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SHRM Learning System

Human resource certification preparation

Featuring the 2014 SHRM Learning System® for PHR®/SPHR® Certification Preparation: An intensive, 11-week program designed primarily for individuals seeking certification shrm_logo as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR®) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR®). The course fee is $1,025, including books

Livonia : Mondays, 6–9 p.m. from Feb. 3–April 14
Troy : Wednesdays, 6–9 p.m. from Feb. 5–April 16
Ann Arbor : Thursdays, 6–9 p.m. from Feb. 6–April 17
Online: Feb. 17–May 2
Lansing : Sept.–Nov., 2014

Prepare for HR certification with the SHRM Learning System®
If you've been planning to earn your Professional Human Resources (PHR®) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR®) designation, now is the time to enroll in our updated and expanded HR Certification Institute exam preparation course based on the SHRM Learning System®. The curriculum covers the HR Certification Institute Body of Knowledge and includes application exercises developing specific competencies and decision-making skills. As a certification preparation program, it consistently beats the national pass rate. With our blended approach, you’ll learn from printed workbooks, online tools and a dynamic classroom experience. In addition, you can earn 3.5 continuing education units (CEUs) for completing this course.

The six learning modules cover the full array of HR topics
The SHRM Learning System® course provides an in-depth study of key areas in human resource management. Course materials include six extensive print modules corresponding to the six functional areas, responsibilities and associated knowledge defined by the HR Certification Institute.

Course Descriptions

Business Management and Strategy
Includes the role of HR in organizations, the strategic planning process, assessing the internal environment, scanning the external environment, evaluating HR’s strategic contributions, ethical issues affecting organizations and HR and the legislative and regulatory environment.

Workforce Planning and Employment
Covers key legislation affecting employee rights, privacy and consumer protection, EEO/Affirmative Action, gender discrimination and harassment, organizational staffing requirements, job analysis and documentation, recruitment, flexible staffing, selection and retention, organizational exit and employee records management.

Human Resource Development
Examines key legislation, HRD and the organization, organizational development initiatives, adult learning and motivation, training and development, talent management, developing leaders and performance management.

Compensation and Benefits
Includes key compensation legislation, total rewards and the strategic focus of the organization, compensation structure, compensation systems, introduction to benefit programs and key benefits legislation, government-mandated benefits, deferred compensation plans, health-care benefits, other non-statutory benefits, compensation and benefits for international employees, and evaluating the total rewards system and communicating it to employees.

Employee and Labor Relations
Covers laws affecting employee and labor relations, employee relations and organizational culture, employee involvement strategies, measuring employee attitudes, policies, procedures, and work rules, discipline and complaint resolution, labor relations legislation and union organizing, unfair labor practices, collective bargaining, and strikes and secondary boycotts.

Risk Management
Examines organizational risk, key legislation, safety, health, security and privacy. You'll also receive an SPHR Preparation Book for specialized SPHR training. Besides being a powerful tool for PHR or SPHR certification preparation, this strategic course fosters professional advancement and builds confidence for managing HR challenges.

The SHRM Advantage
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. The Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 225,000 members in over 125 countries, and more than 575 affiliated chapters. Visit www.shrm.org.

SHRM Certification Information
Note that to earn either the PHR or SPHR designation candidates are required to 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.

HR Certification Institute test dates
If you have questions regarding the PHR or SPHR exams, visit www.hrci.org, call the HR Certification Institute at 866.898.4724 or send an email to info@hrci.org. While there is no single course of study guaranteeing success on the HR Certification Institute exams, the SHRM Learning System® has effectively helped thousands of individuals prepare for certification.

Computer-based 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. For information on the exam and how to register, visit www.hrci.org.

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.

This program offered in partnership with:

  • The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • The Human Resource Association of Greater Detroit (HRAGD)
  • The Greater Ann Arbor Society for Human Resource Management (GAASHRM)
  • Human Resource Management Association of Mid-Michigan (HRMAMM) 
  • Livingston Area Human Resource Association (LAHRA)