PHR/SPHR Certification Preparation

Prepare for the nationally recognized Professional Human Resources (PHR) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) designation from the HR Certification Institute or obtain re-certification credit. 

A Partner in Preparation

Earning PHR or SPHR designation upgrades your knowledge and skills and makes you a more valuable employee. But it's not easy - according to the HR Certification Institute, 54 percent of exam takers passed the PHR exam on their first attempt in the November 2015-January 2016 test period. Fifty-three percent of first time test-takers passed the SPHR exam during the same period. A structured learning environment and access to instructors with decades of HR and teaching experience can help you be a success story.

Our certification preparation classes will provide methods for the best ways to study and prepare for the exam. Sessions cover all six HR knowledge areas:

  • Business Management & Strategy
  • Workforce Planning & Employment
  • Human Resource Development
  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Employee & Labor Relations
  • Risk Management

Certification Prerequisite

You must have a minimum of two years of exempt-level experience to sit for the PHR test, if you have a bachelor's degree. SPHR exam requirements include five years of exempt experience, if you have a bachelor’s degree. For additional exam information, including exam fees, visit


Please plan to attend an orientation session, where instructors will distribute course materials and schedules, review the exam application, and discuss your first assignment.


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