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SHRM Certification Prep Courses

SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Exam Prep Courses – Summer & Fall 2024

The Philly SHRM chapter and our preferred education partners, Temple University and Villanova University, have joined forces to offer SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP®) instructor-led preparation courses.

These programs combine the leadership of an experienced facilitator with the 2024 SHRM Learning System to offer a comprehensive and effective way to prepare for success on your SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP exam.

Check out full details below for these instructor-led preparation courses through our preferred partners.

SHRM Prep Course at Temple University

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.

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.

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 12-week program combines expert instruction with the SHRM Learning System, so you will learn faster, retain more knowledge and stay on track for success on the exam.

Why Enroll in Our SHRM Prep Course…

Offered in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the curriculum provided in the 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.

Temple’s SHRM Prep program offers you a preparation course to help meet your needs and increase your success on the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams.

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.

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 global SHRM BoCK™.


Summer Class

Date: July 10 – Sept 25

Day: Wednesdays

Time: 6:30-8:30 pm, Online, Zoom platform

Fall Class

Date: Sept 18 – Dec 4

Day: Wednesdays

Time: 6:30-8:30 pm, Online, Zoom platform


Summer Class:

Early Bird Pricing – $1300 using discount code TUPSHRM50 during the check-out process (available through June 1st)

Regular Pricing – $1400 using discount code TUPSHRM50 during the check-out process

Fall Class:

Early Bird Pricing – $1300 using discount code TUPSHRM50 during the check-out process (available through Aug 10th)

Regular Pricing – $1400 using discount code TUPSHRM50 during the check-out process


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Establish yourself as a globally-recognized human resource expert by preparing to earn the standard in HR certification.

Developed by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world’s largest HR association and leading advocate for HR professionals, this course prepares HR professionals to become a SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®) and/or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP®)*

Taught by expert Villanova instructors, this intensive program combines expert in-class instruction with the 2023 SHRM Learning System®, so you will learn faster, retain more knowledge and stay on track for success on the exam.

Earning certification is an ideal way to set yourself apart in the industry, and demonstrate your knowledge, competency and value to colleagues and to employers.


Fall Classes

Thursday Evenings (hybrid at Villanova)

Date: Sept 12 through December 12

Day: Thursdays

Time: 6:00-9:00 pm

Monday Evenings (hybrid at Villanova)

Date: Sept 16 through December 9

Day: Monday

Time: 6:00-9:00 pm

Saturday (at Villanova)

Date: October 12 through November 16

Time: 8:30am-4:00 pm


SHRM Member Rate: $1,595; Non-Member Rate: $1,695

*SHRM has recently updated their testing eligibility requirements to include a wider range of eligible participants. Please visit for further details


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Already Certified? Check out these helpful tips

  • Your 3-year recertification period ends on the last day of your birth month.
    Don’t let your credential lapse! Log into your Certification Portal to check your current professional development credit (PDC) status and submit your application when you have 60 PDCs. (If you submit early, your recertification cycle dates will not change, but you’ll have peace of mind.)
    Access your Certification Portal now >>
  • Access Recertification Resources.
    • Find how-to videos for entering different PDC activities.
    •  Connect directly with the recertification team on live chats and webcasts. Get all your recertification questions answered!
  • Take the free SHRM Competency Self- Assessment.
    This exclusive SHRM member resource helps you identify areas of strength and opportunities for development based on the SHRM Competency Model. After completing it, your results will inform your professional development plan and you will be one PDC closer to 60.

For Additional Certification Options:


SHRM Certification

Philly SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). The SHRM Certification preparation program includes:

  • the new global Body of Competency and Knowledge (SHRM BoCK);
  • a comprehensive exam; and
  • the world-class instructional materials and certification preparation tools you have come to expect from SHRM.

For more information on the SHRM certification, go to

HRCI Certification

Philly SHRM has approved provider status through HRCI giving members the opportunity to pursue the HR Certification including PHR®/SPHR®/GPHR®. The HR Certification Institute outlines the process for the HCRI Recertification.. For information about the benefits of certification, the testing dates and locations, and related information, go to