SHRM Education Partner Program

Offering the only competency-based HR certifications


The SHRM Education Partner Program is a network of colleges, universities, and other training partners on a shared mission to elevate the HR profession. How are we doing it? By preparing HR professionals to earn the most current, comprehensive and globally recognized HR certifications, the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP. The SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certifications are built upon the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge™ (SHRM BoCK™). More than an exam outline, the SHRM BoCK defines the standards for knowledge, strategies and competencies required of
effective HR professionals around the world.

In addition to certification prep courses, many of our partners offer the SHRM Essentials of Human Resources. The Essentials course provides an introductory overview of key HR topics and the fundamental issues surrounding HR. The course can serve as a feeder for the SHRM certification prep course.


SHRM Education Partners receive turnkey instructor resources and course materials along with access to everything needed to plan, promote and run the course. In addition, you receive special pricing for all student materials. And I’ll provide one-on-one guidance to get you started and help you maintain a successful program.

In turn, you offer instructor-led courses built on the SHRM Learning System and SHRM Essentials program materials.


Partnership with SHRM and Holmes Corporation allows you to:
  • Expand course offerings and grow enrollments using our turnkey materials
  • Offer premium quality courses developed by subject matter experts and backed by SHRM
  • Take advantage of SHRM’s brand recognition, reach and free marketing support
  • Utilize marketing tools and resources to support your courses, including an annual market analysis specific to your location
  • Access one-on-one support for program launch and growth
  • Automatic recognition as Recertification Provider for SHRM Professional Development Credits (PDCs)


The SHRM Learning System

Designed specifically for adult learners, this interactive system combines in-depth HR knowledge with real-life situations to help you master the material and set you up for success on your certification exam.

The SHRM Essentials of Human Resources

This course provides foundational HR knowledge and includes reading materials, a workbook and online study tools to help students master HR concepts and gain a better understanding of Human Resources issues facing organizations.

Instructor Materials

Printed and online materials help instructors prepare, manage and deliver an effective learning experience. Instructor materials include:

  • Learning modules with slide cues.
  • An Instructor Resource Book to assist in class preparation and implementation.
  • Downloadable PowerPoint slides that can be customized based on the instructor and/or class needs.
  • Access to online group reporting tools to track assignment completion and group progress.


Find out if the SHRM Education Partner program is a good fit for you. Give me a call or send an email and I can fill you in on all the details.

Becky Dworak

What Is SHRM?

SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management, creates better workplaces where employers and employees thrive together. As the voice of all things work, workers and the workplace, SHRM is the foremost expert, convener and thought leader on issues impacting today’s evolving workplaces. With 300,000+ HR and business executive members in 165 countries, SHRM impacts the lives of more than 115 million workers and families globally.