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PHR® Certification | SPHR® Certification Exam Preparation

12 Evenings | 3.6 CEUs

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This program is designed to help HR professionals prepare for the Human Resource Certification Institute's (HRCI's) examination for the Professional or Senior Professional in Human Resources (PHR / SPHR) certification. Hudson Center uses the Human Resource Certification Preparation Materials to prepare participants for the certification exams.

Led by qualified and certified HR instructors, this program guides participants through the HR Certification Institute's body of knowledge. Sample test questions and periodic progress checks help reinforce classroom sessions. Participants will identify areas of strength to build on and areas where further concentrated study is needed in preparation for taking either exam.

The Human Resource Certification Preparation Materials are included in your registration fee.


Program Description

Topics include:

~ Business Management and Strategy

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

~ Workforce Planning and Employment

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

~ Human Resource Development

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

~ Compensation and Benefits

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

~ Employee and Labor Relations

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

~ Risk Management

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

SPHR® Certification Eligibility Criteria: SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources) candidates must submit an application for certification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI). The SPHR certification exam is based on U.S. federal laws, regulations and practices and assesses all the functional areas of the HR field. SPHR questions tend to be more at the strategic and/or policy level. For more information, visit the HRCI website.

Candidates must meet one of the following qualifications:

A minimum of 4 years of experience in an exempt-level (professional) HR position with a master's degree or higher
A minimum of 5 years of experience in an exempt-level (professional) HR position with a bachelor's degree
A minimum of 7 years of experience in an exempt-level (professional) HR position with a high school diploma

PHR® Certification Eligibility Criteria: PHR (Professional in Human Resources) candidates must submit an application for certification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI). The PHR certification exam is based on U.S. federal laws, regulations and practices and assesses all the functional areas of the HR field. PHR questions tend to be at an operational/technical level. Candidates must have at least two years of exempt-level (professional) HR work experience For more information, visit the HRCI website.

Candidates must meet one of the following qualifications:

A minimum of 1 year of experience in an exempt-level (professional) HR position with a master's degree or higher
A minimum of 2 years of experience in an exempt-level (professional) HR position with a bachelor's degree
A minimum of 4 years of experience in an exempt-level (professional) HR position with a high school diploma

Audience

This program is designed for professionals with varying levels of experience. Practicing HR professionals can increase their value within their organizations by fine-tuning existing skills and learning new practices. New practitioners can enroll in the Human Resource Professional program to take a first step toward a successful and fulfilling career.


Delivery

Any of the executive education programs offered by the Hudson Center of Entrepreneurship and Executive Education (HCEEE) can be delivered to your organization at your location Please contact us for more information.

Program Fee

Program fee varies based on the size of your group and includes tuition, instructional materials, lunch and certificate of completion. Please contact us for more information.

Instructor

Jim Gallo, MS, SPHR

Mr. Gallo has 20+ years of executive leadership experience as a senior executive and management consultant. He has worked both within organizations as a senior executive leading multi state HR operations as well as an external consultant providing customized solutions to organizations. Jim has earned three masters' degrees (MBA, MS-HRM, I/O Psychology) and currently finishing his PhD in Industrial & Organizational Psychology at Florida Tech. He is a certified executive coach (ACTP), published author, and SPHR certified. Jim has been teaching HR related courses, including PHR/ SPHR certification courses at the collegiate level for over 15 years. He is a veteran speaker who combines science, practice and comedy in all of his speaking topics.

Comments from Past Participants

"An extensive prep course that really prepares you for the PHR/ SPHR exam with real world practicality."
Ana Rojas, Human Resources Director | After School Programs, Inc.

"Great course! Information was extremely helpful and concepts were explained thoroughly."
Brenda Orellana, Human Resources Coordinator | Univision, Inc.

"The instructor was excellent and I very knowledgeable."
Regla Wuilchrist, Human Resources Generalist | Octagon Commerce

"A good structural way to review your knowledge on HR Practices and guide format to reinforce areas that need deeper study."
Paola Capello, Talent Acquisition Lead | Microsoft

Course Customization

Using core programs, we can customize the material to fit your corporate training needs. With our extensive resources and program facilitators, we will design a program that is tailored to fit your specified objectives and requirements.


Contact Information

For additional program information, please contact us at:

Hudson Center of Entrepreneurship and Executive Education
H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue, Carl DeSantis Building, Suite 2088
Fort Lauderdale-Davie, FL 33314
Tel: 954.262.5119
Toll Free: 800.672.7223, ext. 25119
Fax: 954.262.3188
E-mail: execed@nova.edu

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