SHRM Certification
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You are the future.

Invest in yourself with SHRM Certification.

Our team of experts can help you succeed.

Earning your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential makes you a recognized expert and leader in the HR field—and a valuable asset to your organization, keeping you and your organization more competitive in today’s economy. This professional distinction sets you apart from your colleagues, proving your high level of knowledge and skills.

Increase your chances of passing your exam by attending the PHRA's upcoming certification prep course. Expert, SHRM-certified instructors will be on hand to answer your questions, guide you through interactive discussions, review sample test questions, and provide exclusive test-taking tips.



Find Success With Pittsburgh Human Resources Association's Expert Guidance





Finding the time to focus on career training can be tough when you’re managing a busy work day and responsibilities at home. Stay on track to earn your certification with a structured learning experience and support. 



We are committed to keeping your course fees as low as possible, while helping you reach your SHRM Certification or professional development goals.  We can also help you take advantage of funding options available to you.  


Gain guidance from our SHRM-certified instructors to help you comprehend and learn to apply your new HR knowledge.  Network with peers to share real-life examples and bring HR knowledge and competencies to life. 

Who Should Enroll In This Course?  

Any HR Professional looking to advance their career!

  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they devoted at least 1,000 hours to HR-related activities in any calendar year to qualify as having a year of HR-related experience. More than 1,000 hours in a calendar year does not equate to more than one (1) year of experience.
  • Individuals who have mixed roles—for example, office managers who have both administrative and HR responsibilities—may also have qualifying experience, as long as HR-related duties total at least 1,000 hours in a calendar year. Supervising employees in and of itself is not considered qualifying HR-related experience.
  • Experience may be either exempt or nonexempt.
  • Individuals who are HR consultants may demonstrate qualifying experience through the HR-related duties they perform for their clients. Contracted hours must total at least 1,000 hours in a calendar year.
  • For details on eligibility requirements, visit

SHRM Certification Eligibility Requirements

If you're not interested in certification but want to improve your HR skills, this course provides a comprehensive and accelerated option for professional development. Participants gain a generalist viewpoint, refresh key ideas and concepts, strengthen their understanding of core behavior and technical competencies and increase productivity in the workplace.

PHRA Course Details & Options

With the Pittsburgh Human Resources Association, you'll be able to tap into the expertise and guidance of our highly-experienced, SHRM-certified instructors who are ready to work with you to make sure you are prepared for success on your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam.

Fall 2020 Course Details

Locations Dates and Times Contact Information Investment

Online Via Zoom

Every Monday beginning August 24, 2020

6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.


Katherine Miller

PHRA Member Investment: $1,199

Nonmember Investment: $1,350 


Sign me up!

Click here to register for 12 Week SHRM-CP & SHRM-SCP Prep Class- Fall 2020

"After recently passing the SHRM-CP exam, I attest a lot of my success to the PHRA SHRM- CP/SCP prep course. I believe the course was extremely instrumental in preparing me for the exam. The instructors provided great insight and knowledge on the subject matter and explained the functional areas in a simplistic way. The exam was certainly challenging but without the help of the prep class and the SHRM Learning System I don’t think I would have seen the same results. I highly recommend attending this course to anyone who is considering pursuing these certifications.
Megan Rodgers, SHRM-CP       

What to Expect




Learn from highly respected and experienced, SHRM-certified instructors with years of hands-on experience in HR.  


Interact with your instructor and fellow classmates in virtual environments available anywhere with an internet connection. 


Attend classes on a 6-week schedule, with time to study materials in between classes on your own unique schedule.  


Keep yourself accountable and stay on track to earn your certification with a structured learning experience and support. 

Frequently Asked Questions
Can I earn recertification credits taking this course?

If you have already earned the SHRM Certification, you can obtain up to 36 professional development credits (if you are attending this program for professional development only).

How long is the course?

Beginning on Monday, August 24, this course is held every Monday for twelve weeks, with a BONUS Saturday review session.

Why choose the Pittsburgh Human Resources Association (PHRA) for SHRM Certification Prep?
  • Our 88% pass rate for the SHRM-CP and 63% pass rate for the SHRM-SCP far exceeds the national pass rates.
  • We are one of the few chapters in the country that is recognized as a SHRM Education Partner.
  • We are a SHRM Recertification Pre-Approved Provider, so we are ready to help after you pass the test and need to keep up with your recertification credits.
  • Past students have noted that our prep course instructors:
    • Provide great real-world experiences inline with SHRM principles
    • Have applicable HR experience per their functional areas
    • Have strong command of the material and provide examples that relate to the concepts

What will I receive for my investment?

  • The 2020 SHRM Learning System Online & Print - Providing you with an interactive, personalized path toward success.
    • This system also includes: Smartstudy tools, over 1,500 practice questions, flashcards (online & print format), resource center, post-test, access to learning tools for 18 months from date of purchase, and more!
  • Weekly virtual, expert-lead working sessions to guide you through each functional area with discussion, real-life scenarios questions & answers, and test preparation.
  • PowerPoints to follow along with classes.
  • BONUS full-day Saturday Review session.

Are there options for financial support?


What if I already own the SHRM Learning System?

Select the "I already own the 2020 SHRM Learning System" ticket during the registration process to submit payment for the course ONLY

PHRA Members can purchase the class only for $650  (Non-members $750)

Is the SHRM exam included with this course?

This course does not include the final exam or exam fee, however, practice exams are included.

What SHRM Certification is right for me?

Determining whether to seek the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential is a significant decision with multiple factors worthy of consideration. Click here to discover your ideal  SHRM certification match, based on your eligibility and career goals, or contact SHRM directly.

Will certification add to my credibility?


Ready to commit to your career with the Pittsburgh Human Resources Association? Reserve your seat today! 

Click here to register for 12 Week SHRM-CP & SHRM-SCP Prep Class- Fall 2020

Looking for More Information?

Certification and Product

SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Eligibility
Testing Windows and Deadlines
Download Certification Handbook
Selecting the Right Exam

Questions? Contact the PHRA office at 412-261-5537 or e-mail us.

Pittsburgh Human Resources Association (PHRA)
420 Fort Duquesne Boulevard
One Gateway Center – Suite 1852
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222
Ph: 412-261-5537