If you’re ready to move your career forward, we’re here to help.  Earning your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential can help you enhance your HR expertise, empower positive change in your workplace, and increase your earning potential.

NIU CPE offers programs for every career stage, from beginning to senior level. Join us to learn from our team of SHRM-SCP practitioner instructors, in the classroom or online.

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SHRM Essentials® of Human Resources

Offered in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the curriculum provided in the SHRM Essentials of HR is designed by global subject matter experts and incorporates six key topics from the SHRM Body of Applied Skills and Knowledge. Our course is designed to help you learn and retain the material effectively and efficiently by combining learning materials with expert instruction and peer discussion.

This SHRM Essentials of Human Resources course covers the topics you need to meet key HR challenges that are relevant to you and your company. Developed by leading HR experts, HR practitioners, and legal counsel, the SHRM Essentials of Human Resources course covers introductory HR topics in a condensed, easy-to-understand format.

NIU CPE’s courses are specifically tailored to meet the needs of adult learners and are taught by instructors experienced in the HR field. Students will be expected to complete all assigned readings and activities prior to each class.

This is an instructor-led course offered virtually and in-person. Course materials are included.

Course Price

$ 800 .00
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Available Discounts

An early bird discount for $50 off will be available for those who sign up before the early bird deadline. No discount code is needed.

Discounts are also available for SHRM members, NIU alumni, students and staff.

Prior to registration, please email niucpe@niu.edu with the applicable information to receive your discount code. (SHRM Member: SHRM ID, NIU Alumni: Graduation Year, NIU Students/Staff: Z-ID/A-ID)

SHRM Learning System® for SHRM-CP® and SHRM-SCP® Certification Preparation Course

Earn the new standard in HR certification and establish yourself as a globally recognized human resource expert.

The SHRM Learning System for SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP Certification Preparation Course is designed for candidates preparing for the professional HR certification exams administered by the SHRM Certification Commission.

Course topics include HR competencies, people, organization and workplace. HR professionals and business leaders who are not exam candidates but want an in-depth understanding of human resources may also enroll in this program.

Eligibility Criteria

This course is designed primarily for exempt and nonexempt level HR professionals seeking SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® certification. Candidates for certification must meet the eligibility criteria established by the SHRM Certification Commission. Complete details about candidate eligibility requirements are also available on the SHRM website.

SHRM-CP

The SHRM-CP certification is intended for individuals who:

• Have general HR-related responsibilities primarily in an operational role, such as implementing policies, serving as the HR point of contact, or performing day-to-day HR functions; or

• Have a working knowledge of HR principles and practices; or

• Are pursuing a career in the field.

SHRM-SCP

The SHRM-SCP certification is for individuals who:

Have at least 3 years of HR work-related experience primarily in a strategic role (developing policies, overseeing the execution of integrated HR operations, directing the entire HR enterprise, or leading the alignment of HR strategies to organizational goals); or

Are a SHRM-CP, have held the credential for at least 3 years, and have acquired strategic-level work experience or are pursuing a strategic-level role.

This is an instructor-led course offered virtually and in-person. Course materials, online resources, and 36 hours of professional development credits are included.

Course Price

$ 1,450 .00
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Available Discounts

An early bird discount for $100 off will be available for those who sign up before the early bird deadline. No discount code is needed.

Discounts are also available for SHRM members, NIU alumni, students and staff.

Prior to registration, please email niucpe@niu.edu with the applicable information to receive your discount code. (SHRM Member: SHRM ID, NIU Alumni: Graduation Year, NIU Students/Staff: Z-ID/A-ID)

SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Test Prep Review Sessions

This is an optional review session available only to students currently enrolled in NIU SHRM CP®/SHRMSCP® Certification Preparation Courses who will be testing in the May 1-July 15 or Dec. 1-Feb. 15 window. Topics to be covered during this session will include: overview of the exam process and what to expect on exam day; defining your pre-exam study plan; review/reinforcement of key concepts/topics covered in the program; addressing last minute concerns; and test-taking tips and tricks.

This is an instructor-led course offered virtually and in-person. Course materials and online resources are included.

Course Price

$ 99 .00

No Discounts Available

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HR Strategies and Solutions

HR Strategies and Solutions one-day seminars will help you become a strategic business partner and contribute to the success of your organization. You’ll gain tools and resources you can use in the workplace, as well as receive opportunities to network and share best practices. And you’ll earn 6.5 hours of professional development credit to maintain your credentials.

Who Should Take These Workshops?

• New and junior HR professionals.

• Managers and supervisors with employee management responsibilities.

• Business owners and office managers.

• HR professionals seeking to update current HR knowledge.

• SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP professionals who want to earn professional development credits.

This is an instructor-led course offered virtually and in-person. Course materials, online resources, and 6.5 hours of professional development credits are included.

Course Price

$ 575 .00
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Available Discounts

An early bird discount for $50 off will be available for those who sign up before the early bird deadline. No discount code is needed.

Discounts are also available for SHRM members, NIU alumni, students and staff.

Prior to registration, please email niucpe@niu.edu with the applicable information to receive your discount code. (SHRM Member: SHRM ID, NIU Alumni: Graduation Year, NIU Students/Staff: Z-ID/A-ID)

Instructors

Jason Pope

Jason Pope, Director of Recruitment, Rockford Public School District 205

John Newton

John Newton, Human Resources and Learning and Development Professional

Karen Brown

Karen Brown, Director of Human Resources, Highland Community College

Karen Vujtech

Karen Vujtech, Managing Director, Total Rewards Consulting

Stephanie Gambro

Stephanie Gambro, Director of Business Transformation for a Large Fortune 500 Company

Susan Walsh

Susan Walsh, Director of HR and Finance, L2 Interactive