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Join CHRA and instructor Paul Shibelski for this full day dual certification preparation boot camp! For those who want to brush up on the HRCI & SHRM Bodies of Knowledge and/or learn proven test taking skills to improve your chances of passing your certification test. Only 25 total spots available!

When: Friday, May 12, 2017
From 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where: PSA Insurance & Financial Services
11311 McCormick Road
Cockeysville, Maryland  21031
United States
Contact: CHRA

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CHRA's Certification Test Preparation 1-Day Boot Camp

Friday, May 12, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

PSA Insurance & Financial Services
11311 McCormick Rd., Suite 500
Cockeysville, MD 21031

CHRA is excited to announce that this year we will be offering a 1-day dual certification preparation boot camp! Paul Shibelski has been teaching similar style boot camps for other SHRM chapters. Whether you are planning to sit for the SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP, PHR, or SPHR exams, this full day of interactive learning, using proven techniques to improve test scores, will help you pass! This course is meant to subsidize your preparation for exam taking, such as study groups, prior certification preparation courses, or additional readings.


Paul Shibelski, MBA, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, GPHR, and former MD State SHRM Certification Director

WHO Should Attend? Any HR professional who:
- Wants to brush up on current exam content
- Has already studied for the exam but wants additional learning to feel better prepared
- Is planning to take the SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP, PHR or SPHR exam
- Has exam anxiety
- Has taken the exam previously, and wants to pass this time!

WHAT Will You Learn?
- The current SHRM and HRCI Body of Knowledge
- Effective exam preparation strategies
- Proven test taking tips
- How to evaluate and improve your own skill level
- How to overcome text anxiety
- How to SUCCEED on the exam!



"Paul is engaging and he initiates contact with the participants prior to the class. Paul provides a welcoming message, and offers information about himself and asks the participants to respond to a few questions so that he has an idea of what concerns the participants may have and what the participant would like to gain (better understanding) from attending the class." 


"I felt more confident after the class. Paul was approachable his insight was helpful, and I learned to stop second-guessing myself."

"I feel better prepared now more than ever!"


"Paul's format offers successful test taking tips that are diverse and specific whether the participant is sitting for the HRCI or the SHRM certification exams."

$125 (CHRA members) / $175 (non-members)
Includes continental breakfast, lunch, full day boot camp, and work book.
*Does NOT include SHRM or HRCI learning system books.


Exam Eligibility Requirements: 




Less than Bachelor’s Degree

Bachelor’s Degree

Graduate Degree


4 years

2 years

1 year


7 years

5 years

4 years




Less than a Bachelor's Degree

Bachelor's Degree

Graduate Degree

HR-Related Degree

Non-HR Degree

HR-Related Degree

Non-HR Degree

HR-Related Degree

Non-HR Degree


3 years in HR role

4 years in HR role

1 year in HR

2 years in HR role

Currently in HR role

1 year in HR role


6 years in HR role

7 years in HR role

4 years in HR role

5 years in HR role

3 years in HR

4 years in HR role


Instructor Biography

Paul Shibelski MBA, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, GPHR has held management and executive-level human resource positions since the mid-1970s. Strategic HR management, organizational, and HR planning are among his many areas of expertise. He is an expert witness on HR issues and regularly presents to groups on issues in the field. He formerly was a manager and HR Effectiveness leader in the advisory Washington Federal Practice with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC. He currently works for the federal government in human capital strategy.

Shibelski has an MBA with human resource management focus from American University, where he also implemented the graduate program in Strategic Human Resource Management. He has been an instructor for the SHRM Learning System since 1995 offering the PHR/SPHR preparation course to over 3,000 participants over the years. He regularly teaches at various universities in the Washington, DC area, is former Maryland State director for SHRM and is former president of the Montgomery County, MD SHRM. He is the Maryland State Council Certification Director. He holds a life-time designation as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and also holds a Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR) both through The HR Certification Institute. He also holds has the SHRM-SCP through The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).


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