SHRM Learning System for SHRM-CP™ and SHRM-SCP™

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Earn the New Standard in HR Certification.
Introducing the SHRM Learning System for  SHRM-CP™/SHRM-SCP™ Certification Exam Preparation Course.

MCC's SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certification exam preparation course is designed primarily for individuals seeking credentials that focus on identifying and testing the knowledge and practical real-life experiences HR professionals around the world need to excel in their careers today. 

Earning your SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP™) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP™) credential establishes you as a recognized expert in the HR field.  This certification recognizes that HR professionals are at the core of leading organizational success:

  • Built on one singular Body of Competency and Knowledge (BoCK) designed to elevate the HR profession around the world.
  • Tests the HR professional’s competency—the ability to put that knowledge to work through critical thinking and application.
  • Demonstrates that the HR professional is a technical expert and has mastered the application of HR technical and behavioral competencies, through practice and experience, to drive business results.

This certification exam preparation course covers four knowledge domains: People, Organization, Workplace and Strategy as well as eight behavioral competencies; Leadership & Navigation, Ethical Practice, Business Acumen, Relationship Management, Consultation, Critical Evaluation , Global & Cultural Effectiveness, and Communication.  

Please note this course does not support the PHR/SPHR certification exam through HRCI.


Who should enroll: 
HR professionals qualified under SHRM requirements for SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certification who are preparing for the exam; Individuals who want advanced education and training for a successful HR career; HR professionals wanting a broader education or to update their HR knowledge. 

Exam:  The course investment ($1250) includes all SHRM course materials but does not cover registration for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP examinations.  Cost of the exam is $300 for SHRM members / $400 for non-members. Testing is through Prometric Testing Center. Please see SHRM eligibility requirements to sit for the exam below.  It is the student's responsbility to contact SHRM about their eligibility to sit for the CP/SCP exam.   
Please note: This course does not support the PHR/SPHR certification through HRCI.

Exam Eligibility Requirements

Exam Application/Deadline

Course/exam prep dates:   Tuesday nights:  February 23 - May 10 (no class March 15) from  6p - 9p. 
Location: Middlesex Community College, 591 Springs Road, Bedford, MA 01730
Room:  Henderson Hall, Room HH 309
Registration:  Call 1-800-818-3434 December 7  - February 10.  Please provide course # CAR 841-30 and a valid e-mail address and phone number.
Tuition: $1250 which includes all SHRM materials/texts excluding the cost of the exam. Textbooks will be distributed the first class.  Note for Commonwealth of Massachusetts employees: This course is eligible for tuition waivers only.  Textbooks are student paid and non-refundable.

Instructor: Bio:  Suzanne Wilson, SHRM-SCP, is Senior Vice-President of Human Resources for MiddleOak Insurance. Suzanne is responsible for the talent management strategy at MiddleOak which includes recruiting, selecting and advancing the right individuals for the organization. Suzanne's mission is to support this goal in every HR program and policy. She works with the executive team to drive employee engagement through a variety of program and practices.  MiddleOak has been recognized under her leadership for several awards and achievements including Boston Business Journal's Healthiest Employer.   Prior to MiddleOak Suzanne worked at Electric Insurance part of GE and was the Director of Learning and Development. Suzanne holds an undergraduate degree from Fairfield University and Master's Degree in Education & Human Resources from Boston University.  She is currently an adjunct professor for Emmanuel College and Endicott College.

MCC course refund Policy: 5 or more business days prior to start of course: 100% refund
Less than 5 business days prior to start of the course: 50% tuition refund
After course begins:  $0.  Note:  SHRM textbook/materials are non-refundable once distributed. 

The SHRM Learning System Body of Competency and Knowledge (BoCK):


  • Talent Acquisition & Retention
  • Employee Engagement
  • Learning & Development
  • Total Rewards


  • Structure of the HR Function
  • Organizational Effectiveness & Development
  • Workforce Management
  • Employee Relations
  • Technology & Data


  • HR in the Global Context
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Risk Management
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Employment Law & Regulations (U.S. only)


  • Business & HR Strategy

HR Behavioral  Competencies:

  • Leadership & Navigation
  • Ethical Practice
  • Business Acumen
  • Relationship Management
  • Consultation
  • Critical Evaluation
  • Global & Cultural Effectiveness
  • Communication


Questions: Call 781-280-3608 or e-mail
Directions: For directions to Middlesex Community College, please visit 

Last Modified: 11/4/15