SHRM Certification Exam Preparation

The SHRM Exam Preparation is designed for individuals who are eligible to sit for and take either the SHRM-Certified Professional (CP) or SHRM-Senior Certified Professional (SCP) exam.

The course is intended for those who plan to sit for the exam. You will need to determine if you are eligible to sit for the exam through the Society of Human Resource Management, the organization that administers the exam.

The exam is not offered through GTCC. Please visit this website to determine if you are eligible to sit for the exam: SHRM Exam Eligibility

This intensive 38 hour program combines expert instruction with the SHRM Learning System® for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP.

This course has three instructional delivery methods, all have 38 hours of instruction. 1. In Person Instruction:  face-to-face classroom instruction on campus. 2. Online Instruction: 100% online class using the learning management system (LMS) Moodle for content delivery. 3. Hybrid Instruction: A combination of 24 hours face-to-face classroom instruction and 14 hours online instruction.

Frequently Asked Questions

Course registration fee is $713. 
Book cost is included.

Total cost is $713 includes registration fee, books, and materials (books/materials are non-refundable).

Payment for class, books, and materials is due at the time of registration.


Next class will be scheduled in the Fall 2022 term. 

  • Good Computer Skills
  • E-mail and access to a computer with Internet

Please visit this website to determine if you are eligible to sit for the exam: SHRM Exam Eligibility

Yes.  In order to be successful in the Quick Careers program, students need to have good computer skills. If you are a beginner on the computer, you should take a course first to strengthen your computer skills before registering for a Quick Careers course. (Contact the Quick Careers Office @ 336-334-4822 Ext. 53108 with questions).

Individuals should also know that as a Quick Careers student, you will need to have access to a computer outside of class in order to complete required coursework. Computers used outside of class would need to be Internet connected and also have compatible software to what is used in class (e.g. Microsoft® Word, Excel, and, Power Point 2010, etc.) If you do not have a home computer, you should plan to visit a GTCC "Open Lab" to complete required course work.

The below checklist provides information regarding the minimum computer skills needed in order to register for a Quick Careers course. Potential students should thoroughly evaluate their computer skills using this checklist.

Good Computer Skills Self-Assessment Checklist

  1. You should be able to turn a computer on and off
    1. Do you know the difference in an operating system versus an application software
      (i.e. Windows® 7 versus Microsoft® Office 2007)
  2. Do you know how to use the computer desktop
    1. Do you know how to make a folder on the desktop
    2. Do you know how to save information on the desktop
    3. Do you know how to retrieve information from the desktop
  3. Do you know what a flash drive is
    1. Do you know how to make a folder on a flash drive
    2. Do you know how to save information on a flash drive
    3. Do you know how to retrieve information from a flash drive
  4. Do you know how to use the internet
    1. Can you bookmark a website
    2. Can you "Google Search"/research information on the internet
  5. Do you have a personal email account
    1. Can you access your personal email from a computer other than your home computer
    2. Can you send internet links via email
    3. Can you send an attachment in an email
  6. Do you know how to create, save and use a basic Microsoft® Word document
    1. Word processing software
    2. Can you type at least 25-30 words per minute
  7. Are you familiar with Microsoft® Excel
    1. Spreadsheet software

The NCWorks Career Center may be able to assist through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program.  NCWorks Greensboro:  336-297-9444 or NCWorks High Point  336-882-4141.

You may register online at and search for MLS.

Books and materials are included and will be provided.  Cost of books and materials is non-refundable.

Students who successfully complete the SHRM CP/SCP Exam Prep class will receive an Award of Completion.   

Requirements for Successful Completion:

  • Attendance:  Must be in class 80% of class hours.
  • Coursework:  Achieve 80% on coursework.

If you enter after the second day of class, you will not receive credit for taking the class.  Additionally, time absent will be counted against you; students can only miss 7 hours of class total and pass the class.

The college will make a 100% refund of registration fees if you officially withdraw from class before the first meeting.  Also if the class is canceled or full, GTCC will make a full refund. 

The college will refund 75% of the registration fee (of tuition only) if you officially withdraw from the class on the first day of class or before the class reaches the census date.  The census date varies from class to class.  Non-attendance is not a basis for a refund.