Society for Human Resources Management Certification Preparation Program

  1. Overview
  2. What You'll
    Learn
  3. How You'll
    Learn
  4. New "Plan to Pass"
    Tool
  5. HR Certification
Berkeley College Human Resources Program

 

Instructor

Annette Piecora, an experienced and active human resources professional with online teaching experience, is SPHR Certified. She holds an Ms.Ed. and B.B.A. from Bernard M. Baruch College, CUNY.

 


Be Extraordinary. Become HR Certified.

Human resource certification preparation course taught by expert instructors and featuring the most up-to-date SHRM Learning System®.

This intensive six-week program is designed for individuals seeking certification as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR®) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR®)

Create Your Competitive Advantage.

Tough times make it especially important to create your own competitive edge. It’s time you earn the PHR® (Professional in Human Resources) or SPHR® (Senior Professional in Human Resources) credential.

Invest in Yourself.

Preparing for and taking the certification exam takes considerable time and effort. The Berkeley College course is designed to be effective by offering a six-week online exam preparation course that keeps students on track.

Instruction by Berkeley professors provides a consistent and targeted flow of information and a more effective learning experience. Offered in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the curriculum covers the most up-to-date HR Certification Institute body of knowledge and ranks as the #1 certification preparation program for consistently helping professionals beat the national pass rate.

Upcoming Classes

The online course will begin in March 2012. Please check back for dates.

Course Investment

A course fee of $ $1, 295 (10% discount for Berkeley College alumni and students) includes the SHRM Learning System print modules, online learning software, access to the online Resource Center, instructor handouts, and six weeks of online instruction.

Register now. Classes fill quickly and space is limited.

Prepare for certification with Berkeley College’s SHRM Learning System course. It’s easy to register:

BY PHONE: Call 1-800-446-5400 ext. WSQ. Credit card registration only.

For further information, email Online@BerkeleyCollege.edu

 

 


What You'll Learn

The SHRM Learning System presents the following six modules covering the HRCI body of knowledge tested in PHR/SPHR exams.

1. Strategic Business Management

  • Role of HR in organizations
  • HR strategy
  • Evaluating the internal/external environment
  • HR and the legislative and regulatory environment

2. Workforce Planning and Employment

  • Employee rights, privacy, and consumer protection legislation
  • Organizational staffing requirements
  • Recruitment, selection, and retention

3. Human Resource Development

  • Organizational development
  • Training and development
  • Talent management
  • Performance management

4. Total Rewards

  • Compensation structure and systems
  • Benefit programs
  • Compensation and benefits legislation
  • Administering and evaluating compensation and benefits programs

5. Employee and Labor Relations

  • Labor relations legislation
  • Union organizing and collective bargaining
  • Unfair labor practices
  • Employee involvement and engagement

6. Risk Management

  • Organizational risk
  • Workplace safety, health, security, and privacy
  • Risk management legislation


How You’ll Learn

The Berkeley College Online™ course covers the six bodies of knowledge related to the exam, which will be presented through a blended format of printed workbooks and web-based study tools.

1. Printed workbooks:

  • Six print modules teach the HRCI body of knowledge tested in PHR and SPHR exams
  • Printed glossary of terms and subject index provided for each module
  • Easy-to-identify icons highlight key content and links to additional resources
  • SPHR Preparation Book specifically designed for SPHR candidates

2. Online tools with mobile access:

  • Practice Tests
    • Pre-test to gauge current knowledge.
    • Module-specific tests to check mastery of key topics
    • Post-test that mirrors the HR Certification exam to increase test-taking confidence
  • Flashcards
    • Over 750 covering all six modules
  • Glossary
    • Comprehensive reference for easy reference online or while reading the materials
  • Interactive case study
    • Features real-life scenarios and questions to apply concepts

3. Resource Center

  • HR Updates highlighting up-to-date legislative changes and new HR developments
  • Audio and webcasts for each module
  • Test-taking strategies for the HRCI exam
  • Ask The Expert feature for individualized follow-up questions
  • Links to key HR information cited in the modules
  • Feedback feature


New “Plan to Pass” Tool

Setting a realistic study plan is critical to your success. SHRM has created a valuable tool called “Plan to Pass” that guides your studies. It takes your score from the pre-test (included in the SHRM Learning System), factors in your level of HR experience, and creates a study plan based on areas that require the most attention. You can also track your progress as you study to ensure you’re reaching your goals.

Online study tools are portable and convenient, with access to online tests, flashcards, and resources via iPhone, Blackberry, Palm Pre, Windows Mobile, or Google Android.


Human Resources Certification

The HR Certification Institute requires HR professionals planning to sit for the PHR or SPHR exams to have a combination of demonstrated work experience and education. For additional information, visit www.hrci.org/2011_exam_eligibility.

HR Certification Institute Exam Dates

In 2011, the exam application cost is $250 for the PHR exam for SHRM members ($300 for non-members) and $375 for the SPHR exam for SHRM members ($425 for non-members). A $75 late fee applies to exam registrations submitted after the application deadline. Berkeley College course registrations and fees do not cover exam registration. Course participants must register for the exam at www.hrci.org.

If you have any further questions regarding the PHR or SPHR exams, please visit www.hrci.org, call the HR Certification Institute at +1-866-898-4724, or send an e-mail to info@hrci.org.

Certification Testing

All certification testing is computer-based and conducted at the 250 Prometric Test Centers around the country. For best results, schedule your certification exam for a date that is after the end of your particular class section.

While no single course of study guarantees success on the HR Certification Institute examinations, thousands of individuals have used the SHRM Learning System to effectively prepare for the exams.