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Certification Online Prep Course
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Course Code: BH0201WC21

SHRM Certification Prep Course at Rutgers

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Course Schedule

We have two offerings of this course planned for Fall 2021. View course details and register!

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

1. Saturday, January 23, 2021 - 9:00am - 12:00pm EST (Log in time: 8:50am EST)
2. Saturday, January 30, 2021 - 9:00am - 12:00pm EST
3. Saturday, February 6, 2021 - 9:00am - 12:00pm EST
4. Saturday, February 13, 2021 - 9:00am -12:00pm EST
5. Saturday, February 20, 2021 - 9:00am - 12:00pm EST
6. Saturday, February 27, 2021 - 9:00am - 12:00pm EST
7. Saturday, March 6, 2021 - 9:00am - 12:00pm EST
8. Saturday, March 13, 2021 - 9:00am - 12:00pm EST
9. Saturday, March 20, 2021 - 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
10. Saturday, March 27, 2021 - 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
11. Saturday, April 10, 2021 - 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
12. Saturday, April 17, 2021 - 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT


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.

Through 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

Eveline Brownstein, SHRM Certification Preparation Course InstructorEveline Brownstein is a senior human resources professional with experience in an array of HR functions including Talent Acquisition and training. Throughout her career in HR, she has worked to create policies and procedures, developed strategic goals, and develop leadership. Ms. Brownstein is a certified Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM-SCP) professional, as well as an instructor. Ms. Brownstein received a B.A. in Psychology and an M.S. in Human Resource Management from Thomas Edison State University of NJ.

Course Materials

Your registration fee includes the 2021 SHRM Learning System, worth over $500.00. 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  

Payment plans are available with $500 initial deposit. Must be paid in full by January 8, 2021. No cancellations allowed after January 8, 2021.

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

Refund Policy

You may withdraw from this course in writing (via email to registration@njaes.rutgers.edu) up to fifteen (15) full business days before the class begins and receive a full refund, less a $650.00 processing fee. If the Office of Continuing Professional Education (OCPE) is not notified in writing at least fifteen (15) business days prior to the start of class, you may be responsible for the full fee. You may send another person to attend in your place with no penalty.


  • Credit Card Payments: a refund will be issued back to the same credit card.
  • Check, Cash, or Money Order Payments to Individuals: a refund will be issued by check to the individual who made the original payment. Please allow up to 8 weeks to receive your payment.


  • In lieu of a refund, you may request a credit towards a future OCPE course. Credits expire 12 months after issue date.

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 January 21, 2021, you will receive an email with a link to access the course. Books will be shipped to the address provided when you register and will be shipped approximately January 12, 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 as a call in option is 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 January 4, 2021.


Sorry, registration is not currently available for this course.

Would you like to be notified when the next offering is scheduled? 
Here are 3 convenient ways to be added to our email list:
1. Click here to join our email list (please reference "Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Certification Online Prep Course" or Course Code BH0201) 
2. Call us at 848-932-9271, select option 3
3. E-mail us at ocpe@njaes.rutgers.edu

Program Questions? Contact Us!

Program Coordinator: Marianne Bennett, 848-932-7653