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PHR & SPHR Certification Preparation Course Content

The SHRM Learning System course features printed workbooks, over 1,500 test questions, an Online Resource Center, an interactive case study, and The SPHR Preparation Book, designed especially for SPHR candidates.

What will you learn?

The key to the success of the PHR/SPHR certification and the SHRM Learning System is the relevance of the content to the needs of today’s HR professionals. The SHRM Learning System teaches the following six modules covering the HR Certification Institute body of knowledge tested in PHR/SPHR exams.

Module 1: Strategic Management

Module 2: Workforce Planning and Employment

Module 3: Human Resource Development

Module 4: Total Rewards

Module 5: Employee and Labor Relations

Module 6: Risk Management


By attending this course you will earn 39 hours towards recertification. Because the HR field is constantly changing, HR professionals are challenged to stay abreast of key issues and increased demands. Certified professionals use recertification to demonstrate their currency and to maintain their professional edge. Note: Completion of this course does not constitute PHR/SPHR certification or guarantee that you will pass the exam.

Eligibility Requirement:

According to HRCI, candidates must have two years of HR exempt-level experience to qualify to take either the PHR and SPRH exam. Also, students and recent graduates who are within twelve months of graduating from a bachelor's or master's degree program are welcome to take the PHR or GPHR exam in the student/recent graduate category.