PHR/SPHR Certification Training

Advance Your HR Career Through PHR/SPHR Certification Preparation Courses

Executive EducationThe 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.

Earning your Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) credential will allow you to join the over 500,000 HRCI professionals worldwide who have proven they have the knowledge and ability to navigate the human resource field with efficiency and skill.

Our PHR and SPHR preparation classes take an in-depth look at the six areas that make up the HR Body of Knowledge as set forth by HRCI and the concepts and best practices that will be on the HRCI certification exams.

Our experienced instructors are experts in the HR field and will guide you on your path to certification while you:

  • learn practical information and real life examples that can apply in your daily job immediately;
  • receive thorough preparation from an accredited university; and
  • join a network of some of the top HR professionals in the nation.

 

Course Availability

Weekday Evening Courses

Weeknight classes meet face-to-face, once a week for three hours. This course totals 36 hours of in-class learning.

Course Schedule Times Instructor Location
Monday Evenings January 22 – April 16, 2018 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Carol Rogers, SPHR, SHRM-SCP University of Dallas (parking passes are provided)
Tuesday Evenings January 23 – April 17, 2018 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Tamara Trummer, SPHR, SHRM-SCP University of Dallas (parking passes are provided) 
Thursday Evenings Dates pending. 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Arthur Ferrell, SPHR, SHRM-SCP University of Dallas (parking passes are provided)

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Saturday Accelerated Courses

This class is best suited for individuals who have a good working knowledge of HR and are established in the field. Students will meet six Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. This course totals 36 hours of in-class learning.

Course Schedule Times Instructor Location
Saturday Accelerated  January 20 – March 10, 2018 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (one hour provided for lunch) Susan Frear, Ph.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP University of Dallas (parking passes are provided)

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Online + In Class Courses

This hybrid course blends online learning with traditional classroom learning. Students are required to complete weekly online assignments which include: posting responses to a threaded discussion board, weekly quizzes, and actively chat/post on the threaded discussion board with other students and the instructor. This course also has two mandatory in-class Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This class has 12 hours of in-class learning (two Saturdays) and at least 3-hours weekly online classroom work. A sample of the syllabus is available upon request.

Course Schedule Saturday Class Date Times Instructor Location
Hybrid January 10 –  April 7, 2018 February 24 & March 31 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (one hour provided for lunch) Deborah Avrin, SPHR, SHRM-SCP University of Dallas  (parking passes are provided)

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100% Online Courses

The online class allows students the freedom to participate online when it is most convenient for their schedule. This 13-week course requires students to engage and contribute weekly in the online classroom discussion boards and complete homework assignments and quizzes by assigned deadlines. Our instructor holds weekly scheduled real-time chat sessions. This class is best for professionals who have a demanding schedule and would find it difficult to attend class at a regularly set time. The online course assumes students will spend at least 3-hours weekly working in the online classroom.

Course Schedule Instructor
100% Online February 19 - May 21, 2018 Donna Howard, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

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Tuition:

Weekday Evening & Saturday Accelerated Review: $1,350 (includes all course materials)
Online & Hybrid: $1,450 (includes all course materials)

There is a $68 discount for UD Alumni and Students, US Veterans, Government Employees, Educators, 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.

Email Executive Education to be sent a discount code. You will need to provide your membership ID, email from an .edu or .gov email, or UD ID number in order to receive the discount code.

Materials can only be shipped to you via FedEx once payment has been received.

Payment Options

We have a payment arrangement option available to students. This allows tuition to be broken down into multiple payments. Executive Education students who wish to participate should fill out an online form to enroll in this option. To be sent this form contact Jennifer Howard at jlhoward@udallas.edu.

The payment arrangement splits tuition as follows:

  • Payment 1: $500
  • Payment 2: $500
  • Payment 3: $350 (face-to-face class) or $450 (hybrid or online class)

If a discount applies to you it will be deducted as part of the final payment.

Course Materials

Our class uses the Complete HRCP Program: Print Edition (2017).  Along with more than seven-hundred pages of instruction, the program provides:

  • an online study guide;
  • two sets of online review questions for each unit; and
  • two online, comprehensive one-hundred question practice exams.

Our course also uses HRCI’s The Official PHR and SPHR Certification Guide as a secondary resource guide. Students will also receive a variety of handouts, which will include a detailed syllabus/study guide from our instructors to supplement learning and keep students on track.

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Coming Soon:
aPHR Certification Preparation

Coming soon, the University of Dallas will offer certification preparation for the aPHR certification. This class will give entry level human resource professionals the knowledge they need to gain the aPHR certification.  

Join our mailing list to be notified about aPHR course details and upcoming offerings.

For more information on the program please contact Jennifer Howard via email or 972-721-5299.

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