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Earn Your HR Certification

    May 11, 2016

    Establish yourself as a globally-recognized human resource expert by earning the new standard in HR certification.  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.


    Why Should You Be Certified?

    Now, more than ever, HR teams are required to assume a greater leadership role, contributing to the strategic direction their respective organizations.  The profession is no longer just about WHAT you know- but HOW you do your job.

    SHRM-Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®) and SHRM-Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP®) credentials focus on teaching and testing the practical, real-life skills, behavioral competencies and knowledge HR professionals need to excel in their careers today.  Both exempt and non-exempt level HR professionals meeting the experience and education eligibility requirements may earn these prestigious credentials.  Visit the website for information related to candidate qualifications.


    How to Prepare for the Certification Examinations

    Northern Illinois University is proud to be one of SHRM’s premiere University partners for delivery of the SHRM Learning System® for SHRM-CP® and SHRM-SCP® Certification Preparation Courses.  For the past decade, NIU Outreach has been recognized as one of SHRM’s Top 20 providers of HR Certification Preparation programs with pass rates that have consistently exceeded national averages by a substantial margin.  We are committed to delivery of the same exceptional programs in traditional classroom, and online formats and at multiple locations throughout northern Illinois.


    For Those Who Are Currently Certified

    This course awards 36 PDC recertification credits for those who have attained the SHRM-CP®/SHRM-SCP® credentials using the tutorial pathway. SHRM’s Essentials® of HR Management Courses and HR Strategies and Solutions workshops offered by NIU also award professional development credits. Visit for details.


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