Professional Human Resource Management

Recognized by SHRM as the leading school in the country to offer the SHRM Learning System® Certification Prep Course.

Villanova University can help you achieve your goal of HR certification. The Professional Human Resource Management program is an intensive, 13-week program that combines expert instruction with the latest test-prep materials for students to successfully pass the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® exam. Students will learn faster, retain more knowledge, and stay on track with Villanova’s regionally-respected instructors and online test-prep resources. The Professional Human Resource Management certificate is offered in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM®), the world’s largest HR membership organization


Course Fees & Schedule

$1,395.00 - SHRM National Member
$1,495.00 - Non-Members 

Fee includes the SHRM Learning System®, access to online multimedia resources and a review session at the Villanova Conference Center scheduled for Saturday, May 21, 2016 from 8:30am to 12:00noon. Continental Breakfast included from 8:30am – 9:00am!


Summer 2016 Location

Course Location:

Course Dates:

Center City:
Towers Watson
Centre Square East
1500 Market Street, 26th Floor
Philadelphia, PA

Tuesdays & Thursdays:
Starting June 7 and ending July 19, 2016

6:00 - 9:00 p.m.



What is the SHRM-CP®?

The SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) is for HR professionals who implement policies and strategies within their organization and serve as a point of contact for staff and stakeholders. Individuals who deliver HR services and perform operations HR functions are best suited to take the SHRM-CP exam.

What is the SHRM-SCP®?

The SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) is designed for senior HR professionals who lead the HR function within their organization, analyze performance metrics, and align HR strategies to organizational goals.

For more information about certification criteria please refer to the Certification Eligibility chart.

SHRM Learning System

About the Program

Offered in partnership with the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM®), this 13-week certification program is intended for HR professionals seeking certification as a SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. Designed by global subject matter experts, students have access to the best resources covering the entire SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge™ (SHRM BoCK™). In addition to in-class instruction, students will receive access to an online test-prep tool that includes access to a class pre-test, post-test, chapter exams, and printable vocabulary flash cards. This hybrid learning system that includes in-class and online opportunities for learning is proven to help students apply theories, reinforce concepts, evaluate their knowledge, and monitor their growth throughout the course.

This course is designed for HR professionals seeking certification as a SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). Please refer to the ‘Certification Eligibility’ chart to find out if you’re ready to sit for the exam.

Why Enroll in This Course?

  • Learn the entire SHRM® Body of Competency and Knowledge (SHRM BoCK™) with our experienced and certified SHRM-SCP instructors.
  • Prepare for class and the exam with The SHRM Learning System®, included in the tuition. This interactive study program includes printed study materials, online quizzes, flashcards and more.
  • After the first class, students have access to the online tool for 18 months, keeping them on track until exam time.
  • Students who are already certified earn 36 re-certification hours.

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.

Certification Eligibility


Less than a Bachelor’s Degree

Bachelor’s Degree
Graduate Degree

HR-Related Degree

Non-HR Degree

HR-Related Degree

Non-HR Degree

HR –Related Degree

Non-HR Degree


3 years in HR role

4 years in HR role

1 year in HR role

2 years in HR role

Currently in HR role

1 years in HR Role


6 years in HR role

7 years in HR role

4 years in HR role

5 years in HR role

3 years in HR Role

4 years in HR role

For more information about eligibility click here:

Course Curriculum

Included in your course registration fees, you will receive The SHRM Learning System® for SHRM-CP® and SHRM-SCP®. This premium quality program combines comprehensive printed reading materials with interactive online study materials to expand, apply, and solidify your knowledge to pass the SHRM® exam.

Comprehensive Reading Materials

  • 4 printed books, containing more than 700+ pages of content, provide an in-depth exploration of the 4 knowledge domains tested on the SHRM exam.
  • A glossary of key HR terminology included at the end of each chapter.
  • Progress check questions are included at the end of each chapter to help students check their understanding and retention of topics.
  • Topics are presented in a concise, easy-to-understand format to cover the SHRM examination expectations.

Interactive Online Study Tool

Participants have access to interactive online study tools for 18 months. These tools provide participants with an opportunity to apply and reinforce concepts, evaluate their knowledge, and monitor their growth throughout the course. Over 900 practice questions are included in the following online tools:

  • Pre-test: Evaluate initial knowledge to identify areas of strength and weakness.
  • Chapter Quizzes: Test comprehension, retention, and ability to apply concepts.
  • Flashcards: Review important key terms and definitions.
  • Post-test: Gauge knowledge gained and areas that require further study.
  • Progress Reports: Track your activities and scores.
  • Resource Center: Access helpful test-taking tips, SHRM exam resources, feedback links, and more.

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