Society for Human Resource Management Professional Program in Downtown LA

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Alternative instruction will continue for Fall 2020 semester.  Students should remain in communication with their instructors and follow their instructions. 


Program DescriptionBox with SHRM logo

Offered in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Professional Program at Cal State LA Downtown will prepare individuals for both the  Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) exams. Earning a SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential allows individuals to become recognized experts and leaders in the HR field by delivering a high level of knowledge and skills with distinct benefits to their organizations. This program is also for those individuals who need recertification credits required by SHRM, and for those not interested in SHRM certification, but simply want to improve their HR skills and continue their professional development.

Cal State LA's SHRM Program uses curriculum designed by global subject matter experts and covers the entire SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge™ (SHRM BoCK™). Expert instruction, encouragement and peer discussion, combined with the best exam preparation system, will result in individuals learning and retaining the material effectively and efficiently. Upon completion of the program, those who are eligible will be better prepared to take their SHRM exams and achieve career success.

Who Should Enroll?

HR professionals who:
  • Seek SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification
  • Wish to earn recertification credits required by SHRM. Individuals enrolled in this program can earn up to 36 Professional Development Credits (PDCs).
  • Want to improve/update their HR skills by gaining a generalist viewpoint, refresh key ideas and concepts, strengthen their understanding of core behavior and technical competencies, and increase productivity in the workplace.
  • Want to increase their value in their workplace and/or in the global HR marketplace

Tuition & Fees

Program cost: $1,349. (The program cost includes electronic course materials. The electronic course materials will be emailed to you on the first week of the program).

Financial Assistance 

Federal financial aid is not currently available for this program. However, you can apply for a private student loan here

Program Schedule

View/download the Spring 2021 Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Professional program schedule here. 


The Spring 2021 SHRM program will meet via Zoom on the listed times and dates above. The instructor and participants will actively engage in live discussions and lectures. Login information will be emailed to registered participants a week before the program begins. As a result, it is required that you register by Friday, January 15, 2021 to ensure you receive all crucial information to start the program.

PLEASE NOTE: Registration will open Monday, October 19, 2020.

Enroll in the Spring 2021 SHRM program here.


For more information about the SHRM program, please contact the College of Professional and Global Education via email or (323) 343-4915.