SHRM-CPSM and SHRM-SCPSM Test Preparation

Define yourself as an hr leader with shrm certification

Workshop Overview

Commit to Your Career

SHRM's global HR credentials, SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP, offer growth, advancement and recognition. These credentials are based on extensive global research involving employers, academics, and practicing HR professionals at all levels to ensure they maintain an industry-leading level of excellence and relevance in this ever-evolving profession.

By becoming SHRM certified, you prove your knowledge, competency and value to colleagues and to employers looking for a competitive edge in today's global economy. Wherever your career takes you, your SHRM certification will define you as an HR expert and leader.

Ensure you're prepared with our 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 5 day program combines expert instruction with the 2018 SHRM Learning System®, so you will learn faster, retain more knowledge and stay on track for success on the exam.

Course Dates:

To complete the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP course, attendance is required for all of the following dates and times.

March 27-28, 2018  8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
April 10-11, 2018 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
April 18, 2018 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
 Dates Times

Location: iBERIA Bank, 2nd Floor, 2340 Woodcrest Place, Birmingham, AL 35209

Who Should Attend

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 Certification Eligibility

Advance your career. If you're not interested in certification but want to improve your HR skills, this 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 behavior and technical competencies and increase productivity in the workplace.

What you'll Learn

SHRM Learning SystemOffered in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the curriculum provided in the 2018 SHRM Learning System is designed by global subject matter experts and covers the entire SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge™ (SHRM BoCK™). Throughout the program HR professionals are encouraged 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.

The University of Alabama's SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP Test Prep Program offers you a preparation course to help meet your needs and increase your success on the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams.

You'll benefit from:

  • An experienced, SHRM-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.
  • Eligibility for tuition reimbursement.
  • Earning up to 36 professional development credits (PDCs) if you are attending this program for professional development only.

Certification benefits your entire organization:

  • It demonstrates that your HR professionals have mastered the application of HR technical and behavioral competencies.
  • Certification prepares your HR staff to assume greater leadership roles and contribute to the strategic direction of your organization.
  • Exam preparation helps HR professionals bring new ideas to your organization that will help drive success.
  • It helps create a common HR language that optimizes consistency and effectiveness.
  • Certification is relevant worldwide, as exams cover the new global SHRM BoCK™.

Benefits to you

Benefits to your employer


Workshop Outline

Title Overview
HR Competencies
  • Leadership & Navigation
  • Ethical Practice
  • Business Acumen
  • Consultation
  • Critical Evaluation
  • Relationship Management
  • Global & Cultural Effectiveness
  • Communication
  • HR Strategic Planning
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Employee Engagement & Retention
  • Learning & Development
  • Total Rewards
  • Structure of the HR Function
  • Organizational Effectiveness & Development
  • Workforce Management
  • Employee & Labor Relations
  • Technology Management
  • HR in the Global Context
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Risk Management
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Employment Law & Regulations (U.S. Only)


Unique workshop offerings

As an official SHRM Education Partner, we are able to build our course on the SHRM Learning System, giving you access to the most comprehensive, effective and up-to-date exam preparation tools available. The 2018 SHRM Learning System delivers:

  • EFFECTIVE AND PROVEN RESULTS. Candidates who use the SHRM Learning System consistently beat the average exam pass rate.

  • ONE SOURCE FOR KNOWLEDGE AND APPLICATION. All the study tools you need to understand, apply and engage with behavioral competencies and HR knowledge.

  • CURRENT AND RELEVANT CONTENT. The SHRM Learning System has been updated to align with the 2018 SHRM BoCK, the defined standard for knowledge and competencies required of HR professionals around the world.

  • CONVENIENT 24/7 ONLINE ACCESS to your study tools from any mobile device, tablet, or computer.

Workshop Leads

Larry Baldwin

Larry Baldwin

Larry Baldwin is an experienced executive with an extensive background in human resources, enterprise risk, sales, and general management. He is a Senior Human Resources Professional (SPHR) through the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). He holds a B.S. Degree in Industrial Relations as well as a MBA Degree in General Management from the University of South Alabama. Presently, he serves as Director of the Alabama Human Resources Institute for the Culverhouse College of Commerce at the University of Alabama as well as a Clinical Instructor for HR Management courses.  Mr. Baldwin also maintains a small management services firm that offers human resources, business, and career consulting services to clients. 

Dr. Robert K. Prescott, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Dr. Robert K. Prescott, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Dr. Robert K. Prescott has spent twenty years in industry and as many years teaching in academic positions. He is currently Director-Corporate Engagement for The University of Alabama and has most recently served for sixteen years as Graduate Faculty of Management at the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. His personal teaching expertise and research focuses on all aspects of human resource management, leadership, organization behavior, training & development and enterprise consulting. He is a native of Birmingham, Alabama, holds a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Alabama and a Ph.D. in Workforce Education and Development from The Pennsylvania State University.

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