Certification

LWHRA’s SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Certification Preparation Program

Earning your professional credential may open many doors of opportunity. It is a tangible representation of your knowledge, and also demonstrates that you can achieve ambitious goals, are committed to excellence and are dedicated to continuous professional development.

Whether you are gainfully employed or looking for a new opportunity in the HR field, obtaining an industry-recognized certification will reinforce your professional credibility and value within your current organization, or help set you apart from non-credentialed applicants in your job search.  Which credential(s) you choose to obtain and maintain is a personal decision.

Our program is designed to assist human resource professionals preparing for their SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification exam. Participants will review relevant reference materials as well as gain perspective from knowledgeable guest speakers with industry experience. Please note, this course is not intended to and will not provide the training necessary to learn significant amounts of new material. The SHRM-CP exam focuses more on the operational and technical aspects of human resources management (implementing policies and strategies and delivering HR services).  The SHRM-SCP exam addresses human resource issues at the strategic/policy development level (influencing HR and Business, analyzing performance metrics, and aligning HR strategies to organizational goals). For more information, please contact Veronica Potter

Testimony from an attendee:

Once having recognized the importance of earning the SHRM certification in that it would facilitate further career advancement…  I prepared myself to undergo and endear the learning of what had I initially presumed being ‘academic-based testing material’ solely aimed to ‘pass the test’. However, to my excitement, this presumption of mine was entirely wrong…

I was encouraged and enlightened in seeing that the SHRM ‘Body of Competency and Knowledge’(BoCK) was entirely applicable to real-world-everyday HR administration! To support me in my certification endeavor, I was quite fortunate to be a part of the LWHRA chapter’s provided ‘SHRM exam preparation class’ which provided me full access to in-person knowledgeable instructors, senior HR speakers providing additional insight, as well as gaining support from fellow classmates! Each class session proved to be quite a ‘helping hand’ in that it assisted me to fully comprehend the notions of the content and how to apply each competency in everyday HR administration. By attending these classes, I was able to fully grasp that the SHRM BoCK is a comprehensive construct of how HR is a valuable strategic business partner and change agent.

To this day, when I’m faced with various business needs I am quick to leverage the BoCK material for consultation. I’m truly grateful for both the LWHRA SHRM exam preparation class and the wealth of knowledge that the SHRM BoCK provides. I strongly support HR colleagues to pursue their SHRM certification and in doing so, attending the LWHRA SHRM exam preparation class.

-Chris Goodboy, SHRM-CP