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Virtual PHR/SPHR Certification Preparation

GPHRs may earn up to 21 recertification hours when attending this virtual program for professional development.

Program Overview
Delivered by a "live" instructor in a synchronous online learning environment, the Virtual PHR/SPHR Certification Preparation course will allow for maximum interaction and real time Q&A chats between participants, providing a dynamic virtual classroom experience. If you miss a class or want to review content, all classes are recorded in their entirety so you can view at your own convenience.

Leave this comprehensive, virtual course with the confidence you need to further your knowledge while preparing for the PHR/SPHR certification exam.Virtual Cert Prep includes 2013 SHRM Learning System

This course includes:

  • The 2013 SHRM Learning System upon course registration.
  • A syllabus/study plan to guide participants in their preparation activities.
  • A state-of-the art, dynamic, web-based virtual platform where classes are held.
  • Access to online resources where participants can utilize pre- and post-tests, quizzes and flashcards.
  • Recorded archives of all sessions for students’ review.

PHR/SPHR Virtual Cert Prep Program Schedule
7-Week Program

Two-hour sessions held from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., ET
Tuesday and Thursday   Monday and Wednesday
  • Aug. 8 - Sep. 24
  • May 6 - Jun. 19

  • Access to the virtual classroom URL will be given to participants two weeks prior to course start date.


    System Requirements
    Each instructor-led virtual class is held in Adobe Connect – SHRM’s virtual platform for virtual training courses. Prior to the review course, please click here to ensure that your computer has the necessary Plug-Ins, downloads, etc. to run Adobe Connect.

    Additional Virtual Certification Preparation
    Virtual GPHR Certification Preparation
    Virtual California Certification Preparation

    Contact a Member Care Representative at 800-283-7476, option #3, +1-703-548-3440, option #3 or e-mail

    This program is not a substitute for the certification examination. If you wish to take the PHR examination, you must complete a separate application form available through the HR Certification Institute.

    SHRM Member: $1,695
    Nonmember: $2,000



    Online Register online

    New date! May 6 - Jun. 19
    Registration deadline: May 5
    Register Online

    Aug. 8 - Sep. 24
    Registration deadline: Jul. 25
    Register Online
    Please note: Materials will arrive within 2 weeks after registering for the program.




    703.548.3440, option #3
    800.283.7476, option #3
    (U.S. only)