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 Earn the New Standard in HR Certification
Registration for the Spring 2021 Study Group will open in November




Earning your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential makes you a recognized expert and leader in the HR field—and a valuable asset to your organization, keeping you and your organization more competitive in today's economy. This professional distinction sets you apart from your colleagues, proving your high level of knowledge and skills.

The profession is no longer just about what you know—facts and figures—but rather how you effectively implement that knowledge in the workplace each and every day. SHRM certification provides you the opportunity to prove not only what you know but also how you can apply that knowledge on the job. 

SHRM certifications directly link to on-the-job scenarios and realistic work situations, making them the most relevant certifications available for HR professionals. Seventy-five percent of examinees say the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams are more job relevant than any other HR certification.

HR certification must be as inclusive and diverse as the profession itself. Built upon one comprehensive SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge™ (SHRM BoCK™), SHRM certification is applicable across industries, geographic borders, job responsibilities and career levels. Whether your organization has a global focus or not, customers and talent can come from anywhere, and a universal set of skills is preferred.

The SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP credentials are based on the current HR landscape, focusing on the competencies and knowledge HR professionals need to lead in today’s business community. Boost your confi dence to take that next step in your HR career or to distinguish yourself in a job search. More than 5,000 employers are seeking SHRM credential-holders every month.

Based on in-depth research focused on—and backed by—global employers and business leaders, the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP credentials refl ect what HR practitioners need to know to be leaders in their organizations and in the profession. 

The SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP credentials are state-of-the-art certifications off ered by SHRM, the world’s largest HR membership organization and the industry leader in HR professional development. For more than 60 years, SHRM has supported more than 100,000 employers representing 140 million employees worldwide. To date, over 96,000 HR professionals have earned their SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

SHRM is proud to announce that both its competency-based certification exams—the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP—have been accredited by The Buros Center for Testing, and recognized as meeting the highest standards in testing. Learn More.



Metro Milwaukee SHRM is also your source for continuing education!  We are a SHRM Preferred Recertification Provider for continuing education programs and we continue to support members with PHR and SPHR designations by providing programs that offer the general and business credits you need.

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 Earn the New Standard in HR Certification
Join the Fall 2020 Study Group!

Register Online 

What do you get:

The fee will include the study materials, an opportunity to meet with the same group of professionals week over week to discuss the material, and multiple local HR professional who have been certified to share their professional insights, discuss the materials, and give tips about the test. 


Thursday Evenings
September 3, 2020 to November 19, 2020
6:00pm - 8:30pm 

Course to be held at:

 Online/Zoom Meeting

Testing Window:

December 1, 2020 thru February 15, 2021


$900 for MM SHRM Members
$1,000 for Non-Members 

Scholarship Available:

Metro Milwaukee SHRM is pleased to offer members an opportunity to be selected for our new, Certification Scholarship.  The Certification Scholarship is applied toward the cost of attending our 12-week SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Certification Study Group.  The Study Group meets weekly from (Fall) early September through late November and (Spring) mid-January to mid-April.  The value of the scholarship is $900.00!  One scholarship will be awarded. 

 Find out more about the scholarship below!


Study Group: August 25, 2020 OR at Max Capacity (15) - Whichever Comes First
Scholarship:  August 15, 2020


Metro Milwaukee SHRM is now offering a SHRM Learning System study group to expand your human resource knowledge and prepare you for the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or the SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) exam.

This 12 week study group is designed for individuals interested in preparing for the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP exam, achieving professional advancement and building confidence for addressing today’s human resource challenges.

Study Group Materials: 2020 SHRM Learning System

This study group is based on the SHRM Learning System, a premier-quality exam preparation tool that combines learning modules available in print and e-reader formats and online resources, accessible via mobile devices, to teach the entire SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge™ (SHRM BoCK™).  Registration fee includes the 2020 SHRM Learning System.

Study groups fill quickly and space is limited.

Whether you are a SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP candidate or a manager seeking training for your staff, our SHRM Learning System study group can help you accomplish your certification and professional development goals.  

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MM SHRM Certification Scholarship

Scholarship Application

Metro Milwaukee SHRM is pleased to offer members an opportunity to be selected for our new, Certification Scholarship.  The Certification Scholarship is applied toward the cost of attending our 12-week SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Certification Study Group.  The Study Group meets weekly from (Fall) early September through late November and (Spring) mid January to mid April.  The value of the scholarship is $800.00!  One scholarship will be awarded.

Eligible applicants must meet the following criteria:
* Must be a current regular member of MM SHRM.
* Must meet the eligibility requirements for the certification exam at the time of application.
* Must be willing and able to participate in a Certification Study Group within the next 12 months.

Interested candidates should complete the on-line application form (link below).  This form includes contact information, short-answer questions, and a request for your current resume.

A selection committee will review all applications and the decision of the committee is final. The Certification Scholarship will be awarded based solely on the merits of the overall application. 

Application Deadline:
All applications must be received by August 15, 2020

All applicants will be notified by August 21, 2020.  This is a one-time award and the scholarship award winner must use the scholarship within 12 months of the date of the award.  Applicants who are not selected for the scholarship are encouraged to reapply.


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