New SHRM Certification Exam Prep for HR Professionals Offered at Walsh College

Walsh College has adopted the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) new certification program for 2015.

Registration is now open for the SHRM CP and SCP exam preparation classes beginning March 11 at the Walsh Troy campus. SHRM has designated Walsh College as an official education partner to deliver instructor- led classes. Participants may register here: http://www.walshcollege.edu/professional_development/certifications/HRCert.

According to SHRM, the new certification reflects a human resources professional’s competencies and his or her ability to put knowledge to work through critical thinking and application. Criteria for the certification is available at http://www.shrm.org/certification/about/eligibilitycriteria/pages/default.aspx.

Walsh’s decision to offer the new SHRM certification was based on the trade association’s closer connection with professionals and the HR industry; its leading, learning-based training materials; and its broader scope of eligibility criteria for certification acceptance.

“Practical application is the hallmark of a Walsh education,” says Jan Hubbard, Walsh Leadership Center Director. “This certification course features the best of Walsh combined with the best of SHRM.”

Walsh instructors Rebecca Davies, JD, and Tina Marie Wohlfield, MBA, will teach the exam prep classes for SHRM certification. They both hold senior- level certifications and have taught other SHRM- endorsed prep classes with their students achieving a high pass rate.

The Walsh certification course costs $1,295 for registrations received before February 16 with the Early Bird discount code. Thereafter, tuition is $1,495. Tuition must be paid in full before classes begin.

SHRM announced in May 2014 that it was developing a new certification and competency model that HR professionals need to advance their careers and improve their effectiveness in the workplace.

“The Society for Human Resource Management is pleased to partner with Walsh College to help HR professionals acquire both the competencies and knowledge essential for success in today’s global economy,” said J. Robert Carr, SPHR, SHRM senior vice president, Membership, Marketing and External Affairs. “SHRM is committed to ensuring that our certifications are recognized as best-in-class and distinguishes those certified as best in the marketplace. We regard the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP as the new standard in certification for the HR profession.”

The New Learning System Includes the following Benefits and Features:

Universal Skills and Recognition: The new HR certification is relevant worldwide, giving professionals the recognition and flexibility to use their knowledge, skills, and competencies anywhere.

Knowledge and Competency: The new HR certification tests HR knowledge as well as competency to ensure the professional’s ability to demonstrate not only what they know, but what they can do with this knowledge in situations they encounter.

Developed with Employers in Mind: The new HR certification is based on in-depth research focused on and supported by global employers and business leaders and reflects what HR professionals need to know to lead the profession.

Expanded Eligibility and Inclusivity: The new HR certification recognizes the diversity in the HR profession. The eligibility requirements are more reflective of HR roles, the cost of the exam is lower, and the test windows have been extended for better accessibility and flexibility.

For more information on the Walsh exam preparation program visit www.walshcollege.edu/professional_development/certifications/HRCert or contact Jan Hubbard at 248-823-1392 or jhubbard@walshcollege.edu.