Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Demonstrate your HR expertise and gain practical skills.

This is an exciting and pivotal time in the HR profession. Now, more than ever, HR teams are required to assume a greater leadership role, contributing to the strategic direction of their organizations. The profession is no longer just about what you know – but how you do your job.

SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP Recertification Provider

The Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP™) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP™) credentials are poised to become the new standard for HR professionals worldwide, as they are among the first HR certifications that focus on teaching and testing the practical, real-life information HR professionals need to excel in their careers today, including knowledge, skills and behavioral competencies. 

Students completing the St. Joseph's University SHRM program have an 80 percent pass rate, which exceeds the national pass rate of 48–52 percent.

The Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP™) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP™) credentials are poised to become the new standard for HR professionals worldwide...

Let us guide you to success

Our course is based on the NEW 2023 SHRM Learning System for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP. Comprised of comprehensive learning modules teaching the SHRM Body of Applied Skills and Knowledge (SHRM BASK), and online resources, these study materials streamline study time, accelerate learning and build confidence for passing the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP exam. Expand and test your knowledge and practical, real-life competencies in areas critical for HR career success.

By attending our course, you’ll benefit from:

  • An experienced, certified instructor
  • The SHRM Learning System historically ranked the #1 HR certification prep tool. Learn more here!
  • A structured learning experience that keeps you on track
  • Opportunities to network and learn from your peers

Register now for our classes. Don’t miss out!

About the instructor

Barbara Shipman

Barbara Shipman has over 25 years of experience in human resources in a management capacity for different organizations in the financial services and manufacturing sectors. Barbara attained her B.A. in Business with a Minor in Economics from Fordham University. Additionally, Barbara has an M.S. in HR Management and an Executive M.B.A. from St. Joseph's University. Barbara is fully certified with PHR, SPHR, GPHR and SHRM-SCP certifications. 

Testimonial No. 1

"It is with great pleasure that I am writing to you. I wanted to let you know how helpful and informative the SHRM course that I took at St. Joseph's this past fall was. I have been out of school a long time and this course helped to not only prepare me for the test (and pass it!) but it also re-introduced me back into a classroom setting with ease. I was a little leery thinking that I would struggle through it but the instructor was amazing! Barbara was patient and took the time to answer everyone's questions. She is so insightful and her HR knowledge is immeasurable. She really goes out of her way to make sure that everyone is getting what they need out of the course. I think it was because of her organization and the structure of the class that made all the difference in helping me to pass the test. I would strongly recommend to anyone if they have the opportunity, especially if they are planning to sit for the exam, to take this course. Thank you and Barbara for all your help and support throughout the process!"

Testimonial No. 2

"I would highly recommend the SHRM certification prep course at St. Joseph's University. The teacher (Barbara) of the class was a working HR professional with tons of knowledge and practical advice. She prepared us for the test using the books, a slide presentation, class discussion and giving direction on the best way to use the rest of the resources for self-study. I particularly thought that the online resources such as the flashcards and practice tests that Barbara advised us to use were very helpful. I passed my SHRM -CP test well prepared and with no problem! I was so glad I took the class and felt it was well worth the money. I enjoyed the class so much, I didn’t’ even mind that it was at 8 a.m. on a Saturday morning! Additionally, all of the staff at St. Joseph’s were great and made me feel very welcome at the school. I didn’t feel like I was bothering anyone or like the usual 'feeling like a number' that I have felt at many other businesses both big and small. I truly appreciate all of the staff at St. Joseph’s and wouldn’t change a thing about any part of my experience there."

Course materials: 2023 SHRM Learning System for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP

As part of your course, you will receive the 2023 SHRM Learning System® for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP. This new 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.

Fall 2023 Class Dates

All class sessions will be virtual utilizing Zoom and are held on Saturday mornings from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

  • September 23 & 30
  • October 7, 21 & 28
  • November 4 & 18
  • December 2

Course Fee

The program registration fee is $1,230 for non-SHRM members and $1,205 SHRM members, which includes all required readings, workbooks, and mastery tests. Individuals choosing self-study pay basically the same fee for the SHRM Learning System materials alone.

Exam Dates

For best results, schedule your certification exam for a date that is after the end of your particular class section. Visit for more details.

Contact Info

For more information, please contact Kaitlyn Mottola at 631.687.4503 or [email protected].

Register By Mail

St. Joseph's University
Office of Continuing Education
155 W. Roe Blvd.
Patchogue, NY 11772


St. Joseph's University is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP