SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP: Human Resource Management Exam Preparation


In partnership with SHRM better workplaces, better world 2023 logoEstablish yourself as a globally-recognized human resource expert by earning the new standard in HR Certification: SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP®). Expand and test your knowledge and practical, real-life competencies in areas critical for HR career success. 
This program combines expert instruction with the SHRM Learning System® for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP, so you will learn faster, retain more knowledge and stay on track for success on the exam.

Whether you are seeking certification or simply want to improve your HR skills, the SHRM Learning System® for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP course provides a comprehensive and accelerated option for professional development. Participants gain a generalist viewpoint, refresh key ideas and concepts, strengthen their understanding of core competencies and increase productivity. Learning System materials will serve as a valuable day-to-day resource manual, providing answers to a wide range of HR challenges. You will have access to the Learning System for 18 months, which is far beyond the length of the certification program. 

Download the top five ways your organization will benefit from your SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP designation.

Who Should Enroll

  • HR professionals qualified under SHRM requirements for SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certification who are preparing for the exam.
  • Individuals who want advanced education and training for a successful HR career.
  • HR professionals wanting a broader education or to update their HR knowledge.
  • HR professionals who want to enhance their marketability by gaining current HR knowledge.

Why UCF?

UCF provides participants with a hands-on approach assisting them through the program content to ensure that each person is set up for success. UCF offers evening and fully online programs for busy professionals.

Step within the SRHM Learning SsytemIn addition to providing and facilitating SHRM's robust curriculum and Learning System, UCF provides the following enhancements to its exam certification program:

  • Class options on weeknights and live-online to best accommodate your schedule needs.
  • A thorough course introduction detailing the resources you will have access to beyond the SHRM books and Learning System.
  • Instructors who are subject-matter experts in the respective areas that are covered each class session.
  • A bonus session to drive home the HR Competencies.
  • The opportunity to network with your HR peers.
  • Access to the live-online recorded sessions.
  • Payment plan options. 



Fall 2023


13 in-person sessions at UCF Continuing Education, East Orlando (3 hours per session)

September 6 - December 6, 2023

Wednesdays, 6 pm - 9 pm 



13 live-online sessions via Zoom (3 hours per session)

September 14 - December 14, 2023

Thursdays, 6 pm - 9 pm 


UCF Continuing Education is proud to bring the best instructors to the classroom. All instructors and guest speakers are selected for their expertise in functional areas of Human Resources. 

  • Sarah Lovel
  • Stephanie Strozak
  • Marcie Lushen
  • Richard S. Larson

Download Full Bios (PDF) on each of our instructors and guest speakers. Please note that not all instructors listed will teach in every program session.

Frequently Asked Questions

As part of your course, you will receive the 2022 SHRM Learning System® for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP. This new and comprehensive program is filled with unique features, including innovative SmartStudy™ tools, comprehensive learning modules, and interactive online multi-media resources to help streamline your study time, expand your competencies and knowledge and build confidence for passing the certification exam. This includes:
  • Comprehensive learning modules teaching the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge
  • Assessment - Identify topics you already know and those areas that require more time and attention.
  • Tests - Test your situational judgment, knowledge and comprehension with more than 1,000 questions.
  • Post-test - Gain experience with the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP exam format by completing the post-test that mimics the certification exam in style, function, timing and weighted topics.
  • Online Resource Center - Access flashcards (printable or online), HR updates, related links, feedback feature and more.
  • Best of all, you can access the SHRM Learning System® via your PC, laptop, mobile device, or e-reader making it easy to study wherever and whenever you have time.
An attendance policy is in place in order to receive UCF and SHRM Certificates of Completion. 
UCF Continuing Education is proud to bring the best instructors to the classroom. Each course is taught by instructors who are selected for their expertise in functional areas of Human Resources.
All formats of the Professional Human Resources Management (SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP) course are the same number of contact hours in the classroom and cover the same content. Resources and materials presented are the same although the format and the hours per meeting time may differ.
Yes, participants who are UCF alumni/staff, current SHRM Members or members of CFEC, or GOOD Network are eligible for a discount from the standard registration fee. There is also an early bird registration fee for registrations received one month or more before the course begins. Discounts cannot be combined. Payment plans are also offered so that participants can pay for the course in a series of installments leading up to the start of the course. For payment plan dates and payment amounts, please visit the "Payment Plans" section below.
To register a group of participants for any of the locations of the Professional Human Resources Management course, please contact the UCF Continuing Education Customer Relations Center at 407-882-0260 or
It is recommended that you complete registration two weeks before the start of the course to ensure that materials are ordered and arrive in time for the first session. Please contact for further details.
Once the course has started, participants cannot withdraw or have their registration fees refunded. The SHRM Learning System® for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Certification is not only designed to prepare participants for the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Examinations. Many participants enroll in the courses for the valuable HR content that provides professional development for them and their HR department. The courses provide a solid foundation for managing the HR challenges faced in today's demanding work environment, supply a current reference of HR practices, broaden the perspective of functional specialists, and strengthen individual competencies and productivity.
Earning your SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP™) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP™) credential establishes you as a recognized expert in the HR field. These certifications recognize that HR professionals are at the core of leading organizational success. Visit to learn more.
The cost of the course does NOT include the certification examination fee. SHRM requires that each person apply for the certification exam individually and the payment for the application fee and exam are paid at the time of application. For additional information on the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP application, visit SHRM's certification website at
SHRM does its best to match students who take SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP Exam Certification Programs through its Education Partners with those students who actually sit for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exams. However, not all students sit for the actual exam or in the corresponding testing window. During the Spring 2022 testing window, the national pass rate for SHRM-CP was 65% and 46% for the SHRM-SCP. During this testing window, UCF's SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP pass rates were 85%!

Payment Plans

UCF Continuing Education offers payment plans in which course fees can be paid in 2 installments prior to the start of the course. Participants must be paid in full to begin the courses. For additional information or to have a payment plan set up on your account, please contact (407) 882-0260 or

It's a great class, I definitely feel a lot more prepared for the SHRM-CP exam than I would've just by self-study.

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Registration Options

Start Date/ Time Location Cost
9/6/2023 - 11/29/2023
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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Digital Learning Center 125
Instructor: Sarah Lovel

9/14/2023 - 12/7/2023
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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Online (Streamed Live)
Instructor: Stephanie Strozak