at a Glance

12 weeks

Fall | Spring

Live Virtual Classroom

$1499 per student (includes books & access to the web-based software). Early bird discounts, corporate rates, and payment plans available.

See eligibility requirements

August 2023
Tuesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Registration opens June 2023

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Important Dates

Spring 2023 Session

January 31, 2023 – April 18, 2023

November 16, 2022 Registration Opens
January 3, 2023 Early Registration Ends
January 31, 2023 Start of Course
April 18, 2023 End of Course

Fall 2023 Session

August 2023 – November 2023 (tentatively)

June 2023 Registration Opens
July 2023 Early Registration Ends
August 2023 Start of Course
November 2023 End of Course



Students who intend to sit for the national exam must be human resource professionals and must meet the qualifications set forth by SHRM. For information on the new SHRM certifications and to see whether you qualify, please visit and review the certification eligibility criteria .


Program Costs

Standard Enrollment: $1499 per student (includes books & access to the web-based software). Payment plans available upon request.

Discounted Rates:
Early Bird Discount: $1399
Corporate Discount (3 or more students from the same company): $1299

Registration for each course session will be capped at 25 students.


Admissions Representative

Bronwyn Seward Limon
(SHRM Course Coordinator, Division of Behavioral and
Organizational Sciences)
T: 909-621-8084

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Regina Burch

Assistant Director of Admissions
T: 909-607-9421