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PBSHRM Fall 2023 SHRM Learning System Study Course

  • Friday, September 29, 2023
  • Friday, December 29, 2023
  • TBD


  • The registration fee includes in-person training and SHRM Learning System participant materials.

Registration is closed

The SHRM Learning System is delivered in a group instructor-led class—providing comprehensive, flexible and effective SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exam preparation. Real-life situations that require decision-making skills are incorporated into the online learning modules in addition to study tools to help you better understand, apply and engage with behavioral competencies and HR knowledge.

Professionals who use the SHRM Learning System to prepare for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam consistently beat the average pass rate.

Applicants must meet specific educational and work experience criteria at the time they submit their application in order to be eligible to sit for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam. These requirements are outlined below:

The following general eligibility criteria, listed below, also apply:

  • HR-related experience relates to work in any of the 15 functional areas of HR knowledge which comprise the technical competency HR Expertise, identified in the SHRM BoCK.
  • Applicants are not required to hold an HR title. The critical factor in determining eligibility is your HR-related work as opposed to your job title.
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they devoted at least 1,000 hours to HR-related activities in any calendar year to qualify as having a year of HR-related experience. More than 1,000 hours in a calendar year does not equate to more than 1 year of experience.
  • Part-time work qualifies as long as the 1,000-hour standard is met within a calendar year.
  • Individuals who have mixed roles—for example, office managers who have both administrative and HR responsibilities—may also have qualifying experience, as long as HR-related duties total at least 1,000 hours in a calendar year. Supervising employees in and of itself is not considered qualifying HR-related experience.
  • Experience may be either exempt or nonexempt.
  • Individuals who are HR consultants may demonstrate qualifying experience through the HR-related duties they perform for their clients. Contracted hours must total at least 1,000 hours in a calendar year.
  • SHRM membership is not required.

Students who are enrolled in their final year of an undergraduate or graduate degree program at a college or university that has been approved by SHRM’s Academic Initiatives staff as being aligned to SHRM’s curriculum guidelines are eligible to sit for the SHRM-CP exam. Students must also have accumulated at least 500 hours of an internship or practical HR experience and must be in good standing with their school. See a current listing of approved schools at

Led by J. Leigh Tarzian, PHR, SHRM-SCP - Ardent HR Professional with an interest in building effective and united workforce environments. HR roles as a team and an individual contributor have provided me with a broad spectrum of experiences spanning the HR field. Leigh has over twenty (20) years’ experience in the field of Human Resources with small and large companies alike, currently acting in the role of Sr. HR Generalist for a multi-national manufacturing organization supporting employees across the United States.

Course Cost: $800
Classes begin this September and cease in December.

Sessions - Fridays  11:45 - 1:00


Potential Schedule


HR Competencies

Window 2: December 1, 2023 - February 15, 2024


HR Strategy & Talent Acquisition

Early-Bird Application Deadline: September 11, 2023


Employee Engagement & Retention

Standard Application Deadline: November 9, 2023


Learning & Development


Total Rewards

Sessions - Fridays  11:45 - 1:00


Structure of HR Function / OED

Location: TBD / MS Teams


OED / Workforce Mgmt


EE & Labor Relations


Technology & Mgmt / Global Workforce


Risk Mgmt / Corp Social Responsibility


US Employment Law & Regulations


Sample Final



J. Leigh Tarzian, PHR, SHRM-SCP

Sr. HR Generalist

Please contact with any questions. Must register by 9/22 to receive learning materials for 9/29.
Permian Basin Society for Human Resource Management


Best regards,
Permian Basin Society for Human Resource Management


Permian Basin SHRM

SHRM Chapter #0319

PO Box 11281 NEW!

Midland, TX 79702

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