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Advance Your Career With A Fairfield University SHRM Program

Define Yourself as an HR Leader With SHRM Certification

Establish yourself as a globally-recognized human resource expert by earning the new standard in HR certification: SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP®). Expand and test your knowledge and practical, real-life competencies in areas critical for HR career success. 

Commit to Your Career

SHRM’s global HR credentials, SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP, offer growth, advancement and recognition. These credentials are based on extensive global research involving employers, academics, and practicing HR professionals at all levels to ensure they maintain an industry-leading level of excellence and relevance in our ever-evolving profession.  

By becoming a SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP, you prove your knowledge, competency and value to colleagues and to employers looking for a competitive edge in today’s global economy. Wherever your career takes you, your SHRM certification will define you as an HR expert and leader.

4 Steps to SHRM Certification

  1. Determine your eligibility.
  2. Apply for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam.
  3. Prepare for the certification exam.
  4. Take the exam and leverage your certification.

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Choose Expert Leadership and Guidance

 Attending our course is the most effective way to prepare to pass the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams.

  • Learn from a certified instructor who provides expertise, insights and one-on-one guidance.
  • Network, share experiences, and discuss topics with a diverse group of HR professionals.
  • Stay on track to earn your certification with a structured learning experience and support.
  • Take advantage of funding options, such as corporate tuition reimbursement.

Upcoming Classes

Select a class that fits your schedule:

2019 Fall Dates: September 24 - December 10 

Registration Deadline September 18

Classes are held on night a week for 12 weeks from 6:30-9:30pm

Support and Guidance from SHRM Certified Instructors

At Fairfield University, you have the confidence of knowing our instructors are highly experienced, SHRM-certified professionals who are ready to guide you through the preparation process. 

Register now. Classes fill quickly and space is limited.

“I found the SHRM learning systems course extremely useful. I not only learned the content areas but I added to my network with an expert HR instructor and new colleagues across the HR field. I'd recommend the course to everyone who wants to grow in the field of HR.” — Kim Goodwin, Spring 2016 Dolan School of Business Learning System Student

SHRM Essentials

This two-day certificate program provides an introductory overview of the human resource function. Whether you are new to HR or if HR is one of many roles you fulfill at your company, this program covers the key HR topics you need to know.

The SHRM Essentials of HR Management course covers introductory HR topics in a condensed, easy-to-understand format. The straightforward format ensures that HR concepts can be mastered and applied to real-life situations. You’ll benefit from the shared experiences of your instructor and peers, while learning techniques for handling HR Challenges through interactive case studies designed to make you feel comfortable dealing with HR issues.

Who Should Attend?

  • Entry level HR practitioners
  • Small business owners responsible for the HR function
  • Professionals looking into HR as a career change

Fall 2019 Dates

Friday November 8 and November 15

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Registration Deadline - October 25

For more information please contact Michelle Lesko at (203) 254-4000 x2843 or

Human Resource Management Seminars For PDC Recertification Credits

  • Topical seminars for individuals who hold the SHRM-CP™ and SHRM-SCP™ certification
  • Many are approved for SHRM recertification credits
  • Let us customize a seminar for your business needs.

For more information contact Michelle Lesko, or (203) 254-4000, Ext.2843.

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