Certification Exam Prep Course (SHRM and HRCI) - Fall 2017

December 8, 2017 8:30 am to 4:30 pm


Join DC SHRM for a full-day, certification exam preparatory class where we include learning for two disciplines -- SHRM and HRCI. Whether you're planning to sit for SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP, PHR, or SPHR exams, this full day of interactive learning, using proven techniques to improve test scores, will help you pass!  The SHRM Winter Exam Window is Dec. 1, 2017 - Feb. 15, 2018.

Presenter:  Paul Shibelski, SHRM-SCP, GPHR, SPHR

Date/Time:  Friday, December 8, 2017 from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Location:  Quarles & Brady, LLP, 1701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20006

Metro Stop: Farragut West (Blue, Orange, and Silver lines)  2 blocks

Pricing:  $125 (DC SHRM/HRA-NCA Members) and $175 (non-members).  Includes continental breakfast and lunch.

WHO Should Attend?  Any HR professional who:

  • is planning to take the SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP, PHR or SPHR exam
  • has applied to take a certification exam
  • has studied for the exam but does not feel prepared
  • has exam anxiety
  • wants to brush up on current exam content
  • wants to pass the exam this time!     

WHAT Will You Learn?

  • The current "Body of Knowledge" approved by SHRM and HRCI
  • How to overcome test anxiety
  • Effective exam-prep stratgies
  • Proven test-taking tips
  • How to evaluate your own skill level, and improve it
  • How to succeed on the exam

A Member's Opinion of the Course

During the workshop, Paul deconstructed critical pieces of information that were necessary to know on the exam which  cut through the noise (the sheer volume of information), allowing the class to focus on what really mattered. In addition to covering key topics, he shared very personal advice that he utilizes when he takes the exam and this was very useful as it touched on the psychology of the exam.

Paul was very patient with the class and took time to address everybody’s individual questions ranging from overcoming exam fears to labor laws and everything in between to ensure the class was prepared.

Based on my experience, I recommend this workshop for those planning to take the HR certification exams as it could make the difference in whether or not you pass the exam.
          - Heather Davis, SHRM-CP, DC SHRM Member


About Our Presenter - Paul Shibelski MBA, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, GPHR

Facilitator, Paul Shibelski, has held management and executive-level Human Resource positions. Strategic HR Management, Organizational and HR Planning are among his many areas of expertise, and he is an expert witness on HR issues. Paul currently provides human capital strategic planning, workforce planning, and succession planning for an agency of the United States Government. Paul has an MBA with Human Resource Management focus from American University, where he also implemented the graduate program in Strategic Human Resource Management.

Paul teaches courses to students from a variety of backgrounds. The courses taught are primarily Human Resource Management, Human Resource Development, Strategic and Business-oriented. He has over 25 years of experience in higher education as a professor, instructor and academic program director. He has facilitated the DCSHRM Certification Prep class for over 10 years and offers extensive knowledge that he shares to help you prepare to sit for the exams; SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP as well as the HRCI PHR and SPHR exams.  Paul sits for all four exams every testing window and has consistently achieved a passing score. 

Paul has affiliations with several notable higher learning institutions (just to name a few):

  • Adjunct Professor- Catholic University of America, 2010
  • Adjunct Professor – American University in Bulgaria, 2008.
  • Adjunct Professor – University of Maryland University College, 2000
  • Adjunct Professor- George Mason University, 1999 – present

Note:  This is a full-day exam preparatory class.  No certification credits are offered for this program.

Cancellation Policy:  Registrations must be paid in advance of the class and no later than November 20.  There are no refunds after November 20. 

Location Details: 

Quarles & Brady, LLP
1701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20006

Metro Stop: Farragut West (Blue, Orange, and Silver lines)  2 blocks

Event Registration

Non-member price: $175.00