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Online Live

September 24 – December 3
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Includes SHRM Workbooks, access to SHRM Online Learning portal with additional study materials and actual certification tests used from prior years.

**Opened books cannot be returned**



Judy Ratcliffe

SHRM Certification Prep Course Online Live 9/24/24 - 12/3/24

WIOA Eligible WIOA# 33030

CCSU offers you the opportunity to earn your SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP®), one of the most sought after certifications. Build your network with fellow HR professionals as you prepare and grow your career.



CCSU is an Approved SHRM Educational Provider

Preparing for the SHRM Certification Exam: Let’s Do This Together!

As you consider this important step in your career, keep in mind that you don’t need to do it alone. Here’s how our course can help you achieve your goal.

We combine the SHRM Learning System with our expert, SHRM-certified instructors to offer you the most comprehensive and effective way to prepare for success on your exam. The SHRM Learning System is an interactive roadmap to guide your studies through the entire SHRM Body of Applies Skills and Knowledge™ (SHRM BASK™).

• Proven Success: Students using the SHRM Learning System consistently beat the average exam pass rate
• Community Support: Network and study with HR professionals who, like you, are pursuing the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP
• Expert Guidance: Your SHRM certified instructor is there to answer your questions and keep you on track for success
• Current Content: The course content is updated annually and aligns with the SHRM BASK tested on the exams
• Authentic Practice Questions: The learning system includes 2,500+ practice questions, including some that were previously used on actual SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams

Need funding or approval?
Pursuing your career goals can be particularly challenging right now. To help support you, here are a few ideas for funding your certification journey.
• Check with your employer to see if funding options, such as tuition reimbursement, are available.
• Unemployed? Check with your local Workforce Innovation and Opportunity office (WIOA) for our course. It’s 100% covered!

Have questions? Contact us today.
Email: Phone: 860-832-2276

Who Should Enroll

Eligibility Requirements

Individuals who perform HR duties and wish to verify, validate, enhance and/or expand their HR capabilities are likely candidates for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification.

SHRM membership is not required for eligibility and individuals need not be employed at the time they apply.

The SHRM-CP certification is for individuals that perform general HR/HR-related duties; or for those pursuing a career in Human Resource Management.

The SHRM-SCP certification is for individuals that have a work history of at least 3 years performing strategic level HR/HR-related duties; or for SHRM-CP credential holders who have held the credential for at least 3 years and are working in, or are in the process of transitioning to, a strategic level role.
For details on eligibility requirements, visit


Raymond T. LaManna, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Ray LaManna is currently the owner of his own human resources consulting firm, specializing in employee relations, training and coaching. In addition, he is Professor of Management and Deputy Chair of the Management Department at the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College, City University of New York where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in strategic management and human resources. Mr. LaManna has extensive experience in the human resources field. Prior to establishing his own firm, Ray held positions as Director of Human Resources at the Parish of Trinity Church on Wall Street, Human Resources Director of Integrated Resources Inc., a diversified financial services firm, where he was responsible for all employee relations, recruitment and compensation functions as well as HR positions at Wells Fargo Bank and JP Morgan Chase.

Ray is also a member of the graduate faculty of the School of Health Sciences and Practice at New York Medical College, where he teaches graduate courses in organizational theory, human resources, change management and employee relations.

Ray holds advanced degrees in theology, psychology and adult education (from Teachers College/Columbia University).

Ray has also been actively involved in the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) as national chairperson of the Management Practices committee. He was also national Subject Matter Expert in Business Management & Strategy. He has spoken at the HR/NY monthly meetings and SHRM regional seminars on HR and management issues and holds life certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).

Ray’s consulting clients include: Cass Hotel, The Plaza Hotel, NOBU Restaurants, Inc., Buffalo Wild Wings, Brooklyn/Queens Catholic Charities, Syska Hennessy Engineering Group, Pisacano Eye Surgery, Rusk Renovations and Covenant House.




This class is run as an online class.

The online class consists of 12, three-hour scheduled sessions on Tuesday evenings. All sessions will be live.

Students will need a computer with video and a microphone.

Log on instructions will be sent prior to the class start date.


“I took my CP exam this morning and received a preliminary pass result – hoping it sticks! Thank you so much for your insight during the recent CCSU Prep class; it was invaluable!” Julia, Fall, 2023

“Professor LaManna was spot on, providing us with timely insights about the exam content and test taking preparation.” Abbie; Fall, 2022

“Professor Raymond knew what he was talking about. He explained everything with ease.” Leslie; Fall, 2022

“Professor was awesome!” Spring, 2022

“Great prep class!!!” Felisa; Spring, 2022

“Class was very helpful what is needed to learn for the exam. Practice questions and lessons were really useful.” Lesly; Fall 2021

“Thank you so much for everything. I really enjoyed it!” Spring, 2021


“I was very happy to participate in Professor LaManna’s preparation course. It helped me set studying goals and stay on track. You have a great program! Professor LaManna has a great style about him that is welcoming in a virtual learning setting.’ ‘His direct engagement with the build of SHRM policy and questions was evident in his teaching. Who better to prepare with!” Abigail Ambruoso, SHRM Certification Prep Graduate