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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.

Essentials of HR Management Certificate Program

Classroom Format: Three Fridays, March 13-April 10, 8 a.m.-noon
Essentials Fee: $649  Group Fee: $629
CEUs: 1.2 
SHRM Professional Development Credits: 12
Note: Fee includes SHRM Essentials of HR Learning System


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™). These professional certifications can open doors for professional advancement, serve to harmonize standards with changing expectations and signal to employers advanced professional development. It reflects what HR practitioners need to know to be leaders in their organizations and in the profession.

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.

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SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP™)

The new SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP™) is the equivalent of the PHR certification.
Classroom Format, Five Sections:

Rice Campus: Six Saturdays, January 24-April 4, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Lone Star College-University Center at Montgomery Campus: 12 Mondays, January 26-April 20, 6-9 p.m. (no class March 9)

Westchase District: 12 Wednesdays, January 28-April 15, 6-9 p.m.

Rice Campus: 12 Tuesdays, February 3-April 28, 6-9 p.m. (no class March 17)

Rice Campus:  Four Wednesdays, April 29, May 6, 13 and 20, 6-9 p.m.; Two Thursdays, April 23 and May 28, 6-9 p.m.; Three Saturdays, April 25, May 9 and 23, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Online Format: Twelve Tuesdays, January 27-April 21 (no class March 17), 6-9 p.m. Central time

SHRM-CP Fee: If registering by January 9: $1,145   After January 9: $1,245
CEUs: 3.6   SHRM Professional Development Credits: 36


SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP™)

The new SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP™) is the equivalent of the GPHR and SPHR certifications.

Classroom Format: 12 Thursdays, February 5-April 23, 6-9 p.m.
SHRM-SCP Fee: If registering by January 9: $1,245   After January 9: $1,345
CEUs: 3.6   SHRM Professional Development Credits 36


Course Co-Sponsors: Society for Human Resource ManagementHR HoustonBay 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.”

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Wednesday, December 17 at noon Central time


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