As you prepare for the SHRM certification exam, Varsity Tutors can enroll you in a Tampa SHRM certification course. When you receive the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) certification, it demonstrates to the global business community that you have both the competency and knowledge of HR practice to be effective in the field.
There are two separate tests that you can choose between, as long as you have met the requirements for both education and experience. The first is the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP), which is designed for HR professionals who are involved primarily in operational roles. Then there is the SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) which is designed for HR professionals at a senior level who operate primarily in a strategic role. Keep in mind that before you submit your application to take the SHRM exam, you must complete your education and work experience criteria.
It can help you to prepare for your test by knowing what to expect when you take it. Both the SHRM-CP and the SHRM-SCP are exams that have 160 questions and take about four hours to complete. During the tests, you'll encounter two types of multiple-choice questions. These include knowledge-based items that are important for assessing your knowledge and understanding of factual information and situational judgment items that are important for assessing your decision-making skills, judgment, and application. 50 percent of these questions have to do with HR Knowledge Domains and 50 percent have to do with Behavioral Competency Clusters.
Undoubtedly, during your degree program at a school such as the University of Tampa or the University of South Florida, you accumulated a lot of knowledge. Afterward, when you began your HR-related career, you most likely learned even more through hands-on experience. That being said, the test for certification will most likely have topics that you do not encounter that frequently, making studying for the exam that much more important. A Tampa SHRM course allows you to work closely with an instructor who is well-versed in the exam contents. You can also work with other classmates who are working toward their SHRM as well. You can work together to shore up your knowledge base on topics you're less clear on, such as job offer negotiations.
You can take advantage of the interactivity of your course by working with your instructor and classmates through discussions on various topics, during lectures, and through different learning activities. This collaborative learning experience can provide several advantages. For example, if you are struggling with a topic like the best practices for managing globally diverse workforces, you can ask for help. Not only can your instructor explain it more thoroughly, but your classmates can provide their own knowledge and perspectives. In turn, you're able to offer your own expertise to those who are struggling with something that you already understand. You can reserve one-on-one time with your instructor as well if you need additional help.
Another benefit to Tampa SHRM certification training is that it is capable of fitting into what might already be a jam-packed schedule. These courses are completely online which removes the time and cost of a lengthy commute. Since new sections begin every month, you have the added benefit of being able to choose one that is either two or four weeks long. The sections all occur on different times and different days, so you will be able to pick out a section that's going to best match the schedule you'd like to set.
When you enroll in a Tampa SHRM certification class, you can start building your confidence as you dive into the subject material and hone your knowledge in each area. Once you have chosen to enroll in Tampa SHRM certification training, reach out to Varsity Tutors and let our educational consultants help you get started.
- SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP)
- SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP)