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The New Horizons Center for Leadership and Development is a proud Society for Human Resource Management Education Partner, offering the best of Official SHRM Curriculum for the Human Resource Professional taught by certified expert instructors.

SHRM Human Resources Leadership Program Development


The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR professional society, representing hundreds of thousands of members in more than 165 countries. For nearly seven decades, SHRM has been the leading provider of resources serving the needs of HR professionals and advancing the practice of human resource management.

SHRM Essentials of
HR Management

(2-Day Course)

Gain the critical knowledge necessary to help reduce costs, avoid potential lawsuits, and improve your ability to handle challenging HR issues. 

This course is ideal if you are just starting out in the HR profession, perform HR duties as a part of a non-HR job, or are looking for an effective way to boost your employee management skills. 

  • Build a solid foundation in human resource management. 
  • Discuss key pieces of federal legislation that impact HR. 
  • Understand the role of the EEOC and its investigatory process. 
  • Improve your employee recruitment and selection process to help avoid legal pitfalls. 
  • Understand the importance of effectively communicating base pay, incentive compensation, and benefits information to staff at all levels. 
  • Gain knowledge of employee orientation, on-boarding, and training and development. 
  • Learn the process, methods and purpose of performance appraisals.

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Certification Preparation

(5-Day Course)

Led by qualified and certified HR instructors, our intensive SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP training course, combined with the SHRM Learning System (included for post-class reinforcement), presents a comprehensive and detailed review of the current SHRM body of Competency & Knowledge (SHRM BoCK). 

By attending, you and your team will be able to identify areas of strength and build on them. 

You will also see where you need further concentrated study so you are fully prepared to take either exam.

Course includes the SHRM Learning System for post-class reinforcement, including over 1500 practice questions, videos, flashcards, e-reader learning modules and more.

SHRM CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL (SHRM-CP) HR professionals who implement policies and strategies, serve as point of contact for staff and stakeholders, deliver HR services, and perform operational HR functions, should take the SHRM-CP exam.




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Inside, you'll find the complete set of CLD courses, tracks, certifications, essential skill-sets and more.


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Professional Development Credits (PDCs)

As a SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), you already know the importance of understanding current HR issues and extending your knowledge to continue improving in your field.

The Society for Human Resource Management recognizes this, as well. Re-certifying your SHRM credential requires that you earn 60 professional development credits every three years or retake the exam. With the New Horizons Center for Leadership and Development, earning PDCs is simpler than ever! Contact us to discuss the many courses and training options available to help you achieve your re-certification. It’s affordable and easy to do!



Re-certification is required every three years. Professionals need to earn 60 professional development credits (PDCs) in order to recertify.  SHRM has addressed the needs of HR professionals by creating three avenues by which SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP credential-holders can earn re-certification credits:



No PDC maximum
per recertification period

Instructor-Led or Self-Paced Continuing Education Activities

  • Conferences: Locate SHRM Conferences 
  • Educational Programs/Workshops: Locate SHRM Educational Programs 
  • Chapter Programs: Locate SHRM Chapters 
  • College/University courses 
  • Books and e-books: View Approved Titles 
  • Webcasts: View SHRM Webcasts 
  • E-learning: SHRM On-Demand and other eLearning Courses



20 PDC maximum
per recertification period

Supervisor-endorsed work projects that meet or support organizational goals and demonstrate or advance capabilities in one or more HR Competencies.

To be awarded credit, upload documentation to your certification portal providing a defined project objective, a description of the project and your level of involvement, and how the project related to all applicable HR competencies. PDCs are calculated based on time spent working on a project.

  • 50+ hours spent and a minimum of 3+ months = 10 PDCs 
  • 100+ hours spent and a minimum of 6+ months = 20 PDCs



30 PDC Maximum
per recertification period

Thought Leadership and Volunteer Activities Activities that contribute to the development of the HR profession and the community.

  • Professional membership
  • Volunteer leadership
  • Speaking at conferences
  • Research, writing and publishing

For complete information on how PDCs are earned through each activity, review the Recertification HandbookFor an overview of the recertification process and to see what 2 completed journeys to 60 PDCs might look like, view the ROAD TO SHRM RECERTIFICATION brochure

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