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Why Earn Your PHR/SPHR Certification?

​Earning your credentials as a PHR (Professional in Human Resources) or SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources) makes you a recognized expert in the HR field. This professional distinction sets you apart from your colleagues, proving your high level of knowledge and skills. It makes you a more valuable asset to your organization, keeping you and your organization more competitive in today's economy.



Earning your credential will help you:

  • Boost your confidence with recognition as an HR expert.
  • Master the knowledge most important to expert HR professionals as defined by the current HR body of knowledge.
  • Expand your outlook on the HR field and bring new ideas to your workplace.
  • Keep up with HR developments including the latest legislative changes.
  • Protect your organization from risk by ensuring regulatory compliance.
  • Stand out from other HR candidates in a job search.
  • Demonstrate your long-term commitment to the HR profession.

Proven success: Professionals who use the SHRM Learning System to prepare for their PHR/SPHR exams beat the national pass rate, year after year.

Complete Training: The user-friendly content focuses on the HR Certification Institute body of knowledge and includes access to the Online Resource Center, more than 1,500 practice questions, flashcards, an interactive case study, and two post-tests.

Portable Content: You can access the SHRM Learning System via PC, laptop, mobile or e-reader devices.

Customized Learning: Choose the learning option that best matches your schedule and learning style, and use assessment test results to create a personalized study plan based on your strengths and weaknesses.

Current: The Online Resource Center provides timely legislative changes and HR developments, so you can protect your organization from legal risk.

Affordability: This PHR/SPHR certification prep tool provides more content, tests, learning tools and access to expert advice than any other program.

Quantity Discount: Gather a group of colleagues who are looking for training. By ordering together in groups of two or more, you'll save a minimum of $70 per person.

Assess: Complete the assessment to determine your current knowledge and areas for improvement. The results are weighted against test areas on the certification exams (PHR or SPHR).

Study: Use assessment results to identify learning priorities, create your study plan and apply learned knowledge.

Pass: Complete the post-test and utilize prep tools to validate your knowledge and refine your study plans as you prepare for the exam.

  • HR updates
  • Audiocasts and webcasts
  • Smart Study tools
  • Ask the Expert
  • Related links
  • Feedback feature
  • Additional resources
  • Guided overviews for each module that highlights key topics.
  • 1,300 questions available online and nearly 1,500 questions included.
  • Two 100-question assessments weighted for PHR and SPHR exams.
  • Module-specific tests.
  • Two post-tests that incorporate features similar to the HR Certification Institute exam format.
Review supplemental audio and webcast content for each module. Key audio and webcast topics help learning and comprehension.
  • Comprehensive glossary of terms for easy reference available in print and e-reader format.
  • Over 750 flashcards covering all six modules available in multiple formats: online, mobile, printable and audio download.
Featuring real-life scenarios and questions to apply concepts.

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