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Are you looking to advance your career in human resources?

Are you looking to take your career in HR to the next level and standout from your peers?

Consider becoming a certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). These certifications demonstrate your expertise and commitment to the field and can open up new career growth and advancement opportunities.
 
At our training program, we offer comprehensive preparation for the PHR and SPHR exams. Our experienced and SPHR-certified instructors will guide you through the exam content and provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to succeed. You'll receive detailed study materials, including practice exams and flashcards, and have the opportunity to network with other HR professionals.
 
Our program covers all areas of the PHR and SPHR exams, including talent planning and acquisition, learning and development, total rewards, employee relations and engagement, leadership and strategy, employee and labor relations, and business management. Whether you're early in your HR career or are a seasoned professional looking to advance your career, our training program can help you achieve your goals.

Everyone needs help sometimes, and we want to help.

Knowing what to study is not enough. Being able to depend on industry experts who can guide you through the learning and application process ensures you are investing your valuable time and money in the best way possible. The University of Dallas has a team of SPHR certified faculty who will help you succeed in earning your PHR® or SPHR® certification. 

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. Sign up for one of our fall semester classes or click on the menu below for more information about individual classes and policies.

Join us for our upcoming training program and take the first step towards becoming a certified PHR or SPHR. Contact us today to learn more. If you have questions or would like to speak with someone, please contact us at UDExecutiveEd@udallas.edu or 972-721-5299.

Register now, class size is limited.

There is a unique application form for each class. Please click on the course you wish to take to access that form. Forms become inactive when the course has reached capacity or the registration deadline has been reached. 

The spring registration period is now open. Are you looking for dates later than spring? We are happy to send you information about future class offerings, just fill out this short three question form

Tuesday Evening In-Person at UD Campus

Here is some general information about this course. Please visit the appropriate section below for more details about tuition fees, discounts, and registration deadlines. Class capacity is limited to 20 students to ensure the best educational experience. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, so complete your registration today!

Dates: August 27 - November 19, 2024 (skips Labor Day week)

Time: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. (Tuesday evenings)

Modality: In-person class at Irving Campus

Campus Address: 1845 E. Northgate Drive, Irving, TX 75062

Registration Deadlines: 

  • Early-bird: July 27, 2024
  • Standard: August 17, 2024

Click here to register for this course. (Registration opens in March)

About your instructor: Tamara Trummer, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

HR Director & HR Business Partner, HR Consulting Services - Plano
Instructor for PHR/SPHR Certificate

Tamara Trummer, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Tamara has an extensive HR background having worked for companies such as Ericsson, Inc., Anthelio Healthcare Services, Hadson Corporation, ADP, and SPR, Inc.  Her volunteer work includes serving as HR Committee Chair and Board of Directors member for My Possibilities, Attitudes & Attire, as well as holding volunteer leadership positions for several years on the local Dallas HR Management Association Board of Directors and HR Southwest Conference Board of Directors. 

Tamara has most recently worked as an HR Director and HRBP for Anthelio Healthcare Services, and in an HR Consulting capacity for a variety of small to mid-sized companies in industries which include transportation, commercial real estate, health care, sales, education, marketing, legal, and cosmetology.  She is currently working as a Career Consultant for the University of Texas –Dallas (UTD) in their Career Management Center, and is teaching a 12 - week HRCI certification study course at the University of Dallas.

Wednesday Evening Online Live Class

Here is some general information about this course. Please visit the appropriate section below for more details about tuition fees, discounts, and registration deadlines. Class capacity is limited to 20 students to ensure the best educational experience. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, so complete your registration today!

Dates: January 31 - April 17, 2024

Time: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. (Wednesday evenings)

Modality: Online live instruction via Zoom

Registration Deadlines: 

  • Early-bird: December 31, 2023
  • Standard: January 21, 2024

Click here to register.

Carol Rogers, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Managing Director, Human Resources, Barings Multifamily Capital
Instructor for PHR/SPHR Certification

Carol Rogers, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Carol has more than 20 years’ experience implementing and supporting the delivery of Human Resources strategy, initiatives, and programs through various Human Resources leadership roles and in a variety of different industries.  

Her Human Resources experience includes company-wide HRIS implementations, acquisition integrations, and Human Resources operational initiatives. Ms. Rogers specializes in partnering with business leaders to influence and lead organizational design and change, resource planning, and innovative customer-focused strategies that align with the organization’s needs.

Carol is HRCI certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) as well as the Society of Human Resources Management-Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). She holds a MBA in Management from University of Arlington and a BBA in Human Resources Management from University of North Texas.  

Monday Evening In-Person at UD Campus

Here is some general information about this course. Please visit the appropriate section below for more details about tuition fees, discounts, and registration deadlines. Class capacity is limited to 20 students to ensure the best educational experience. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, so complete your registration today!

Dates: February 26 - May 20, 2024 (skips April 1)

Time: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. (Monday evenings)

Modality: In-person class at Irving Campus

Campus Address: 1845 E. Northgate Drive, Irving, TX 75062

Registration Deadlines: 

  • Early-bird: January 26, 2024
  • Standard: February 17, 2024

Click here to register for this course.

Arthur Ferrell, SPHR, SHRM-SCPArthur Ferrell, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Founder and Primary Consultant - The Ferrell Consulting Group, LLC
Instructor for PHR/SPHR Certification

Arthur Ferrell is the Founder and Primary Consultant for The Ferrell Consulting Group, LLC. - (TFCG). TFCG provides human resources consulting services for prospective clients in various industries who are in need of assistance in a myriad of HR matters. Arthur has served in HR Leadership roles in various sectors, to include, the Vice President of Human Resources at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Director, Employee Relations at Parkland Health and Hospital System, the Senior Director, Human Resources for Conifer Health Solutions, the Vice President/Divisional HR Manager for Comerica Bank; and in Director, Human Resources roles at Texas Health Resources, Pier 1 Imports and Yum Brands, (Pizza Hut).

Arthur holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies from the University of Texas at Dallas. He has also earned his professional designations as both a Senior Professional in Human (SPHR) through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI); and the Society of Human Resource Management - Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certification through the Society for Human Resource Management.

Arthur has served as an adjunct facilitator for the University of Dallas since 2003, where he has facilitated and instructed the study course for Human Resources professionals seeking their professional credentials as Professional in Human Resources – PHR; Senior Professional in Human Resources – SPHR or Global Professional in Human Resources – GPHR certifications.

Online Guided Study Class

Class dates pending assignment.

The online guided study class has no set meeting time. Students are expected to complete assignments (readings, videos, quizzes, and discussion board posts) by deadlines as set on the syllabus. The instructor will coordinate live online class discussion times throughout the term.

Modality: Online - Guided Self-Study

Registration Deadline: pending

Click here to register for this course.

Donna Howard, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

VP Human Resources, Fresenius Medical Care
Instructor for PHR/SPHR Certification

Donna Howard, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Donna has extensive human resources experience and is Vice President, Human Resources for Fresenius Kidney Care, North America’s leading provider of dialysis services and products to more than 139,000 patients with chronic kidney disease.   She’s held Vice President positions for previous organizations including Ernst & Young, Brink’s Home Security and ACE America’s Cash Express.  Prior to Fresenius Kidney Care, she was CHRO for Sonic Healthcare USA, Inc.

 Areas of expertise include mergers/acquisitions, strategic planning, and improving HR financials.  In addition to teaching this certification course, she has also been an instructor of this course at UT-Austin and University of Houston.  She’s been teaching this class for more than 20 years.

 Donna served as Executive Director of the HRSouthwest Conference and is Past President of the Dallas HR Management Association.  Her education includes an MBA in Human Resources from the University of Texas at Arlington and a BBA in Finance from Texas Christian University.

Current Semester Course Dates (Spring 2024)

  • Tuesday evenings: no class offered
  • Wednesday evenings: January 31 - April 17, 2024
  • Thursday evenings: February 26 - May 20, 2024

Tuition and Discounts

Tuition includes all class sessions and all course materials required to participate in the class. The tuition fee does not include cost of the PHR or SPHR certification exam cost.

STANDARD REGISTRATION TUITION RATES:

$1,365 - Standard Tuition

$1,230 - 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. To qualify for the early bird discount, students must fill out and submit the online application form and submit payment before the early bird deadline (see registration deadline section for deadline information). Fall 2023 Deadline: varies by class; see 'Registration and Deadlines.'

$1,230 - Standard Tuition

$1,095 - Discounted Tuition

Other Discounts: The University offers discounts to 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 must provide an active .edu or .gov email, UD ID, or membership number.

Register now, class size is limited.

There is a unique application form for each class. Please click on the course you wish to take to access that form. Applications become inactive when the class has reached capacity, or the registration deadline has been reached. 

 

Registration and  Deadlines

Registration Deadlines:

Class Registration Deadline Early Bird Registration Deadline
Tuesday closed closed
Wednesday January 21, 2024 December 31, 2023
Thursday February 17, 2024 January 26, 2024
Guided Study Pending Pending
The early bird registration period ends 30 days from the start of the class. To qualify for the early bird discount, students must fill out and submit (online) the application form and submit payment before the early bird deadline.
 
Please note: We have a maximum capacity of 20 seats in a class. We reserve seats on a first-come, first-served basis. The registration/application form and payment are required to reserve a seat in any course.

Register Now

There is a unique application form for each class. Please click on the course you wish to take to access that form. Applications become inactive when the class has reached capacity, or the registration deadline has been reached. 

Payment Options

The University of Dallas accepts the following forms of payment: 

  • Cash payments: Our Office of Finance receives cash payments during regular business hours. 
  • Credit/Debit card payments: We accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express using our online payment portal. 
  • Check payments: Make the check payable to "University of Dallas," write the student's name and id number in the memo, and mail it to University of Dallas - Business Office, 1845 E. Northgate Drive, Irving, TX 75062
  • Letters of Credit: Please get in touch with Jennifer Howard at jlhoward@udallas.edu for more information on this option. 
  • Payment Arrangement: We have a payment arrangement option for students who need a little help. This option divides Tuition into multiple payments. Executive Education students who wish to participate must complete and fill out the Payment Arrangement section of the application to enroll in this option.

How payment arrangements work: Payments are billed monthly. You submit the first payment when you sign up for the payment arrangement. You can make all subsequent payments before the due date. The University must receive all payments in the agreement before releasing any certificate or transcript.

Payment arrangement amounts:

Payment Number

Tuition: $1365

Tuition: $1230 Tuition: $1095
1 $500 $500 $500
2 $500 $500 $500
3 $365 $230 $95

Payment arrangement due dates:

Month of Payment Arrangement Setup Payment 1 Payment 2 Payment 3
November Immediately Dec. 30 Jan. 30
December Immediately Jan. 30 Feb. 28
January Immediately Feb. 28 Mar. 30
February Immediately Mar. 30 April 30

IMPORTANT CLARIFICATIONS:

To qualify for the early-bird tuition rates: We must receive your application and payment before the early-bird deadlines. No payment arrangement is available for early bird rates after the deadlines. 

Early-bird deadlines: 

  • Tuesday: no spring class
  • Wednesday: December 31, 2023
  • Monday: January 26, 2024
  • Guided Self Study: Pending

To submit payment: You will be taken to our payment portal to submit your payment upon completing the application form. 

Register Now

There is a unique application form for each class. Please click on the course you wish to take to access that form. Applications become inactive when the class has reached capacity, or the registration deadline has been reached.

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

Materials & Shipments

HRCP BooksMaterials: Our class uses the Complete HRCP Program: Print Edition (2024 edition).  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. 
Students taking an in-person course will receive a UD Parking Pass for the class duration.
 
Shipments: The University processes course materials shipments upon minimum course enrollment. Shipments are typically two weeks before the start of the class and ship via FedEx. We can only ship materials to paid students.

About the Exam

Contact UD

For more information about this course, discount information, or help registering please contact Jennifer Howard via email or 972-721-5299. 

Why our program?

Our PHR/SPHR training course offers numerous benefits for HR professionals who want to enhance their knowledge and skills and gain a competitive edge in the job market. We designed our class to provide a comprehensive and in-depth overview of the PHR and SPHR exam content, including all critical areas of human resource management. Participating in our training program gives you access to HRCI-certified instructors dedicated to helping you succeed. Our instructors are all experts in human resources and use practical, real-life examples to highlight learning. Students immediately gain actionable knowledge which they can bring to their work.
 
Our training course includes interactive learning activities, case studies, and practice exams, enabling you to apply your newly acquired knowledge and test your comprehension of the exam content. You'll also have the opportunity to network with other HR professionals, sharing best practices and discussing current trends in the field.
 
Additionally, becoming certified as a PHR/SPHR demonstrates to employers and colleagues that you possess a deep understanding of human resource management and are committed to ongoing professional development. Certification can also increase your earning potential, expand your career opportunities, and boost your credibility as an HR professional.
 
Overall, our PHR/SPHR training course is an investment in your future as an HR professional. Our comprehensive training, expert instructors, and interactive learning activities enable you to pass the exam and achieve your career goals.

If you enroll in one of our courses and fail to pass your certification exam, you can retake the course for only $100.

Why HRCI Certification?

The Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI), established in 1976, has an over 45-year legacy that sets the gold standard in HR certification. HRCI sets the standard for HR mastery and excellence around the globe. HRCI is the sole provider of HR certifications that meets the rigorous standards of the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).

Learn about HRCI.

Learn about PHR Certification.

Learn about SPHR Certification.

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There is a unique application form for each class. Please click on the course you wish to take to access that form. Forms become inactive when the course has reached capacity or the registration deadline has been reached.