SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Certification Preparation
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Demonstrate your HR Expertise and Gain Practical Skills

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Understand the benefits of this course for you and your employer.

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Don't miss the chance to demonstrate that you are a globally recognized HR expert.

The Future of HR is SHRM–Certified

Establish yourself as a globally–recognized human resource expert by earning the new standard in HR certification: SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP®). These professional certifications can open doors for professional advancement, serve to harmonize standards with changing expectations and signal to employers advanced professional development. To understand who should enroll visit here.

Ensure you're prepared with our course designed for SHRM credential candidates. Expand and test your knowledge and practical, real-life competencies in areas critical for HR career success.

This intensive program combines expert instruction with the 2016 SHRM Learning System® for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP, so you will learn faster, retain more knowledge and stay on track for success on the exam.

Locations Fall 2018 Dates & Times Class Details, Registration Information & Fees
Online Tuesdays & Thursdays 8/7-10/25 Time: 5:30pm-7:00pm Contact NCHRA or Click Here for more details and fees

The course includes the 2018 SHRM Learning System for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP.

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Offered in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the curriculum provided in the 2017 SHRM Learning System is designed by global subject matter experts and covers the entire SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge™ (SHRM BoCK™). Throughout the program HR professionals are encouraged to acquire the Competencies and Knowledge they'll need to effectively perform their jobs and achieve career success. Our course is designed to help you learn and retain the material effectively and efficiently by combining the best exam preparation system with expert instruction and peer discussion.

NCHRA's Program offers you a preparation course to help meet your needs and increase your success on the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams.

NCHRA sees higher pass rates than the national average. 



National Average  68%


NCHRA 76% 67%

Benefits To You

You'll benefit from:

  • An experienced, SHRM-certified instructor.
  • The SHRM Learning System, historically ranked the #1 HR certification prep tool.
  • Ability to acquire 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.
  • Earning up to 36 professional development credits (PDCs) if you are attending this program for professional development only.


Benefits To Your Employer

Certification benefits your entire organization:

  • It demonstrates that your HR professionals have mastered the application of HR technical and behavioral competencies.
  • Certification prepares your HR staff to assume greater leadership roles and contribute to the strategic direction of your organization.
  • Exam preparation helps HR professionals bring new ideas to your organization that will 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™.


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



Eligibility Requirements

Advancing your career. For those not seeking certification, the SHRM Learning System for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP 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 HR competencies and increase productivity in the workplace.

Testing Windows & Application/Testing Fees


2018 Spring Exam Window: May 1, 2018 - July 15, 2018

Applications Accepted Regular Application Deadline Late Application Deadline
Jan 2 Mar 23 Apr 13
The testing windows are the dates during which the exams are administered. The regular application deadline dates are the dates during which candidates can register for the exam. For candidates who apply during the late application period a nonrefundable late fee will be incurred.

Please note: The exam application deadlines close at 11:59 PM, ET.

2018 Spring Exam Fee Schedule

Exam Application Fee Exam Fee Total
SHRM-CP $50 $300 $350
SHRM-SCP $50 $300 $350

Course Details & Options

NCHRA courses are specifically tailored to meet the needs of adult learners. Courses are taught by SHRM-certified instructors experienced in the HR field. Students will be expected to complete all assigned readings; and activities prior to each class.

2018 Schedule:

12 Week Certification Prep

36 Instructional Hours

A comprehensive 12-week program that meets twice weekly online. The most in-depth of our course offerings, the 12-week course meets online to accommodate busy work schedules.

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Interested in Training your team?

Ask about volume discounts or offering a program at your location. Contact NCHRA at (800) 339-4481.

Classroom Sessions Include:

  • A high-level review of course material
  • Interactive discussions and learning activities focused on the practical application of HR competencies and knowledge
  • Sample assessment questions
  • Study and test taking tips

Register Online or call (800) 339-4481