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. The future of HR is SHRM certified.
As the largest producer of certified HR professionals in Texas, Rice University is proud to be a top 20 SHRM exclusive premiere university partner. For more than two decades, Rice University has successfully helped HR management professionals prepare for certification exams - with pass rates that have consistently exceeded the national average. If you’re planning to take the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP®) exam, the Rice University Human Resource Management Certificate Program provides expert instruction and peer discussion to learn faster, retain more knowledge and stay on track for success on the certification exam. Participants who earn 80 percent or higher on the online modules and post test for Essentials of HR, SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP will receive a Rice Certificate of Achievement. Fee includes the most recent edition of the SHRM Learning System.
Who should enroll?
SHRM® Certification is a great choice for HR professionals who want to:
Why choose an online course?
The SHRM® Learning System for SHRM-CP® / SHRM-SCP® includes four modules covering the comprehensive SHRM BoCK so you'll learn everything you need for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®exam.
Test Windows and Registration Dates
Spring Window: May 1 - July 15, 2018
Applications accepted starting: Jan. 2, 2018
Application Deadline: March 22, 2018
Late Application Deadline: April 13, 2018
Winter Window: Dec. 1, 2018 - Feb. 15, 2019
Applications accepted starting: May 14, 2018
Application Deadline: Oct. 19, 2018
Late Application Deadline: Nov. 9, 2018
*Exam fee is not included in fee. It is a separate registration for the exam through SHRM. Exam applications will be accepted starting on Jan. 2, 2018.
If you have less than a bachelor's degree:
If you have a bachelor's degree:
If you have a graduate degree:
A SHRM-CP credential holder is eligible to sit for the SHRM-SCP exam after successful completion of one three-year SHRM-CP recertification cycle.
All credentials are valid for three years. Recertification is required every three years through demonstrated professional development (preferred method) or retaking the exam.
The certification exam fee and registration information is not included in our program fee. It is separate and offered through SHRM®. Visit shrmcertification.org for more information regarding the exam fees.
Financial assistance information can be found on Rice Financial Aid's Visiting and Continuing Education Students page.
Required Equipment for Online Course
Students in most professional development programs must have access to a computer and the Internet to complete the coursework required to earn the Certificate of Achievement.
Minimum System Requirements for Online Courses
The online courses are delivered through Blackboard Collaborate. Before you get started in a Blackboard Collaborate session, you should ensure that your computer is able to support the needs of the collaboration environment. As a first-time user, to test whether your computer is ready to access Blackboard Collaborate, visit https://help.blackboard.com/Collaborate/Ultra/Participant and click on “How do I get started”.
Connecting to Blackboard Ultra
Students in online format courses must have the following:
Blackboard Ultra can be accessed on a mobile device. The Blackboard app is available on iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices. Join the webinar directly from your session link in Canvas — the app will open automatically. Please be sure to use your earbuds or headphones, as your built-in speakers may cause echoes during the recorded session.