SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Exam Preparation

SHRM benefits

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, many of whom have decades of experience, earning certification is an ideal way to set yourself apart in the industry. By completing this course and subsequently passing the SHRM certification exam, you demonstrate your knowledge, competency and value to colleagues and to employers. Please check your eligibility as there are requirements to take the exam. 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.


All registration deadlines are 1 week before the course begins.

January 27 - May 11
6:00 - 9:00 pm

SHRM Member Rate: $1,495
Non-Member Rate: $1,595
Course Materials: No additional charge

American Heritage Federal Credit Union
2060 Red Lion Rd
Philadelphia, PA 19115

On site classes: Jan 27, Feb 10, 24, Mar 9, 23, Apr 6, May 4

Online classes: Feb 3, 17, Mar 16, 30, Apr 20, 27, (May 11 exam due)


REGISTER by January 21st

7 Weeks in Classroom, 7 Weeks Online Live Sessions

January 28 - May 12
6:00 - 9:00 pm
SHRM Member Rate: $1,495
Non-Member Rate: $1,595
Parking Fee: $7 per night
Course Materials: No additional charge
Pennsylvania State System for Higher Education Building (PASSHE)
701 Market Street
Concourse Level
Philadelphia, PA 19106


REGISTER by January 23rd

January 30 - May 14
6:00 - 9:00 pm
SHRM Member Rate: $1,495
Non-Member Rate: $1,595
Additional Fee for Parking
Course Materials: No additional charge

Class dates: Jan 30, Feb 6, 13, 20, 27, Mar 12, 19, 26,

Apr 4, 16, 23, 30, May 7, (May 14 exam due)

SATURDAY — ON CAMPUS (7 weeks)  

REGISTER by February 22nd

6 weeks in classroom, 1 week online exam

February 29 - May 16
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
SHRM Member Rate: $1,495
Non-Member Rate: $1,595
Additional Fee for Parking
Course Materials: No additional charge
Class dates: Feb 29, Mar 14, 28, Apr 4, 18, May 9, (May 16 exam due)


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 SHRM's website 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 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