SHRM Certification Exam Prep - Spring 2020
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SHRM Certification Exam Prep - Spring 2020

Thursday evening course - 12 nights of classes

2/6/2020 to 4/30/2020
When: Thursdays
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Where: Kaiser Permanente
3495 Piedmont Rd NE
Atlanta, Georgia  30305
United States
Contact: SHRM-Atlanta

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SHRM Certification Exam Prep | Spring 2020 Class

Registration is now open for SHRM-Atlanta's intensive, in-person exam review course which prepares attendees to sit for HR certification exams. Weekly courses begin with orientation on February 6, 2020 and will be held once per week.



Orientation: February 6, 2020  |  6:30 - 8:00 pm

Class Dates (Thursdays): February 13 - April 30, 2020  |  6:30 - 9:30 pm

Advanced Registration Deadline: January 23, 2020

Final Payment Due: January 30, 2020

Cancellation Deadline: January 30, 2020 (Penalty Applies, See Cancellation Policy Below)


About The Course

Learn more about HR Certification

SHRM-Atlanta's intensive, in-person exam review course prepares attendees to sit for HR certification exams.

Weekly courses begin with orientation on February 6, 2020 and will be held once per week (every Thursday), with the final day of class on April 30, 2020.

Seating is limited, so make sure to sign-up early!

The purpose of the HR Certification Exam Review Course is to provide a high level overview of the knowledge and skills necessary to accomplish the goal of certification. This includes:

  • The Body of Knowledge required for the exam
  • The competencies that will be assessed on the exam
  • A structured learning environment with an engaging expert instructor 
  • Real world advice and answers to your questions
  • Test taking tips, strategies and practice examples
  •  A cohort of your HR peers which provides study group support
  • The full print/online version of the 2020 SHRM Learning System, including quickstart videos, practice questions, flashcards and more (retail: $985)

The SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge (SHRM BoCK™) is the basis for the SHRM credentials. The SHRM BoCK describes the behavioral competencies and HR knowledge which HR professionals need for effective job performance and organizes eight behavioral competencies into three clusters:

  • Leadership (Leadership & Navigation, Ethical Practice)
  • Interpersonal (Relationship Management, Communication, Global & Cultural Effectiveness)
  • Business (Business Acumen, Consultation, Critical Evaluation). 

Additionally, the SHRM BoCK organizes 15 areas of HR knowledge which comprise the technical competency HR Expertise into three domains:

  • People (HR Strategic Planning, Talent Acquisition, Employee Engagement & Retention, Learning & Development, Total Rewards)
  • Organization (Structure of the HR Function, Organizational Effectiveness & Development, Workforce Management, Employee & Labor Relations, Technology Management)
  • Workplace (HR in the Global Context, Diversity & Inclusion, Risk Management, Corporate Social Responsibility, U.S. Employment Law & Regulations*)

Here's what you get when you take our prep course: 

  • An engaging expert instructor, offering real world advice and answers to your questions
  • structured learning environment to keep you on track
  • The full print/online version of the 2020 SHRM Learning System, including quick-start videos, practice questions, flashcards and more (retail: $985)
  • Ability to acquire the knowledge and understand the behavioral competencies to help you prepare for the exam.
  • A cohort of your HR peers which provides study group support
  • Information on how to request employer reimbursement
  • Up to 36 professional development credits (PDCs) if you are attending this program for professional development only


Not sure if this course is right for you? Find out more before signing up by attending our next Info Session. 

View upcoming Info Sessions >>


COURSE Registration

Pricing Advanced Payment Plan Regular Payment Plan
  Until 01/23/2020 Due at Checkout 01/24 - 02/06/2020 Due at Checkout
SHRM-Atlanta Members $1,500 $500 $1,700 $566
Future Members $1,640* $547 $1840* $613


Payment Plan Option Now Available! Click Here to Apply >>>

If registering under a payment plan, an outside link will be provided to allow for installments. Do Not Register on this page if you are applying for a Payment Plan.

  1. Upon registration, 1/3 of total balance is due at checkout. This initial payment secures a place in the course
  2. Remaining Balance can be paid in multiple installments using your personal invoice link
  3. Final Payment Due no later than January 30, 2020 at 11:59 pm est.


Cancellation Fee: $150.00 through 01/30/2020

Non-Refundable after 01/30/2020

*Future Member registrations include one year of SHRM-Atlanta membership that becomes active once the registration has been processed. If you should cancel your registration, the prevailing cancellation fee as well as the $140 membership fee will not be refunded. Cancellations received after January 30, 2020 are completely non-refundable.

Please register by Wednesday, February 5, 2020 to ensure receipt of your learning materials at Orientation. SHRM-Atlanta does not offer certification exams and review course registration does not cover exam fees. If registered under a payment plan, students will not be provided with learning materials or admitted to class until final payment is received.


Need Financial Aid? SHRM-Atlanta is now offering Scholarships for our Certification Prep Course. Learn more and apply at

To Pay by Check or Money Order

Download our printable registration form, fill out completely, and mail to our office at:

2849 Paces Ferry Rd SE, Overlook I, Suite 205 Atlanta, GA 30339

Checks/Money Orders must be made payable to SHRM-Atlanta. Registration is not confirmed until payment is received. Cancellations must be received by January 30, 2020 ($150 cancellation fee will apply). No refunds will be granted after this date. Registration is not transferable to a future course.

  Exam Information



January 2

May 13

March 22

October 18

April 12

November 11

2020 Spring Exam Window: May 1, 2020 - July 15, 2020

2020 Winter Exam Window: Dec. 1, 2020 - Feb. 15, 2021

Learn About Exam Applications Here >>

To locate a testing center or schedule an exam, please visit

For details and information about certification through SHRM National visit the certification website here.

Your Instructor

Meet Your Instructor: Xavier Cugnon

SHRM-Atlanta is pleased to be working with Xavier Cugnon this year and wants you to become better acquainted with him before class begins.

Hi everybody! I’m excited to work with SHRM-Atlanta again in 2020 and help new students prepare for the SHRM Certification Exam. Before we dive into the learning material, I’d like to share a little more about me and how I became your next Certification Prep Instructor.

To start, I have an extensive career in Marine Corps aviation, manufacturing, and proposal writing, which has enriched me with the vast array of job skills. With an aptitude in Microsoft applications, experience in project management, and studies in HR, each role has been a building block to a rich background in multiple industries.

I spent years being developed by talented leaders to become one. My experience in a food manufacturing plant as a Continuous Improvement Manager and Technical Trainer exposed me to the unison of Supply Chain management. My role as a Proposal Development Analyst focused on collaborating with engineering, operations and maintenance, financial management to produce sound, competitive, and profitable bids. 

I have completed a Masters of Science degree in Human Resource development at Villanova University and (you’ll be pleased to know) am certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and a Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). I also teach HR certification prep as an adjunct instructor at Kennesaw State University.

I am currently working as Vice President of HR Administration for Arrow Exterminators, who employs more than 2,100 employees throughout the U.S and was awarded a 2018 Top Workplace honor by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. In this role, I work to lead the Human Resources practices at Arrow Exterminators in support of its business goals. Primarily, our team focuses on unifying human capital management systems and practices to effectively deliver on Arrow's vision to hire, train, and retain the best people in order to become the largest, family-owned, private pest control company in the US.

Here are some Fun Facts:

  1. I’m an 8-year Marine Corps veteran and spent my last tour in the classroom as an Aviation Maintenance Instructor.
  2. I have lived in 4 countries and 5 states: the US, Belgium, Hong Kong, and Singapore.
  3. Thai and authentic Chinese are my all-time favorite foods!
  4. The reason I love teaching is that teaching is theater. It’s an art. Knowing stuff doesn't qualify you as a teacher. I enjoy the challenge of sharing knowledge through engaging theater.

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What students say about Xavier...

"An industry expert with confidence"

"Proactive and Sharp"

"Very knowledgeable with great energy that fills the room!"

"Committed to every student's success" 


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