Success Starts with a SHRM Certification

Human resources is a crucial department in any business. They’re the ones who engage with the employees in order to maintain a company’s culture and ensure it achieves its goals. A successful human resources employee is what makes a successful company. So what’s the best way to succeed in this career?

Simple. HR Certification.

Why get certified? Earning the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM®) Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®) or Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP®) certification makes you a credentialed employee and gives you a competitive advantage over other human resources professionals. How? Let’s take a look at a few of the benefits of having a SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP certification:

  • It’s globally recognized.
    The SHRM-CP AND SHRM-SCP certifications are globally recognized, so no matter where you go, your credentials will be relevant and recognized. Our world is becoming more and more connected so having a universally-accepted certification gives you the flexibility and competitive edge in the industry.
  • It shows knowledge and competency.
    A certification through SHRM shows that not only are you knowledgeable in human resources, but you also have the competency to accurately and successfully perform required jobs and tasks. You’ve gained experience learning from experts in the profession and have the qualifications to excel.
  • It’s up to date. 
    In order to pass the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP exam you must demonstrate knowledge of current human resources trends and advances. Those who have earned their certifications have demonstrated this knowledge and are prepared to take on this rapidly advancing industry.
  • It allows you to be the best you can be. 
    If you do what’s best for your company, you’ll be doing what’s best for your career and ultimately doing what’s best for you.

The Division of Continuing Education at the University of Central Florida offers a Professional Human Resources (SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP) Program. This course uses the SHRM Learning System® and provides students with the proper skills and experience they need to succeed in the field of human resources and go on to take the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP exams so they that may earn their certification.

After completion of the course, Students who have the proper background and credentials required to take either the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam should go on to take the exam and earn their certification. Students who do not yet have the proper credentials, but who are interested in pursuing a career in human resources and eventually take the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP exams are encouraged enroll in UCF Continuing Education’s Human Resources Generalist Certificate course.

  • For more information on The Professional Human Resources (SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP) Program, Human Resources Generalist Certificate course, and the Division of Continuing Education at University of Central Florida visit
  • For more information of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and their certifications please visit
Published on 11/20/2018

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