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Westfield State University to offer human resource certification preparation course

Westfield State University to offer human resource certification preparation course

WESTFIELDWestfield State University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Education will offer a live online Human Resource Certification Preparation course starting March 4, in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).  

An intensive 36-hour course, the Human Resource Certification Preparation program prepares students seeking certification as a Certified Professional (CP) or Senior Certified Professional (SCP). It is also an excellent program for those wanting to broaden their knowledge of human resources as part of their continuing professional development.  

The course relies on the 2021 SHRM Learning System, which provides interactive tools and updated content that reflects the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge (BoCK) tested on the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams. Content is annually updated to reflect legislative changes and new HR developments. As a result, SHRM Learning System participants consistently beat the national pass rate on certification exams.  

The total cost of this course is $1,255, which includes books and materials. It will meet online on Thursdays, March 4 through May 20, from 5 to 8 p.m. For more information or to register online, visit  

Founded in 1839 by Horace Mann, Westfield State University is an education leader committed to providing every generation of students with a learning experience built on its founding principle as the first public, co-educational college in America to offer an education without barrier to race, gender, or economic status. This spirit of innovative thinking and social responsibility is forged in a curriculum of liberal arts and professional studies that creates a vital community of engaged learners who become confident, capable individuals prepared for leadership and service to society. For more information about Westfield State University, visit,, or

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