Professional Certification in Human Resources Management
Human Resource Certification is a significant professional milestone. Certification signifies that you have mastered the HR body of knowledge and have a commitment to professional excellence and development. Currently, there are more than 53,000 certified professionals and the number is growing rapidly.
The HR Certification Institute (HRCI ®) is the credentialing arm of the Society of Human Resource Management. Professional certification is offered at two levels: Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).
For the latest information on certification including testing content, registration form, costs, testing dates and locations please see the HRCI homepage at www.hrci.org or contact HRCI at (800) 283-7476.
TEST PREPARATION PROGRAMS
The following programs are designed to help prepare eligible candidates for both the PHR and SPHR examinations. Prep classes now forming...express interest today!
Contact: Dr. Kayong Holston 602-749-5203
(email@example.com) or Sharon Lind 602-749-5167
Eleven-week course utilizing the SHRM Learning System, one night per week, three hours per night; three hours graduate level college credit and graded. Starts March and September, approximate cost $1,850.
UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX
Contact: Bridgette Waldrop 480-557-2061
Ten-week course utilizing the SHRM Learning System, one night per week, four hours per night, three hours college credit and graded. Starts February and August, approximate cost $1,380.
THE HRCI PREP CLASS
Contact: Jack W. Milligan SPHR, GPHR 602-274-0711
The HRCI Prep Class is the only thirteen-week course in the valley. Both pre and post tests and six interim examinations. Uses the SHRM Learning System, one night per week, 3.5 hours per night, 4.5 CEU's, with certification and letter gradeissued. Starts February and September, approximate cost $1,500.
CUSTOMIZED CLASSES AT YOUR LOCATION
Jack Milligan will present a twelve-week class at your company location with a minimum of 10 students. Same structure as above, except at your company location in a suitable class room environment. Mix students from many employers or all from one. Cost depends on location, facilities and number of students.
SHRM ARIZONA STATE COUNCIL IN COOPERATION WITH EVHRA AND VSHRA
Contact: Ursula Roesler, SPHR 602-263-4229 or (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ten-week course, uses college level text and S/PHR Study Guide, one night per week, three hours per night, taught by certified local HR professional volunteers, not graded, no tests. Starts March and September, approximate cost $375.
Course provided on-line so access to web is only necessity. Course very flexible and includes weekly on-line sessions, tests monitor progress. Uses SHRM Learning System which is included in tuition of $1,340 per participant. Call toll free 1-888-227-3552 x9039 or www.capella.edu.
RIO SALADO COLLEGE
Rio Salado offers an online test preparation course for human resource professionals to study for the PHR exam. This course is specifically intended to prepare students to sit for the PHR exam. Students are responsible for knowing the work-related requirements that the HRCI has for all those who wish to take the certification exam. Call 480-517-8540 or visit www.riosalado.edu/schedule.
MOUNTAIN STATES EMPLOYERS COUNCIL
MSEC offers a ten-week program, one-week boot camp, and self-study programs for HR professionals in preparing for the SPHR and PHR certifications. MSEC employment lawyers and HR professionals use the SHRM Learning System, as well as MSEC study materials. Costs of the programs vary from $645 to $1,295. MSEC pass rates are 90% for PHR and 85% for SPHR. MSEC also offers a 2-1/2 day SPHR Strategic Recertification Program where you can earn all 15 strategic credits for $395. Visit www.msec.org. Contact Shelley Blackman, SPHR at (602) 955-7558, email@example.com.
SHRM sponosred three-day seminar
Given in various cities through the country.
Contact: SHRM Education Department 800-283-7476 x3 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Three day course, classes 8:30 to 5 each day with evening work, uses SHRM Learning System, not graded, taught by certified HR professonals or attorneys, approximate cost $1,095 higher for non-members, plus transportation and lodging.
You can purchase the SHRM Learning System, $695 members, $860 non-members and conduct your own study course.
You can purchase a competing system from Human Resource Certification Preparation HRCP; a Utah based educational organization, available for about $345 at 1-801-343-3699 or order on-line at http://www.hrcp.com.
If on-line is your niche, contact Pat Breilein at Eastern Michigan University for info at email@example.com or call 734-487-9158. This is an 11-week course which begins the first week of February and the first week of September. The cost is $995.
You could also use the same Mathis Jackson text that the STATE COUNCIL classes use, which costs about $125. Contact Ursula Roesler 602-263-4229.