Human Resource Management Training and Certification


The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR professional society, representing hundreds of thousands of members in more than 165 countries. For nearly seven decades, SHRM has been the leading provider of resources serving the needs of HR professionals and advancing the practice of human resource management.

The New Horizon of East Tennessee (Knoxville, Chattanooga and Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol) is a proud Society for Human Resource Management Education Partner, offering the best of Official SHRM Curriculum for the Human Resource Professional taught by certified expert instructors.

SHRM Now Offers Remote Proctored Testing For Their Certification Exams

Once you’re ready for your SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP certification, you’ll need to submit a testing application prior to sitting for the exam. For more information on application submission, testing windows, and remote proctored testing protocols, please visit the SHRM exam window page.

SHRM Certification Preparation Training

Earn the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP®) and prove your knowledge, competency, and value to colleagues and to employers looking for a competitive edge in today’s global economy.

SHRM’s global HR credentials, SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP, offer growth, advancement and recognition. These credentials are based on extensive global research involving employers, academics, and practicing HR professionals at all levels to ensure they maintain an industry-leading level of excellence and relevance in our ever-evolving profession.

Human Resources Training for Entry-Level HR Professionals

New to the HR profession? This course, Human Resources Training for Entry-Level HR Professionals, will help you gain the critical knowledge necessary to help reduce costs, avoid potential lawsuits, and improve your ability to handle challenging HR issues.

SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Certification Preparation

When you complete this course, you’ll be prepared to take the SHRM-CP℠ or SHRM-SCP℠ exam with confidence, identify areas of strength and build on them. This course helps students develop a generalist point of view, refresh key ideas and concepts, strengthen their understanding of core competencies and increase productivity.

View the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Certification Preparation Course Outline

Certification Requirements

Applicants must meet specific educational and work experience criteria at the time they submit their application to be eligible to sit for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam. See requirements outlined below:

SHRM Certification Requirements

The following general eligibility criteria, listed below, also apply:

  • HR-related experience relates to work in any of the 15 functional areas of HR knowledge which comprise the technical competency HR Expertise, identified in the SHRM BoCK.
  • Applicants are not required to hold an HR title. The critical factor in determining eligibility is your HR-related work as opposed to your job title.
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they devoted at least 1,000 hours to HR-related activities in any calendar year to qualify as having a year of HR-related experience. More than 1,000 hours in a calendar year does not equate to more than 1 year of experience.
  • Part-time work qualifies if the 1,000-hour standard is met within a calendar year.
  • Individuals who have mixed roles—for example, office managers who have both administrative and HR responsibilities—may also have qualifying experience if HR-related duties total at least 1,000 hours in a calendar year. Supervising employees in and of itself is not considered qualifying HR-related experience.
  • Experience may be either exempt or nonexempt.
  • SHRM membership is not required.

More information regarding SHRM Exam FAQs available here.

SHRM Essentials of HR Management

This two-day course is ideal if you are just starting out in the HR profession, perform HR duties as a part of a non-HR job, or are looking for an effective way to boost your employee management skills. Recently updated content reflects changes in legislation and provides an overview of HR roles and responsibilities.

Program Objectives

  • Build a solid foundation in human resource management
  • Discuss key pieces of federal legislation that impact HR
  • Understand the role of the EEOC and its investigatory process
  • Improve your employee recruitment and selection process to help avoid legal pitfalls
  • Understand the importance of effectively communicating base pay, incentive compensation, and benefits information to staff at all levels
  • Gain knowledge of employee orientation, onboarding, and training and development
  • Learn the process, methods and purpose of performance appraisals

View the SHRM Essentials of HR Management Course Outline

Looking to Earn Professional Development Credits (PDCs)?

Do you already hold a SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP Certification and looking to recertify?

Professional Development Credits (PDCs)

SHRM PDCs RecertificationAs a SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), you already know the importance of understanding current HR issues and extending your knowledge to continue improving in your field.

The Society for Human Resource Management recognizes this, as well. Recertifying your SHRM credential requires that you earn 60 professional development credits every three years or retake the exam. With the New Horizons Center for Leadership and Development, earning PDCs is simpler than ever!

Call us at 865-269-6815 and we will discuss the many courses and training options available to help you achieve your re-certification. It’s affordable and easy to do!

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