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Memphis WorldatWork Certification Courses

Course Offerings


Are you working toward Certified Compensation Professional (CCP), Certified Benefits Professional (CBP) or Global Remuneration Professional (GRP) certification? If not, start now!


MSCA sponsors WorldatWork Certification Courses in Memphis. By offering the course in Memphis, Mid-South compensation and benefits professionals can work on certification without the expense of traveling to a distant location.



PLEASE NOTE: Since January 1, 2013, any exam that certification candidates have on their transcripts more than eight years old will no longer be valid toward certification. More information on certification requirements is available on WorldatWork website.


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2019 Course Offerings: 




Base Pay Administration and Pay for Performance (C4 / GR4)


September  5 - 6, 2019

Memphis, TN


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Gain Compensation Strategy Skills to Accelerate Your Journey as an HR Professional


Learn how to design a pay for performance base pay program that supports your organization’s compensation strategy and attracts, retains and motivates your organization’s talent. This in-depth course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to design, implement and evaluate employee base pay programs. 

Key concepts you will learn and assimilate include:

  • Identifying the relationship between the organization’s business strategy and the total rewards program.
  • Understanding key considerations when designing base pay programs.
  • Learning what it takes to implement and deliver base pay programs, including monitoring and evaluation.
  • Examining pay for performance merit pay systems, including development, utilization and costing.
  • Discerning how and when human resources should be involved in mergers and acquisitions.

This course is ideal for the emerging human resources compensation professional who is getting started with developing pay structures. Knowledge of basic mathematical concepts is recommended, including: mean, median, weighted average, compa-ratio, percentiles and calculating percents.


What You Will Learn  
  • The Role of Base Pay in Total Rewards
    Learn the elements of compensation, the total rewards design process, the fundamentals of base pay, job evaluation methods and job worth hierarchy.

  • Designing Base Pay Structures
    Gain the skills to design base pay structures, including understanding pay structure design and broadbands.

  • Practical Applications of Base Pay Structure Design
    Develop experience in the market-pricing approach, point factor approach and integrating market data into point factor through hands-on exercises and discussion.

  • Base Pay Implementation and Delivery
    Learn about pay approaches, job-based pay, differentials, pay actions, communicating pay actions and new hire pay rates.
  • Pay for Performance and Salary Budgeting
    Understand pay for performance, compensation strategy and philosophy, principles of merit-pay programs, base pay investment, merit increase guidelines and components of market-based salary budget.

  • Administering and Evaluating Base Pay Programs
    Be prepared to monitor pay levels, maintain pay structures and review and audit base pay programs as well as understand compression.

  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Base Compensation
    Acquire the skills to integrate compensation plans and communicate compensation changes during mergers and acquisitions as well as understand the role of HR and key HR priorities during these events. 



    Upon completing this course, you will have acquired in-depth knowledge of base pay programs to design, implement and evaluate compensation strategy that attracts and retains your organization’s talent.

    Ready to accelerate your journey as an HR compensation professional? 

    This course is available in a variety of formats, including online, self-study and in-person. 

    Find a class format that works for you and register today.


    Course & Exam Package Fees


    MSCA members receive an additional discounts for attending WorldatWork hosted classes and other sponsored Worldatwork classes, products and services. Membership will be verified with your WorldatWork account profile.



    Includes tuition, course materials and certification exam.

    MSCA Member $1,350 USD*
    WorldatWork Member $1,495 USD
    Nonmember $2,200 USD

    *Other association member prices may vary. All pricing subject to change.



    Special-Membership-Pricing .pdf 


    To register or for more information, visit the Memphis WorldatWork Courses site or contact Customer Relationship Services using the following information:


    MSCA Members: 


    Non-MSCA Members:




    General Online Info for the CCP:
    Phone: 877-951-9191 (6:00 am - 4:30 pm MST)
    Fax: 480-483-8352, Toll-free 866-816-2962


    Additional Information:

    For additional information, please contact Braxston Richmond, VP Professional Development, at

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