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    Business leadership has changed over recent decades. We now live and work in a global economy, in which geographic borders are virtually non-existent, and innovation, agility and strategy are critical success factors. The HR profession operates at the core of this global economy, ensuring the alignment of organizational strategy with a high-performing workforce. The new SHRM credentials, SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), address these new roles.

    As the leading advocate for HR professionals worldwide, providing HR research and education, SHRM launched an unparalleled study to define not only the knowledge, but also the competencies required of today’s HR leaders. The result of this rigorous research was the SHRM Competency Model which forms an important foundation for the new SHRM Certification.


    The new SHRM Certification recognizes that HR professionals are at the core of leading organizational success:

    • It is built on one singular SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge™ (SHRM BoCK™) designed to elevate the HR profession around the world.
    • It tests the HR professional’s competency—the ability to put that knowledge to work through critical thinking and application.
    • It demonstrates that the HR professional is a technical expert and has mastered the application of HR technical and behavioral competencies, through practice and experience, to drive business results.
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    For side-by-side comparison of the SHRM Certification and the HRCI Certification, click here.



    SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Certification Preparation

    Vermont Tech is ready to help you gain the skills necessary to take leadership in your human resources role.  Whether you are a manager looking for the essentials or a seasoned professional looking for certification, we have a training and format to suit your needs.

    COMING SOON! (Word Document)

    SHRM CP/SPC Exam Certification Preparation INTENSIVE - Williston
    3-Day Intensive      
    November 3- 5, 2017     
    SHRM CP/SPC Exam Certification
    Review Session for those who have materials
    6-hour Review Sessions      
    June 3, 2017 Rutland     
    December 3, 2017 Williston 
    SHRM Essentials of HR Management - Williston
    2-Day Training       
    October 12 & 19, 2017     

        For Details and Registration: click here! (Word Document)

    Still have questions? Contact Laureen Gauthier at VT Tech Continuing Ed

    HR Certification for Reading Select HR Books!

    You can receive HR Certification Institute recertification credit for reading select HR books! The SHRMStore  offers a select number of HR books that have been approved for either General or Strategic recertification credit.  Visit the SHRMStore for a list of the books currently approved for credit. And, for a list of frequently asked questions, click here! Or contact us at

    For general information about HR Certification, click here.