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Northwestern University SHRM Certification Preparation
Northwestern University School of Professional Studies

Prepare for SHRM Certification at Northwestern

Establish yourself as a globally recognized human resource expert

The SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certifications validate that you have demonstrated you have the competencies and knowledge required to be a successful HR professional and are the new standard for all HR professionals around the globe.

Northwestern University — the SHRM Chicago exclusive recommended test prep provider — offers rigorous exam preparation for the SHRM-CP and SCP certifications. Held on Northwestern’s Chicago campus, the five-session program focuses on teaching and testing the practical, real-life skills, behavioral competencies, and knowledge HR professionals need to excel in their careers today.

  • SHRM-CP is designed for HR professionals who are engaged primarily in operational roles — implementing policies, serving as the HR point of contact for staff and stakeholders, and/or performing day-to-day HR functions.
  • SHRM-SCP is designed for HR professionals at a senior level who operate primarily in strategic roles — developing policies and strategies, overseeing the execution of HR operations, analyzing performance metrics, and/or contributing to the alignment of HR strategies to organizational goals.
  • For those not interested in certification who want to advance their career by improving their HR skills, this course provides a comprehensive and accelerated option for professional development.

Northwestern also offers an introductory course, the SHRM Essentials of HR Management, that is ideal for:

  • Entry-level HR professionals who are exploring HR as a career field
  • Professionals who perform HR tasks as part of their daily role
  • Line managers who have HR responsibilities
  • HR professionals, such as staffing specialists, whose experience has been in a single functional area
  • Corporations requiring contract training
  • Subordinates or line managers

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Northwestern also offers a wide range of degree and certificate programs that offer evening and online classes designed for working professionals.