SHRM Learning System for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP

Be a globally recognized human resource expert by earning the new standard in HR certification: SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CPSM) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCPSM).

These professional certifications can open doors for professional advancement, serve to harmonize standards with changing expectations and signal to employers advanced professional development. They reflect what HR practitioners need to know to be leaders in their organizations and in the profession.


Kristin Strunk

Kristin Strunk

Highly versatile Human Resources professional with over 15 years of progressive experience in international human resources management as well as other key areas including communication, organizational change, labor relations, strategic business planning, training and development and employee relations. Recently moved ... read more

Who Should Attend

This 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

Advance 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.

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

The SHRM Learning System for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP includes five modules covering the comprehensive SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge so you’ll learn everything you need for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam.

  • HR Competencies
    • Leadership & Navigation
    • Ethical Practice
    • Business Acumen
    • Relationship Management
    • Consultation
    • Critical Evaluation
    • Global & Cultural Effectiveness
    • Communication
  • People
    • Talent Acquisition & Retention
    • Employee Engagement
    • Learning & Development
    • Total Rewards
  • Organization
    • Structure of the HR Function
    • Organizational Effectiveness & Development
    • Workforce Management
    • Employee Relations
    • Technology & Data
  • Workplace
    • HR in the Global Context
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Risk Management
    • Corporate Social Responsibility
    • Employment Law & Regulations (U.S. only)
  • Strategy
    • Business & HR Strategy

Course Outline/Topics

Week One

  • Introduction
  • HR Competencies
  • Talent Acquisition and Retention

Week Two

  • Talent Acquisition and Retention
  • Employee Engagement

Week Three

  • Learning and Development
  • Total Rewards

Week Four

  • Total Rewards
  • Organizational Effectiveness and Development

Week Five

  • Structure of the HR Function
  • Workforce Management

Week Six

  • Employee Relations
  • Technology and Data

Week Seven

  • Technology and Data
  • HR in the Global Context

Week Eight

  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Risk Management

Week Nine

  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • U.S. Employment Laws and Regulations

Week Ten

  • U.S. Employment Laws and Regulations

Week Eleven

  • Business and HR Strategy

Week Twelve

  • Review

Week Thirteen

  • Final Exam and Discussion


  • SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification applicants must show that they have worked in an HR role for more than 1,000 hours within a calendar year, which equates to one year of experience
  • HR experience may be in an HR-exempt or nonexempt capacity
  • SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification applicants with a graduate degree (or global equivalency) in HR must currently be employed in an HR role
  • HR experience may be classified directly, as working in an HR role, or indirectly, by consulting, educating or researching HR practices linked specifically to human resource management.
  • SHRM membership is not required


"I really wanted to get an in-person learning experience like I would in a classroom to help me prepare for my SHRM test. I found it very helpful to have other people’s perspectives and input on things."  —  Michelle Lascon, 2017

"Enjoyed the group interaction, the variety of content and our great instructor – thank you!"  —  Participant, 2018

Kristin Strunk - UWM-SCE Human Resource Instructor

Date: 4 Thu., Aug 23-Nov 15

Location: Online and UWM School of Continuing Education

Instructor: Kristin Strunk


$1,275 by Thu., Aug. 9.
$1,325 after Thu., Aug. 9.

CEUs: 3.9

Enrollment Limit: 30

Program Number: 5040-11006

Note: This new blended class option meets four Thursdays in fall: August 23, September 20, October 18 and November 15. Additional coursework, lecture and class discussion are online. Combine the benefits of face-to-face sessions with the convenience of online learning.

Registration Deadline: Thu., Aug. 23

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