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PHR/SPHR Certification Review Course

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The SHRM Learning System Course ® is designed to provide an overview of key areas in human resource management. Materials include six modules that correspond to the six functional areas, responsibilities, and associated knowledge as defined by the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI). The program is offered in cooperation with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) as study material for the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification examinations administered by HRCI.

Program Topics

  • Business Management and Strategy
  • Workforce Planning and Employment
  • Human Resource Development
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Employee and Labor Relations
  • Risk Management

Who Should Attend

The course is specifically designed for managers and staff with experience in general management or human resource management:

  • HR practitioners seeking professional development to enhance or advance their career
  • Experienced managers who are new to the human resource field
  • Other mid-level managers pursuing career change or promotion
  • HR professionals planning to take the PHR or SPHR certification exams

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.

The next test window opens May 1, 2012, and ends June 30, 2012. The registration window for the test opens January 9, and ends March 9, 2012.

If you have any further questions regarding the PHR or SPHR exams, please visit or call HRCI at 800-283-7476 (Option #4), or email

Date and Time: Tuesdays, February 21, 2012 - April 24, 2012 - 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Cost: $879 SHRM members, $949 for nonmembers
Location: JARI Business Development Center, 160 JARI Drive, Johnstown, PA 15904

Registration Procedure

Mail or fax the registration form to:

Continuing Education & Training
Penn State Altoona
1431 12th Avenue
Altoona, PA 16601
Phone: 814-949-5535
Phone: 1-800-848-9843 (option #6)
Fax: 814-949-5314