SPHR/PHR Certification: Preparation Course

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.

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 investigate 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.

Under the mentorship of the instructor, groups of students will research and study a specific course content area, and then present that content area to their classmates.

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. For more information about certification, or recertification, visit the HRCI website at www.hrci.org.

Eligibility requirements

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

 

Academic Units
3
CEUs
3
Section Number
191HRM276
Instruction Method
Classroom + extended classroom

Location

Galleria

2901 K Street, Sacramento, CA, 95816

Galleria

Galleria 2901 K Street, Sacramento, CA, 95816

Section Course Materials

BenchPrep HR Learning System

Mandatory
This course will be using the BenchPrep HR Learning System. All students must purchase an individual license. These materials will give you access to an online portal with your individual dashboard to be used in the classroom. The BenchPrep HR Learning System includes an e-textbook, instructional videos, practice questions, flash cards and practice exams. This study aid will be used in class to enhance the learning experience. To purchase the mandatory BenchPrep HR Learning System, follow the step listed below: 1. Materials can be purchased at www.benchprephr.com/voucher 2. Enter Your Voucher (use discount code: UCDAVISPHR2018) 3. Select a Course (you can choose to purchase any of the following tests) - aPHR™ Certification Exam Prep 2018: UCDE Discounted Rate $300 - PHR™ Certification Exam Prep 2018-2019: UCDE Discounted Rate $300 - SPHR™ Certification Exam Prep 2018-2019: UCDE Discounted Rate $300 Please note: You can decide to switch your exam after you purchase by contacting BenchPrep directly. You must have access to BenchPrep HR Learning System by the first day of class.

Section Notes

Please note that this class has both in-class and online components. There are additional materials required for the course. This course will use The BenchPrep Learning System, which will have an additional $300 cost. Before the course starts, we will send students information on how to purchase these materials with a UC Davis discount code. 

Enrollment Policies

Drop requests (withdraw with a refund) will be approved, less a $30 processing fee, if the request is received before the second meeting of the course. Visit https://cpe.ucdavis.edu/student-services/withdrawals-refunds-and-transfers to view complete enrollment policy information including details on withdrawals and transfers. 

Prerequisites

Eligibility requirements

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

Technical Requirements

This is a “Blended Format” class - all instruction occurs face-to-face and technology is used to facilitate online activities, assess students (assignments, exams, etc.), or deliver content. You will receive an email on the course start date with information on how to log into the online portion of the classroom. Students must have a computer with access to the internet and an email account in order to complete this course. Also, you may be required to bring a computer or mobile device to class to complete some assignments. To ensure your success in this online course, please review our technical requirements.

Discounts

SHRM

Members can receive 10% discount on the course fee by entering the Coupon Code.  If you don’t have your association discount code, contact UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Student Services at (800) 752-0881.