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SHRM Certification Exam Prep


SHRM Certification Exam Prep


Growth. Advancement. Recognition.
Get expert instruction before you take the SHRM Certification Exam. 

SHRM's global HR credentials, SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP, offer growth, advancement and recognition. These credentials are based on extensive global research involving employers, academics, and practicing HR professionals at all levels to ensure they maintain an industry-leading level of excellence and relevance in this ever-evolving profession.  

What makes SHRM Certification different?  Unlike memorization-based certification credentials, SHRM Certification measures an HR professional's most critical skill: the ability to apply HR principles to real-life situations. No other exam can come close.  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.

The business world continues to move beyond the traditional. As human resource professionals, it's our job to keep up. Certification not only prepares you for the challenges ahead - it demonstrates to colleagues, supervisors, and potential employers that you're invested in your career and ready to lead.  Ensure you're prepared with Davenport University's SHRM Certification Exam Prep course. Expand and test your knowledge and practical, real-life competencies in areas critical for HR career success. This intensive 13-week program combines expert instruction with the 2017 SHRM Learning System®, so you will learn faster, retain more knowledge and stay on track for success on the exam.

Program Dates, Times, Location:






February 5 - May 7, 2018
6pm - 9pm

(No class April 2, 2018)

Davenport University
Peter C. Cook Center
45 Ottawa Avenue NW
Grand Rapids, MI      




February 5 - May 7, 2018








Get the 411 on HR Cert Prep with the SHRM Learning System by attending a webinar on October 5, @ 2 pm ET.  Learn about the benefits of using the SHRM Learning System to prepare for SHRM certification. Click here to register

Learning Modules

Study with learning modules that provide an in-depth exploration of the knowledge domains and behavioral competencies tested on the exam. The module content is embedded online, available in downloadable e-reader format, and in print.

• 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 
• U.S. Employment Law & Regulations (U.S. Only) 



Are you an AHRM Member?  If so, contact us at 616-233-2589 to save on your next SHRM program registration. 
SHRM Foundation Scholarship Information

2017 Winter SRHM Exam Window: Dec. 1, 2017 - Feb. 15, 2018

For more information: SHRM Exam Windows and Fees 

Who Should Attend:

Certification is a great choice for HR professionals who want to:

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

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.
  • Eligibility for tuition reimbursement.
  • Earning up to 36 professional development credits (PDCs) if you are attending this program for professional development only.

Benefits To Your Employer

It demonstrates that your HR professionals have mastered the application of HR technical and behavioral competencies. Certification benefits your entire organization:

  • 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™.


At your organization:

IPEx professional development programs can be customized and delivered at your workplace, or a location of your choice. To learn more about these programs or to inquire about pricing, please contact