Essentials For Beginners

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.

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.

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

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 & Development
Module 5: Performance Management
Module 6: Employment Law

Course Activities Book
reinforces content and classroom learning

  • Course slides with notes section
  • Application activities

Online Tools & Resources
complements learning modules

  • Pre-test, module test, case studies & post-test
  • Resource center includes important HR updates & links to valuable resources

A Centralized Resource for HR Education

Logo SHRM for recertification provider.
Logo partnership with SHRM.

Learning System For Professionals

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Certification and Product Information

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

HR Information

  • SHRM Resources
  • Become a Member
  • Events

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this program online?

Yes, it is.

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Will anything be shipped to me?

Yes, the SHRM course materials will be sent via FedEx.

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Is there a designated day or time for class?

No, the instructor will not have specific “class times”.

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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 the cost of the certification exam included?

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

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Is this program instructor-led?

Yes, the instructor will guide you through the program.

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  • Commerce, TX 75429-3011
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