Professional Development

SHRM Certified Professional or SHRM Senior Certified Professional Certification

Acquire the knowledge needed to sit for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam from an approved provider of SHRM. 

Why Enroll in our Course? Click Here and Read More about the Benefits to You and Your Employer!

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.
  • Earning professional development credits (PDCs) if you are attending this program for professional development only.


Benefits To Your Employer
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 global SHRM BoCK™.


USF Corporate Training and Professional Education Pass Rate*
May 1 - July 15, 2016 81% 100%
May 1 - July 15, 2017 82% 83%

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Course Structure

Choose from the following program options:                                                       

  1. 14-week sessions offered in Tampa and St. Petersburg 
    (Upcoming sessions begin Sep. 3 and Sep. 5)
  2. 3-week intensive sessions in Tampa and St. Petersburg 
    (Upcoming session begins November 1)
  3. Self-paced online (Prepare when it's convenient for you)

    Benefits of the self-paced course

    Designed for the working adult (go-at-your-own-pace format)

    The cost of attendance includes the hard-copy version of the SHRM® Learning System® and access to web-based study tools and practice exams

    Take advantage of the SHRM® Exam Countdown and Planning Tool and stay on track

    Email the assigned, expert SHRM® certified instructor about questions on the course material

    Receive access to multiple practice exams

    Use the same award winning SHRM® learning system that is used in our in-person classes

    Successful completion will prepare you to pass the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP

    Receive a certificate of completion (used primarily for company reimbursement) 


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On-campus classes meet one day per week for either option. All are on an open enrollment basis. No application required!

Who Should Attend?
This course is designed primarily to assist those who are preparing to sit for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP national certification exam or seeking to enhance their professional development. Managers who have HR responsibilities or people management responsibilities are encouraged to attend.

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For SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP testing windows, visit

Don't quite meet the eligibility requirements but you still want to get a career in Human Resource Management?  Not to worry we offer other options: Human Resources Management Certificates

What You Will Learn
The SHRM Learning System includes four modules covering the comprehensive SHRM BoCK so you'll learn everything you need for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam.  

Each student will receive the hard-copy version of the SHRM Learning System® and will have access to web-based study tools and practice exams.shrm books merging 2019What You Will Earn
To successfully complete the program, participants must meet the attendance requirement and pass an exam.
Upon successfully completing this program, you will earn continuing education contact hours/CEUs and a letter of completion upon request, which may apply for professional development credit.

Cost of Attendance (Either format includes the hard-copy version of the SHRM Learning System® and access to web-based study tools and practice exams.)

On-Campus: $1,495 
Self-paced Online: $1,595 

Effective Monday, July 2, 2018 new registrations include a parking permit in the cost of attendance. Please review your registration receipt for additional information.

USF Alumni, USF Faculty & Staff, USF Faculty & Staff Family Members, USF Students and Veterans are eligible to receive 10 percent discount on CTPE courses. How to Receive the Discount.

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For more Information, including Corporate Training
Contact the SHRM prep course Program Advisor: 
Lisa Orr:   |   Ph. 813-974-5565   I   Email:

* Course content reflects the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge. This course of study will in no way guarantee or assure success on the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® exam. Students must use the most recent edition of the SHRM® educational products for this course, and may not use outdated materials. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.