SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Exam Preparation

SHRM benefits


Prepare to Earn the Industry Standard Certification


Establish yourself as a globally-recognized human resource expert by earning the standard in HR certification: SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP®). 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.

Who Should Take this Course?

Our certification preparation course, utilizing the 2019 SHRM Learning System®, 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 HR community

Developed by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world’s largest HR association and leading advocate for HR professionals, the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Certification Exam Preparation course at Villanova is taught by expert instructors, many of whom have decades of experience. By completing this course and subsequently passing the SHRM certification exam, 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.

This intensive program combines expert in-class instruction with the 2019 SHRM Learning System®, so you will learn faster, retain more knowledge and stay on track for success on the exam. If you are interested in taking an introductory course prior to the exam prep, we also offer the SHRM Essentials of Human Resources.




Tuesdays  Evenings

6:00 to 9:00 pm

Sept. 3 - Dec. 10, 2019


14 Weeks

7 Weeks in Classroom, 7 Weeks Online Live Sessions

  • Sept. 3 – PASSHE, Center City
  • Sept. 10 – PASSHE, Center City
  • Sept. 17 – Online Live Session
  • Sept. 24 – Online Live Session
  • Oct. 1 – PASSHE, Center City
  • Oct. 8 – Online Live Session
  • Oct. 15 – NO CLASS
  • Oct. 22 – Online Live Session
  • Oct. 29 – Online Live Session    
  • Nov. 5 – Online Live Session     
  • Nov. 12 –PASSHE, Center City
  • Nov. 19 – PASSHE, Center City
  • Nov. 26 –PASSHE, Center City
  • Dec. 3 –PASSHE, Center City
  • Dec. 10 – NO CLASS; Online Final Exam Due



PASSHE - Center City

Pennslyvania State System for Higher Education Building

701 Market Street, Concourse Level Philadelphia, PA 19106

Wednesday Evenings

6:00 to 9:00 pm

Aug. 28 to Dec. 11, 2019

14 Weeks

No Class Oct. 16 and Nov. 27 (Fall Break and Thanksgiving)

Last in-person class is Dec. 4


Hampton Inn

40 State Farm Dr

Glen Mills, PA 19342


Thursday Evenings

6 to 9:00 pm

**Sept. 5 to Dec. 12, 2019

13 Weeks

No Class Oct. 17 and Nov. 28 (Fall Break and Thanksgiving)

** Schedule Change Occured


Villanova University


8:30 am to 4:00 pm

7 Weeks (Every other Saturday)

  • Sept. 14, 2019
  • Sept. 28, 2019  
  • Oct. 12, 2019
  • Oct. 26, 2019 
  • Nov. 9, 2019
  • Nov. 23, 2019 – Last Class Meeting
  • Nov. 30 – No Class; Online Final Exam Due


Villanova University


SHRM Member Rate: $1,495

Non-Member Rate: $1,595


Parking Fee: PASSHE – Onsite at $7 per night

Hampton Inn - No charge

Villanova - $25

Course Materials: No additional charge



Course Benefits


The SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Exam Preparation course at Villanova University utilizes the 2019 SHRM Learning System, giving you access to the most comprehensive, effective and up-to-date exam preparation tools available.

Completing this prep course is an effective way to prepare to pass the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam.

  • Learn from a certified instructor who provides expertise, insights and one-on-one guidance.
  • Network, share experiences, and discuss topics with a diverse group of HR professionals.
  • Stay on track to earn your certification with a structured learning experience.
  • Take advantage of funding options, such as corporate tuition reimbursement.

SHRM Exam Eligibility, Testing Windows and Fees

For professionals testing for either of the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Certification Exams, review this flyer that can be downloaded below to determine if you meet the eligibility requirements.

There are two testing windows each year, which require you to apply and pay a fee. To view upcoming testing windows on SHRM's website, as well as testing fees, please visit the SHRM exam fees webpage.


* SHRM Cert Testing Eligibility Flyer.pdf
SHRM CP/SHRM-SCP Certification Exam Requirements

SHRM Recertification

SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP credential-holders may earn up to 39 PDCs for recertification when attending a SHRM Education Partner Program for professional development only.




Contact Information

Villanova University
College of Professional Studies
800 E. Lancaster Avenue
Vasey Hall, Room 104
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: 610-519-4300
Fax:     610-519-7910

Maps & Directions to Campus




This course is valid for 39 PDCs toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification.


SHRM recertification