HR professionals like you are facing new and larger challenges each day due in part to a changing workforce, shifting legislation and regulations and so much more. Ensure you're prepared for these changes, and anything else thrown your way with SHRM's global HR credentials, SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP.
By becoming SHRM certified, you prove your knowledge, competency and value to colleagues and to employers looking for a competitive edge in today's global economy. Wherever your career takes you, your SHRM certification will define you as an HR expert and leader, and our course can help you get there.
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.
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.
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.
Spring 2020 Course Details
Dates and Times
Pittsburgh Human Resources Association
One Gateway Center
420 Fort Duquesne Blvd. Suite 1852
Pittsburgh PA 15222
Every Monday beginning February 2020
6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
PHRA Member Investment: $1,199
Nonmember Investment: $1,350
subject to change
Information about the 12-Week Spring 2020 Prep Class coming soon!
"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
Enhance your learning experience with premier tools that complement our course! The 2019 SHRM Learning System offers a personalized SmartPath™ learning experience that is designed to dynamically adjust based on your progress and proficiency. Real-time results allow you to use your time wisely and increase readiness for the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exam.
Choose a program that is designed to help apply HR knowledge and competencies to real-life situations and advance your career while offering:
A Personalized Learning Experience
The 2019 SHRM Learning System allows instructors to work with you build a custom learning experience that helps identify HR topics you've already mastered and those you haven't, so courses can be tailored to your needs
Focused, Topic-level Learning
Along with your classmates, you'll learn one small topic segment at a time to ensure you have a clear understanding and can apply the concept quickly and easily on the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam and in your day-to-day HR responsibilities. These learning modules also provide an in-depth exploration of the knowledge domains and behavioral competencies tested on the SHRM exams.
MODULE // HR COMPETENCIES
Leadership & Navigation
Global & Cultural Effectiveness
MODULE // PEOPLE
HR Strategic Planning
Employee Engagement & Retention
Learning & Development
MODULE // ORGANIZATION
Structure of the HR Function
Organizational Effectiveness &
Employee & Labor Relations
MODULE // WORKPLACE
HR in the Global Context
Diversity & Inclusion
Corporate Social Responsibility
Employment Law & Regulations
Real-time Knowledge Gap Analysis
Real-time results and detailed feedback from your learning progress and quiz scores help guide your course-wide and individual study priorities and reach your goal more efficiently.
Resources to Boost Exam Confidence
Supplement your class time learning with flashcards, real-world HR knowledge, competencies in action, practice test questions and more to make sure you're ready for your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam.
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?
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 86% pass rate for the SHRM-CP and 71% 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 in-person, expert-lead working sessions to guide you through each functional area with discussion, real-life scenarios questions & answers, and test preparation.
PowerPoints (print & digital) to follow along with classes