Professional Human Resource Management Certificate Program

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WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • human resource managers
  • human resource generalists
  • human resource specialists
  • employee benefits managers
  • employee relations managers
  • see eligibility requirements

Human Resource Management is a growing and dynamic field.

Today’s human resource professionals recognize the importance of staying up-to date on current issues and emerging trends in their field, and in the many areas of their organizations for which they are responsible.

 

In addition to the topics listed in this web site these areas include:

 

  • strategic human resource planning
  • family and social issues affecting the work place
  • and, ever-changing legal issues

Mary Baldwin College’s Professional Human Resource Management certificate program offers human resource professionals an opportunity to stay on the cutting edge of HR concerns.

The program’s focus is on study preparation for the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) examinations of the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI). This course meets recertification requirements.

The PHR and SPHR designations are the most widely recognized professional credentials in the field. HR professionals who earn these designations join the ranks of 26,000 others and enjoy the prestige and enhanced career advancement opportunities these measures of technical competence afford them.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

You will receive the complete Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Learning System for PHR/SPHR Certification Preparation, which reflects the general body of knowledge tested by the HRCI. This is also an excellent up to date reference on current HR practices including “real world” information within each of the HR functional areas.

During the thirteen weeks of classes, the instructor facilitates discussion of the primary topics in the learning system, complemented by the wealth of experience shared by other participants. Practice tests are given and discussed weekly to hone your skills and prepare you for the certification exam. We offer an optional review course shortly before the exam — an excellent way to “cram”!

CERTIFICATE

This certificate confers CEU (Continuing Education Unit) credit which is not transferrable college credit. Upon successful completion of this program, you will receive a certificate in Professional Human Resource Management and 3.9 CEUs from Mary Baldwin College (4.5 CEUs including the review course) if all classes are attended. The HRCI administers the designation exams during two annual testing windows:  May 1-June 30 and December 1-January 31. All exams are computer-based, so results are known immediately. For more information, contact the HRCI at www.hrci.org or 866-898-4724.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

PHR Eligibility

  • 1 year of demonstrated professional HR experience with a Master’s degree or higher
  • 2 years of demonstrated professional HR experience with a Bachelor’s degree
  • 4 years of demonstrated professional HR experience with less than a Bachelor’s degree

SPHR Eligibility

  • 4 years of demonstrated professional HR experience with a Master’s degree or higher
  • 5 years of demonstrated professional HR experience with a Bachelor’s degree
  • 7 years of demonstrated professional HR experience with less than a Bachelor’s degree

QUOTES…

“The program provided an excellent overview of key human resource issues and was essential in preparing me for the SPHR certification exam.”

Susan MacNaughton, SPHR
Human Resource Professional


“I enjoyed this program because I learned a lot from the knowledge and experience of all the participants. Discussing with other human resource professionals the wide range of topics covered on the exam definitely helped me prepare for PHR certification.”

Jennifer Mason, PHR
Human Resource Professional


“The PHR certification class was an excellent HR refresher course that greatly assisted me in obtaining my PHR certification. The class provided a structured means for studying and addressed the HR body of knowledge that one needs to successfully complete the PHR certification exam.”

Chris Everhart, PHR
Human Resource Manager