The Catholic University of America


Now Offering Preparation for the New Standards in HR Certification: 


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 how you do your job. Establish yourself as

a globally-recognized HR expert by earning the new standard in human resource certification: SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP™) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP™). These profess

ional 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.

Ensure you're prepared with Catholic University's course designed for SHRM credential candidates. Expand and test your knowledge and practical, real-life competencies in areas critical for HR career success.  This intensive  10-weekday evening program or 6-day Saturday program combines expert instruction with the SHRM Learning System® for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP, so you will learn faster, retain more knowledge and stay on track for success on the exam.

Fall 2017 Course Details - Two Course Options Tuesday or Saturday 




MPD 353 – Section 01  Human Resource Management (SHRM LS)


The Catholic University of America (Room: TBD)

620 Michigan Avenue, N.E.; Washington, DC  20064

-- Adjacent to the Brookland-CUA Metrorail Station (Red Line) --



10 week course will meet every Tuesday  (5:50 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.)           October 3 - December 12 (No Class October 10)



6 course meetings  (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)                                         October 14, October 28, November 4, November 18, December 2, December 9 


$1,195  ($1,095 if you’re a member of SHRM or a local SHRM chapter).

Tuition INCLUDES the cost of the SHRM Learning System materials.


Tuesday: Herbert Casey - SHRM-SCP                                                   Saturday: Michele Fantt Harris - SHRM - SCP 


Apply Here


Why Enroll in 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 will receive the NEW 2017 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
  • Up to 36 professional development credits (PDCs)


Who Should Enroll in This Course?

Our certification preparation course is designed primarily for individuals seeking SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification.  Certification is a great choice for HR professionals who want to:

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

SHRM Eligibility Table


  • 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.

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.


*PHR, SPHR, GPHR, HRBP, HRMP are registered trademarks of the HR Certification Institute and are not SHRM certifications.

Course Topics

The SHRM Learning System for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP includes five 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
  • Strategy
    • Business & HR Strategy


Fax: Download, print and complete the Non-Credit Application/Registration Form, and fax to "ATTN: Tony Boehm," (202) 319-6032.  

Email: Download and email completed form to 

Mail: Download, print and complete the Non-Credit Application/Registration Form and mail with payment (made out to "The Catholic University of America") to:


Tony Boehm - SHRM Registration 

Metropolitan SPS (Pangborn 334)

The Catholic University of America

620 Michigan Avenue, N.E.

Washington, DC  20064

Registration deadline:  Three days before class is scheduled to begin, or until course fills.

Cancellation policy:  In order to withdraw from the course with a reversal/refund of tuition, students must make their request in writing at least 72 hours before the scheduled start of the course.  Requests may be submitted to Tony Boehm ( 

Program Requirements: Students must hold a high school diploma to participate in the program.  In addition, certain criteria must be met for participants taking the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam.  Attendance in at least 75% of the class time is required to pass the course. 

SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Exam Requirements: To apply for either the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP, candidates must have a combination of education and professional HR experience. For more information, visit


Contact Us

If you have any questions or would like more information, contact us!


Tony Boehm

Metropolitan SPS (Pangborn 334)

The Catholic University of America

620 Michigan Avenue, N.E.

Washington, DC  20064


Tel: (202) 319-6261


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