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Learn new skills, earn your aPHR certification, and increase your earning potential!

Interested in Launching Your HR Career? Earn your aPHR® Certification

HRCI has created the first-ever entry level certification for individuals wishing to jump start their career in the human resource field. The aPHR certification will show potential employers you have a great foundational knowledge upon which to launch a career. Fall classes start September 25th - Register Now and take the first steps towards earning your aPHR certification and increasing your earning potential.

Need help or want to speak with someone? Call Jennifer at 972-721-5299 or UDExecutiveEd@udallas.edu 

Schedule

Fall 2022:  August 27 - October 8, 2022  (Saturdays)
Class Dates on Campus:  August 27, September 10 & 24, October 8
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: University of Dallas - 1845 E. Northgate Drive, Irving, TX 75062 (classroom pending)

Please click here to read a public disclosure about this course.

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Tuition & Discounts

Tuition includes the four in person Saturday courses, and all course materials required to participate in the class. Tuition fee does not include cost of the aPHR certification exam.

Regular Registration Tuition Rates:

$995 - Standard Tuition

$895 - Discounted Tuition 

Early-Bird Registration Tuition Rates:

Students can qualify for an early bird discount by completing the registration process (including full payment) by the early bird deadline. The early bird period ends 30 days from the start of the class. In order to qualify for the early bird discount, students must fill out and submit the online registration form, and submit full payment prior to the early bird deadline (see registration deadline section for deadline information). Spring 2022 Deadline: January 12, 2022

$895 - Standard Tuition

$795 - Discounted Tuition

Other Discounts:

Discounts are offered for UD Alumni and Students, UD Employees, Government Employees (federal and local), US Veterans, and SHRM or Dallas HR members. To qualify for the discount, students will be asked to provide an active .edu or .gov email; UD ID; or membership number.

Materials can only be shipped (via FedEx) once payment has been received.

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Registration & Deadline

Early Bird Registration Deadline: July 27, 2022

Registration Deadline:  August 12, 2022

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Meet Your Instructor

Deborah AvrinDeborah Avrin, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, has been a human resources professional for over 18 years, holds a BBA in Human Resources and an MS in Organizational Behavior. Since 1999, her company Management Skills Resource Inc., has worked with organizations that want to build the confidence, competence and courage of their management teams through creative training workshops. Her training style is interactive and inspiring, which makes her a sought after facilitator for human resources and management development workshops.  

Ms. Avrin holds a lifetime Senior Professional in Human Resources certification and keeps current in training and human resources trends by her affiliation with Dallas HR and Dallas ASTD where she served as the 2007 President and as a HRCI Certifications instructor through the University of Dallas since 2001. Ms. Avrin is the author of the book The Management Map: Navigation Tools for the New Manager.

Payment Options

The University of Dallas can accept cash, check, or credit card payments. We accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express using our online payment portal. Cash is accepted at our Business Office ONLY. Checks can be mailed to: 

University of Dallas - Executive Education
Attn: Jennifer Howard
1845 E. Northgate Drive
Irving, TX 75062

Payment Arrangement

For students who need a little help, we have a payment arrangement option available. This allows tuition to be broken down into multiple payments. Executive Education students who wish to participate will be required to fill out an additional online form during the registration process. There is a payment arrangement for regular tuition rates and a separate one for early bird tuition rates.

Payment arrangement for regular tuition rate:

Payment Number Full Tuition Tuition with
Affiliate Discount
1 $350 $350
2 $350 $350
3 $295 $195

Payment arrangement schedule:

Month of Payment Arrangement Setup Payment 1 Payment 2 Payment 3
April April 30 May 30 June 30
May May 30 June 30 July 30
June June 30 July 30 August 30
July July 30 August 30 September 30
August August 12 September 30 October 1

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Payment arrangement for early bird tuition rate: 

Payment Number Early Bird Tuition Early Bird Tuition with
Affiliate Discount
1 $350 $350
2 $350 $350
3 $195 $95

Payment arrangement schedule:

Month of Payment Arrangement Setup Payment 1 Payment 2 Payment 3
April April 30 May 30 June 30
May May 30 June 30 July 30
June June 30 July 30 August 30
July July 27 August 30 September 30

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If you have any questions about this process, please contact Jennifer Howard at 972-721-5299 or via email.

Why our program?

  • Our experienced instructor will guide you through the body of knowledge required to pass the aPHR exam and earn your first HR certification.
  • 75% pass rate
  • Flexible payments
  • The aPHR certification will open doors in the HR community for those starting their career.

Why HRCI certification?

The Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) has a 40 year legacy of setting the gold standard for HR mastery and excellence around the globe as well as being the sole provider of HR certifications supported by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies’ (NCCA) rigorous standards. HRCI has over 500,000 certified HR professionals worldwide who have proven they have the knowledge to navigate the human resources field with efficiency and skill. 

HRCI has created the first-ever entry level certification for individuals wishing to jump start their career in the human resource profession.

Course Materials

Our class uses the aPHR Study Guide (2021 edition) from Distinctive HR.  The materials include:

  • study guide (paperback);
  • access to Learning Management System (1 year)
    with interactive flashcards, sample tests, training games, and videos
  • downloadable Audio Set
    mp3 files on test taking skills, glossary files, and content files covering the 6 exam areas.

About the Exam

Eligibility: high school diploma or global equivalent. No HR experience is required.

Exam Format:
Time: 2 hours and 15 minutes
Length: 100 scored questions + 25 pretest questions
Computer based exam at a Pearson VUE testing center.
Cost: $300 + $100 application fee
Testing Windows: None, test available year-round, subject to test center availability.

To schedule your exam, visit the HRCI website for details: https://www.hrci.org/our-programs/our-certifications/aphr 

Public Disclosure

Please click here to read a public disclosure about this course.

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