HR Professionals
Prove to yourself and your employer that you are competent, capable, committed and effective. Prepare for and take the SHRM certification exam.
Employer Benefits of HR Certified Professionals
Increases employees’ business knowledge
Ensures employees’ HR knowledge is up-to-date
Demonstrated proof of commitment to the profession and organization


HR Professional Development Group was formed to meet the needs of businesses and HR professionals who want to become SHRM-SCP and SHRM-CP certified. We have the experience, skills and knowledge to help professionals prepare for and take the exam. Participants who are committed to passing the exam and motivated to study find our program particularly useful in gaining insight to the learning material, HR practices, and exam tips to successfully passing the exam.

HR Experts
Experienced taking the SHRM Certification exam. Insights gained from global experience.
Dedicated to Your Success
While the prep course is focused on preparing for the exam, it is likely you will gain much more in the way of increased knowledge and understanding of the standards, practices and resources that will help you in your job and career.
Customized For Your Needs
Instructor are prepared to help you all along the way. The prep course is usually at the start of your preparation, as you work through the SHRM Learning System you are bound to have questions and we are available to help you by e-mail, phone, or texting. We will even help quell your before exam jitters. Your success is our success!


HR Professional Development Group is a global learning partner for the SHRM Certification Preparation. Our courses are designed to prepare HR Professionals for the SHRM-SCP and SHRM-CP Certification exam.

Over 20 years of experience with Fortune 25 companies covering all facets of HR. Scored high marks in all areas of the SHRM-SCP Exam. facilitating program globally. Chief Facilitator is a former SHRM Knowledge Advisor who answered over 3,000 HR questions annually, which provides keen insight into HR practices globally.
Online or on-site options to meet individual and corporate needs. Convenient scheduling to meet busy professionals time constraints.
Once the course is complete instructor is available as you study to provide clarification and additional tools and resources to meet your needs

Preparation Courses

Our courses are available through live online presentations and interactions or on-site for an intensive learning opportunity. Another option is a combination of online and on-site wrap-up which further helps with the interaction. We record all live online courses just in case you miss it, you can always review it later.

  • Online & On-site
  • Customized Schedule of an online/on-site program for organizations
  • Contact Us
  • Past Events
  • Avoiding Litigation Landmines: A Manager Survival Guide, 2016, Arista Networks, Santa Clara, California
  • SHRM-S/CP Certification Preparation Course, San Diego, CA April 2016
  • SHRM-SCP and SHRM-CP Certification Preparation Courses, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sept/Oct 2015
  • Master Class to Malaysian HR Professionals and Government Corporation – HR Competencies a Road Map to Success; September 2015, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • San Diego SHRM Certification Preparation Course, 12-Week Program; Spring & Fall 2015
  • Taylors University, Guest Lecturer, “The Leader in You,” Petaling Jaya, Malaysia –September 2015

Our Instructor

Laurie Chua, SHRM-SCP, SPHR-CA

Laurie Chua, SHRM-SCP, SPHR-CA

Chief Facilitator

Our facilitator for the program is Laurie Chua, SHRM-SCP, SPHR-CA. With more than 20 years of experience as an HR leader and business partner, she has facilitated numerous programs for California employers including Annual Labor Law Updates, Disability Accommodation Management, Sexual Harassment Prevention, Respect in the Workplace, California’s Top Ten Landmines, Technical Difficulties: Recruiting and Retaining STEM Workers, Litigation Landmines and many more. Laurie has worked for Fortune 25 companies, including Dell and Pfizer as well as with small to medium sized businesses including Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), California Employers Association, Websense as well as HR consulting for small businesses. Laurie answered thousands of questions each year related to human resources management and effective management practices while working for SHRM as an HR Knowledge Advisor. Laurie is dedicated to her students success and has been a facilitator for the SHRM Certification since its inception in 2015, preparing participants in the U.S. and abroad.


Salika Suksuwan

Human Capital Leader, Price Waterhouse and Coopers (PwC)

Laurie was our facilitator for a SHRM-SCP preparatory course which was organised for a group of senior HR professionals in Malaysia. She stayed connected with us to support us through our journey and went the extra mile to provide relevant materials which helped us prepare for the exam. Laurie certainly played a big part in my passing the SHRM-SCP at first attempt.

Diana Stillwagen, SHRM-CP

Human Resources Administrator, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology

During my experience in taking the SHRM Certification Prep Course with Laurie, she offered her extensive knowledge on all aspects of HR through her variety of industry experience on a global and local level. Laurie’s experience added value, merit, and memorable and relatable anecdotes to the course. She presented the material in a way that was easy to follow and understand. At the same time, she encouraged each student to apply what we learned by demonstrating in our current jobs to show our understanding of the HR profession. I gained more knowledge, refreshed key concepts, and strengthened my understanding of the core competencies. In the end I felt very prepared for the exam but most importantly, I knew that Laurie truly cared about and believed in each of us. Laurie is an expert Instructor and I highly recommend taking her SHRM Certification Prep Course.

Raina Rutlen

HR Generalist, Kyocera

I took the SHRM Certification course from Laurie Chua in April 2016. I found Laurie to be an excellent instructor. She was very knowledgeable on the wide variety of HR topics covered and was able to bring real world examples into the class discussion. Laurie’s training style is interactive and she has a good way of engaging class participants in discussion. I thoroughly enjoyed the class and learned a lot, and subsequently passed the exam!

Sameea Pervez Ali, SHRM-CP

HR Professional from Karachi, Pakistan

Laurie is a wonderful HR professional. She goes out of her way to help her students to understand the how to apply their learning and prepare for the exam. She has a vast knowledge of the HR and I was lucky to have had a chance to learn from her. She was always very prompt and made sure that she addressed every question I had, even providing examples and learning tools which really helped me understand confusing concepts. I passed the SHRM-CP exam in July 2016 on my first try—Laurie had a big part to play in that since I had so many questions—she was always there to help! Just couldn't thank her enough. It was a privilege to have learnt from her.

Contact Laurie

+1 (858) 705-3388

Mondays through Fridays, 8am — 5pm Pacific Time (California, United States)

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