Certification Classes

Earning your HR certification 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.

Why get certified? HR certification is a career-long commitment that shows your peers, your employees and your organization that you have mastered the core HR principles and that you are dedicated to staying current in your profession.

The certification prep course is delivered by facilitators who are certified and experienced HR practitioners and subject-matter experts. Class time is supplemented with out-of-class readings and practice exams.

If you would like more information on certification, please send an email to certification@ieshrm.org.  You can view the benefits of certification with the YouTube links below:


Richard Dawson, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, PHRca, HRPM, sHRBP, is a highly tactical strategist with extensive HR management experience.  He is a full-fledged generalist with industry acumen spanning employee relations, strategic management, talent acquisition, training and development, organizational effectiveness, talent management and full-cycle human resources. He is also senior certified in Federal and California Employment Laws, as well as, certified in CUE, Labor/Employee Relations.

Additionally, Richard is an Adjunct Professor at Claremont Graduate University and HR Instructor at University of La Verne, teaching the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP classes, Director of Certification for IE-SHRM teaching the PHR/SPHR and SHRM CP/SCP classes to HR professionals in Los Angeles, Inland Empire and Orange County. Previously, with IE-SHRM, held positions such as, President, Vice-President, Vice-President of Finance, Treasurer and Membership Chair.

As a board member, he has held various positions including Director of Communication and Director of Certification for CalSHRM, Vice-President of Leadership for PIHRA as well as, National SHRM roles as Diversity & Inclusion Expertise Panel and currently, Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Expertise Panel. Richard believes that his greatest role is paying it forward, by assisting others with their success and he looks forward to working with you.

PHR & SPHR - Spring 2018

The Human Resources Certification Program (HRCP) course will be delivered by facilitators who are certified and experienced HR practitioners and subject-matter experts. Class time is supplemented with out-of-class readings and practice exams. The six modules and materials are based on the 2017 HR Body of Knowledge.

March 31, 2018 - Introductions / Handouts / Distribute Books
April 7, 2018 - Business Management & Strategy
April 14, 2018 - Workforce Planning and Employment
April 21, 2018 - Human Resource Development
April 28, 2018  - Compensation and Benefits
May 5, 2018 - Employee and Labor Relations
May 12, 2018 - Risk Management

SHRM-CP & SHRM-SCP - September 2018

10 Saturday Classes | 4 Hours Each

SHRM announces the new SHRM credentials, SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). The program covers the entire Body of Competencies and Knowledge (BOCK).

Session 1   - Introductions and Materials, Course Preparation Discussion and HR Competencies
Session 2  - Business and HR Strategy
Session 3  - Talent Acquisition/Retention and Employment Engagement
Session 4  - Total Reward
Session 5  - Learning/Development and Organizational Effectiveness and Development
Session 6  - Structure of the HR Function, Workforce Management and Employee Relations
Session 7  - Technology & Data and HR in Global Context
Session 8  - Diversity / Inclusion, Risk Management and Corporate Social Responsibility
Session 9 - US Employment Laws and Regulations
Session 10  - Practice Exam and Discussion

SHRM Certifications SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP Receive Accreditation!
On November 15, 2016, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) announced that its SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) exams were accredited, a pronouncement that the HR credentials meet the highest standards in testing. The Buros Center for Testing, a premier test review center located at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, accredited SHRM Certification less than two years after the credentials were launched.

Pricing & Location

Register & Pay Here

University of La Verne
3237 Guasti Road

Cost - $895 for SHRM members, $1,095 for non-members.
Organizations registering 3 or more individuals will receive a 15% discount.

Monday, March 19, 2018, 5:00 PM, PST


Certification Exam

Applicants must meet the HRCI and SHRM eligibility criteria and must apply and register for the exam separately at www.hrci.org and www.shrm.org.


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