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SHRM Certification Prep Course

SHRM Certification Prep Course

Commit to Your Career

HR professionals like you are facing new and larger challenges each day due in part to a changing workforce, shifting legislation and regulations and so much more. Ensure you're prepared for these changes, and anything else thrown your way with SHRM's global HR credentials, SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP.

By becoming SHRM certified, you prove your knowledge, competency and value to colleagues and to employers looking for a competitive edge in today's global economy. Wherever your career takes you, your SHRM certification will define you as an HR expert and leader, and our course can help you get there.

Ottawa UniversityIn partnership with Society for Human Resource Management - Better Workplaces - Better World - 2020SHRM-CP | SHRM-SCP - Recertification Provider - 20202

Looking to get SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certified? Let our team of experts help you get there.

Our course combines expert instruction with the 2020 SHRM Learning System to offer a comprehensive and effective way to prepare for success on your SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exam.

One-on-One GuidanceGain one-on-one guidance to help you comprehend and learn to apply your new HR knowledge.

Network and CollaborateNetwork and collaborate with peers to share real-life examples and bring HR knowledge and competencies to life.

Acquire KnowledgeAcquire the knowledge and understand the behavioral competencies you need to prepare to pass the exam.

Stay on TrackStay on track to earn your certification with a structured learning experience and support.

Our certification preparation course is designed primarily for individuals seeking SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification. Certification is a great choice for HR professionals who want to:

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

SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP Eligibility Chart

Credential Less than a Bachelor's Degree* Bachelor's Degree Graduate Degree
HR-Related Program Non-HR Program 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

*Less than a bachelor's degree includes: working toward a bachelor's degree, associate's degree, some college, qualifying HR certificate program, high school diploma, or GED.

Advance your career.

If you're not interested in certification but want to improve your HR skills, this 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.

I loved the instructor-led SHRM Learning System course. Rather than just teaching facts and figures, the course has improved my critical thinking skills as an HR professional. - Lisa Karahan, SHRM-SCPAt Ottawa University, you'll be able to tap into the expertise and guidance of our highly-experienced, SHRM-certified instructors who are ready to work with you to make sure you are prepared for success on your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam.

Spring 2021 Course Details

Location* Dates and Times Contact Information Course/Book Fees

Ottawa University
Surprise Campus
15950 N. Civic Center Plaza
Surprise, AZ 85374

  1. 01/09/21
  2. 01/23/21
  3. 01/30/21
  4. 02/06/21
  5. 02/20/21
  6. 03/08/21
  7. 03/13/21 (Make Up Session) 

9am - 3pm

602-749-5184 or
855-744-7714, ext 25100

$1,275 -- Early Bird (prior to 12/31/20)

$1,575 -- Regular (after 12/31/20)


*NOTE:  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the SHRM workshop will be delivered virtually.

Interested in Training your team?
Ask about volume discounts or offering a program at your location. Contact Melinda Vazquez at 602-749-5184 or by email at

Course Preparation ToolsEnhance your learning experience with premier tools that complement our course! The 2020 SHRM Learning System offers a personalized SmartPath™ learning experience that is designed to dynamically adjust based on your progress and proficiency. Real-time results allow you to use your time wisely and increase readiness for the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exam.

Choose a program that is designed to help apply HR knowledge and competencies to real-life situations and advance your career while offering:

The 2020 SHRM Learning System allows instructors to work with you build a custom learning experience that helps identify HR topics you've already mastered and those you haven't, so courses can be tailored to your needs.

Along with your classmates, you'll learn one small topic segment at a time to ensure you have a clear understanding and can apply the concept quickly and easily on the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam and in your day-to-day HR responsibilities.

These learning modules also provide an in-depth exploration of the knowledge domains and behavioral competencies tested on the SHRM exams.

Course Outline


  • Leadership & Navigation
  • Ethical Practice
  • Business Acumen
  • Consultation
  • Critical Evaluation
  • Relationship Management
  • Global & Cultural Effectiveness
  • Communication


  • HR Strategic Planning
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Employee Engagement & Retention
  • Learning & Development
  • Total Rewards


  • Structure of the HR Function
  • Organizational Effectiveness & Development
  • Workforce Management
  • Employee & Labor Relations
  • Technology Management


  • HR in the Global Context
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Risk Management
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Employment Law & Regulations (U.S. Only)

Real-time results and detailed feedback from your learning progress and quiz scores help guide your course-wide and individual study priorities and reach your goal more efficiently.

Supplement your class time learning with flashcards, real-world HR knowledge, competencies in action, practice test questions and more to make sure you're ready for your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam.

Can I earn recertification credits taking this course?

If you have already earned the SHRM Certification you can obtain up to 36 professional development credits (if you are attending this program for professional development only).

How long is the course?

Seven Sessions for the Spring 2021 course:


  1. 01/09/21
  2. 01/23/21
  3. 01/30/21
  4. 02/06/21
  5. 02/20/21
  6. 03/06/21
  7. 03/13/21 (Make Up Session)

SESSION TIME:  9am - 3pm

How do I attend a class?

The workshop is held on-ground at our Ottawa University Surprise AZ campus:

Ottawa University
Surprise Campus
15950 N. Civic Center Plaza
Surprise, AZ 85374

Do I need to purchase the SHRM Learning System separately?

No. The SHRM Learning System is included with this program. There are no additional costs.

What if I already own the SHRM Learning System?

Contact us to find the best learning options for you.

Is the SHRM exam included with this course?

This course does not include the final exam or exam fee. Practice exams are included.

Will certification add to my credibility?

We understand the demands on the HR professional. That's why the SHRM Essentials of Human Resources course balances printed materials, online learning, and live instructor support to meet students' learning needs and schedules.

Course Reference Book

Course Reference Book

Covers key HR topics:

  • Module 1: Human Resources
  • Module 2: Talent Acquisition
  • Module 3: Total Rewards
  • Module 4: Learning and Development
  • Module 5: Performance Management
  • Module 6: Employment Law

Course Activities Book

Course Activities Book

Reinforces the content and classroom learning:

  • Course slides with notes section
  • Application activities

Online Tools and Resources

Online Tools and Resources

Compliments the learning modules:

  • Pre-test, module tests, case studies & post-test to measure & apply what you learn
  • Resource center includes important HR updates & links to valuable resources

Ready to commit to your career with Ottawa University? Sign up now before classes fill up!

To register, call 602-749-5184 or email to

Looking for More Information?

Certification and Product
SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Eligibility
Testing Windows and Deadlines
Download Certification Handbook
SHRM Learning System

HR Information
SHRM Resources
Become a Member

Have a question or prefer to speak to a person?

Call 602-749-5184, Monday - Friday during business hours for live assistance. Or email Melinda Vazquez at


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