The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is an organization of more than 300,000 human resource professionals in 165 countries which impacts the lives of more than 115 million workers and families globally. 

SHRM has established two behavioral competency-based certifications: SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). Earning these credentials make you a recognized expert and leader in human resources. To find out which certification is right for you, visit the SHRM website,

Effective preparation is key to passing the SHRM certification exams. The UWM SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Test Prep course is an intensive thirteen-week program that gives you a coach, a strategy, a structure and the support you need to be successful.  

This course includes:

  • SHRM Learning System for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP
  • Four monthly live online, interactive evening classes
  • Additional live online review sessions
  • A curated collection of study tools, templates and articles on critical HR topics
  • Practice tests with interactive review
  • A team comprised of the instructor-coach and fellow HR professionals driving toward a mutual goal

Learn more about this course and get your questions answered by registering for the free Information Session – SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Test Prep.

Invest in yourself. Invest in your future.  


Bill Jackson, MBA, SHRM-CP

Bill Jackson, MBA, SHRM-CP

Bill has worked in the field of human resources for 16 years, with experience spanning talent acquisition, employee relations, total rewards, and learning and development. Bill specializes in organizational design/development, talent management, strategy planning/alignment and continuous improvement. Bill has been ... 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

  • Gain one-on-one guidance from a SHRM-certified instructor to help you
    comprehend and learn to apply your new HR knowledge.
  • Maximize your studies with the proven 2022 SHRM Learning System that
    dynamically adjusts to student interaction and unique knowledge gaps.
  • Acquire the knowledge and understand the behavioral competencies you need to prepare to pass the exam.
  • Network and collaborate with peers to share real-life examples and bring HR knowledge and competencies to life.
  • Stay on track to earn your certification with a structured learning experience and valuable instructor/class support.

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


See for certification requirements and eligibility to take SHRM certification exams.

In general, these requirements include:

  • 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.


"This was the right choice for me to stay on track and help guide my studying! In-person would have been great but I like the flexibility of the online class.

I really enjoyed the group setting. I feel like it helped me stay on track with my studying. Going over all the resources was helpful because there was so much and it was easy to overlook/miss …. Also, I did pass the test! So overall, very happy about everything :)."  —  Jessica Jones, RJ Schinner Co, Spring 2022

"I strongly feel that this course and the instructor set me up for success in being able to pass the exam."  —  Kristen Forseth - LiveWire/Harley-Davidson, Spring 2022

SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP: Standard of Excellence in HR

Date: 4 Tue, Feb 20-May 7, 2024

Delivery Method: Live Online

Time: 6-9pm CT

Platform: Zoom

Instructor: Bill Jackson MBA, SHRM-CP


$1,295 by Feb 6, 2024
$1,450 after Feb 6, 2024

CEUs: 3.9

Enrollment Limit: 20

Program Number: 5040-15400

Note: This class meets on four Tuesday evenings: Feb 20, Mar 19, Apr 16, and May 7. With additional 1-hour review sessions on Mar 5, Apr 2, and Apr 30.
For more details, please attend the free information session on Jan 23, 2024, 5:30-7pm. The link to the free information session can be found above.

Registration Deadline: Feb 20, 2024

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