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Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Certification Online Prep Course
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Course Code: BH0201WB22

Prepare for Your SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Exam with a Virtual Instructor-Led Course

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Course Schedule

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This class consists of twelve (12) sessions that will meet for three (3) hours on Tuesday evenings. The course schedule is below:

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm EDT (Log in time: 5:50pm EDT)
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm EST
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm EST
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm EST
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm EST

Please note there will be no class on Tuesday, November 23, 2021.


Student Review

Patricia Komsa, SHRM Certification Online Prep Course Attendee

"The Rutgers online SHRM Certification Prep Course was a big part of my success. It really prepared me for the exam. Offering the class online was the only way I was going to be able to juggle my schedule with work and family."

- Patricia A. Komsa,
Director of Human Resources
Township of Lakewood

Prepare for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP Certification Exams with Online Training Offered by Rutgers University!

The Office of Continuing Professional Education at Rutgers University, in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), is offering an online 2021 SHRM certification preparation course!

Throughout the program, you will acquire the competencies and knowledge you'll need to effectively perform your job and achieve career success. The 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.

You will learn key ideas and concepts, strengthen your understanding of core behavior and technical competencies, and increase your workplace productivity.

Who Can Enroll in SHRM Classes Offered by Rutgers?

Online SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification preparation training offered by Rutgers is a great choice for HR professionals who want to:

  • Earn a widely recognized HR credential to achieve career goals
  • Increase their knowledge
  • Advance their skills

Applicants must meet specific educational and work experience criteria in order to be eligible to sit for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam. These requirements are explained in the table below. (Note: The course registration fee does not include the fee for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam or membership in SHRM.)

SHRM Certification Eligibility Requirements

Topics Covered in SHRM Certification Training Offered by Rutgers

The online SHRM certification preparation course offered by Rutgers consists of four modules, which are outlined below.


  • Leadership & Navigation
  • Ethical Practice
  • Business Acumen
  • Consultation
  • Critical Evaluation
  • Relationship Management
  • Global & Cultural Effectiveness
  • Communication


  • HR Strategic Planning
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Employee Engagement & Retention
  • Learning & Development
  • Total Rewards


  • Structure of the HR Function
  • Organizational Effectiveness & Development
  • Workforce Management
  • Employee & Labor Relations
  • Technology Management


  • HR in the Global Context
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Risk Management
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Employment Law & Regulations (U.S. Only)

4 Ways Online SHRM HR Certification Preparation Training Offered by Rutgers Can Help Advance Your Career

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1. Gain guidance from our experienced, SHRM-certified instructor to help you comprehend and apply your new HR knowledge.

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2. Acquire the knowledge and understand the behavioral competencies you need to prepare to pass the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam.

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

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

Meet Your Instructor

Headshot of Susan Russo, Instructor for Principles of Good Leadership Online CourseSusan Russo has 13 plus years of experience in multiple human resource functions with outstanding relationship management skills. She works well with all employee groups, from entry level to corporate executive. She is an articulate and confident speaker who is comfortable presenting to small and large groups, both corporate programs as well as customized programs.

Susan holds both a Master's Degree in Human Resource Management and a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Rutgers University as well as SPHR, GPHR, and SHRM SCP Certifications.

Course Materials

Your registration fee includes the 2021 SHRM Learning System, worth over $550.00. You will receive access to the online learning portal and hard copy materials.

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Registration Fee TBD  
Rutgers Employee/Student Discount Fee TBD Discount offered to Rutgers University employees and students only
Cancellation Fee TBD No cancellations allowed after August 27, 2021

Payment plans are available with $500 initial deposit. Must be paid in full by September 1, 2021.

Note: The course registration fee does not include the fee for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam or membership in SHRM.

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


No meals will be provided at this course.

Accessing this Online Course

This online course will be delivered via Webex.

You will receive more information as we move closer to the date and on September 13, 2021, you will receive an email with a link to access the course.

Books will be shipped to the address associated with your registration account and will be shipped approximately September 1, 2021.

Equipment you will need to access this training:

  • Laptop or desktop computers are required for this class.
  • Speakers and microphone are not necessary but highly recommended; a call in option is also available


  • If this is your first time registering with us, please provide your own unique email address when registering; do not provide an email address that you share with co-workers.

  • If you have previously taken classes with us and have used an email address that you share with your co-workers or supervisor, you must update your account with a unique email address. Click the Register Online button below and sign into your account. On the left side toolbar, click My Account. On the drop-down menu, click Edit Profile/Password. Scroll down to the Email Address field (not the secondary email address field!) and enter your own, individual (not shared!) email address here. Click the Submit button at the bottom to save. If you need assistance updating your account, please email or call (848-932-9271, option 2) our Registration Department.

Note: Pre-registration is required. We're sorry, but we cannot guarantee a seat or materials for registrations after September 1, 2021.


Sorry, registration is not currently available for this course.

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1. Click here to join our email list (select "Human Resources & SHRM" as your Area of Interest)
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Choose Rutgers, a Top 20 SHRM Education Partner

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Rutgers has been recognized as one of SHRM's Top 20 Education Partners!

With over 230 Education Partners delivering the SHRM Learning System course each year, it is quite an achievement to reach this category. We look forward to helping you achieve your professional development goals and advance your HR career!


Program Questions? Contact Us!

Program Coordinator: Marianne Bennett, 848-932-7653