Why Should You Be Certified?

Now, more than ever, HR teams are required to assume a greater leadership role, contributing to the strategic direction their respective organizations. The profession is no longer just about WHAT you know- but HOW you do your job.

SHRM-Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®) and SHRM-Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP®) credentials focus on teaching and testing the practical, real-life skills, behavioral competencies and knowledge HR professionals need to excel in their careers today.

13 Week Evening Courses

Register Online Dates Location Time Price Event Number
Evening Courses for Fall of 2018 Course Schedule will be posted soon.

Fast Track and Online Courses

Intensive 6 Saturday Fast Track Course
(6 structured classroom courses meeting 7 hrs. per course session)

Register Online Dates Location Time Price Event Number
Register Saturdays,
4/7/2018 - 5/12/2018
MicroTrain Facility
720 E. Butterfield, Suite 100, Lombard, IL
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. $1,425 - Regular
$1,325 - SHRM member/NIU alumni

6 Week Intensive Interactive Online Courses
( Instructor-led web-conferencing sessions, discussion board and assigned online activities)

Register Online Dates Location Time Price Event Number
Register Mondays and Thursdays,
4/9/2018 - 5/17/2018
Online 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. $1,525 - Regular
$1,425 - SHRM member/NIU alumni

Individuals holding the new SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credentials may take this course to earn credits to meet re-certification requirements.

PAYMENT PLAN OPTION TERMS & CONDITIONS: The credit card payment plan option is available for registrations completed at least 30 days in advance of the program start date. Payment terms: 25% of the total cost will be charged to the credit card at time of registration. Any outstanding balance will be charged to the credit card 14 days prior to the program start. Payments may be made prior to the final due date by contacting Outreach Registration (800) 345-9472. Payment in full must be confirmed before shipment of any course materials. Standard cancellation policies apply.

Illinois Veterans and Illinois National Guard Grant Programs: This program is not eligible for funding under the IL Veterans and IL National Guard Grants. IVG and ING grants apply only to those programs assessing tuition and mandatory fees. NIU Outreach is licensed to deliver this program by the sponsoring professional organization. The registration fee for this program is not based on tuition and fees and includes course materials, licensing fees, catering services, and instructional costs not covered by the IVG/ING grants. 

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Funding: Certain unemployed or underemployed Illinois candidates may be eligible to receive funding for this program under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Visit the website https://www.illinoisworknet.com/WIOA and ask the question “How do I go about accessing my Individual Training Account (ITA)?”

Complete the form below to receive information about our Human Resources courses.

SHRM Certification SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP


Donna Mann, Director 
Credentialing Programs 
Phone: 815-732-6249
Email: dmann@niu.edu

Jennifer Kopecky
Phone: 815-753-0771 
Email: jkopecky@niu.edu 

Registration by phone
Call 815-753-0277 or
Toll Free 800-345-9472
Monday – Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (CST) for live assistance.

All cancellation and transfer requests must be in writing. Email Outreachregistration@niu.edu or fax 815-753-6900.