Institute for Human Resource Education
The Largest Producer of Certified HR Professionals in Texas
For more than a decade, Rice University has successfully helped HR professionals prepare for certification exams — with pass rates that have consistently exceeded the national average. This year we’re introducing the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) next-generation certifications, which provide competencies in areas critical for HR career success.
Earn the New Standard in HR Certification
Establish yourself as a globally-recognized human resource expert by earning the new standard in HR certification: the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP™) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP™). The SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP are among the first HR certifications that focus on teaching and testing the practical, real-life information HR professionals need to excel in their careers today, including knowledge, skills and behavioral competencies.
Fundamentals (no HR experience required)
For Experienced HR Professionals
Why Choose Rice?
- Largest producer of certified HR professionals in Texas
- Top 20 SHRM program provider
- Experienced, HR-certified instructors
- Affiliation with one of the world’s top universities
- Opportunity to earn a Rice Certificate of Achievement
Earn Rice University's Certificate of Achievement
Participants who earn a 70 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.
Course Co-Sponsors: Society for Human Resource Management, HR Houston, Bay Area Human Resource Management Association (BAHRMA) and Montgomery County SHRM (MC-SHRM)
"Rice University is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP.”
Online Information Session
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