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Nurture Your Most Valuable Asset

The Center for Professional Development has the sole mission of providing the tools you need to master your profession. We accomplish our mission through continuing education courses (not for college credit) designed and taught by experts. Take some time to explore our various offerings below. We have programs for teachers, real estate agents, human resources professionals and so much more.

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Center for Professional Development :: Career Training Courses

Career Training Courses

These flexible, self-paced career training programs deliver in-demand job training in as little as three months or up to a year. Each course is developed by a team of experts and comes with a dedicated student advisor to support those looking to build workforce skills and prepare for nationally recognized certifications. Topics include business, healthcare, IT, industry certifications and more.

Areas of Study

Popular Courses

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Who do I contact to determine eligibility for CEU/PDU?

For help with CEU/PDU eligibility, or other registration questions, please contact:

Texas A&M University – Commerce

Center for Professional Development [email protected]

Phone: 903-886-5089

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Do continuing education courses count for college credit?

No, our courses are not geared toward college credit. However, some courses may be eligible for Continuing Education Units (CEU) or Professional Development Units (PDU).

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What are continuing education courses?

Continuing education courses are designed for personal and professional development. Generally, adults taking continuing education courses are working toward a personal and professional goal, such as gaining a new workplace skill, advancing a career, or simply learning to stimulate intellectual growth.

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What happens when I finish a course?

When you successfully complete the course by passing the final exam, your certificate of completion will be available for download in your online classroom.

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How does the final exam work?

While you have one attempt to pass the final exam, you do have the option to save, review and even print your answers prior to submitting. If you do not pass the final exam, you can contact the Student Support department for available options.

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How are the courses graded?

Your course grade depends solely on passing a final multiple-choice exam on the first attempt. While lessons include assignments and quizzes, they are not mandatory and will not impact your grade. The minimum passing score for the final exam is 65.

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What if I need help after enrolling?

If you have course content-related questions, Instructor-Led courses feature a “Discussion Area” where you can engage with your instructor. Any questions regarding drops, transfers, refunds, progress reports, or password and email changes are handled by our Student Support department.

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How do Self-Paced Tutorial courses work?

Self-Paced Tutorial courses are open enrollment, meaning you can enroll and start a course any time it is convenient. After enrolling, you will receive all lessons immediately and have three months access to complete the course content. Self-Paced Tutorial courses do not have extensions.

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Are extensions available for Instructor-Led courses?

At the end of the two-week final exam period, an additional 10-day extension is automatically provided to finish any remaining course material. No additional extensions are provided beyond these 10 days.

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How do Instructor-Led courses work?

Instructor-Led courses operate on a rolling monthly basis, with four available start dates. After enrolling, you will receive new lessons on a set schedule over a six-week period. Two lessons are released each week — one on Wednesday and one on Friday. The final exam is released consecutively with the 12th lesson. You will then have two weeks to complete the exam.

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What is the difference between “Instructor-Led” courses and “Self-Paced Tutorial” courses?

Instructor-Led courses are designed for structured group learning. These courses feature an instructor-moderated discussion board so you can interact with your session cohort. Self-Paced Tutorial courses are designed for completely independent learning, without instructor moderation or group discussion.

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Are courses with a session start date different than those that do not?

Yes. If a course has a session start date, this is an “Instructor-Led” course. Courses without a session start date are “Self-Paced Tutorial” courses.

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Do the courses run on a semester or quarterly calendar system?

Neither. Our courses were designed for flexible enrollment, meaning you can enroll any time of the year. However, courses may have a specific session start date.

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Where can I learn about course content, syllabus, prerequisites, and other requirements prior to enrolling in a course?

This information will be located on the course details page.

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What can I expect from an online course?

While content will vary depending on the subject, all courses feature instructional text and a final exam. Many courses also include supplemental learning material, such as assignments, quizzes, audio, video, infographics, and hands-on labs.

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Do I have to attend a classroom in-person to take a course?

No. Our courses are entirely online. You can work on course material wherever and whenever you have Internet access.

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Center for Professional Development :: Professional Skill Development Courses

Professional Skill Development Courses

We offer a wide range of short, affordable non-credit online courses for individuals looking to build critical job skills, provide employee training or pursue a new hobby. Two flexible ways to learn. Our instructor-led courses start monthly and allow students to study and interact with a cohort over a six-week schedule. For the independent learner, our self-paced courses provide access to all lessons immediately with up to three months to complete. Topics include business, accounting, soft skills, computer applications, writing and more.

Areas of Study

Popular Courses

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Who do I contact to determine eligibility for CEU/PDU?

For help with CEU/PDU eligibility, or other registration questions, please contact:

Texas A&M University – Commerce

Center for Professional Development [email protected]

Phone: 903-886-5089

Do you find this helpful? Yes No

Do continuing education courses count for college credit?

No, our courses are not geared toward college credit. However, some courses may be eligible for Continuing Education Units (CEU) or Professional Development Units (PDU).

Do you find this helpful? Yes No

What are continuing education courses?

Continuing education courses are designed for personal and professional development. Generally, adults taking continuing education courses are working toward a personal and professional goal, such as gaining a new workplace skill, advancing a career, or simply learning to stimulate intellectual growth.

Do you find this helpful? Yes No

What happens when I finish a course?

When you successfully complete the course by passing the final exam, your certificate of completion will be available for download in your online classroom.

Do you find this helpful? Yes No

How does the final exam work?

While you have one attempt to pass the final exam, you do have the option to save, review and even print your answers prior to submitting. If you do not pass the final exam, you can contact the Student Support department for available options.

Do you find this helpful? Yes No

How are the courses graded?

Your course grade depends solely on passing a final multiple-choice exam on the first attempt. While lessons include assignments and quizzes, they are not mandatory and will not impact your grade. The minimum passing score for the final exam is 65.

Do you find this helpful? Yes No

What if I need help after enrolling?

If you have course content-related questions, Instructor-Led courses feature a “Discussion Area” where you can engage with your instructor. Any questions regarding drops, transfers, refunds, progress reports, or password and email changes are handled by our Student Support department.

Do you find this helpful? Yes No

How do Self-Paced Tutorial courses work?

Self-Paced Tutorial courses are open enrollment, meaning you can enroll and start a course any time it is convenient. After enrolling, you will receive all lessons immediately and have three months access to complete the course content. Self-Paced Tutorial courses do not have extensions.

Do you find this helpful? Yes No

Are extensions available for Instructor-Led courses?

At the end of the two-week final exam period, an additional 10-day extension is automatically provided to finish any remaining course material. No additional extensions are provided beyond these 10 days.

Do you find this helpful? Yes No

How do Instructor-Led courses work?

Instructor-Led courses operate on a rolling monthly basis, with four available start dates. After enrolling, you will receive new lessons on a set schedule over a six-week period. Two lessons are released each week — one on Wednesday and one on Friday. The final exam is released consecutively with the 12th lesson. You will then have two weeks to complete the exam.

Do you find this helpful? Yes No

What is the difference between “Instructor-Led” courses and “Self-Paced Tutorial” courses?

Instructor-Led courses are designed for structured group learning. These courses feature an instructor-moderated discussion board so you can interact with your session cohort. Self-Paced Tutorial courses are designed for completely independent learning, without instructor moderation or group discussion.

Do you find this helpful? Yes No

Are courses with a session start date different than those that do not?

Yes. If a course has a session start date, this is an “Instructor-Led” course. Courses without a session start date are “Self-Paced Tutorial” courses.

Do you find this helpful? Yes No

Do the courses run on a semester or quarterly calendar system?

Neither. Our courses were designed for flexible enrollment, meaning you can enroll any time of the year. However, courses may have a specific session start date.

Do you find this helpful? Yes No

Where can I learn about course content, syllabus, prerequisites, and other requirements prior to enrolling in a course?

This information will be located on the course details page.

Do you find this helpful? Yes No

What can I expect from an online course?

While content will vary depending on the subject, all courses feature instructional text and a final exam. Many courses also include supplemental learning material, such as assignments, quizzes, audio, video, infographics, and hands-on labs.

Do you find this helpful? Yes No

Do I have to attend a classroom in-person to take a course?

No. Our courses are entirely online. You can work on course material wherever and whenever you have Internet access.

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Center for Professional Development :: Basic Peace Officer Academy

TCOLE TEXAS BASIC PEACE OFFICER COURSE (BPOC)

The Hunt County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) Law Enforcement Training Academy is under current contract and licensure with the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) to provide instruction to new law enforcement cadets and to prepare them to take the Texas Basic Peace Officer Course (BPOC) licensing exam.

We are currently accepting applications for BPOC Class #120, which begins February 28, 2022. Space is limited so take action now to reserve your seat. Seats will be distributed on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Frequency of Classes and Tuition

The Texas Basic Peace Officer Course (BPOC) is an evening academy, with classes Monday-Thursday evenings from 6-10 p.m. and every other Saturday usually from 8 a.m. -5 p.m. The normal duration of the Texas BPOC Academy from the Orientation Day until Graduation is approximately eight months.

The total tuition for the Texas BPOC Academy is $2,500; this cost covers tuition, books and most materials. Tuition may be paid in installments. Failure to abide by the following installment schedule at any stage will result in a drop from enrollment with no refund.

  1. (Reservation) 1st Installment $1,000
  2. 2nd Installment $500
  3. 3rd Installment $500
  4. 4th Installment $500

Class #120 Schedule

Seat reservation is first-come-first-serve.

The first class day is Monday, 2/28/22, 6 p.m.

January 29, 2022 – ORIENTATION DAY
February 28, 2022 – MENINGITIS SHOT DEADLINE
February 28, 2022 – FIRST CLASS DAY
March 28, 2022 – SECOND INSTALLMENT PAYMENT DUE
April 28, 2022 – THIRD INSTALLMENT PAYMENT DUE
May 28, 2022 – FOURTH INSTALLMENT PAYMENT DUE
(TBD [October 2022]) – GRADUATION DAY

How to Qualify for Admission into the HCSO BPOC Academy

Citizenship Requirement:

  • Be a United States Citizen

Education Requirement:

  • Have a high school diploma [or]
  • Have a high school equivalency certificate [or]
  • Have an honorable discharge from the armed forces of the United States after at least 24 months of active duty service

Age Requirement:

  • Be 21 years of age [or]
  • Be 18 years of age with an Associate’s Degree or with 60 semester hours from an accredited college or university [or]
  • Have received an Honorable discharge from the armed forces of the United States after at least 24 months of active service

Criminal History Requirement:

  • Have never been convicted of an offense to include court-ordered community supervision or probation above the grade of a Class B misdemeanor [or]
  • Have never been convicted of any Class B misdemeanor within the last ten years

Medical Requirement:

  • Have been examined by a physician and a psychologist and found to be free of defect (examinations done with our L-2 & L-3 forms)
  • Meningitis Shot Record
    • Students who are (under) 22 years of age, AND
    • Attending face-to-face classes with A&M-Commerce
    • The vaccination must be within the previous five years and/or administered a minimum of 10 days before the first face-to-face class meeting with A&M-Commerce
    • Records are uploaded via myLEO Student Resources portal

How to Register

Important

In order to reserve your seat for the class, please follow the steps below and in order.

Keep the following two items for your records:

For optimal use of fillable PDFs, please try opening the forms in the latest versions of Google Chrome or Adobe Acrobat DC.

STEP 1: Fingerprints | C-1 PID Assignment

Fingerprints
  • Visit identogo.com and enter the service code: 11F1NT.
  • Select the location and time to have your fingerprints taken. This is part of the background investigation. The cost is $13.
C-1 PID Assignment
  • To receive your TCOLE Officer Number, complete the C-1 PID Assignment form and save it.
  • Email the completed, but unsigned form to the Academy Coordinator, Capt. Daniel Looney. It will be signed by you, the applicant, on Orientation Day.

Your seat for the class will not be reserved until AFTER the fingerprints and C-1 have been completed and the academy coordinator receives the results from the fingerprint service. Once the academy coordinator receives the C-1 form and the results of the fingerprint service, you will be contacted to inform you to continue to the next step and reserve your seat in the class.

STEP 2: Reserve Your Seat

Space and class size is limited. In order to reserve your seat, please follow these instructions for payment of, at minimum, the initial down-payment.

  • Schedule an appointment with Louis Lufkin
    • Texas A&M University-Commerce
      2600 South Neal St.
      Commerce, Texas 75428
    • Office location:
      • Charles J. Austin Engineering and Technology/Agricultural Sciences BLDG | Second Floor, 222
  • Bring the completed, yet unsigned 34-page Personal History Statement. You will turn this in when you make your payment.
  • Please pay the full amount $2,500 [or] the first installment $1,000 to reserve your seat in the class. Cash or check ONLY.

STEP 3: Application Packet

Authorization to Release Information
Personal History Statement (PHS)
  • For your background check, email the completed, but unsigned 34-page personal history statement to the Academy Coordinator, Capt. Daniel Looney [email protected]. This form will be signed by YOU, the applicant, on Orientation Day.
  • Take a print out of the completed form to your psychological evaluation.
L-2 Licensee Medical Condition Declaration
  • Take a print out of the completed and signed L-2 Physical Medical Exam form to your medical exam. THE COST IS $148.00 and the exam includes a manadtory drug screening.

To schedule appointment:

  • Call 903.408.1940
  • Hunt Regional Clinic
    3206 Interstate 30 W, Suite B
    Greenville, TX 75402

A meningitis vaccination may be required.

  • Students who need this vaccination should get it through the medical professional of their choice (additional fees will vary)
  • Upload Shot Record.pdf, via myLEO > Student Resources > Verify Meningitis Shot Requirement. THE COST IS $11
L-3 Licensee Psychological and Emotional Health Declaration

Print out the L-3 Psychological Evaluation, sign it and take that completed form (along with your PHS) to the psychological evaluation. THE COST IS $133

To schedule appointment:

  • Call 972.563.1981 (may leave a message)
  • Dr. David Bell
    102 E. Moore Ave.
    Terrell, TX 75160

STEP 4: ATTEND

  • Parking: Lot 23 or Lot 21
  • Classroom location:
    • Charles J. Austin Engineering and Technology/Agricultural Sciences BLDG | Second Floor, 253

BRING THE FOLLOWING ITEMS WITH YOU ON THE ORIENTATION DAY:

  • Check, cash or credit card for: $24 for a uniform shirt or $48 for two shirts; for XL sizes add $3 per shirt
  • All application packet information and documents not already completed and sent to the academy, which includes:
    • L-2 Licensee Medical Condition Declaration
    • (If needed) Meningitis Shot Record
    • L-3 Licensee Psychological and Emotional Health Declaration
    • ORIGINAL Birth Certificate or US Passport
    • ORIGINAL Social Security Card
    • ORIGINAL Texas Driver’s License
    • COPY of High School diploma or GED Certificate
    • ORIGINAL certified college transcripts [or] if no college transcript must submit ACT/SAT scores or college placement test for reading
    • COPY of DD-214 military discharge, if applicable
    • Up-to-date laptop or tablet, capable of accessing A&M-Commerce Wifi network

Forms and Documents

Please see below for documentation for the Basic Peace Officer Academy (BPOC). PDF documents are fillable; however, documents may not be fillable if opened in a desktop browser such as Firefox. Please try opening documents in Google Chrome or download the forms and open them in Adobe Acrobat.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it mandatory that I use Hunt Regional Clinic for the L-2 Physical Exam or may I use my own healthcare provider?

The L-2 Physical Exam MUST be completed through Hunt Regional Clinic

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If I already have a TCOLE PID#, do I still need to complete the C-1 PID Assignment Form?

YES! Another purpose of the C-1 form is to acknowledge the applicant’s receipt of the TCOLE Rules 217.1

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Center for Professional Development :: Real Estate

Begin Your Career in Real Estate!

Our new online real estate program is now accepting students for both pre-qualifying and continuing education courses. We have experienced instructors to guide you through the process of gaining the required educational component to sit for the real estate examination and license renewal.

All courses are refundable within five calendar days from date of purchase. After five calendar days, courses are non-refundable.
To purchase an extension for course access, please contact us at 903.886.5089.

Pre-Qualifying Courses

To Become a License Holder, We Offer these Pre-Qualifying* Courses

  • Principles of Real Estate I #121
  • Principles of Real Estate II #122
  • Promulgated Contract Forms #351
  • Real Estate Finance #451
  • Law of Agency #1151
  • Law of Contracts #1251

*eBooks included

Physical Textbooks books can be added to your order at time of checkout for an additional cost of $142.11 plus tax and shipping.

Online Proctored Exams

TREC Qualifying Provider #8203

Continuing Education Courses

For Our License Holders, We Offer the Following Continuing Eduction Courses

  • Required — Legal Update I 37796 (4 Hours)
  • Required — Legal Update II 37797 (4 Hours)
  • Identity Theft: Protecting Your Clients and Your Business 38059 (4 hour Elective)
  • Environmental Issues in Your Real Estate Practice V5.1 37982 (6 hour Elective)
  • The Truth About Mold V3.1 40391 (6 hour Elective)

TREC CE Provider #138

TREC Renewal Requirements:

Salesperson
Broker

Professional Development and Coaching Options

  • Full Throttle Coaching – Buyers: Be Successful
  • Full Throttle Coaching – Listings: Where the Real Money Is
  • Full Throttle Coaching – Ready, Set, Go! The Four Skills You Need to Launch Your Real Estate Career
  • Full Throttle Coaching – The Great Eight: 8 Things You Must Do to Survive and Thrive in Real Estate
  • Real Estate Accelerator
  • 30 Minutes That Could Save Your Life
  • 2017: Why It will Be The Worst Year Ever for Millennials!
  • Five Ways to use Cutting Edge Trends to Build Your Brand and Increase Your Sales
  • Four MUST DO Steps to Keep You and Your Clients Out of Trouble When a Mortgage is Involved
  • Hire and Train the Perfect Real Estate Assistant
  • How the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Will Affect Your Business
  • Is the Association Financially Sound? Key Things to Help Educate Your Clients Before Purchasing in a Common Interest Community
  • Negotiating: Difficult People and Tough Situations
  • Screen-to-Screen Selling: Improve Profit Margins, Boost Productivity, and Customize Conversations
  • The Biggest Mistakes Coaches Make and How to Fix Them
  • TILA-RESPA: The Most Important Changes Affecting You

Resources

Criminal History Evaluation

The 85th Texas Legislature passed House Bill 1508 effective September 1, 2017. Per §535.65 of the Commission Rules education providers must notify potential students that a criminal history may make them ineligible for an occupational license and that they have a right to request a criminal history evaluation before they enroll in courses. If a provider fails to give the notice required and an individual’s application for a license is denied by the Commission because the individual has been convicted of a criminal offense, the provider shall reimburse the individuals the amounts required by section 53.153, Texas Occupations Code.

Individuals may request a criminal history evaluation by submitting a completed Fitness Determination Form to TREC prior to applying for a license.

Consider using this process if you have any criminal offenses, have unpaid judgments, had discipline taken against a professional or occupational license, or have performed unlicensed activity. A Fitness Determination is significantly cheaper than paying for an application, examination, and education necessary to receive a license.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the process for licensure?

Please visit this web page from TREC’s site that outlines the process.

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What is the process for the online proctored exams? Who can be my proctor?

Please see this document for more information.

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Is the cost of the state exam included?

No, you will need to apply with the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) to take the state exam.

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Is this program for college credit?

No, it is continuing education only.

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Will financial aid, scholarships or VA benefits cover the cost?

No, this program is continuing education only.

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What is included in the 180-hour Texas pre-licensing package?

The six required courses, eBooks and an exam prep course.

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When can I enroll?

Anytime. This program has open enrollment.

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Will anything be shipped to me?

No, unless you order physical textbooks.

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Is this program online?

Yes, it is 100% online. eBooks are included with the course.

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Is this program self-paced?

Yes.

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Center for Professional Development :: SHRM

Society for Human Resource Management

Acquire the skills you need to conquer key HR challenges. These tools have been compiled by experienced HR professionals to educate and empower the next generation of HR experts and leaders.

Essentials

Small Investment in Quality Training, Big Payback

This SHRM Essentials of Human Resources course covers the topics you need to meet key HR challenges that are relevant to you and your company. In six-weeks of training time, you can cover the issues you need to reduce potentially costly lawsuits.

Developed by leading HR experts, HR practitioners, and legal counsel, the SHRM Essentials of Human Resources course covers introductory HR topics in a condensed, easy-to-understand format. The straightforward format ensures that HR concepts can be mastered and applied to real-life situations. You will:

  • Keep up with key federal laws in areas such as total rewards, equal employment opportunity and harassment
  • Improve employee recruitment and selection
  • Increase your knowledge of orientation, onboarding, development and training
  • Understand best practices for employee handbooks
  • Download and use sample templates like employment applications, job descriptions, disciplinary policies and more

This six-week program combines expert instruction with the SHRM Essentials of Human Resources, so you will learn faster and retain more knowledge to accelerate your future in HR.

All courses are refundable within five calendar days from date of purchase. After five calendar days, courses are non-refundable.

A minimum of three enrollments are necessary for the course to make. If the minimum number is not enrolled at the time of the registration deadline a full refund will be issued.

Why Enroll in our Course?

Offered in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the curriculum provided in the SHRM Essentials of HR is designed by global subject matter experts and incorporates six key topics from the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge (SHRM BoCK). Our course is designed to help you learn and retain the material effectively and efficiently by combining learning materials with expert instruction and peer discussion.

A&M-Commerce’s program offers you a strong foundation to advance your HR career.

Benefits to You

You’ll benefit from:

  • An experience, SHRM-certified instructor.
  • A solid HR knowledge foundation to build on as you advance in your career.
  • A structured learning experience that keeps you on track.
  • It sets the state for further professional development with the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP certification.
  • Professional Development Credits (PDCs) or recertification credit hours and a certificate upon completion.

Benefits to Your Employer

SHRM Essentials benefits your entire organization:

  • Reduces the company’s risk of high-cost litigation.
  • Promotes a consistent understanding of the HR function to non-Human Resources.
  • Offers professional development for divisional or departmental supervisors to ensure HR compliance.
  • Develops a common dictionary of HR terms for the entire organization.
  • Enhances the importance of the HR function within your company.

Who Should Enroll in this Course?

Designed as a thorough introduction to HR basics, the SHRM Essentials of Human Resources course provides a solid foundation in human resources concepts and is effective training across multiple job responsibilities and career paths.

  • New and junior HR practitioners who need to increase their knowledge base
  • Small business owners or office managers who perform the HR function for their company and business managers who want to learn basic HR best practices to avoid costly litigation
  • New or experienced managers interested in learning more about employee management skills
  • Representatives selling or supporting HR systems and services
  • International HR personnel wishing to increase their knowledge of U.S. HR practices
  • Job seekers who are investigating HR as a new career option or want to enhance their resume with HR skills

Course Materials

We understand the demands on the HR professional. That’s why the SHRM Essentials of Human Resources course balances printed materials, online learning, and live instructor support to meet students’ learning needs and schedules.

Course Reference Book. Covers key HR topics. | Module 1: Human Resources | Module 2: Talent Acquisition | Module 3: Total Rewards | Module 4: Learning and Development | Module 5: Performance Management | Module 6: Employment Law | Course Activities Book. Reinforces the content and classroom learning. | Course slides with notes section | Applications activities. | Online tools and resources | complement the learning modules. | Pre-test, module tests, case studies & post-test to measure & apply what you learn | Resource center includes important HR updates & links to valuable resources
In partnership with SHRM | Better Workplaces better world | 2022
SHRM | SHRM-CP | SHRM-SCP | Recertification Provider | 2022

Learning System

Our Team of Experts can Help You Succeed

Earning your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential makes you a recognized expert and leader in the HR field—and a valuable asset to your organization, keeping you and your organization more competitive in today’s economy. This professional distinction sets you apart from your colleagues, proving your high level of knowledge and skills.

Increase your chances of passing your exam by attending our upcoming certification prep course. An expert, SHRM-certified instructor will be on hand to answer your questions, guide you through interactive discussions, review sample test questions and provide exclusive test-taking tips.

Who Should Enroll in this Course?

Our certification preparation course is designed primarily for individuals seeking SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification. Certification is a great choice for HR professionals who want to:

  • Increase their knowledge
  • Advance their skills
  • Earn recognition from the global community

Advance Your Career

If you’re not interested in certification but want to improve your HR skills, this course provides a comprehensive and accelerated option for professional development. Participants gain a generalist viewpoint, refresh key ideas and concepts, strengthen their understanding of core behavior and technical competencies and increase productivity in the workplace.

Embedded Text: A study plan on your schedule; A personalized learning experience; Real-time knowledge gap analysis; Resources that boost exam-day confidence; Focused, Topic-Level learning.

Personalized and Flexible

Finding the time to focus on career training can be tough when you’re managing a busy workday and responsibilities at home. Stay on track to earn your certification with a structured learning experience and support.

Affordable Programs

We are committed to keeping your course fees as low as possible, while helping you reach your SHRM Certification or professional development goals. We can also help you take advantage of student discounts and funding options available to you.

1-on-1 Support

Gain guidance from our SHRM-certified instructors to help you comprehend and learn to apply your new HR knowledge. Network with peers to share real-life examples and bring HR knowledge and competencies to life.

Course Outline

2021 Course Schedule

SHRM LSDatesContact InformationCourse Fees
Fall
Online, Instructor-Led
Sept. 13 – Nov. 28, 2021
Registration Deadline:
Aug. 30, 2021
[email protected] 903.886.5089$1,395

All courses are refundable within five calendar days from the date of purchase. After five calendar days, courses are non-refundable.

A minimum of five enrollments is necessary for the course to make. If the minimum number is not enrolled at the time of the registration deadline, a full refund will be issued.

What to Expect

High-Quality Instruction

Learn from highly respected and experienced, SHRM-certified instructors with years of hands-on experience in HR.

Virtual Classroom

Interact with your instructor and fellow classmates in virtual environments available anywhere with an internet connection.

Structured Learning

Keep yourself accountable and stay on track to earn your certification with a structured learning experience and support.

Information

Certification and Product Information

  • SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Eligibility
  • Testing Windows and Deadlines
  • Download Certification Handbook
  • SHRM Learning System

shrmcertification.org

HR Information

  • SHRM Resources
  • Become a Member
  • Events

shrm.org

In partnership with SHRM | Better Workplaces better world | 2022
SHRM | SHRM-CP | SHRM-SCP | Recertification Provider | 2022

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the cost of the certification exam included?

No, you will need to apply through SHRM to take the certification exam.

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Are there payment plans available?

At this time, we do not have any payment plans in place. Payment is due at time of registration.

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Is this program for college credit?

No, it is continuing education only.

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Will financial aid, scholarships or VA benefits cover the cost?

No, this program is continuing education only.

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Are there any prerequisites for this program?

No, we do not have any. To become certified you will need approval from SHRM. Please contact them or check out their eligibility requirements at shrmcertification.org/eligibility.

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Center for Professional Development :: Tactical Performance and Resilience Certificate Program

Tactical Performance and Resilience Certificate Program

The A&M-Commerce Tactical Performance and Resilience Certificate Program provides exam preparation resources and instruction for those interested in earning the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s NCCA-accredited Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator® TSAC-F® certification. It also includes full support, professional resources and professional development opportunities for those interested in becoming a tactical strength and conditioning coach.

Those who complete this certificate program and earn the NSCA TSAC-F® certification will be prepared to successfully apply scientific knowledge to physically train military, fire and rescue, law enforcement, protective services and other emergency personnel to improve performance, promote wellness and decrease injury risk. They will also be prepared to conduct needs analyses and physical testing sessions, design and implement safe and effective strength training and conditioning programs, and provide general information regarding nutrition.

NSCA CEUs will be awarded to all participants who are currently NSCA-certified and complete this certificate program.

While participating in the certificate program, participants will learn:

  • NSCA TSAC-F® certification material (alongside self-learning through reading)
  • Concepts of in-field testing applications
  • Considerations for successful program development and implementation
  • How to access professional resources from practitioners in other scopes of practice.

Learn More About Our Courses

Four CoursesChoose a path.

Coursework focuses on textbook curriculum, in-field application discussions, current practitioner expertise sessions, in-field demonstration videos and certification exam preparation.

All students are required to complete Course 1 in order to complete the remaining courses. Course 1 and 2 can be completed concurrently.

1. Basics of Tactical Strength and Conditioning

Students will explore concepts of biomechanics, muscle anatomy, adaptations to exercise, bioenergetics and nutrition as it applies to the tactical athlete.

2. Injury, Illness and Disease within the Tactical Population

Students will observe the current health status of professionals that work in firefighting, law enforcement and military settings. Students will also explore current areas for concern and potential risk factors for injury, illness and disease in a tactical setting.

3. Testing and Evaluation of the Tactical Population

Students will explore different methods of assessing the physical fitness and current fitness status of tactical professionals and learn the in-field application considerations of those assessments.

4. Programming and Training Methodology of the Tactical Population

Students will learn physical fitness training methodology that results in transferable skills to job-related tasks of the tactical athlete. Students will also learn proper methods of exercise instruction and cueing of movements, programming considerations for strength and conditioning programs, and programming or instruction modifications based on personnel abilities and available resources.

Course SchedulePick the session that works best for you.

Registration Deadline: March 28, 2022
Course Availability: Apr 4 – May 23, 2022
Courses Available: 1, 2, 3, 4
Registration Deadline: May 23, 2022
Course Availability: May 30 – July 18, 2022
Courses Available: 1, 2, 3, 4
Registration Deadline: July 18, 2022
Course Availability: July 25 – September 12, 2022
Courses Available: 1, 2, 3, 4

Courses will be taught in a seven week format, 1-2 / 3-4 rotation, where two courses are taught per seven week session

ALL courses (courses 1-4) available for this second seven week time block.

CostsWhat you should expect to pay.

Course Costs

Courses 1-4: $250 each
Total Cost for Courses 1-4: $1000

Additional Required Materials (Payable to NSCA)

Exam Registration: $300 per student
Textbook: $99 per student
NSCA Membership: $130 or $70 (Professional or Student)

RegistrationHow to register for all courses.

How to Register for Courses 1-3

Step 1. Purchase an “NSCA Student Membership” or an “NSCA Professional Membership”

You will be prompted to “Create a Free NSCA account” to complete the purchase.

Step 2: Purchase the NSCA Essentials of Tactical Strength and Conditioning textbook

Step 3: Enroll in Courses

How to Register for Course 4

Step 1. Log into your NSCA account

Step 2: Click TSAC-F Exam Registration to purchase the NSCA TSAC-F® Exam.

Step 3: Enroll in Course 4

Step 4: Schedule and take your NSCA TSAC-F® Exam date within 120 days after purchasing it. If needed, you may file an Exam Extension for a $100 fee by emailing [email protected].

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  • Commerce, TX 75429-3011
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