Commit to Your Career

HR professionals like you are facing new and larger challenges each day due in part to a changing workforce, shifting legislation and regulations and so much more. Ensure you're prepared for these changes, and anything else thrown your way with SHRM's global HR credentials, SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP.

By becoming SHRM certified, 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, and our course can help you get there.

Upcoming SHRM Courses

SHRM CP/SCP Exam Preparation Course

At Auburn University, you'll be able to tap into the expertise and guidance of our highly experienced, SHRM-certified instructors who are ready to work with you to make sure you are prepared for success on your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam.

  • Location: Virtual (Online)
  • Date and Time: September 3 - November 9, 2024 (Every Tuesday from 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM).
  • Instructor: Leora Kirby, MBA, SHRM-SCP, CPC
  • Course Fee(s):
    • Early Registration Fee, $1,200 available until July 31, 2024.
    • Registration Fee, $1,350 starts on August 1, 2024.
    • AU Faculty/Staff or SHRM Members, Early Registration Fee, $1,100 available until July 31, 2024.
    • AU Faculty/Staff or SHRM Members, Registration Fee, $1,250 starts on August 1, 2024.
    • AU Students should contact Brittney Wimberly, for registration information
    • SHRM Learning System Books will be shipped directly to participants.
  • Cancellation: Until the end of the Early Registration period, a withdrawing registrant will receive a full refund minus an administrative fee of 5%. From the beginning of the Regular Registration period until August 16, 2024, a withdrawing registrant will receive a full refund minus an administrative fee of 10%. No refunds will be available after August 16, 2024.

Interested in training your team?

Ask about volume discounts or offering a program at your location. Contact Dr. Phil Chansler at and/or 334-844-3127.

Meet the Instructor

Leora Kirby, MBA, SHRM-SCP, CPC

Leora Kirby, MBA, SHRM-SCP, CPC
“I have been an instructor for the SHRM HR Certification program for several years. It is my way to pay it forward for people entering the field of Human Resources.”

Additional Information

Looking to get SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certified? Let our team of experts help you get there.

Our course combines expert instruction with the SHRM Learning System to offer a comprehensive and effective way to prepare for success on your SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exam.

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Gain one-on-one guidance to help you comprehend and learn to apply your new HR knowledge.

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Network and collaborate with peers to share real-life examples and bring HR knowledge and competencies to life.

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Acquire the knowledge and understand the behavioral competencies you need to prepare to pass the exam.

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Stay on track to earn your certification with a structured learning experience and support.

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

SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP Eligibility Chart

Advance your career.
If you're not interested in certification but want to improve your HR skills, this 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 behavior and technical competencies and increase productivity in the workplace.

Enhance your learning experience with premier tools that complement our course! The SHRM Learning System offers a personalized SmartPath™ learning experience that is designed to dynamically adjust based on your progress and proficiency. Real-time results allow you to use your time wisely and increase readiness for the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exam.

Choose a program that is designed to help apply HR knowledge and competencies to real-life situations and advance your career while offering:

SHRM 2021 Learning System

The SHRM Learning System allows instructors to work with you build a custom learning experience that helps identify HR topics you've already mastered and those you haven't, so courses can be tailored to your needs.

Along with your classmates, you'll learn one small topic segment at a time to ensure you have a clear understanding and can apply the concept quickly and easily on the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam and in your day-to-day HR responsibilities.

These learning modules also provide an in-depth exploration of the knowledge domains and behavioral competencies tested on the SHRM exams.

Course Outline

Real-time results and detailed feedback from your learning progress and quiz scores help guide your course-wide and individual study priorities and reach your goal more efficiently.

Supplement your class time learning with flashcards, real-world HR knowledge, competencies in action, practice test questions and more to make sure you're ready for your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam.

Certification and Product
SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Eligibility
Testing Windows and Deadlines
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SHRM Learning System

HR Information
SHRM Resources
Become a Member

Have a question or prefer to speak to a person?

Please contact Brittney Wimberly at Please note our office is open Monday through Friday between 8:00 AM and 4:45 PM (Central Time).

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Last Updated: April 4, 2024