Prepare for the Future of Human Resources with SHRM Certification.
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Now more than ever, HR is critical to our workforce. Prove you have the dedication, skills and credibility to lead this charge by becoming SHRM-certified. SHRM certifications are unique, as they are the only behavioral competency-based programs in the field. 92% of HR executives agree that “it will be important for HR professionals to be SHRM-certified in the future.” Earning one of the SHRM credentials conveys a clear message to C-suite leaders: “This HR professional is invested in their career and is ready to lead.”
Increase your chances of passing your exam by attending our upcoming certification prep course. An expert, SHRM-certified instructor will be on hand to answer your questions, guide you through interactive discussions, review sample test questions and provide exclusive test-taking tips.
Meet Your Instructor
Jacquelyn Valek is a SHRM Senior Certified Professional and John Maxwell Team Certified Member. She is an experienced Human Resource professional with 17 years of both practical business experience and formal learning. Her experience includes working in friendly tandem with sizable organizations across various industries. Ms. Valek’s expertise reaches deep and wide as she manages employee and labor relations at both the corporate and field level. Her relevant education and leadership highlights include an Undergraduate degree in Business Management (Notre Dame College in Euclid, Ohio), a Graduate degree in Master of Business Administration including a specialization in Human Resources (Ashland University of Ashland, Ohio), SHRM-CP, and SHRM-SCP Certification. Her passion – human resources.
Personalized and Flexible.
Finding the time to focus on career training can be tough when you’re managing a busy work day and responsibilities at home. Stay on track to earn your certification with a structured learning experience and support.
We are committed to keeping your course fees as low as possible, while helping you reach your SHRM Certification or professional development goals. We can also help you take advantage of student discounts and funding options available to you.
Gain guidance from our SHRM-certified instructors to help you comprehend and learn to apply your new HR knowledge. Network with peers to share real-life examples and bring HR knowledge and competencies to life.
"I loved the instructor-led SHRM Learning System course. Rather than just teaching facts and figures, the course has improved my critical thinking skills as an HR professional."
- LISA KARAHAN, SHRM-SCP
Upcoming Course Start Dates
What to Expect
Learn from highly respected and experienced, SHRM-certified instructors with years of hands-on experience in HR.
Interact with your instructor and fellow classmates in virtual environments available anywhere with an internet connection.
Participate in classes on the 12 week-schedule, with time to study materials in between classes on your own unique schedule.
Keep yourself accountable and stay on track to earn your certification with a structured learning experience and support.
Course Preparation Tools Designed for Success
Registration also includes the online and print versions of the 2022 SHRM Learning System—the official cert prep tool, now updated with questions previously used on actual SHRM Certification exams. Designed specifically for adult learners, this interactive system provides a personalized roadmap that combines in-depth HR knowledge with real-life situations to help you master the material and set you up for success on your exam.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How long is the course?
This 36-hour instructor-led course will meet virtually each Monday, 5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M. CST for 12 weeks.
How do I attend a class?
How to Zoom Videos. The software is free but you will need a strong internet connection. To fully participate; use a desktop, laptop, or tablet and avoid using a cell phone. Wherever you have an internet connection, you will have access to your course. If some of the students in this class would prefer to meet at the GCSC campus, a classroom will be reserved exclusively for them.
Can I ask the instructor questions during the online sessions?
You may ask the instructor questions during class by raising your hand or typing a question via Zoom. Simply unmute your audio for the instructor to hear your question. If you have questions outside of the class, you may email the instructor or contact the CE Program Coordinator.
Do I need to purchase the SHRM Learning System separately?
The SHRM Learning System is included with this program.
What if I already own the SHRM Learning System?
Significant changes are included in 2022. Please consult with the CE Program Coordinator if you already own the SHRM Learning System.
Is the SHRM exam already included with this course?
This course does not include the final exam or exam fee. To learn more about the exam schedule and associated fees please visit SHRM.org. Practice exams are included. The instructor will review options based on the specific needs of each student.
If I miss an online session, will I be able to watch a recording?
This is instructor-led virtual training. If a class is missed, consult with the instructor to make up the material and remain on schedule.