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    Please visit this link for policy changes to the recertification process:

    Major Changes to SHRM Recertification Policies Announced

    Why Wait? 2019 is Your Year to Become SHRM certified! Enroll in SNHU’s course to prepare for the exam!  Please register by accessing the following link:

    Earning your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential makes you a recognized expert and leader in the HR field—and a valuable asset to your organization, keeping you and your organization more competitive in today's economy. This professional distinction sets you apart from your colleagues, proving your high level of knowledge and skills.

    Please access for more reasons why you should seek SHRM certification.
    Southern New Hampshire University offers a discount to SHRM members. Total costs include SHRM related texts and online learning system access. Our instructor is SHRM-SCP certified and has over 20 years of HR experience. Payment is not required at time of registration. Third party billing can be arranged.

    The SHRM® Learning System

    The SHRM Learning System is the only Professional of Human Resources (PHR®) or Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR®) certification preparation program that consistently beats the national pass rate.

    A PHR® or SPHR® certification distinguishes you among your peers and highlights your commitment to your career as a human resources professional. These valuable, industry-recognized credentials can open doors to unlimited career opportunities and professional growth by providing you with a comprehensive overview of the most up-to-date HR practices and focusing on your drive and initiative to constantly renew your knowledge and skills.

    SHRA Programs - Education Credit Information

    For more information about certification or recertification toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI), please visit the HRCI homepage at Each program offered by SHRA may have specific credits that can be applied to certification.

    What You Will Learn

    This course is designed to provide HR professionals with an overview of the practical knowledge and tools necessary to develop their skills. It is specifically designed to prepare participants to take the SHRM PHR and SPHR exams. While passing the test is not guaranteed, attendance at courses using the SHRM Learning System® has statistically resulted in higher passing rates.

    Southern New Hampshire University integrates proven educational and training techniques to assist participants in preparing for the national exam and enhance their professional development. Over the past 4 years, SNHU has realized an average passing rate of 95% for PHR compared to the national passing rate averaging 67% and an average passing rate of 80% for SPHR compared to the national passing rate averaging 57%.

    Participants have indicated that taking the course at SNHU gave them the additional confidence and preparation necessary for the national exam. All participants agree the SHRM Learning System® materials plus the additional information provided by SNHU are invaluable resources for the exam and everyday Human Resource practices. Please note: as our focus is to help participants be successful on the national exam, the class is focused on delivery of material in a training format which does not allow for extensive class discussion or exploration of ancillary issues.


    This course uses the SHRM Learning System®. The topics include:

    • Strategic Management
    • Workforce Planning and Employment
    • Human Resource Development
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Employment and Labor Relations
    • Occupational Health, Safety & Security
    Who Should Attend
    • Employee benefits directors
    • Employee relations managers
    • Senior managers new to the human resource field or who wish to be certified
    • Training directors
    • Human resource staff members seeking advancement
    • Other mid-level managers seeking career change or enhancement
    Cost, Course Schedule and Location

    For complete and current information including cost, schedule and class locations, see the latest information at: SNHU's SHRM Prep Course

    Southern New Hampshire University SHRM Prep Course:

    On-line:  Spring Session begins March 11, 2019

    Summer Session August 12th – October 20, 2019

    SHRM member $ 1,125   Non-SHRM member $1,190

    ** 5 Virtual Sessions with Instructor Amy Cann.

    Price includes books, materials and web-based resources.

    Additional Information: 603-345-1481

    On Campus:  Spring Session began January 15, 2019

    Summer Session: TBD

    SHRM member $1,200   Non-SHRM member $1,265

    Price includes books, materials and web-based resources

    Additional Information: Dr. Christine Blais  603-345-2851 

    SHRM - Senior Certified Professional and Certified Professional Exam Dates:

    Spring:  May 1 – July 15, 2019

    Costs are the same for both SCP / CP exams: 

    Application Processing Fee: $50 for SHRM Member and Non-Member

    Exam Fee: $300 SHRM Member and $400 SHRM Non-Member

    Middlesex Community College SHRM Certification Prep Course:

    Spring 2019:  Tuition: $1320 which includes all SHRM materials/texts.

    Excludes the cost of the CP/SCP exam which is separate fee
    On-Campus Section Course Dates with instructor Sarah Harrington
    Tuesday nights 6p - 9p from February 26 – May 14.  No class March 19
    Location: Middlesex Community College, 591 Springs Road, Bedford, MA 01730. Room:  TBA
    Textbooks distributed the first class meeting date and are non-refundable once distributed
    Course # CAR841-30

    Registration/Enrollment:  Call 1-800-818-3434: Provide email address, phone number and course number.

    Online Web Section with instructor Lorrie Deyelle
    February 25 – May 11
    Course # CAR 841-75Tuition = $1320
    Registration/Enrollment:  Call 1-800-818-3434 July 1 -September 7                                                                                       
    Questions: Call 781-280-3570 or e-mail

    Directions: For directions to Middlesex Community College, please visit 

    Human Resource Association of Greater Concord (HRAGC)

    Location:  Primex,  46 Donovan Street, Concord, NH

    Dates: February 15  – April 5, 2019 from 3:45 to 8:00PM

    Cost:  $1,050 SHRA Chapter Members and Students, $1,150 Non-Members

    Dr. Maria Manus Painchaud, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, will facilitate the HRAGC study prep seminar open to HRAGC members, SHRM® affiliate chapter members, their friends and colleagues. HRAGC was recognized as a 2017 SHRM Learning System Champion because of Dr. Painchaud’s seminars! The schedule for the study prep seminar will be comprised of 10 sessions in an executive format to maximize the learning experience:

    Session I: Friday, February 15th from 3:45 -7:30 pm
    Session II & III: Wednesday February 20th from 8:45 am -12 noon & 1:00 - 4:15 pm
    Session IV & V: Wednesday March 6th from 3:45 – 7:30 pm
    Session VI & VII: Friday March 15th from 8:45 am -12 noon & 1:00 - 4:15 pm
    Session VIII & IX: Wednesday March 27th from 8:45 am -12 noon & 1:00 -4:15 pm
    Session X: Friday April 5th from 3:45 – 7:30 pm

    SHRM Learning System® materials as well as additional materials prepared by Dr. Maria Manus Painchaud. For prep courses offered through HRAGC since Spring 2017, Dr. Painchaud’s have facilitated a 92% SHRM-CP and a 95% SHRM-SCP pass rate.
    The SHRM Certification Study Prep Seminar will require a minimum of 9 registrants.


    CMA – Career Management Associates

    Intensive 10 week session Certification Training course (3 hours per class)

    Hosted by: Deb Gallant

    Husson University – Southern Maine Campus

    Starts February 27th   Cost: $995

    Includes current SHRM Learning System, materials and electronic resources provided by SHRM

    Contact: 207-780-1125

    HRCI – Human Resource Certification Institute Prep Course

    On-line Information available at

    Price information is available on website and varies depending on certification level

    In Person Course: Employers Association of the Northeast located in Auburn, MA

    10-week classroom study 


    Contact: 1-877-662-6444


    ** No classroom available in New Hampshire or Maine.


     HRCI Exam: No specific dates available.


    Costs:  Application Fee:  $100 and Exam Fee $495