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™).

Ensure you are prepared with Old Dominion University's course designed for SHRM credential candidates. Expand and test your knowledge and practical, real-life competencies in areas critical for HR career success.

This intensive, instructor-led course combines expert instruction with the SHRM Learning System® for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP, so you will learn faster, retain more knowledge, and stay on track for success on the exam.

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Who should take this course?

  • Current human resource professionals interested in attaining the SHRM certifications to advance their careers
  • Former HR professionals interested in re-entering the HR workforce
  • ODU business management students

Candidates for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP must meet certain requirements set by SHRM. Visit the SHRM website to determine your eligibility.

Online Learning Environment

The online course holds live classes via free web conferencing (such as Zoom), usually once a week. The full course lasts 8-10 weeks.


  • Regular fee: $1399
  • Discount: $1,349 (military, ODU alumni and students, and SHRM members)

Cost includes all books, materials, and cost of shipping all items directly to your home or office.

Exam registration is not included.

To withdraw from a course you must send a request in writing to davans@odu.edu seven (7) days prior the start date of the course. Failure to attend a course does not constitute withdrawal. Review the full refund policy online.

Explore More Opportunities

ODU's School of Continuing Education regularly adds new classes and bootcamps from experienced education partners. Some courses are taught on campus, but many are available online.

Visit their website to see all offerings and register for free online info sessions.