SPHR/PHR Certification: Preparation Course
UC Davis Extension students have attained 100 percent passage rate for both the SPHR and PHR certification examinations!
If you've been planning to earn your Professional Human Resources (PHR®) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR®) designation, now is the time to enroll in this updated and expanded Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) exam preparation course based on the SHRM Learning System.
Many human resource professionals find they have a professional edge after passing the national Professional in Human Resources or Senior Professional in Human Resources certification exams offered by the Human Resource Certification Institute. Prepare yourself for the exam as you examine strategic management practices, workforce planning and employment, total rewards, compensation and benefits, human resource development, employee and labor relations, occupational health, safety, security and risk management.
Expect to spend eight to 10 hours of study time per week in addition to classroom time in order to successfully complete the national certification exam. Enrollment two weeks before the start date is highly recommended to ensure that your course materials are available at the first session. There are no refunds for course materials that have been opened. For more information about certification, or recertification, visit the HRCI website at www.hrci.org.
Minimum criteria for taking the PHR exam are:
- 1 year of demonstrated professional (exempt) HR experience with a Master's degree or higher
- 2 years of demonstrated professional (exempt) HR experience with a Bachelor's degree
- 4 years of demonstrated professional (exempt) HR experience with less than a Bachelor's degree
Minimum criteria for taking the SPHR exam are:
- 4 years of demonstrated professional (exempt) HR experience with a Master's degree or higher
- 5 years of demonstrated professional (exempt) HR experience with a Bachelor's degree
- 7 years of demonstrated professional (exempt experience with less than a Bachelor's degree
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"I highly recommend this course for those seeking HR certification. This class provides the tools needed to understand the HR concepts and principles to successfully pass the exam. Nancy Allardyce is such a knowledgeable instructor and takes tremendous care to ensure students understand these important concepts. The examples discussued helped a great deal to solidify our understanding of the materials."
Jessica Rivera Mirabile
"The UC Davis Extension program was very helpful in obtaining HR certification. I also had the opportunity to share and learn from other HR professionals in the greater Sacramento area. The classes were at a convenient time and location, which was really important to balancing my continuing education with work priorities."
Jeff Szczesny, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Raley's
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