• Human Resources Training

    In partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Workforce Education, Solutions & Safety Training at Lewis and Clark Community College offers two professional development programs to address the needs of adults who wish to broaden their perspective of the human resource profession. These courses are designed to present the participant with essential knowledge for entry into exempt positions in the human resource development/personnel function. The programs offer the opportunity to strengthen skills, boost confidence and advance career opportunities.

    SHRM Learning System for Certification Preparation


    Our Human Resource certification preparation course is designed primarily for individuals seeking the new standard in HR certification. Now, more than ever, HR teams are required to assume a greater leadership role, contributing to the strategic direction of their organization. The HR profession is no longer just about what you know–but how you do your job. Establish yourself as a globally-recognized human resource expert by earning the new standard in HR certification: SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP®). These professional certifications can open doors for professional advancement, serve to harmonize standards with changing expectations and signal to employers advanced professional development. They reflect what HR practitioners need to know to be leaders in their organizations and in the profession. Ensure you're prepared with this course designed for SHRM credential candidates. Expand and test your knowledge and practical, real-life competencies in areas critical for HR career success.

    Spring 2019 Course

    Tuesdays & Thursdays, March 05 - April 11, 2019
    6-9 p.m.
    N.O. Nelson Campus, 600 Troy Road, Edwardsville, IL 62025
    Early registration fee: $1,049 (by February 08, 2019)
    Regular registration fee: $1,149
    Registration deadline: February 22, 2019


    Who Should Enroll?

    Our certification preparation course is designed primarily for individuals seeking SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® certification. 

    • HR professionals qualified under SHRM requirements for SHRM-CP® and SHRM-SCP® certification who are preparing for the exam.
    • Individuals who want advanced education and training for a successful HR career.
    • HR professionals wanting a broader education or to update their HR knowledge.
    • HR professionals who want to enhance their marketability by gaining current HR knowledge.

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    Already Certified?

    Because the HR profession is constantly changing and evolving, it is important for certified professionals to continually update their HR competencies and knowledge. Achieving certification as a SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP®) is the first step. Recertifying demonstrates your commitment to the profession, to your organization, and to yourself through lifelong education and professional development. We understand the value of maintaining your credentials and offer a variety of learning opportunities to support you in your recertification efforts. Contact us for more information.


    Click to review the Recertification Handbook.

    SHRM Essentials of Human Resources


    The SHRM Essentials® of Human Resources is an introductory course offering a comprehensive overview of human resource roles and responsibilities. It gives participants critical knowledge to help reduce potentially costly lawsuits and improves their ability to handle challenging HR issues. Updated in 2013, this course is ideal for those who are just starting out in the human resources profession, or those who are looking for an effective way to boost their employee management skills.

    Who Should Enroll?

    • New and junior HR practitioners who need to increase their knowledge base
    • Small business owners or office managers who perform the HR function for their company and business managers who want to learn basic HR best practices to avoid costly litigation
    • New or experienced managers interested in learning more about employee management skills
    • Representatives selling or supporting HR systems and services
    • International HR personnel wishing to increase their knowledge of U.S. HR practices
    • Job seekers who are investigating HR as a new career option or want to enhance their resume with HR skills