Certificate in Human Resources Management

Why You Should Take This Program

To provide human resource professionals with new tools for successful performance.

Villanova University offers a 13 week course utilizing the NEW  SHRM® Learning System. This course is offered in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world’s largest HR membership organization devoted to human resource management. Villanova University is a leader in providing quality Human Resource educaion programs preparing professionals for certification.

Summer Classes and registration: click here.

Registration for 2015 Spring Session 
Course Start Dates Locations
Monday Classes - 2/23/15
Tuesday Classes - 2/17/15
Wednesday Classes - 2/18/15 and 3/4/15
Thursday Classes - 2/19/15 and 2/26/15
Saturday Classes - 3/14/15 

Villanova University; Main Campus, Center City and Northeast Philadelphia, Chester County, Montgomery County, Central Pennsylvania, and Dover and Newark, Delaware.
Use the Registration button below for Spring 2015 Only:

Course Fees

Fees for all classes:
Fees for SHRM National members are $1395, and $1495 for non-members.

Our course is based on the NEW 2015 SHRM Learning System® for SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). Comprised of comprehensive learning modules teaching the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge™ (SHRM BoCK™), and advanced online multimedia resources, these study materials streamline study time, accelerate learning and build confidence for passing the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP exam.

Special pricing for corporate on-site programs - contact the College of Professional Studies at 610.519.4310 for more information on how Villanova can bring the SHRM Learning System to your organization.

Why enroll at Villanova University?

Our certification preparation 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

By attending our course, you’ll benefit from:

  • An experienced, certified instructor
  • The SHRM Learning System, historically ranked the #1 HR certification prep tool
  • A structured learning experience that keeps you on track
  • Opportunities to network and learn from your peers
  • Tuition reimbursement and up to 36 professional development credits (PDCs)

Advancing 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.

Villanova University is a national leader in providing the SHRM Learning System course within an instructor-led and online environment, offering the program in full partnership with SHRM.

Course Topics

The SHRM Learning System for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP includes five modules covering the comprehensive SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge™ (SHRM BoCK™) so you’ll learn everything you need to be prepared 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


  • Talent Acquisition & Retention
  • Employee Engagement
  • Learning & Development
  • Total Rewards
  • Structure of the HR Function
  • Organizational Effectiveness & Development
  • Workforce Management
  • Employee Relations
  • Technology & Data


  • HR in the Global Context
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Risk Management
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Employment Law & Regulations (U.S. only)


  • Business & HR Strategy


For More Information

Schedule of Classes - 2015 Spring Dates
Course Dates Locations
Villanova University  
Main Campus
Dates: Thursdays
, 6:00 to 9:00 PM
February 19 through May 21, 2015
Instructor: James P. McHale, MBA, SPHR, President, Strategic Source, Inc., Instructor, Gwynedd-Mercy College

Main Campus
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
Main Campus
Alternate Saturdays, 8:30 AM to 4:00PM
Start date: March 14, 2015
(Class sessions: 3/14, 3/28, 4/11, 4/25, 5/9, 5/23)
Instructors: Kimberly Nash, MBA, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, CMS, VP Client Compliance & HR Services and
Stefan Picciocchi, MS, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Director, Human Services True Position
Main Campus
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
Main Campus
Wednesdays, 6:00 to 9:00 PM,
February 25 through May 20, 2015
Instructor: James Kane, MS, SPHR, Director, Continuing Studies, Villanova University
Main Campus
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
Center City and Northeast Philadelphia
Center City:
Two Locations
Mondays, 6:00 to 9:00 PM
February 23 through May 18, 2015
Instructor:  Cynthia Donegan, MS, SPHR, GPHR
Director, Practice Operations, KPMG, LLC

Towers Watson
Thursdays, 6:00 to 9:00 PM
February 26 through May 21, 2015
Instructor: Douglas H. Allen, MS, SPHR, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Cooper University Health Care.
Center City
1601 Market Street
36th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Towers Watson
Centre Square East
1500 Market Street
26th Floor
Philadelphia, PA  19102
American Heritage Federal Credit Union
Thursdays, 6:00 to 9:00 PM
February 19 through May 14, 2015
Instructor: Susan Warner, JD, SPHR, President/General Counsel, HRTroubleShooters
American Heritage Federal Credit Union
2060 Red Lion Road
Philadelphia, PA  19115
Central Pennsylvania
Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.
Wednesdays, 6:00 to 9:00 PM
March 4 through May 27, 2015
Instructor: Katie Koppenhaver, MPA, SPHR
Director of Human Resources, Giant Carlisle/Ahold USA

Central PA Area
Bonton Stores, Inc
2801 E. Market St., Bldg. E
York, PA 17402


Chester County, PA

CPI (Crane Payment Innovations)
Tuesdays, 6:00 to 9:00 PM
February 17 through May 12, 2015

Instructor: Heather Gelting, MS, SPHR, Human Resource Director

3222 Phoenixville Pike
Suite 200
Malvern, PA 19355
Montgomery County, PA
Prudential Financial
Wednesdays, 6:00 to 9:00 PM
February 18 through May 13, 2015
Instructor: Richard Handschumacher, SPHR, Retired Employee/Labor Relations Manager, Cooper University Hospital


Prudential Financial
2101 Welsh Road
Dresher, PA 19025
JP Morgan Chase
Dates: Wednesdays
, 6:00 to 9:00 PM
February 18 through May 13, 2015
Instructor: Jon McDowell, MS SPHR
Retired, Ass’t Director of Personnel, Crozer-Keystone Health System
JP Morgan Chase
4041 Ogletown Stanton Rd.
Newark, DE 19713


Class Cancelled

Del-One Credit Union
270 Beiser Blvd.
Dover, DE 19904
Bonus Review Session
Spring Dates: Saturday, June 6, 2015
Details: Instructors will supply details.

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601 County Line Road
Radnor, PA 19087

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