SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP Test Preparation
Define Yourself as an HR Leader with SHRM Certification

November 15-17, 2022 Birmingham, AL with Zoom streaming available



SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP Test Preparation
Define Yourself as an HR Leader with SHRM Certification

November 15-17, 2022 Birmingham, AL with Zoom streaming available


SHRM 2022 Partner SHRM 2022

Workshop Overview

Registration for November Boot Camp is open!

Commit to Your Career

HR professionals like you are facing new and larger challenges each day due in part to a changing workforce, shifting legislation and regulations and so much more. Ensure you’re prepared for these changes, and anything else thrown your way with SHRM’s global HR credentials, SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP.

By becoming SHRM certified, you prove your knowledge, competency and value to colleagues and to employers looking for a competitive edge in today’s global economy. Wherever your career takes you, your SHRM certification will define you as an HR expert and leader, and our course can help you get there.

Course Dates:

To complete the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP course, attendance is required for all of the following dates and times.

Dates Times
November 15, 2022 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
November 16, 2022 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
November 17, 2022 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

*Location: AmFirst Federal Credit Union Training Room, 1112 Montgomery Highway, Vestavia Hills, AL  35216

In-person classes with online streaming option available, as COVID-19 restrictions permit. If you have questions, please contact Mary Patterson.

Who Should Attend

Our certification preparation course is designed primarily for individuals seeking SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification. Certification is a great choice for HR professionals who want to:

  • Increase their knowledge
  • Advance their skills
  • Earn recognition from the global community


  • Non-SHRM Members- $1,250
  • SHRM Members- $1,200
  • UA Employee-$1,063
  • Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, or Other Local Chapter SHRM- $1,050

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams, you must meet specific educational and work experience criteria at the time you submit your application. For details on eligibility requirements, visit

Advance Your Career

Not sure about certification, but still want to improve your HR skills to meet the demands of today’s world of work? Then this workshop could be the perfect fit for you. The course provides a comprehensive and accelerated option for professional development. Participants gain a generalist viewpoint, refresh key ideas and concepts, strengthen their understanding of core behavior and technical competencies, and increase productivity in the workplace.

SHRM Body of Applied Skills and Knowledge™ (SHRM BASK™)

The SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certifications are built upon the SHRM BASK which is more than an exam outline. It defines the standards for the knowledge, strategies and competencies required for effective HR professionals around the world.

To maintain this level of excellence and relevancy, SHRM brought together some of the best minds in the HR profession to define nine behavioral competencies and 14 functional areas that every HR professional should know.

The University of Alabama’s SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP Test Prep Program offers you a preparation course to help meet your needs and increase your success on the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams.

Benefits to you Benefits to your employer
You’ll benefit from:

  • An experienced, SHRM-certified instructor.
  • The SHRM Learning System, historically ranked the #1 HR certification prep tool.
  • Ability to acquire the knowledge and understand the behavioral competencies to help
    you prepare for the exam.
  • A structured learning experience that keeps you on track.
  • Opportunities to network and learn from your peers.
  • Eligibility for tuition reimbursement.
  • Earning up to 36 professional development credits (PDCs) if you are attending this
    program for professional development only.
Certification benefits your entire organization:

  • It demonstrates that your HR professionals have mastered the application of HR technical
    and behavioral competencies.
  • Certification prepares your HR staff to assume greater leadership roles and contribute
    to the strategic direction of your organization.
  • Exam preparation helps HR professionals bring new ideas to your organization that
    will help drive success.
  • It helps create a common HR language that optimizes consistency and effectiveness.
  • Certification is relevant worldwide, as exams cover the new global SHRM BASK™.

Topics Covered

Study with learning modules that provide an in-depth exploration of the knowledge domains and behavioral competencies tested on the SHRM exams.

Title Overview
  • Leadership
    • Leadership & Navigations
    • Ethical Practice
    • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Interpersonal
    • Relationship Management
    • Communication
    • Global Mindset
  • Business
    • Business Acumen
    • Consultation
    • Analytical Aptitude
  • HR Strategy
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Employee Engagement & Retention
  • Learning & Development
  • Total Rewards
  • Structure of the HR Function
  • Organizational Effectiveness & Development
  • Workforce Management
  • Employee & Labor Relations
  • Technology Management
  • Managing a Global Workforce
  • Risk Management
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • U.S. Employment Law & Regulations (U.S. Only)

Preparing for the SHRM Certification Exam: Let’s Do This Together!

We combine the SHRM Learning System with our expert, SHRM-certified instructors to offer you the most comprehensive and effective way to prepare for success on your exam. The SHRM Learning System is an interactive roadmap to guide your studies through the entire SHRM Body of Applied Skills and Knowledge™ (SHRM BASK™).

  • Proven Success: Students using the SHRM Learning System consistently beat the average exam pass rate.
  • Expert Guidance: Your SHRM certified instructor is there to answer your questions and keep you on track for success.
  • Current Content: The course content is updated annually and aligns with the SHRM BASK tested on the exams.
  • Authentic Practice Questions: The learning system includes 2,500+ practice questions, including some that were previously used on actual SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams.

Workshop Leads

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Larry Baldwin

Larry Baldwin has earned the Senior Professional in Human Resources certification (SHRM-SCP) through the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). Presently, he serves as director of the Human Resources Institute for the Culverhouse College of Business at The University of Alabama and is a clinical instructor for HR management courses. Mr. Baldwin also maintains a small management services firm that offers human resources, business, and career-related consulting services.


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Dr. Robert K. Prescott, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Dr. Robert K. Prescott, SPHR, SHRM-SCP has spent twenty years in industry and sixteen years in teaching and consulting positions. Included in Bob’s rich experiences is work in Corporate Engagement at the College of Continuing Studies at The University of Alabama, Graduate Faculty of Management at the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, Director of Executive Education at Penn State and Director of Human Resources for BellSouth Communications, Inc.

In both corporate and academic settings, Bob has taught graduate-level courses in the Executive Doctorate, MBA, and Master of Human Resources (MHR) programs and business application training in the areas of strategic leadership, organization behavior, influence strategies, human resource management, supervision, and enterprise consulting.  He is a native of Birmingham, Alabama, holds a B.S. in Marketing from The University of Alabama and a Ph.D. in Workforce Education and Development from The Pennsylvania State University.

Program Manager

Mary Patterson's PhotoMary Patterson, CPA, SHRM-CP
Phone Number: 205-348-7049


Questions about this program? Contact Mary Patterson today! Mary Patterson works in the College of Continuing Studies at The University of Alabama as Program Manager, where she assists the CCS team in designing and implementing professional development and training programs, industrial training programs, and executive education programs that are offered on-campus, online or onsite at the workplace.  Ms. Patterson has a Bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of Alabama’s Culverhouse College of Business with a major in accounting.  She is a Certified Public Accountant and stays abreast of current developments relevant to business owners, including management, human resources, economics, accounting, taxation, and marketing.  Additionally, Ms. Patterson is a Certified Professional in the Society for Human Resource Management. She works closely with HR departments to design custom training to enhance work objectives, increase productivity and build a positive culture.  She worked previously as Director of the Alabama Entrepreneurial Research Network (AERN) in the Culverhouse College of Business to bring the resources from the University of Alabama down to the community level.  She is a member of the Tuscaloosa Chapter of the Alabama Society of CPAs, the Society of Human Resource Management, the Culverhouse Commerce Executives Society, and the Southern Automotive Women’s Forum.