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Certification Online Prep Course
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Course Code: BH0201WD21

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 Tuesday evenings. The course schedule is below:

1. Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm EST (Log in time: 5:50pm EST)
2. Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm EST
3. Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm EST
4. Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm EST
5. Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
6. Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
7. Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
8. Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
9. Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
10. Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
11. Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
12. Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm 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

Headshot of Carolyn Broderick, SHRM InstructorCarolyn Broderick, MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, HRIP has 30+ years of experience as a Human Resources Professional and industry experience in biotech, financial services, non-profit, and healthcare. Her HR experience includes Policy and Process, Benefits, Employee Relations, Affirmative Action, Diversity, HR Technology, and Workforce Analytics. Carolyn holds an MA degree from Monmouth University and has been SPHR certified since 2000. Her other qualifications include:

  • SHRM Certification Director, Garden State Council SHRM NJ
  • SHRM National Member and Past President, Jersey Shore Association for Human Resources
  • Past Member of SHRM National HR Technology and Management Expertise Panel
  • Current Member of SHRM National Diversity and Inclusion Expertise Panel
  • Item writer for both SHRM certification and HRIP (Human Resources Information Professional) practice exams



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 February 5, 2021. No cancellations allowed after February 5, 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 February 12, 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 February 5, 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 February 5, 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 mailing 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