FHSU Management Development Center to offer HR certification preparation course

09/02/15
by Rachel Rayner
A partnership between Fort Hays State University's Management Development Center and the Society for Human Resource Management will offer a 10-week online course starting Monday, Sept. 14.

The course will help human resource professionals prepare for the society's new competency-based certification exams, the Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and the Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). The next testing window for the SHRM certification exam begins Tuesday, Dec. 1.

"With the help of outstanding certification preparation tools from SHRM, our course will help professionals prepare for the SHRM-CP and the SHRM-SCP exams, giving professionals the recognition and flexibility to use their knowledge, skills and competencies anywhere their career takes them," said Sabrina William, MDC director.

SHRM, the world's largest association devoted to human resource management, announced in May 2014 that it was developing a new certification based on the SHRM Competency Model. The model identifies eight behavioral competencies and one technical competency, HR Knowledge or HR Expertise that HR professionals need to advance their careers and improve the effectiveness in the workplace.

"The Society for Human Resource Management is delighted at the opportunity to partner with the FHSU MDC and to help HR professionals acquire both the competencies and knowledge essential for success in today's global economy," said J. Robert Carr, senior professional in human resources and SHRM senior vice president for membership, marketing and external affairs.

SHRM focuses on ensuring that HR professionals seek and attain certification.

"SHRM is committed to ensuring that the certifications our certificants receive are recognized as best-in-class and distinguishes them in the marketplace. We regard the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP as the new standard in certification for the HR profession," said Carr.

The MDC is a division of FHSU's College of Business and Entrepreneurship. The college also offers an SHRM-endorsed B.B.A. in management with a concentration in human resource management and a Master of Professional Studies in human resource management.

For more information on SHRM certifications, visit www.shrmcertification.org.

For more information or to register for MDC's preparation course, contact William at 785-628-4124 or visit www.fhsu.edu/cob/mdc/SHRM-Certification-Course.

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