Certification Study Group

AHRMA runs a certification study group in the spring and fall for HR professionals who 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,
AHRMA’s ten-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 Competency and Knowledge™ (SHRM BoCK™).

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 www.SHRMcertification.org.

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 AHRMA Study Group:

  • These days you can’t browse through HR job postings without seeing the inevitable “Certification Required”. Most mid to senior-level HR job postings request a preference for candidates with an HR certification.
  • According to a survey done by Payscale, senior HR professionals who are certified make up to 20K more than their non-certified counterparts.
  • Join 96,000 SHRM certified professionals, the fastest-growing HR certification community. The SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP are the most widely-taken HR exams in the world.
  • Taking the AHRMA 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: Class starts on October 13th through December 15th, skipping Thanksgiving week.

Time: 6pm-9pm

Location: Zoom Virtual Class

Regular Cost:  $500 for AHRMA members, $600 for non-members.

SPECIAL FALL 2020 discount of $250 to help you during the pandemic:  $250 for AHRMA members, $350 for non-members.

**NEW:  As another help for our members during this pandemic, a payment plan is now available for members only.  50% due upon registration the remaining 50% due no later than November 13th.  Please email the AHRMA office should you wish to proceed with a payment plan.

**Participants must also purchase the SHRM Learning SystemYou can save hundreds of dollars by purchasing your learning system through AHRMA when you sign up for the class. We are providing it to our students for $650

For more information about the AHRMA Certification Study Group, email certification@austinhumanresource.org.


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