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Increase your earning potential with an HRCI Certification. UD has industry experts who can help you succeed.

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.

If you have questions or would like to speak with someone, please contact us at or 972-721-5299. 

Tuesday Evening In Person at UD Campus

August 23 - November 15, 2022 (skips 9/20)

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 Deadline: August 13, 2022

Registration Opens June 1, 2022

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

Not offered Fall 2022

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

Modality: Online Live

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.  

Thursday Evening In Person at UD Campus

September 15 - December 8, 2022 (skips Thanksgiving week)

6:00 - 9:00 p.m. (Thursday evenings)

Modality: In person class at Irving Campus

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

Registration Deadline: September 5, 2022

Registration Opens June 1, 2022

Click here to register.

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

September 12 - December 11, 2022

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: September 2, 2022

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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.

Tuition and Discounts

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

Regular Registration Tuition Rates:

$1,350 - Standard Tuition

$1,215 - 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). Fall 2021 Deadline: varies by class, see 'Registration and Deadlines'

$1,215 - Standard Tuition

$1,094 - 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.

To register click here.

Registration and  Deadlines

Registration Deadlines:

Class Registration Deadline Early Bird Registration Deadline
Tuesday August 13 July 23
Wednesday August 26 August 7
Thursday September 5 August 15
Guided Study September 2 August 12

Early bird registration 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 (online) the registration form, and submit payment prior to the early bird deadline.

To register click here.

Payment Options

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
 Payment Due 
(July Setup)
 Payment Due
(Aug. Setup)*
 Payment Due*
(Sept. Setup)
1 $500 $500 July 30 Aug. 30 Sept. 30
2 $500 $500 Aug. 30 Sept. 30 Oct. 30
3 $350 $215 Sept. 30 Oct. 28 Nov. 30

*Payment Due: August payment arrangement start date determined by registration deadline. To qualify for the payment arrangement option, first payment must be received by August 13 (Tuesday class), August 26 (Wednesday evening), August 30 (Thursday evening), or September 9 (Self-Guided Study). Register Now

Payment arrangement for early bird tuition rate: 

Payment Number Early Bird Tuition Early Bird Tuition with Affiliate Discount Payment Due (July Setup) Payment Due* (August Setup) 
1 $607.50 $547 See below See below
2 $607.50 $547 Aug. 30 Sept. 30

*Payment Due:

To qualify for the early-bird tuition rates registration and payment must be received by July 23 (Tuesday evening), August 7 (Wednesday evening), August 15 (Thursday evening), or August 12 (Guided Self Study).

No payment arrangement available for early bird rates after deadlines listed above.

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



HRCP BooksOur class uses the Complete HRCP Program: Print Edition (2022 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. 

UD Parking Pass for duration of the course will be shipped with materials.

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

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 and SPHR preparation classes take an in-depth look at the five 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.

The UD PHR/SPHR Exam pass rate is 25% higher than the national average. 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) with a 40 year legacy 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 supported by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies’ (NCCA) rigorous standards.

Learn about HRCI.

Learn about PHR Certification.

Learn about SPHR Certification.

Public Disclosure

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

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