Certification Courses


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Earning your HR certification makes you a recognized expert and leader in the field of HR, and a valuable asset to your organization. SHRM-Atlanta's comprehensive review courses prepare you to sit for HR certification exams.

Our courses offer participants a full classroom experience with individual advice and direction from the instructor, as well as study-group opportunities. 

Why enroll?

The curriculum provided in the 2019 SHRM Learning System is designed by global subject matter experts and covers the entire SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge™ (SHRM BoCK™). Throughout the program HR professionals are encouraged to acquire the Competencies and Knowledge they'll need to effectively perform their jobs and achieve career success. Our course is designed to help you learn and retain the material effectively and efficiently by combining the best exam preparation system with expert instruction and peer discussion.

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

  • An engaging expert instructor, offering real world advice and answers to your questions
  • A structured learning environment to keep you on track
  • The full print/online version of the 2019 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

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"Don't be foolish, like yours truly, and wait until something hits the fan before deciding to get certified.  Learn from my error of fighting the certification trend for 20+ years.  In late 2011, I found myself RIF'd from a job/company I loved. Within weeks I found myself as a finalist for several positions only to be given feedback that I wasn't selected because the other finalist was certified and I was not.  I bit the bullet, took a certification preparation course and passed the exam on the first try.  Get your certification NOW!"

Dr. José A. De La Cruz, J.D.
HR Lead & Director - Eastern Region, Travelers Insurance
SHRM-Atlanta EVP of Organizational Effectiveness


Benefits To You

When it comes to the value of earning HR credentials, certified SHRM professionals reported:
  • An average salary increase of nearly $17,000 for SCP and $5,500 for CP

  • Greater career satisfaction

  • Better understanding of necessary HR skills

  • Greater likelihood of staying with your organization

  • Opportunity to receive a promotion, when certification is a key qualifier

Benefits To Your Employer

Certification benefits your entire organization:
  • It demonstrates that you have mastered the application of HR technical and behavioral competencies
  • Certification prepares you to assume greater leadership roles and contribute to the strategic direction of your organization
  • Exam preparation helps you bring new ideas to your organization that will help drive success
  • It helps create a common HR language that optimizes consistency and effectiveness
  • Certification is relevant worldwide, as exams cover the global SHRM BoCK™

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Who should attend?

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

Advance your career

Even 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.


SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP Eligibility Chart

Credential Less than a Bachelor's Degree* Bachelor's Degree Graduate Degree
HR-Related Program Non-HR Program HR-Related Degree Non-HR Degree HR-Related Degree Non-HR Degree
SHRM-CP 3 years in HR role 4 years in HR role 1 years in HR role 2 years in HR role Currently in HR role 1 years in HR role
SHRM-SCP 6 years in HR role 7 years in HR role 4 years in HR role 5 years in HR role 3 years in HR role 4 years in HR role

*Less than a bachelor's degree includes working toward a bachelor's degree; associate's degree; some college; qualifying HR certificate program; high school diploma; or GED.

Course Information & Dates



 Dates & Times



 Registration Fee

Spring 2019 Course 


Orientation at AJC Building:  February 7, 2019, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Class Dates (Thursdays): February 14 - May 2, 6:30 - 9:30 pm

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
223 Perimeter Center Parkway
Atlanta, Georgia  30346 
Xavier Cugnon

SHRM-Atlanta Members: $1,500

Future Members: $1,640*

*Future Member registrations include one year of SHRM-Atlanta membership that becomes active once the registration has been processed.



Learn more at one of our Information Sessions: 

Wondering if this course is right for you? Join us at one of our information sessions to learn more about the HR Certification process, our Exam Preparation Course, and how SHRM-Atlanta can lend support to your professional journey towards advancement. We will cover FAQ's, exam eligibility, course scheduling and expectations, learning tools, and the testing experience. 

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Exam Dates

2019 SHRM-CP® and SHRM-SCP® Exam Schedule

Window Application Acceptance Begins Application Deadline Late Application Deadline*
Spring May 1 – July 15, 2019 January 2 March 22 April 12
Winter December 1, 2019 – February 15, 2020 May 13 October 18 November 9


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 Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to some of the most common questions, like exam windows, recertification, eligibility and more. (Important note: The “Payments & Refunds” section in the SHRM FAQ link above contains information that may not be applicable to SHRM-Atlanta. Please verify all financial details with a SHRM-Atlanta representative.)


Download a Certification Handbook 

The information in the handbook will provide you with an overview of the certifications, outline certification policies and procedures, and describe the steps you must take to earn and maintain your credential.


FREE Online Demo of Learning System

This demo will provide you with sample portions of the text, practice tests, and other features that are designed to optimize your learning experience as you prepare for your SHRM certification exam.


Scholarship Information

The SHRM Foundation awards nearly $500,000 in scholarships each year, with academic and certification scholarships now open to any eligible SHRM member: student or professional. 




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