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Why Should You Be Certified?

Now, more than ever, HR teams are required to assume a greater leadership role, contributing to the strategic direction their respective organizations. The profession is no longer just about WHAT you know- but HOW you do your job.

SHRM-Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®) and SHRM-Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP®) credentials focus on teaching and testing the practical, real-life skills, behavioral competencies and knowledge HR professionals need to excel in their careers today.

13 Week Evening Courses

Register Online Dates Location Time Price Event Number
Register Wednesdays,
9/6 - 12/6/2017
Trinity International University
2065 Half Day Road, Deerfield, IL
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. $1,375 - Regular
$1275 - SHRM member/NIU alumni
#15263
Register Thursdays,
9/7 - 12/7/2017
NIU Naperville
1120 E. Diehl Rd., Naperville, IL
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. $1,375 - Regular
$1275 - SHRM member/NIU alumni
#15276
Register Thursdays,
9/7 - 12/7/2017
Oakton College
1600 E. Golf Rd., Des Plaines, IL
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. $1,375 - Regular
$1275 - SHRM member/NIU alumni
#15277
Register Mondays,
9/11 - 12/4/2017
Prairie State College Matteson Area Campus
4821 Southwick Dr., Matteson, IL
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. $1,375 - Regular
$1275 - SHRM member/NIU alumni
#15278
Register Mondays,
9/11 - 12/4/2017
NIU Hoffman Estates
5555 Trillium Blvd., Hoffman Estates, IL
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. $1,375 - Regular
$1275 - SHRM member/NIU alumni
#15279
Register Tuesdays,
9/12 - 12/5/2017
MicroTrain
200 W. Adams St., Suite 410, Chicago, IL
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. $1,375 - Regular
$1275 - SHRM member/NIU alumni
#15280
Register Tuesdays,
9/12 - 12/5/2017
NIU Rockford
8500 E. State Street, Rockford, IL
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. $1,375 - Regular
$1275 - SHRM member/NIU alumni
#15297

Fast Track and Online Courses

Intensive 6 Saturday Fast Track Course
(6 structured classroom courses meeting 7 hrs. per course session)

Register Online Dates Location Time Price Event Number
Register Saturdays,
10/14 - 12/2/2017
Lomard/Oak Brook Area
Location TBD
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. $1,425 - Regular
$1,325 - SHRM member/NIU alumni
#15281

12 Week Interactive Online Courses
(Instructor-led 2 hours sessions, discussion board and assigned online activities)

Register Online Dates Location Time Price Event Number
Register Tuesdays,
9/19 - 12/5/2017
Online 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. $1,525 - Regular
$1,425 - SHRM member/NIU alumni
#15282

Individuals holding the new SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credentials may take this course to earn credits to meet re-certification requirements.

6 Week Intensive Interactive Online Courses
( Instructor-led web-conferencing sessions, discussion board and assigned online activities)

Register Online Dates Location Time Price Event Number
Register Mondays and Thursdays,
10/23 - 12/4/2017
Online 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. $1,525 - Regular
$1,425 - SHRM member/NIU alumni
#15283

Individuals holding the new SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credentials may take this course to earn credits to meet re-certification requirements.

PAYMENT PLAN OPTION TERMS & CONDITIONS: The credit card payment plan option is available for registrations completed at least 30 days in advance of the program start date. Payment terms: 25% of the total cost will be charged to the credit card at time of registration. Any outstanding balance will be charged to the credit card 14 days prior to the program start. Payments may be made prior to the final due date by contacting Outreach Registration (800) 345-9472. Payment in full must be confirmed before shipment of any course materials. Standard cancellation policies apply.


Illinois Veterans and Illinois National Guard Grant Programs: This program is not eligible for funding under the IL Veterans and IL National Guard Grants. IVG and ING grants apply only to those programs assessing tuition and mandatory fees. NIU Outreach is licensed to deliver this program by the sponsoring professional organization. The registration fee for this program is not based on tuition and fees and includes course materials, licensing fees, catering services, and instructional costs not covered by the IVG/ING grants. 

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Funding: Certain unemployed or underemployed Illinois candidates may be eligible to receive funding for this program under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Visit the website https://www.illinoisworknet.com/WIOA and ask the question “How do I go about accessing my Individual Training Account (ITA)?”

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SHRM Certification SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP


SHRM Recertification Provider 2017

Donna Mann, Director 
Credentialing Programs 
Phone: (815) 732-6249
E-mail: dmann@niu.edu

Jennifer Kopecky
Phone: 815-753-0771 
E-mail: jkopecky@niu.edu 

Registration by phone
Call 815-753-0277 or
toll free 800-345-9472
Monday – Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (CST) for live assistance.

All cancellation and transfer requests must be in writing. Email Outreachregistration@niu.edu or fax (815) 753-6900