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

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Earn the New Standard in HR Certification.
Introducing the 2015 SHRM Learning System for  SHRM-CP™ and 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. 
  • HR professionals who want to enhance their marketability by gaining current 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.  The fall/winter exam window is Dec 1 - February 15. 

Please note: This course does not support the PHR/SPHR certification through HRCI.

Exam Eligibility Requirements

Exam Application/Deadline

Course/exam prep dates:   Thursday nights:  September 17 - December 3 (no class November 26).  6p - 9p
Location: Middlesex Community College, 591 Springs Road, Bedford, MA 01730
Room:  Henderson Hall, Room HH-115
Registration:  Call 1-800-818-3434 July 6 - September 8.  Please provide course # CAR 770-30 and a valid e-mail address and phone number when enrolling.
Tuition: $1250 which includes all SHRM materials excluding the cost of the exam.  Note for Commonwealth of Massachusetts employees: This course is eligible for tuition waivers only.  Textbooks are student paid and non-refundable.

Instructor: Lorrie M. Ferraro. SHRM-SCP, SPHR, is an accomplished Human Resource executive with in-depth international experience and a consistent record of developing corporate-wide strategic goals and implementing key business initiatives that measurably impact shareholder value.  Lorrie is noted for innovation, leading major change efforts, and creating operational excellence in human resources with demonstrated expertise in organizational design and development, shared services implementation, compensation plans, staffing, benefits,  employee relations, HRIS, and talent development.  Areas of expertise include:  Building Global Capability, Growing Shareholder Value and M&A Due Diligence and Integrations.  She has taught HR Certification exam prep courses since 1999. Lorrie holds a B.S. in International Business, graduating Magna Cum Laude.                            

MCC 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: Please contact Sheila Morin at 781-280-3608 or
Directions: For directions to Middlesex Community College, please visit 

Last Modified: 7/20/15