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SHRM-CP® and SHRM-SCP® Exam Preparation Course 

Expert instruction offered fully online 

Stony Brook University has partnered with the Society for Human Resource Management to help HR professionals prepare for success on their SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exams. This fully online course offers a structured, comprehensive and effective way to prepare for the exam by combining expert instruction from our Human Resource Management graduate program faculty with unrestricted access to the 2023 SHRM Learning System­.

Why Get Certified

The SHRM Certified Professional® (SHRM-CP®) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional® (SHRM-SCP®) are the only behavioral competency-based HR certifications. When you  become SHRM-certified, you have proven not only what you know but also how you can apply that knowledge on the job.

With SHRM-certification, you can:

  • Increase your earning potential: HR professionals who pass the SHRM certification exam report earning salaries 7%-9% higher than peers who do not.
  • Get promoted: Of SHRM-certified professionals who were promoted, 63% report that their credential was a key factor.
  • Gain readiness: Certified professionals report a greater understanding of necessary skills.
How Our Program Is Different

Our SHRM Certification Exam Preparation course draws on the expertise of the faculty from our Human Resource Management graduate program and offers a comprehensive and effective way to prepare for success on your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam. In our 30-hour, online course you will:

  • Receive one-on-one guidance from a SHRM-certified expert.
  • Immerse yourself in a structured and supportive learning environment.
  • Supplement your class-time learning with more than 2,000 practice questions, flashcards and Quickstart videos.
  • Access the complete 2023 SHRM Learning System.
  • Personalize your learning experience with the content and tools you need to fill your unique knowledge gaps;  topic are presented in bite-sized pieces so you can study anytime and anywhere that fits into your schedule.
  • Network online and collaborate with peers. 
Who Is Eligible

To be eligible for the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams, you must meet specific educational and work experience criteria at the time you submit your application.

For details on eligibility requirements, visit


"Thank you so much for the valuable information that I learned in class. The class was very helpful in preparing me for this exam and it was so interesting to learn about the other areas of HR outside of Benefits."

Michelle Cerbone, NYU Langone Health

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Test Yourself!

If you would like a preview of the exam to get an idea of what you'll be asked, take a few minutes to answer some practice questions.

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Meet Your Instructor

Ed Sherbert, PhD, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Dr. Sherbert is an accomplished HR practitioner with over 40 years of industry experience including numerous managerial and executive level positions, culminating in the development of his own HR consulting firm.  He possesses extensive “hands-on” HR experience in union and non-union environments, both domestically and internationally, as a practitioner and consultant. He holds a doctorate in HR Management, has published numerous professional articles, and serves as a subject matter expert and faculty member for both SHRM since 2012 and Stony Brook University since 2015. Finally, he served as a past SHRM certification examination question writer, and has most recently been recognized officially as a SHRM ambassador.