Centers for Outreach & Engagement

Human Resources Certification Prep Course - SHRM Learning System® - Professional Development Center

Course Description

The Human Resource Certification Preparation Course is designed to provide you with an overview of key areas in human resource management. Materials include six modules that correspond to the six functional areas, responsibilities, and associated knowledge as defined by the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI). The program is essential for those seeking the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certifications.

Besides being a powerful tool to assist you in preparing for the PHR or SPHR certification exams, the Human Resource Certification Preparation Course also provides professional development for you and your HR Department. The course provides a solid foundation for managing the HR challenges you face in today's demanding work environment; it supplies a current reference of HR practices, broadens the perspective of functional specialists, and strengthens individual competencies and productivity.

Who Should Attend

The course is specially designed for managers and staff with experience in general management or human resource management:

  • HR practitioners seeking professional development to advance their career
  • Experienced managers who are new to the HR field
  • Mid-level managers pursuing career change or promotion
  • HR professionals planning to take the PHR or SPHR certification exams

Schedule - Fall 2012

Saturday Class - Downtown Campus, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Course dates include orientation, 6 module-based sessions and a final review session all at Main Campus.
  • Orientation: September 15, 2012 from 9am to 12:00pm.
  • Module-based classes, all 9am to 1pm: September 29; October 13, 27; November 10, 17; and December 1, 2012.
  • Final review session:  December 8, 2012 from 9am to 1pm.

Thursday Evening Class - CSU West Center, Westlake, Ohio

  • Course dates include orientation and 8 module-based sessions (due to class length) at West Center.   The final review session is at Main Campus. 
  • Orientation: September 13, 2012 from 6pm to 9pm.
  • Module-based classes, note variation in time:
    September 27, 2012 6pm to 9pm
    October 4, 2012
    6pm to 9pm
    October 11, 2012
    6pm to 8pm
    October 18, 2012
    6pm to 8pm
    November 1, 2012
    6pm to 8pm
    November 8, 2012
    6pm to 8pm
    November 15, 2012
    6pm to 9pm
    November 29, 2012
    6pm to 9pm
  • Final review session @ Main Campus:  December 8, 2012 from 9am to 1pm.

Fall 2012 Fees

 

Tuition

CSU Alumni/SHRM Member

Non-Member

Registration Window

Early Bird Rate*

$1075

$1150

August 22 @ 5pm

Standard Rate

$1150

$1250

August 23-September 4

Late Registration Rate

$1300

$1300

September 4-26

 

*Early Bird Rate:  To receive the Early Bird Rate, payment must be received in full by August 22, 2012 at 5pm. 

Course fee includes six workbooks (SHRM Learning System), online access, two HRCI assessment exams, printed copy of instructional PowerPoint presentations, a Certificate of Completion, meals and parking as applicable.

 

Participant Responsibilities

Exam Eligibility:  It is the responsibility of the participant to determine his or her eligibility to take the PHR and/ or SPHR. For more information on eligibility requirements, please visit www.hrci.org/2011_Exam_Eligibility/

Attendance: Participants are expected and highly encouraged to attend all sessions. In order to receive the Certificate of Completion for the CSU SHRM Learning System, participants can miss no more than one module-based session. Many employers require this certificate for reimbursement.  Instructors do take attendance.

Certification Information

If you have questions on the certification process or wish to register for the PHR or SPHR exam, please visit www.hrci.org or call 800-283-7476.

How to Register

Register online using your MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover credit card.

     Main Campus Online registration
     West Center Online registration

Register by Mail: Submit completed registration form to the Professional Development Center.
Register by Phone: Call 216-687-6957. MasterCard, Visa or Discover are accepted.
Register by Fax: Submit completed registration form to 216-687-9309.

Paying by check or need an invoice? If you wish to pay by check or require an invoice, please choose the pay by check option when registering online.  You will be contacted by our office within 2 business days with additional information. 

On-site Course Delivery

We also offer on-site course delivery at your company. For more information, contact Marie Herlevi at 216-523-7278.

SHRM Learning Re-enrollment Options

  • If a SHRM Learning participant does not have success on the certification exam immediately following enrollment in SHRM Learning, the participant may attend the next SHRM Learning session at a reduced rate of $295.  The participant will not receive a new set of SHRM Learning books.  However, his or her Learnhrm access will remain in effect from the previous session.  The participant will receive access to two additional HRCI assessment exams, and other materials provided by the instructors during the sessions as well as parking and meals, as applicable.
  • If a SHRM Learning participant chooses not to sit for the certification exam immediately following enrollment in SHRM Learning and informs the Professional Development Center in writing of his or her decision by the end of that testing window (January 31 or June 30), the participant may be eligible to attend the next SHRM Learning session at a reduced rate of $295 with the permission of the Professional Development Center Program Manager.  The participant will not receive a new set of SHRM Learning books.  However, his or her Learnhrm access will remain in effect from the previous session.  The participant will receive access to two additional HRCI assessment exams, and other materials provided by the instructors during the sessions as well as parking and meals, as applicable.

Refund Policy

Registrants who cancel will receive a refund, less a $100 processing fee, if we receive written notification a minimum of seven business days prior to the first day of class. No refunds will be issued if notification is not received seven business days prior to the first day of class.

More Information

For further information on The Human Resource Certification Preparation Course or to learn about other courses approved for PHR and SPHR recertification credit, contact:

Cleveland State University
Professional Development Center
2121 Euclid Ave., BU 216
Cleveland, OH 44115
Phone: (216) 687-6957
Fax: (216) 687-9309
prodev@csuohio.edu