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Human Resource (PHR®/SPHR®) Certification Test Preparation

If you want to earn these highly regarded HR credentials, then you'll want to take an exam preparation course that consistently beats the college/university and national pass rates for PHR/SPHR. Taught by highly experienced, certified HR professionals, these exams assess knowledge of the entire domestic HR field. Exam preparation courses are offered in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

The courses prepare you for the following exams administered by the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI):

  • Professional in Human Resources (PHR) exam — focuses on the technical and operational aspects of HR management.
  • Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) exam — focuses on strategic and policy issues relating to HR management. 

If you've been planning to enhance your HR knowledge by earning your PHR or SPHR designation, now is the time to enroll in our updated and expanded HR Certification Institute exam preparation course based on the SHRM Learning System.


Earn your PHR or SPHR this year and benefit from a smooth path to earn the new SHRM designation in 2015. Learn more about the new SHRM certification.

Course Formats

Classroom learning option

Meet in a classroom with an experienced instructor for up to 12 weeks. Class time is supplemented by independent reading and SHRM learning system online resources.

Online option

Be part of an entirely virtual class that will provide a thorough review using the online learning program Moodle. You will interact with a cohort group and an experienced instructor. This online course includes all of the features and benefits available in the classroom and blending learning options as well as the flexibility to learn when and where it's convenient for you.

HR Certification Test Preparation Course Registration

HR Certification Test Prep
Participate in the SHRM Learning System with your human resource colleagues to prepare you for the internationally recognized Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) designation.

HR Certification Test Prep Online
To obtain Web access, you must register online. Your username and password will be included in your registration confirmation; please print a copy for your records.

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