Want your national HR certification? Prepare for either or both the HRCI (PHR/SPHR) or the SHRM (CP/SCP) national exams.
Since 2005, the Human Resources National Exam Prep Program (formerly Professional in Human Resources (PHR) Study Program) from Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno has provided detailed instruction in the skills necessary to take the HRCI's PHR or SPHR examination with an average pass rate of 71%. Now the program has expanded to include the skills necessary to take the SHRM CP or SCP national exam.
The Human Resources National Exam Prep Program is facilitated by Karyn Jensen, M.S., SPHR, SHRM-SCP, founder of The Human Resource Connection Ltd., and it is taught by professionals with extensive experience working in human resources and related fields.
Certification indicates a level of professional achievement in one’s field. The HRCI's PHR and SPHR, or SHRM's CP or SCP designations are earned only by those who have demonstrated mastery of the human resources body of knowledge and have met the challenge to stay informed of new developments in a rapidly changing field.
To receive a certificate of completion for the University’s Human Resources National Exam Prep Program, participants must attend nine of the 11 sessions.
For more information about qualifying to take the national PHR and SPHR exams, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org. The HRCI testing organization will assess eligibility and approve qualifications to take the PHR or SPHR exam based on applications submitted directly to HRCI.
For more information about qualifying to take the national CP and SCP exams, please visit the SHRM website at www.shrm.org. SHRM will assess eligibility and approve qualifications to take the CP or SCP exam based on applications submitted to them.
Completion of the University’s Human Resources National Exam Prep Program does not guarantee acceptance from HRCI or SHRM for testing.
In addition to the Prep Program, Extended Studies offers the Human Resources Management Certificate.