REGISTRATION DATES: Through July 22, 2021

CLASS DATES: August 24, 2021 - December 7, 2021 (Tuesdays 6:00pm-9:00pm, Virtual)


General Information:

Total Hours of Instruction:  39

External Opportunity:  N/A

Total Program Hours:  39

Materials:  Students will need access to a computer/laptop and internet. All other materials necessary and exam fee for this program are included.

Course Description: 

The CVCC Workforce Development SHRM Credential Exam Prep Course is a virtual on-line course which offers a weekly instructor-led course which are interactive, comprehensive, and effective. The course features an interactive, personalized path toward success with access to assessments, practice questions, learning modules, quick-start videos, study flashcards, post-tests, and an online resource center.

The SHRM Exam Prep Class includes 39 hours of Instruction, SHRM Learning System (print and online materials and SHRM Exam Fee. A world-class credential deserves world-class exam preparation. Offered in partnership with the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), the curriculum is designed by global subject matter experts and covers the entire SHRM BoCK™.


Applicants must meet specific educational and work experience criteria at the time they submit their application in order to be eligible to sit for the SHRM-CP or SHRM- SCP exam.  SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exam eligibility requirements can be found at:


Sections on Competencies in Action are interspersed throughout the learning modules to highlight how the competencies apply to particular topic areas.


  • Leadership & Navigation
  • Ethical Practice
  • Business Acumen
  • Relationship Management
  • Consultation
  • Critical Evaluation
  • Global & Cultural Effectiveness


  • Talent Acquisition & Retention
  • Employee Engagement
  • Learning & Development
  • Total Rewards


  • Structure of the HR Function
  • Organizational Effectiveness & Development
  • Workforce Management
  • Employee Relations
  • Technology & Data


  • HR in the Global Context
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Risk Management
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Employment Law & Regulations (U.S. Only)


  • Business & HR Strategy

Course Exam:

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR professional society. Students will be required to complete an online application process, create an online profile, and schedule an exam date in SHRM’s online portal. The exam fee is included in the cost of the class.

Full Tuition: $2,070 (without financial aid option)

Financial Aid Options Available:

Workforce Credentials Grant (WCG) – Student must meet Virginia Domicile criteria. Cost reduced to $690
Financial Aid for Noncredit Training leading to Industry Credential (FANTIC) – Funding based on income limits. Cost reduced to $0.
Tobacco Commission - Students that meet Virginia Domicile criteria and live in a county or city eligible for funding through the Tobacco Commission. Cost reduced to $345
Other: Additional resources are available through Community Partners. Cost reduced to $0.

Course Offerings, dates and times, and locations are subject to change without notice. For up-to-date information, please call the Workforce Development office. Financial Aid funds are limited, and availability of the reduced tuition costs are contingent upon the allocation and availability of state funds for the program. A student's best option for determining eligibility is to arrange an appointment with Workforce. For information on our cancellation and refund policies, visit our cancellation and refund policies page.