PHR® and SPHR® Certification Exam Study Course


The PHR® and SPHR® Certification Exam Study Course covers both the Professional in Human Resources (PHR®) and the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR®) certification exams. The PHR® certification recognizes mastery of the technical and operational aspects of HR practices and U.S. laws and regulations. The SPHR® certification recognizes those who have mastered the strategic and policy-making aspects of HR management in the U.S.

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The 8-week continuing education course covers topics in six primary areas:

  1. Business Management
  2. Talent Planning and Acquisition
  3. Learning and Development
  4. Total Rewards
  5. Employee and Labor Relations
  6. Leadership and Strategy


Who should take this course?

This course is designed for:

  • HR practitioners who are pursuing a promotion, a broad-based refresher or returning to the field and need an update on current practices

  • HR professionals who want a review before taking the PHR® or SPHR® certification exams

  • HR job seekers who want to set themselves apart from the competition

  • Managers who are new to the human resource field or have increased responsibilities                                                        

Prepare for the PHR® and/or SPHR® Certification Exam with a program that consistently achieves an 80% to 100% pass rate for its students.


Benefits of the PHR® and SPHR® Certification

The PHR® and SPHR® Certification can provide: 

  • public recognition of professional achievement

  • an aid for career advancement

  • increased self-confidence

  • an opportunity to distinguish yourself among other HR professionals


Continuing Education Course Details

Tuition: $300  

Format: Online synchronous sessions with your instructor (students log into a web conferencing system at pre-scheduled times, which creates engagement and fosters community)

Dates: March 16, 2021 to May 6, 2021 (eight weeks)

Admission: Apply at  No application fee. 

Students enrolled in this course will be classified as a non-degree seeking student.

Instructor-led by a qualified/certified instructor


Textbooks, Online Resources, and Materials

Course materials are purchased separately by the student, from Human Resources Certification Institution (HRCI).

The PHR® and SPHR® Certification Exam Study Course utilizes the HRCP Learning System, which includes the following features and benefits:

  • Six module-specific workbooks that correlate with the HRCI Body of Knowledge

  • Content updates based on legislative updates

  • Most recent HR developments

  • Interactive discussions that focus on real-life situations faced by HR professionals

  • Test-taking tips and other valuable study resources


Human Resources Certification Institution

The PHR® and SPHR® Certification Exam Study Course is officially aligned with the Human Resources Certification Institution (HRCI) Body of Knowledge. Attending a HRCI-aligned course will help ensure that students are receiving the highest quality education as a leading HR professional.

Participants planning to take the PHR® or SPHR® examinations must register through HRCI:

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Next Step

Please contact Heather Haycraft for additional information or apply at

(502) 797-4380