To become certified, you must meet strict professional experience and educational requirements before taking the exam. To remain certified, you must recertify every three years to make sure that you stay current in the HR profession. You display your certification by putting the credentials after your name.
2017 EXAM UPDATES AND NOTICES
HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®) is changing its eligibility and refund policy rules in 2017. Please review the 2017 HRCI Exam Business Rules document for these and other important changes.
The 2017 HR Certification Institute (HRCI) Handbook will also be available January 1, 2017. Finally, please urge all candidates to complete certification applications as soon as possible to avoid exam fee increases in 2017.
|HRAM is recognized by HR Certification Institute (HRCI) to offer recertification credit for the PHR and SPHR. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.hrci.org.|
Step 1: Check with HRCI to verify you are eligible to take the exam. Verify
Step 2: Check below for upcoming Prep Courses or contact the HRAM office to register for the HRAM Prep Course. Contact
Step 3: Apply with HRCI to take the exam. APPLY
|Annual Schedule||Testing Period|
|Spring Prep Course||January - April||Year Round Testing Available|
|Fall Prep Course||August - November||
Year Round Testing Available
|Exam Fees differ for each certification. Check with HRCI.org for more information.
Starting November 1, 2016, in an industry first, HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®) is making testing for all seven certifications available any day of the year.
To learn more about our year-round testing announcement, visit HRCI's website.
HRAM offers a 16-week class that includes study guides and additional valuable information to assist members who are preparing to take the PHR or SPHR certification exam through the HR Certification Institute. HRAM’s prep course is unique because it was designed with you, the HR professional, in mind.
|Spring Rates||Fall Rates|
||$495 (includes a HRAM membership through Dec 31st of current year)||$445 (includes a HRAM membership through Dec 31st of current year)|
*Fees include all study materials. Fees do not include examination fees. Go to HRCI.org for more info on exam fees.
|2017 Spring Prep Course||2017 Fall Prep Course|
|Dates||Jan 17 - May 2||Aug 1 - Nov 14|
||VNA Offices - 12565 W Center Rd||TBD|
|Time: Tuesday Evenings||6:00 - 9:00pm||6:00 - 9:00pm|
|Optional Saturday Study Sessions||9:00 - 11:00am||9:00 - 11:00am|
Besides being affordable, personal attention sets our prep course apart. We’re here to guide you through the preparation process and to celebrate your certification with you.
Study materials come from a study guide prepared especially for HRAM and are copyrighted by HRAM and edited and approved by Ray Weinberg, SPHR, CCP. Our instructors are selected for their expertise on the subject matter that they will be presenting. They are available to students to answer additional questions during the course and many provide additional study materials beyond those included with your course fees. Many of the instructors are certified and can empathize with you as you prepare for your certification.
Students are prepped with a pre-test on the first and last nights of class to assess each individual’s readiness so that you can plan your study emphasis. Study groups are also formed to help boost students’ performance on the exam.