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Certification Study Course

Austin SHRM hosts a certification study group in the spring and fall for HR professionals that are studying to take the SHRM-CP or
SHRM-SCP exam and earn their certification.

Are you ready to earn your HR certification?

If you’re planning to take the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP™) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP™) certification exam, Austin SHRM’s twelve-week course will prepare you with the information you need to pass the exam. Through expert instruction and peer discussion with other HR professionals from around the Austin area, you will gain valuable knowledge that will prepare you for your exam. The program curriculum is designed by global subject matter experts and covers the entire SHRM Body of Applied Skills™ (SHRM BASK™).

What better way to prepare for the test and build deep connections with other local HR professionals? Don’t miss your opportunity to take your career to the next level!

For SHRM exam requirements and dates, visit

Who Should Sign Up: 

  • Current and aspiring HR practitioners who want to increase their knowledge base
  • Small business owners or office managers who perform the HR function for their company
  • Business managers who want to learn basic HR best practices to enhance their employee experience
  • New or experienced people leaders interested in learning more about employee management skills
  • Representatives selling or supporting HR systems and services

Learning Outcomes: 

  • Learn the essential roles and responsibilities of human resource professionals
  • Become familiar with human resource-related laws, compliance and liability issues
  • Develop strategies for recruiting the best employees and successfully on-boarding and training them
  • Gain an overview of various compensation and benefits systems

Why Take the Austin SHRM Study Group:

    • Earning your certification makes you a recognized subject matter expert in HR.
    • Certified professionals report they earn 14% to 15% more than peers who have not earned their certification.
    • A large majority of hiring managers list the criteria of certification as a preferred qualification and report that the deciding factor in choosing one candidate over the another at times comes down to certification.
    • Certified HR professionals report significantly higher levels of career success, respect from colleagues and pride and commitment to the HR profession.

    Taking the Austin SHRM Certification Study Group:

    • Keeps you accountable for learning the material
    • Gives you access to experienced instructors who know the content and the exam structure and can help you prepare. Each class is taught by an instructor from the local Austin HR Community.  
    • Allows you to learn from and build relationships with other local HR professionals, who are all committed to showing up each week, supporting each other, and sharing their own expertise in class.

      *SHRM requires specific educational and work experience in order to be eligible to sit for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam.
      Learn more on the
      SHRM website.

      Course Details

      Dates: September 5th - December 5th (no class on November 21st)
      Time: Tuesdays from 6-9pm 
      Location: Virtual
       $350 for Austin SHRM members, $450 for non-members *
      Deadline to register & purchase materials via Austin SHRM: August 31st

      Register for the Fall 2023 course here.

      • Participants must also purchase the SHRM Learning System. Save $300 by purchasing your learning system through Austin SHRM when you sign up for the class.  If you opt to purchase your materials through Austin SHRM, we will follow up with an invoice of $650. 
        Payment must be made in advance for you to receive the SHRM Learning System.

      For more information about the Austin SHRM Certification Study Group, email

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