Eastern Michigan University
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Extended Programs

Professional Programs & Training


Earn the New Standard in HR Certification.

The SHRM Learning System® for Certification Preparation Course
This is an exciting and pivotal time in the HR profession. Now, more than ever, HR teams are required to assume a greater leadership role, contributing to the strategic direction of their organization. The HR profession is no longer just about what you know but about how you do your job.

Establish yourself as a globally-recognized human resource expert by earning the new standard in HR certification: SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP™) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP™). These professional certifications can open doors for professional advancement, serve to harmonize standards with changing expectations and signal to employers advanced professional development. They reflect what HR practitioners need to know to be leaders in their organizations and in the profession.

Fall 2016 Dates

  • Livonia: Mondays, Sept. 19–Dec. 5
  • Ann Arbor: Tuesdays, Sept. 20–Dec. 6 
  • Lansing: TuesdaysSept. 20–Dec. 6
  • Troy: Wednesdays, Sept. 21–Dec. 7
  • Online: Sept. 19–Dec. 5

Courses are $1,200*, including books. All in-person courses meet from 6–9 p.m.

*Need a scholarship? See if you are eligible for a SHRM scholarship or assistance from MMHRA

Earn 3.5 continuing education units (CEUs) for completing this course.

This intensive, 12-week program offered by Eastern Michigan University is designed primarily for individuals seeking the HR certification.

Who should take this course?
Offered in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the curriculum is designed by global subject matter experts and covers the entire SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge™ (SHRM BoCK™) which encourages HR professionals to acquire the Competencies and Knowledge they'll need to effectively perform their jobs and achieve career success. Our course is designed to help you learn and retain the material effectively and efficiently by combining the best exam preparation system with expert instruction and peer discussion. As part of your course, you'll receive the SHRM Learning System for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP. Comprised of comprehensive learning modules in print and e-reader formats, and advanced online resources, these study materials streamline study time, accelerate learning and build confidence for passing the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP exam.

By attending our course, you'll benefit from:

  • An experienced, certified instructor
  • The SHRM Learning System, historically ranked the #1 HR certification prep tool
  • Ability to acquire the knowledge and understand the behavioral competencies to help you prepare for the exam
  • A structured learning experience that keeps you on track
  • Opportunities to network and learn from your peers
  • Tuition reimbursement and up to 36 professional development credits (PDCs)

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Advancing your career.
For those not seeking certification, the SHRM Learning System for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP 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 HR competencies and increase productivity.

Already certified?
SHRM's new certification path is simple and clear. As a result of your proven knowledge and skills, you are already eligible to earn the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

EMU offers this program in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management, Detroit Society for Human Resource Management, Greater Ann Arbor Society for Human Resource Management, Greater Lansing SHRM and Human Resource Management Association of Mid-Michigan.

Take the next step in your HR career and register today!

For more information, contact, Jaclyn Hassenzahl at jhassenz@emich.edu or 734.487.9045.