SHRM Certificate in Human Resource Management


This program has been developed to address the needs of adults who wish to broaden their perspective of the human resource profession. It is designed to present the participant with essential knowledge for entry into exempt positions in the human resource development/personnel function. The program offers the opportunity to strengthen skills, boost confidence, and advance career opportunities. The one-semester format will familiarize participants with the field in general and the specific functions in the profession.

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dsb_shrm_logoNew! Next Generation SHRM Certification - Available in 2015!

The new SHRM certification recognizes that HR professionals are at the core of leading organizational success. It is built upon one singular body of knowledge designed to elevate the HR profession around the world. It ensures that the HR professional possesses the relevant HR knowledge required for today's workplace, but it goes one step further. The SHRM certification tests the HR professional's competencies - the ability to put knowledge to work through critical thinking and application.

Benefits and Features:

Universal Skills and Recognition: The new HR certification is relevant worldwide, giving professionals the recognition and flexibility to use their knowledge, skills and competencies anywhere.

Knowledge and Competency: The new HR certification tests HR knowledge as well as competency to ensure the professional's ability to demonstrate not only what they know, but what they can do with this knowledge in situations they encounter.

Developed with Employers in Mind: The new HR certification is based on in-depth research focused on and supported by global employers and business leaders and reflects what HR professionals need to know to lead the profession.

Expanded Eligibility and Inclusivity: The new HR certification recognizes the diversity in the HR profession. The eligibility requirements are more reflective of HR roles, the cost of the exam is lower and the test windows have been extended for better accessibility and flexibility.

Focus on You: The new HR certification is your credential, based on the current HR landscape. This certification is 100% focused on the knowledge and competencies all HR professionals need to lead in today's global business community.

Who should consider earning the new SHRM Credential?

All HR professionals with existing generalist certifications (PHR, SPHR, GPHR, HRBP or HRMP) in good standing will be eligible (free of charge) for the new SHRM certification on January 1, 2015, by taking an online tutorial.

All HR professionals seeking certification for the first time can apply for the exam beginning January 1, 2015. The first exam window of the new certification is tentatively scheduled for mid-2015.

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When can you start?

SHRM will begin accepting applications for those seeking certification, beginning January 1, 2015. The first exam window of the new certification is scheduled for May 2015.

Fall 2015 dates

BB 115 CRN 76955(SHRM Members)

BB 115 CRN 76956(Non-SHRM Members)
Tuesdays, September 15 - December 1, 2015 
6-9 p.m.
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Spring 2016 dates
Tuesdays, February 2 - April 26, 2016 
6-9 p.m.

SHRM Essentials Certificate Program

Build a solid HR foundation with the SHRM Essentials of Human Resource Management Certificate Program.

BB 121 SHRM Essentials CRN 76957 ($595)
Fall 2015 dates - December 11 and 12
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

HRCI Approved Strategic Management 2-Day Seminar

BB 123 CRN 76958 Fridays,  October 30 and November 6 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Spend two days with our SHRM instructor, Ray LaManna, SPHR, mastering Strategic Management!

The course will:

  • Cover HR Strategic Management and how it is related to organizational goals.
  • Describe how legal, political, cultural and economic factors affect HR management efforts.
  • Define HR planning and outline the HR planning process.
  • Evaluate the impact of legislation (federal, state and local) on the organization's goals.
  • Identify HR metrics and their applicability to strategy.
  • Understand the role of Social Media in the HR management & planning process

Cost: $595

For more information contact Patricia Pivarnik, or (203) 254-4307.

Fairfield University can come on site to offer full SHRM courses or courses that qualify for recertification credits. Call Patricia Pivarnik to discuss your company's needs at (203) 254-4307.