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/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.

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

Last Modified: 8/20/15