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Prepare to Pass with the #1 PHR/SPHR Cert Prep Tool

The 2014 SHRM Learning System® for PHR®/SPHR® Certification Preparation Course
Offered for the Last Time!

Beginning Jan. 1, 2015, SHRM is moving to the next generation of certification: SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP. Passing the current PHR/SPHR exam prior to Jan. 31, 2015 makes you eligible to receive the new SHRM credential FREE of charge until Dec. 31, 2015. Find out more about the SHRM certifications.


EMU–Livonia: Mondays, 6–9 p.m., Sept. 8–Nov. 17
Troy: Wednesdays, 6–9 p.m., Sept. 10–Nov. 19
Ann Arbor: Thursdays, 6–9 p.m., Sept. 11–Nov. 20
Lansing: Tuesdays, 6–9 p.m., Sept. 16–Nov. 25
EMU–Online: Sept. 15–Nov. 22

Cost: $1,025, including books.
Earn 3.5 continuing education units (CEUs) for completing this course.

This intensive 11-week program offered by Eastern Michigan University is designed primarily for individuals seeking the most sought-after HR certification as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). EMU's program has an outstanding record of participants passing the certification exams. Students taking this program through EMU have a 9–15% higher pass rate than the national average on the SPHR and PHR, respectively.

Who should take this course?
Our human resource certification preparation course is designed primarily for individuals seeking a PHR or SPHR certification.

Advancing your career. For those not seeking certification, the SHRM Learning System for PHR/SPHR course provides a comprehensive and accelerated option for professional development. Participants gain a generalist point of view, refresh key ideas and concepts, strengthen their understanding of core competencies and increase productivity.

Access. Study. Discuss. Succeed.
As an added advantage, we use the newly updated 2014 SHRM Learning System for PHR/SPHR Certification Preparation. It features up-to-date content and advanced tools that streamline study time, accelerate learning and build confidence for passing the PHR or SPHR exam.

By attending our course, you'll benefit from:

  • An experienced, certified instructor
  • The SHRM Learning System for PHR/SPHR, ranked the #1 certification prep tool 
  • A structured learning experience that keeps you on track
  • Opportunities to network and learn from your peers
  • Tuition reimbursement and GPHR recertification hours.

This course is offered in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). The course investment includes all course materials but does not cover registration for the PHR or SPHR examinations.

Read about the course topics .

SHRM Certification Information
To earn either the PHR or SPHR designation, you must have at least two years of exempt-level experience in the HR field. The HRCI exam requires a separate application and a separate fee. The HRCI exam application will be available the first night of the 11-week classes or you can request one from HRCI.

Offered in partnership with...
EMU offers this program in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Human Resource Association of Greater Detroit (HRAGD), Greater Ann Arbor Society for Human Resource Management (GAASHRM), Human Resource Management Association of Mid-Michigan (HRMAMM) and Livingston Area Human Resource Association (LAHRA).

HR Certification Institute test dates
If you have questions regarding the PHR or SPHR exams, visit www.hrci.org.

Take the next step in your HR career and register today!

For more information, contact, Jaclyn Hassenzahl at jhassenz@emich.edu or 800.932.8689.