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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. The future of HR is SHRM certified.

As the largest producer of certified HR professionals in Texas, Rice University is proud to be a top 20 SHRM exclusive premiere university partner.  For more than two decades, Rice University has successfully helped HR management professionals prepare for certification exams - with pass rates that have consistently exceeded the national average.  If you’re planning to take the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP®) exam, the Rice University Human Resource Management Certificate Program provides expert instruction and peer discussion to learn faster, retain more knowledge and stay on track for success on the certification exam.  Participants who earn 80 percent or higher on the online modules and post test for Essentials of HR, SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP will receive a Rice Certificate of Achievement. Fee includes the most recent edition of the SHRM Learning System.

In addition to the main campus, Rice University offers exam prep classes in the Westchase District, Richmond and The Woodlands.

Course Details

The SHRM® Learning System for SHRM-CP® / SHRM-SCP® includes four modules covering the comprehensive SHRM BoCK so you'll learn everything you need for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®exam.

HR Competencies

  • Leadership & Navigation
  • Ethical Practice
  • Business Acumen
  • Relationship Management
  • Consultation
  • Critical Evaluation
  • Global & Cultural Effectiveness
  • Communication

 

People

  • Talent Acquisition & Retention
  • Employee Engagement
  • Learning & Development
  • Total Rewards

 

Organization

  • Structure of the HR Function
  • Organizational Effectiveness & Development
  • Workforce Management
  • Employee Relations
  • Technology & Data

 

Workplace

  • HR in the Global Context
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Risk Management
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Employment Law & Regulations (U.S. only)

Test Windows and Registration Dates

Spring Window: May 1 - July 15, 2019
Applications accepted starting: Jan. 2, 2019
Application Deadline: March 22, 2019
Late Application Deadline: April 16, 2019

Winter Window: Dec. 1, 2019 - Feb. 15, 2020
Applications accepted starting: May 13, 2019
Application Deadline: Oct. 18, 2019
Late Application Deadline: Nov. 9, 2019

Exam Structure
  • Computer-based experience
  • 4 hours to complete
  • SHRM-CP® Exam: 160 questions (95 stand-alone knowledge/65 situational judgement)*
  • SHRM-SCP® Exam: 180 questions (95 stand-alone knowledge/60 situational judgment/30 field test items)*

*Exam fee is not included in fee. It is a separate registration for the exam through SHRM. Exam applications will be accepted starting on May 13, 2019.

Eligibility Requirements

If you have less than a bachelor's degree:

  • SHRM-CP® Exam
    • HR-related degree: Three years in an HR role
    • Non-HR related degree: Four years in HR role
  • SHRM-SCP® Exam
    • HR-related degree: Three years in an HR role
    • Non-HR related degree: Seven years in HR role

If you have a bachelor's degree:

  • SHRM-CP® Exam
    • HR-related degree: One year in an HR role
    • Non-HR related degree: Two years in HR role
  • SHRM-SCP® Exam
    • HR-related degree: Four years in an HR role 
    • Non-HR related degree: Five years in HR role

If you have a graduate degree:

  • SHRM-CP® Exam
    • HR-related degree: Currently in HR role
    • Non-HR related degree: One year in HR role
  • SHRM-SCP® Exam
    • HR-related degree: Three years in HR role
    • Non-HR related degree: Four years in HR role

A SHRM-CP credential holder is eligible to sit for the SHRM-SCP exam after successful completion of one three-year SHRM-CP recertification cycle.

Notes:

  • 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
  • SHRM membership is not required

Certification Cycle

All credentials are valid for three years. Recertification is required every three years through demonstrated professional development (preferred method) or retaking the exam.

  • HR and benefit professionals currently practicing in the field
  • Recruiting and training professionals
  • Employees with management responsibilities
  • Individuals seeking a career in human resources
  • HR professionals planning to take the prestigious SHRM-CP®  or SHRM-SCP® exam

SHRM® Certification is a great choice for HR professionals who want to:

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

Why choose an online course?

  • Offered entirely online
  • Live instruction
  • Class recordings are made available in video (MP4) format

The estimated Cost of Attendance (COA) for the Human Resource Certificate Program is up to $1337.

Financial assistance information can be found on Rice Financial Aid's Visiting and Continuing Education Students page.

Online Course Requirements

Students in most professional development programs must have access to a computer and the Internet to complete the coursework required to earn the Certificate of Achievement.

Minimum System Requirements for Online Access

The online courses are delivered through Blackboard Collaborate. Before you get started in a Blackboard Collaborate session, you should ensure that your computer is able to support the needs of the collaboration environment. As a first-time user, to test whether your computer is ready to access Blackboard Collaborate, visit https://help.blackboard.com/Collaborate/Ultra/Participant and click on “How do I get started”.

Connecting to Blackboard Ultra

Students in online format courses must have the following:

  • Headset or earbuds with a microphone attached to your computer
  • High-speed Internet connection (Ethernet preferable)
  • Google Chrome or FireFox (versions 49+) installed on your computer*

Blackboard Ultra can be accessed on a mobile device. The Blackboard app is available on iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices. Join the webinar directly from your session link in Canvas — the app will open automatically. Please be sure to use your earbuds or headphones, as your built-in speakers may cause echoes during the recorded session.

Join us at an upcoming information session.

  • Wednesday, August 7 at noon Central time, online
  • Wednesday, August 14 at 6 p.m., Rice University
  • Thursday, September 5 at 6 p.m., Central time, online

 

SECURE YOUR SPOT

 

 

Accrediting Associations

  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) 36.0 PDU

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Enroll Now - Available Sections

Section Title
SHRM Tuesday
Type
Lecture
Days
T
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Sep 10, 2019 to Nov 19, 2019
Type
Lecture
Days
T
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Dec 03, 2019
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
36.0
Location
  • Rice Campus
Delivery Options
On-Campus  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $1,337.00
Section Title
SHRM Richmond
Type
Lecture
Days
W
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Sep 11, 2019 to Nov 20, 2019
Type
Lecture
Days
W
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Dec 04, 2019
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
36.0
Location
  • Off Campus
Delivery Options
Off-Campus  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $1,337.00
Section Notes
This cohort meets at Wharton County Junior College, Richmond, Texas 77469
Section Title
SHRM Westchase
Type
Lecture
Days
W
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Sep 18, 2019 to Nov 20, 2019
Type
Lecture
Days
W
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Dec 04, 2019 to Dec 11, 2019
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
36.0
Location
  • Off Campus
Delivery Options
Off-Campus  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $1,337.00
Section Notes
This class is held at our Westchase location near Richmond and Gessner.  The physical address is only provided to registered students.
Section Title
SHRM Saturday
Type
Lecture
Days
Sa
Time
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
Sep 21, 2019
Type
Lecture
Days
Sa
Time
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
Oct 05, 2019
Type
Lecture
Days
Sa
Time
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
Oct 19, 2019
Type
Lecture
Days
Sa
Time
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
Nov 09, 2019
Type
Lecture
Days
Sa
Time
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
Nov 23, 2019
Type
Lecture
Days
Sa
Time
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
Dec 07, 2019
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
42.0
Location
  • Rice Campus
Delivery Options
On-Campus  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $1,337.00
Section Notes
This class meets on 9/21, 10/5, 10/19, 11/9, 11/23 and 12/7  from 9 a.m to 4 p.m.
Section Title
SHRM The Woodlands
Type
Lecture
Days
M
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Sep 23, 2019 to Dec 09, 2019
Type
Lecture
Days
M
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Dec 02, 2019 to Dec 16, 2019
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
39.0
Location
  • Off Campus
Delivery Options
Off-Campus  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $1,337.00
Section Notes
This class is held at Lone Star College on I-45 North in The Woodlands.
Section Title
SHRM Online
Type
Online
Days
T
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Sep 24, 2019 to Nov 19, 2019
Type
Online
Days
T
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Dec 03, 2019 to Dec 17, 2019
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
36.0
Delivery Options
Online  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $1,337.00
Section Notes
Please note that there will be an additional charge if you would like books shipped outside the United States.