Human Resource CP/SCP Certification
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SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP®)

HR professionals who implement policies and strategies, serve as point of contact for staff and stakeholders, deliver HR services and perform operational HR functions should take the SHRM-CP exam.  HR professionals who develop strategies, lead the HR function, foster influence in the community, analyze performance metrics and align HR strategies to organizational goals should take the SHRM-SCP exam.

SHRM Certifications are Accredited!!

Austin Peay State University is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 36 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit


Course Details

Fee: $1,199  
CEUs: 3.6   SHRM Professional Development Credits: 36
Note: Fee includes the SHRM Learning System®

For information contact:
Janice Poindexter

Our current class in progress began March 1, 2018. New class offerings will be announced here.


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Meet Your Instructors

Dale Jackson

PHR, SHRM-CP, Austin Peay State University Instructor, President Clarksville SHRM

Vice President Human Resources, recruiting and staffing; organizational planning; performance management and improvement systems; organization development;  employment and compliance to regulatory concerns; employee orientation, development, and training; policy development and documentation; employee relations; company employee and community communication; compensation and benefits administration; employee safety, and welfare.


Privott Stroman

SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Austin Peay State University Instructor, Past President Clarksville SHRM

Human Resources Director, HR Professional leading and supporting business partners within industries ranging from 200 legal and administrative employees to 1400 professional and production employees, while fostering strong professional and community relationships. Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR), SHRM-SCP, & Six Sigma Green Belt Certified.


Who Should Enroll?

Certification is a great choice for HR professionals to:

Course Topics

The SHRM Learning System for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP includes five modules covering the comprehensive SHRM BoCK so you'll learn everything you need for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam.

HR Competencies





Eligibility Requirements

Visit our Eligibility Criteria page for information on eligibility requirements.


Exam Format and Length

*Exam fee is not included in fee. It is a separate registration for the exam through SHRM. Exam applications will be accepted starting on Monday, May 16, 2016.


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