Workforce Development-Continuing Education

Human Resource Courses (SHRM)

In partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management.

Earn the new standard in HR certification!

This is an exciting and pivotal time in the HR profession. Now, more than ever, HR teams are required to assume a greater leadership role, contributing to the strategic direction of their organization. The HR profession is no longer just about what you know–but how you do your job.

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

Ensure you're prepared with Kilgore College's courses, designed for SHRM credential candidates. Expand and test your knowledge and practical, real-life competencies in areas critical for HR career success.

The intensive program 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.

Human Resource (SHRM) Courses

Who SHRM Courses are Intended For

Our certification preparation course is designed primarily for individuals seeking SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification.

Certification is a great choice for HR professionals who want to:

  • Increase their knowledge
  • Advance their skills
  • Earn recognition from the global community
  • Eligibility Requirements

SHRM Certification Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must show that they have worked in an HR role for more than 1,000 hours within a calendar year, which equates to 1 year of experience.
  • HR experience may be in an HR exempt or nonexempt capacity.
  • Applicants with a graduate degree (or global equivalency) in HR must currently be employed in an HR role.
  • HR experience may be classified directly, as working in an HR role, or indirectly, by consulting, educating or researching HR practices linked specifically to human resource management.
  • SHRM membership is not required.

Advancing your career. For those not seeking certification, the SHRM Learning System for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP course provides a comprehensive and accelerated option for professional development. Participants gain a generalist viewpoint, refresh key ideas and concepts, strengthen their understanding of core HR competencies and increase productivity.

Already certified?  SHRM's new certification path is simple and clear. As a result of your proven knowledge and skills, you are already eligible to earn the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

Simple process. No Cost.  If you have earned an existing certification (PHR®, SPHR®, GPHR®, HRBP®, HRMP®*) and are in good standing or you become certified by January 31st, 2015, you will be eligible for SHRM's new certification—at no cost-by completing the following three simple steps between January 5 and December 31, 2015:

  • Document that your current certification is in good standing.
  • Sign the Code of Ethics.
  • Complete a brief online tutorial on HR competencies.

Once you complete this process, you will earn the new SHRM credential and begin a three-year recertification cycle**.

*PHR, SPHR, GPHR, HRBP, HRMP are registered trademarks of the HR Certification Institute and are not SHRM certifications.
** You will not lose or have to give up any of your current credentials in order to obtain the new SHRM certification.

Why You Should Enroll in our SHRM Courses

Offered in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the curriculum is designed by global subject matter experts and covers the entire SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge™ (SHRM BoCK™) which encourages HR professionals to acquire the Competencies and Knowledge they'll need to effectively perform their jobs and achieve career success. Our course is designed to help you learn and retain the material effectively and efficiently by combining the best exam preparation system with expert instruction and peer discussion.

As part of your course, you will receive the NEW 2015 SHRM Learning System for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP. Comprised of comprehensive learning modules in print and e-reader formats, and advanced online resources, these study materials streamline study time, accelerate learning and build confidence for passing the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP exam.

By attending our course, you'll benefit from:

  • An experienced, certified instructor
  • The SHRM Learning System, historically ranked the #1 HR certification prep tool
  • Ability to acquire the knowledge and understand the behavioral competencies to help you prepare for the exam
  • A structured learning experience that keeps you on track
  • Opportunities to network and learn from your peers
  • Tuition reimbursement and up to 36 professional development credits (PDCs)
SHRM Course Topics

The SHRM Learning System for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP includes five modules covering the comprehensive SHRM BoCK so you'll learn everything you need for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam.

HR Competencies:

  • Leadership & Navigation
  • Ethical Practice
  • Business Acumen
  • Relationship Management
  • Consultation
  • Critical Evaluation
  • Global & Cultural Effectiveness
  • Communication
  • People
  • Talent Acquisition & Retention
  • Employee Engagement
  • Learning & Development
  • Total Rewards

Organization:

  • Structure of the HR Function
  • Organizational Effectiveness & Development
  • Workforce Management
  • Employee Relations
  • Technology & Data

Workplace:

  • HR in the Global Context
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Risk Management
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Employment Law & Regulations (U.S. only)

Strategy:

  • Business & HR Strategy
HR Specialist Certificate

Classes in human resources can lead to an HR career or can enhance small-business owners’ knowledge of employeemanagement. The HR Specialist Certificate can put job applicants a step ahead of the competition when applying for HR positions. It can also save resources when employers and supervisors know the proper regulatory requirements for managing their workforce. Kilgore College courses are approved by Human Resource Certification Institute to help HR professionals refresh and enhance skills while earning CEUs for PHR and SPHR recertification.

View course descriptions of the HR Specialist Certificate for Fall 2014-Spring 2015 (pdf)

SHRM Learning System® Certificate

HRPO 2030 - Human Resource Certification Test Preparation: Prepare for the Professional Human Resources (PHR) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) exams administered by the Human Resource Certification Institute. This SHRM® Learning System 36-hour course is designed primarily as a certification preparation course for the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) examinations. This course is recommended for individuals who have worked in exempt-level human resource positions for at least two years. SHRM® training materials included. A variety of times and days are available to complete the 36-hour course in time for the annual exam windows of May 1 to June 30 and Dec. 1 to Jan. 31.

View Information about the SHRM Learning System Program for Fall 2014-Spring 2015 (pdf)

SHRM Essentials of HR Management® Certificate

HRPO 1000 - Understanding the Human Resource Function: This Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM®) 18-hour course is considered an entry-level human resource training program. Topics covered include employment law in your workplace, effective recruitment and selection techniques, basics of compensation and benefits, orienting and training your employees, and ensuring quality performance. This course is designed specifically for individuals new to the human resource field or individuals who have some human resource responsibilities in addition to their regular job duties. SHRM® training materials included.

View Information about the SHRM Essentials Program for Fall 2014-Spring 2015 (pdf)

For information about Human Resource Courses:

Brenda Brown
Senior Training and Development Coord.
Workforce Development and CE
Phone:
(903) 983-8288
Office:
Woodruff Adult Educ. Center (AEC), 104