SHRM-CP® & SHRM-SCP® Certifications

The primary objective for this training program is to prepare participants to pass the SHRM-CP®/SCP® credential examination on their first try.


To achieve business success, HR professionals are increasingly expected to perform at higher levels and to be more responsible for creating and sharing the knowledge that adds value to their organization's capabilities. HR professionals must be prepared to adjust to these challenges and lead their organizations toward achieving their goals by being faster, more effective and more knowledgeable than ever before.

The SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP®) are competency-based certifications that answer these critical needs in the global marketplace.

The SHRM-CP® and SHRM-SCP® certifications signify mastery of the HR competencies and knowledge that are defined in the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge (SHRM-BoCK).
The SHRM-BoCK is the basis for the SHRM credentials and:

  • Draws heavily on the SHRM Competency Model.
  • Describes the Behavioral Competencies and HR Technical Expertise needed for effective job performance.
  • Explains what HR professionals need to know and how they apply this expertise to perform effectively at the workplace.


The SHRM-CP® and SHRM-SCP® exams have been accredited by The Buros Center for Testing, a pronouncement that the HR credentials meet the highest standards in testing.
The Buros Center is the premier test review center located at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln; it has reviewed or accredited other well-known tests, including major state educational achievement exams; admissions tests for medical school, law school and graduate school; and licensure exams for physical therapists, clinicians and technicians.

Eligibility/Target Audience

This program is ideal for professionals who perform HR tasks as a part of their many roles and:

  • Need a certification that sets them apart.
  • Desire to update their current HR knowledge and contribute more to their organization.
  • Want to break into the competitive and growing HR profession.
  • Seek career advancement

Specific jobs may include HR Director, HR Manager, HR Generalist, HR Analyst, Compensation Analyst, Labor Relations Manager, Training Coordinator, HR Administrator, and other HR Professionals.

Course Content

1. HR Competencies

  • Leadership (Leadership & Navigation, Ethical Practice)
  • Interpersonal (Relationship Management, Communication, Global & Cultural Effectiveness)
  • Business (Business Acumen, Consultation, Critical Evaluation)

2. People

  • HR Strategic Planning, Talent Acquisition, Employee Engagement & Retention, Learning & Development, Total Rewards.

3. Organization

  • Structure of the HR Function, Organizational Effectiveness & Development, Workforce Management, Employee & Labor Relations, Technology Management.

4. Workplace

  • HR in the Global Context, Diversity & Inclusion, Risk Management, Corporate Social Responsibility.

Examination Windows

Period Exam Dates Class Start/End Dates
Spring Exam Window May 1 – July 15 February – July
Winter Exam Window December 1 – February 15 August – February

Come and share experience with expert learner-practitioners with academic qualifications and industry insights.

SHRM Essentials for Human Resource Management

The SHRM Essentials for Human Resource Management provides a thorough knowledge in the essential elements of HR practice which prepares business leaders for effective service in the HR function.

The primary goal for this program is to equip non-HR and business practitioners with the requisite knowledge and skill in effectively carrying out the HR function. It is geared at helping them understand the dynamics of leading and motivating through the personnel of the firm, encouraging learning and developing talent for the benefit of both the organization and its employee.

The objective of this program is:

  1. To provide fundamental training in current HR practice and legal compliance
  2. Enable participants to gain an understanding of complex HR issues that organizations faces.
  3. Expose participants to best practice in HR

The scope of the program would include the following principal courses:

  • Human Resource Management
  • Employment Law
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Employee Development
  • Risk Management
  • Performance Management System

CITAM runs the SHRM Essentials publicly and in-house for organizations. To register please and complete the form online. You may download and return by email.

SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition
The SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition is the largest - and best – most diverse international HR event in the world, providing you with the tools and resources you need to create and implement successful HR practices.

With over 200 sessions running concurrently, and endless networking opportunities, the SHRM Exposition, and is the must-attend HR conference of the year. Our educational sessions are planned around six tracks to customize learning: business acumen and HR strategy, Employment law and Legislation, Global HR, personal and Leadership development, Talent acquisition and Retention, and Total Rewards. Additionally, all sessions have been mapped to SHRM's Elements of HR Success Competency Model to provide maximum relevance for HR practitioners so they can plan their conference agenda and improve their own effectiveness (business acumen, communication, consultation, critical evaluation, global and cultural effectiveness, ethical practice, HR technical expertise, leadership and navigation, and relationship management).