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California Certification Preparation

Featuring the SHRM California Learning System™

Specifically designed for HR professionals working in and with the state of California, our PHR-CA/ SPHR-CA certification preparation course will provide comprehensive information on California employment laws, rules and regulations relating to each key area, their impact on California employers, and the policies and practices necessary to ensure compliance with them.

The SHRM California Learning System not only serves as a comprehensive study guide for the California certification exam but also as a resource tool for you to use in your daily work life. These materials were designed with the California HR professional in mind as well as the HR professional outside the state whose organization conducts business within the state. The knowledge and understanding of California employment laws, rules and regulations gained from studying these materials will greatly assist you with becoming California Certified and continued development of your HR career.

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SHRM California Learning SystemProgram Overview

  • Module 1: Compensation and Benefits
    (comprises 26% of exam)
  • Module 2: Employee and Labor Relations
    (comprises 46% of exam)
  • Module 3: Leaves of Absence and Workers’ Compensation
    (comprises 17% of exam)
  • Module 4: Health Safety and Security
    (comprises 11% of exam)

Who Benefits from this Program?

  • California HR professionals
  • HR professionals outside the state whose organizations conduct business within California

You must hold the PHR or SPHR certification designation to sit for the California certification examination. Upon passing the California certification exam, you will be awarded the designation of PHR-CA or SPHR-CA depending on the national certification you hold.

This training program is not a substitute for the certification exam. If an individual wishes to take either the PHR-CA or SPHR-CA examination, he or she must complete a separate application form available through the HR Certification Institute’s website at

 Delivery Methods

Onsite TrainingModified to meet your needs

  • 3 or 4–day Onsite Program
  • Virtual Training Program
  • Blended Learning 

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