Prepare for SHRM Certification

HR Certification Prep Course

Purdue University Global is pleased to host Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) prep courses at select regional locations. SHRM is the world's largest association devoted to human resource management. Utilizing the SHRM’s preparation tools, these SHRM exam prep courses help HR professionals prepare for SHRM's competency-based certifications:

  • SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP)
  • SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP)

By combining the 2018 SHRM Learning System with structured teaching, classroom discussions, and online prep course tools, we help keep you on track to pass the SHRM exam.

The two-day SHRM Essentials course, also offered, provides an introductory overview to HR topics.

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SHRM Prep Courses: Schedule

SHRM-CP / SHRM SCP Certification Prep Course

This course will be offered online or onsite in the evening at several of our locations. Contact the individual location for specifics.

September 10, 2018–November 26, 2018

  • Indianapolis - Online

September 17, 2018–December 10, 2018

  • Hagerstown - Onsite

September 24, 2018–December 10, 2018

  • Des Moines - Online 
  • Davenport - Online 

SHRM Essentials (Two-Day Onsite Course)
October 25, 2018, and October 26, 2018

  • Hagerstown

Regional Locations and Contact Information

To prepare for SHRM exams, contact the Purdue Global regional locations below:

Davenport, IA
1801 East Kimberly Road, Suite 1
Davenport, IA 52807 
Contact: Chad Nelson at 563-468-7941 or

Des Moines, IA
4655 121st Street
Urbandale, IA 50323 
Contact: Lynn Torrence at 515-727-2100 or

Hagerstown, MD
18618 Crestwood Dr.
Hagerstown, MD 21742 
Contact: John Brantley at 301-766-3652 or

Indianapolis, IN
9000 Keystone Crossing, Suite 800
Indianapolis, IN 46240 
Contact: Deb Page at 317-208-5311 or

Who Should Enroll in the SHRM Essentials Course?

This two-day course provides an introductory overview of key HR topics and fundamental issues surrounding HR that you can apply directly to the situations that you face on the job. This course is ideal for individuals who are new to HR, small business owners, and professionals with HR responsibilities.

Who Should Enroll in the SHRM Exam Course?

The HR certification course is designed primarily for those seeking SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification. According to the SHRM, certification is a great choice for HR professionals who seek to:

  • Increase their knowledge
  • Advance their skills
  • Earn recognition from the global community

Eligibility Requirements for SHRM Certification


Less than a Bachelor's Degree

 Bachelor's Degree

 Graduate Degree


HR-Related Degree


HR-Related Degree


HR-Related Degree



3 years in 
HR role

4 years in 
HR role

1 year in 
HR role

2 years in 
HR role

Currently in
HR role

1 year in 
HR role


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

  • Applicants must show that they have worked in an HR role for more than 1,000 hours within a calendar year, which equates to 1 year of experience.
  • HR experience may be in an HR exempt or nonexempt capacity.
  • Applicants with a graduate degree (or global equivalency) in HR must currently be employed in an HR role.
  • HR experience may be classified directly, as working in an HR role, or indirectly, by consulting, educating or researching HR practices linked specifically to human resource management.


*Although certain programs are designed to prepare students to take various certification or licensing exams, Purdue Global cannot guarantee the student will be eligible to sit for or pass those exams. Please visit for more information about SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP eligibility and testing windows. In addition, the University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.