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SHRM Certification Preparation Course - Winter 2019
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Join us for our intensive SHRM Certification Preparation Course to identify your areas of strength and build on them, as well as see where you need further concentrated study in preparation for the exam.

11/22/2019 to 12/12/2019
When: 11/22/19 | 12/5/19 | 12/12/19
9:00am - 4:00pm
Where: PSA Insurance & Financial Services
11311 McCormick Road
Suite 500
Hunt Valley, Maryland  21031
United States
Contact: CHRA

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CHRA’s SHRM Certification Preparation Course

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A 3-day In-Person Program

Dates & Times:

Friday, November 22, 2019 | Thursday, December 5, 2019 | Thursday, December 12, 2019

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.



PSA Insurance & Financial Services

11311 McCormick Road, Suite 500

Hunt Valley, MD 21031


Led by SHRM Instructor Amanda Haddaway, SHRM-SCP, SPHR



Course Details:

Led by a highly qualified and certified HR instructor, our intensive SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP preparation seminars, combined with the SHRM Learning System, present a comprehensive and detailed review of the current SHRM Body of Competency & Knowledge™ (SHRM BoCK™). By attending, you will be able to identify areas of strength and build on them. You will also see where you need further concentrated study in preparation for either exam.


During your prep course, your SHRM-certified instructor will build upon the foundation you've already established through your studies of the SHRM Learning System, guiding you through interactive discussions, and sample test questions.


While this preparation course should not be considered your only preparation for certification, it will serve as a very valuable component to help you focus your study efforts and maximize your results.


Benefits & Features

- Led by a qualified and certified instructor.

- Classroom environment provides networking opportunities.

- Outside-the-classroom assignments help reinforce seminar sessions.

- Sample test questions keep you confident in your breadth of knowledge.

- Program registration also includes the option to attend a virtual group coaching session with a SHRM-certified, expert instructor to assist with exam preparations.


Program Outline by Day:


Day 1:

  • Introduction
  • HR Competencies
  • Structure of the HR Function
  • Strategic Planning
  • OED
  • HR in the Global Context

Day 2:

  • Talent Acquisition
  • Learning and Development
  • Total Rewards
  • Employee Engagement
  • Diversity and Inclusion

Day 3:

  • Employment Law
  • Employee and Labor Relations
  • Technology Management
  • Workforce Management
  • CSR
  • Risk Management


About the Instructor:

Amanda Haddaway is the managing director and lead consultant and trainer for HR Answerbox. Amanda has nearly 40,000 hours of experience in human resources and she specializes in resolving difficult employee relations situations, designing and facilitating interactive training solutions and advising small businesses on how to effectively manage their human capital.

She holds the two highest professional certifications in human resources, SPHR and SHRM-SCP, as well as a Master of Jurisprudence degree in Labor and Employment Law from Tulane University Law School, a Master’s degree from George Washington University and a Bachelor’s degree from James Madison University. 

Additionally, Amanda is a national speaker and a published author of two books. She serves as the director for the Maryland SHRM State Council, as a trainer and subject matter expert for the Society for Human Resource Management, and as a member of the leadership council of the National Small Business Association. 

“One of the best SHRM instructors I have had!”

“Amanda Haddaway is a fantastic instructor with great experience.”

“After taking this course, my score on the pre-test went up 16 points!”


Fees include the SHRM Learning System, continental breakfast and lunch each day, and prep course instruction by qualified instructor.


Full payment is required at time of registration.


Your SHRM Learning System will be ordered and mailed to you at the time of your registration.


Early bird $1,125 (On or before September 30) *Best Value for this course in Maryland!

Regular rate $1,175 (After September 30)



Early Bird $1,225 (On or before September 30)

Regular rate $1,275 (After September 30)


Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations in writing to CHRA no later than November 22, 2019 will receive refunds minus a $600 fee for the cost of the SHRM Learning System and a $100 administration fee.

Need help with fees? Apply for SHRM Scholarships!

MD SHRM is now offering a certification scholarship through the SHRM Foundation. HR Professionals in Maryland are encouraged to apply. Click here for more details.



Testimonials & Resources:

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SHRM Testing Window & Eligibility Requirements

2019 Winter Exam Window: Dec. 1, 2019 - Feb. 15, 2020 




May 13

Oct. 18

Nov. 9


Eligibility Requirements:

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