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Society for Human Resource
Management (SHRM) Certification


This intensive SHRM-developed, instructor-led learning system is designed to prepare individuals to take the Professional in Human Resource (PHR)and Senior Professional in Human Resource (SPHR) certification exams. The 13-week, 39-hour program gives human resource specialists new tools for successful performance on the job and even if they decide to delay taking the certification exams.

For more information download the brochure
or click on the individual links below.

The course includes:

• Individual post-module testing that allows you to assess your HR knowledge in each functional area.
• A Guide to Smart Test Taking to help improve your test-taking skills.

Program Topics:
(click on module to view description)

Module One: Strategic Management
Module Two: Workforce Planning and Employment
Module Three: Human Resource Development
Module Four: Total Rewards
Module Five: Employee and Labor Relations
Module Six: Risk Management

(click on instructors name to view profiles)

Marsha P. Collins, SPHR
Wally Skiba, SPHR
Nancy Skiba, SPHR
Tracy Richardson, SPHR

Program Dates & Information

Fall 2008 SHRM Brochure

Tentative Dates: August 19- November 11, 2008
Every Tuesday evening, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm,
at the Gatton College of Business & Economics, room 248.

Certification Information:

Please note that to earn either the PHR or SPHR designation, candidates must have at least two (2) years of exempt-level experience in the HR field. If you have any further questions regarding the PHR or SPHR exams, please visit, call HRCI at 800-283-7476, Option #4, or e-mail There is no single course of study that guarantees success on the HRCI examinations, but thousands of individuals have used the SHRM® Learning System to study for the exams.


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 the professional edge. Note: Completion of this course does not constitute PHR/SPHR certification or guarantee that you will pass the exam.

Satisfaction Guaranteed :

If you do not pass the HRCI Exam immediately following the course, you may retake the course at a reduced fee for one year (excluding the SHRM learning system) providing space is available.


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