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SHRM Certification Exam Preparation

Course number : 1040025   ID : 20527    Section Number : 31E
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This is a FastForward Program: FastForward programs are short-term training courses for industry credentials in high-demand jobs. Eligible Virginia residents may pay only one-third (1/3) of the full tuition cost. To qualify, you must meet the Virginia domicile requirements. Virginia "domicile" means you have lived in Virginia and intended to stay here indefinitely for at least one year before the date of application. A domicile determination form will be part of your registration process. Additional financial assistance is available to offset some or all of the FastForward tuition costs. Complete this short survey to see if you qualify for financial assistance. Learn more about FastForward

G3 Initiative: The G3 program makes it possible for Virginians with low or modest income to pursue jobs in high-demand fields. Learn more about G3 to see if you qualify for additional funding to offset the tuition cost.

SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP) Program Pricing:
  • Regular/Full Price: $2,925
  • FastForward Price: $975
  • FastForward plus G3 Price: $0
Course and Certification Exam Prerequisites: 
Sitting for the industry certification exam is an expectation for FastForward programs. Therefore, you must meet SHRM eligibility criteria for the exam before registering for this course. SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exam eligibility requirements can be found at:

Candidates for the SHRM-CP certification are not required to hold an HR title and do not need a degree or previous HR experience to apply; however, a basic working knowledge of HR practices and principles or a degree from an aligned program are recommended.
Course Description:
Learn@Home: Instructor-led, Live via Zoom and CANVAS
The SHRM Certification Exam Prep is an instructor-led, interactive, comprehensive, and effective course. Offered in partnership with the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), the curriculum is designed by global subject matter experts and covers the entire SHRM BASK™. The course features a personalized path toward success with access to assessments, practice questions, learning modules, quick-start videos, study flashcards, post-tests, and an online resource center.  This course includes 36 hours of instruction, the SHRM Learning System (print and online materials), and the SHRM Exam Fee. 

In Partnership with SHRM
What is Expected:
  • You must attend 70% of all scheduled class hours, in addition to completing any other requirements set by the instructor.
  • Applicants must meet specific educational and work experience criteria at the time they submit their application in order to be eligible to sit for the SHRM-CP or SHRM- SCP exam.  SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exam eligibility requirements can be found at:
  • You must apply with SHRM by the standard application deadline and sit for the SHRM Exam within the next SHRM Testing Window

Important: The SHRM application deadline is November 9, 2024.  You must apply with SHRM by this date.  You are expected to sit for the exam in the 2024 Second Test Window:  December 1, 2024 - February 15, 2025.  The included exam voucher is valid for this testing window only.   
Included with tuition:  
The course, SHRM Learning System, and industry certification exam voucher for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. Note: Access to the SHRM Learning System ($607) is assigned to students on or by the first day of class and is non-refundable once assigned.
No discounts or promotions can be applied to this course.  
Credit for Prior Learning gives you opportunities to earn credit for college-level knowledge that you have already acquired and accelerates the completion of your educational goals. NOVA accepts select industry credentials for college credit. The SHRM-CP credential is approved for Credit for Prior Learning for the following classes at NOVA: BUS 205

Class Details

12 Session(s)
Weekly - Sat

NOVA Workforce Online Class

Rachel Hart 

CEUs : 3.6



Please read:  Learn@Home: Instructor-led, Live via Zoom and CANVAS - Class meets in real-time via Zoom on the days and times listed on the class schedule. Your instructor will facilitate live online lectures and discussions. Reliable internet access and a Zoom-capable device are required. See Zoom Class Requirements for more details.

This class also requires the use of your myNOVA account and the CANVAS online classroom. Please follow these instructions on how to activate your myNOVA account before the first day of class: How to access myNOVA and Canvas

Important: By enrolling in this class as part of the FastForward - New Economy Workforce Credential Grant Program (WCG) and as a condition to receiving a grant, the student agrees to the following terms and conditions as specified in the WCG Agreement (Preview PDF).This agreement will be completed electronically during registration.



Schedule Information

Skip dates: (No class on 08/31/2024)

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
7/13/2024 - 10/5/2024 Weekly - Sat 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM VIRTUAL-ONLINE, NOVA Workforce Online Class  Map, Room: Online Rachel Hart  Lecture

Other Class Offerings

SHRM Certification Exam Preparation
ID: 19775

03/30/24 - 06/22/24
Weekly - Sat
12 sessions.

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