Educational Programs

For those looking for facilitated and structured guidance as they prepare, SHRM offers preparation courses led by SHRM-certified instructors, who combine the SHRM Learning System with their teaching to facilitate a comprehensive and detailed review of the current SHRM BoCK. These expert instructors will help you to identify areas of strength—and build on them—as well as areas in which you need further concentrated study in preparation for either certification exam.

These programs are offered in a number of delivery styles, locations and lengths. From 7-week virtual to 1-day in-person, we have something for every lifestyle and schedule. Explore them all below to find your best fit.

NEW Power Prep Programs are tailored to your exam level, prepare for your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP at a one-day interactive course. Implement strategies that help reinforce learning and memory, and apply practical test-taking tips for passing challenging multiple-choice exams.


  • Led by highly experienced and engaging SHRM-certified instructors.
  • Classes are taught at a structured pace so you can absorb and understand the material.
  • Peer discussions and real-world experiences help reinforce learning materials.
  • Courses provide an opportunity to network with other HR professionals.
  • Outside-the-classroom assignments help reinforce sessions.
  • Sample test questions, preparation techniques and periodic progress checks keep you confident in your studies.
Ideal for those who prefer a structured learning environment.

“I found a lot of value in using the SHRM Learning System with a SHRM virtual seminar for seven weeks. It was an efficient way to prepare for my certification exam with many practice tests, tools and an instructor available to answer any questions I had during the course of study. I have already referred this system to two other people and will continue to do so.” 

– Anita Peterson, SHRM-SCP

SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP credential-holders may earn up to 36 PDCs for recertification when attending a SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Educational Program for professional development only.

Program Materials  

Program Materials
Program fee includes the 2020 SHRM Learning System.

To register by phone, fax or mail, click here.

These seminars are not a substitute for certification examination. If you wish to take the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP examination, you must complete a separate application form at

Note: To ensure that you receive your copy of the 2020 SHRM Learning System before attending the seminar, SHRM must process your registration at least two weeks in advance of your seminar date. You should receive the materials within a week of registering for the course.

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3-Day In-Person Programs 

April 1-3 | San Francisco

April 6-8 | Alexandria

April 14-16 | Charleston

April 15-17 | Boston

April 15-17 | Dallas

April 22-24 | Nashville

April 29-May 1 | Denver

May 4-6 | Chicago

May 4-6 | Los Angeles

May 4-6 | New Orleans

May 6-8 | Alexandria

May 13-15 | New York

May 18-20 | Austin

May 18-20 | Seattle

May 27-29 | Kansas City

May 27-29 | Portland

May 27-30 | Raleigh

June 1-3 | Alexandria

June 1-3 | Tampa

June 10-12 | Atlanta

June 10-12 | San Francisco

In-Person Program Investment**




7-Week Session
(Held Tues. and Thurs. or Mon. and Wed.)

February 26-April 20 | 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. ET

March 10-April 28 | 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. ET

March 24-May 12 | 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. ET

April 1-May 27 | 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. ET

April 9-May 28 | 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. ET

April 29-June 22 | 7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. ET

May 7-June 25 | 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET

May 18-July 8 | 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET

May 26-July 14 | 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. ET

9-Week Session
(Held Sat. or Tues.)

March 7-May 9  | 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET

March 28-June 6 | 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET

April 21-June 16 | 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. ET

Virtual Program Investment




Condensed with heavy focus on test-taking skills.​

1-Day In-Person Program

May 27 | Alexandria 

3-Week Virtual Program

May 19-June 4 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. ET


1-Day In-Person Program

May 19 | Alexandria 

3-Week Virtual Program

May 13-June 3 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. ET


In-Person or Virtual Program Investment
SHRM MEMBER: $995.00
NONMEMBER: $1270.00

*Dates and locations are subject to change.
**These are SHRM Seminar prices only and do not apply to the courses at SHRM conferences.