Advance your career and demonstrate you are the most qualified and valuable HR professional you can be when you become SHRM-certified. The SHRM Certified Professional® (SHRM-CP®) and SHRM® Senior Certified Professional® (SHRM-SCP®) are the only behavioral competency-based HR certifications, proving not only what you know but also how you can apply that knowledge on the job.

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The next course starts September 27 and ends on December 17. The registration fee for the course is $1,350. 


Instructor-Led Virtual Sessions Available

UMGC instructors will lead weekly live virtual sessions for participants every Thursday from 6 – 9 p.m. ET. Further information and links to these sessions will be shared during class.

Leaders in HR Certification Prep 

SHRM Partnership LogoAt University of Maryland Global Campus, we are leaders in online HR training and SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP certification preparation. As one of only 275 approved SHRM Education Partners in the world, we are committed to helping HR professionals advance their knowledge, competencies and skills.

The online UMGC certification prep course includes a structured learning experience with a SHRM-certified instructor and both the online and print versions of the 2021 SHRM Learning System—the official certification prep tool, now updated with retired exam questions. Designed specifically for adult learners, this interactive system combines in-depth HR knowledge with real-life situations to help you master the material and set you up for success on your exam.

Course content reflects the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge. This course of study will in no way guarantee or assure success on the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam. Students must use the most recent edition of the SHRM educational products for this course and may not use outdated materials.

Get Started and Register

Follow the four steps below to register for UMGC’s Online SHRM-CP / SHRM-SCP Certification Preparation course and take the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam.

  1. Determine your eligibility.
  2. Apply for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam.
  3. Prepare for the certification exam with expert guidance from UMGC.
  4. Take the exam and leverage your certification.

For complete certification details, visit the SHRM Certification page.