When: February 21–May 16, 2013 from 5:30–8:20 PM (Tuesdays & Thursdays)
Where: UMSL, J.C. Penney Conference Center
You have four ways to register:
Make checks payable to: University of Missouri–St. Louis.
UMSL will match any competitor’s published fee for face-to-face PHR/SPHR course offerings in the St. Louis metropolitan area. Call (314) 516-5971 for details.
Set your sights on certification.
Our Human Resource certification preparation course is designed primarily for individuals seeking a Professional in Human Resources (PHR®) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR®) certification.
This intensive six-week program combines expert instruction with the SHRM Learning System®, so you will learn faster, retain more knowledge and stay on track as you prepare for the exam.
Let us guide you to success.
Achieving major career goals is challenging and time consuming. But, the road to success is easier when an experienced guide provides a roadmap and keeps you on track. If your goal is HR certification, we'll lead you to success. Our instructors focus on critical exam content, and our structured classroom environment accelerates learning and improves retention.
This course is offered in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world's largest association devoted to human resource management. Thousands of HR professionals have earned their PHR or SPHR certifications by using the SHRM Learning System, the #1 ranked certification prep tool. Course fees often qualify for tuition reimbursement from your company, and you can earn 3.5 continuing education units (CEUs) for completing this course.
The 2012 SHRM Learning System is filled with new features, including innovative SmartStudy tools that help streamline your study time and build confidence for passing the certification exam. Follow these steps to success:
SmartStudy is like having a compass pointing you toward content you most need to study.
The #1 PHR/SPHR certification prep tool - with the latest technology.
The nation's #1 PHR and SPHR certification preparation system is also the most advanced. In addition to SmartStudy tools, we offer learning modules in print and e-reader formats and provide extensive multi-media online resources. The 2012 SHRM Learning System thoroughly prepares you to pass the certification exam.
The most up-to-date learning modules.
The SHRM Learning System includes six modules covering the entire HR Certification Institute body of knowledge, so you'll learn everything you need for the PHR or SPHR exam. Modules were updated to reflect the new HR practice and legislation in the HR Certification Institute's body of knowledge.
More ways to learn.
Whatever your learning style, you'll find ways to test your knowledge and build confidence. Use our interactive case study, featuring real-life scenarios and questions, to apply your knowledge. And, checkout the Online Learning Center for a wealth of supplemental study materials:
Best of all, you can access the SHRM Learning System via your PC, laptop, your mobile device, or e-reader device, making it easy to study wherever and whenever you have time.
Preparing to pass.
When you complete this course, you'll be prepared to pass the PHR or SPHR exam. Year after year, professionals who use the SHRM Learning System consistently beat the national pass rate.
When asked if certification was worth the cost and effort, HR professionals, on average, attributed a personal ROI of 253% to personal certification. Over one-third believed the benefits were worth more than five times the cost, suggesting an ROI of 476%!*
*"The Value of HR Certification Around the World," Independent research commissioned by the HR Certification Institute, 2010.
Advancing your career.
For those not seeking certification, the SHRM Learning System 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. Long after completing the course, Learning System materials will serve as a valuable day-to-day resource manual, providing answers to a wide-range of HR challenges.
HR Certification Institute Testing.
The HR Certification Institute now requires HR professionals sitting for the PHR or SPHR exams to have a combination of demonstrated work experience and education. Visit www.hrci.org for more details.
Certificate & CEUs.
Attend and actively participate in all six sessions, meeting SHRM's prescribed requirements, and you will be awarded 3.5 continuing education units and a noncredit Chancellor's Certificate from UMSL, as well as a SHRM certificate of completion.
"HR Certification strengthens resumes, increases and refreshes knowledge of HR practices, and helps HR professionals demonstrate their commitment to the profession."*
SHRM educational products are developed according to the highest quality standards and are constantly updated, incorporating the newest changes in legislation and HR practices. HR professionals and SMEs review all course materials to ensure practical applications.This intensive course will cover the six functional areas, responsibilities, and associated knowledge defined by the Human Resource Certification Institute. Course content reflects the general body-of-knowledge tested by the Human Resources Certification Institute. Below are descriptions of each session.
All sessions are located in the J.C. Penney Conference Center at UMSL and run from 5:30-8:20 PM.
Students must use the most recent edition of the SHRM® educational products for this course, and are strongly advised not to use outdated materials.
Jim Clarkson, MA, SPHR, has built his career in human resource development, organizational development, career management, training, and executive coaching, serving as an internal consultant with Westinghouse Electric and Public Service Company of Oklahoma, and as an external HRD consultant to the Boeing Leadership Center, Edward Jones, Ingersoll-Rand, and other large and smaller organizations.
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 250,000 members in over 140 countries, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession.
The University reserves the right to cancel any program. In the event of cancellation, you will be notified immediately, and all program fees will be returned. If you must cancel the registration, you are entitled to a full refund only if you cancel two weeks prior to the first class.