HR Certification Preparation Course for PHR/SPHR and SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP

Becoming certified as a human resources professional is becoming increasingly more important if you plan to grow your career in this exciting field. 


  • Date of Course and Registration

    Saturdays, starting 4-6-19 to 6-15-19, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. (No class on 5-25-19.)

    Tuition: $979

    To register, please click here

  • Course Description

    Utilizing the Human Resources Certification Preparation (HRCP) test preparation materials, this course is designed to provide a structured, instructor-led program for students planning to take the Human Resources Certificate Institute (HRCI) Professionals in Human Resources (PHR) or Senior Professionals in Human Resources (SPHR) exam. 

    Through using video conferencing, this course offers you an opportunity to prepare for your exams without the need to be on the LMU campus.  Consisting of ten, four-hour live sessions, you will have the benefit of instructor presentation, a chance to directly ask your instructor questions, participation in group discussion, and HRCP instructor resource materials.  

    Course covers the competencies included in the HRCI exam: Business Management Leadership and Strategy, Talent Planning and Acquisition, Learning and Development, Total Rewards, Employee and Labor Relations, Employee Engagement.

  • Course Text

    To ensure you obtain the highest quality resources to prepare you for your examination, this course uses:

    • The text is the Fall 2018 HRCP PHR-SPHR Exam Preparation material.
    • HRCP online practice exams.

    On additional to the above material your instructor uses HRCP instructor resource materials. Course content directly relates to the material covered on HRCI exams.

  • Benefits of Certification

    Certification is a higher standard than having a certificate. A person who is certified has approval from an accredited body to use designatory letters after his/her name.  The letters inform employers and co-workers that you have both experience and subject matter knowledge of the field.

    Obtaining a certification:

    • Demonstrates your understanding of necessary knowledge and skills to thrive in the human resources field.
    • Demonstrates experience at a professional level in the field.

    A certification establishes your high level of knowledge and experience – which leads to a great professional profile for obtaining:

    • High paying employment.
    • Promotions.
    • Recognition from your peers.


  • Changes to HRCI Exam in August 2018

    This course covers the changes HRCI implemented in August 2018 to the certification exam. The HRCP text and materials used in this course supports preparation for the current HRCI exams.

  • Need More Information?

    For details about this course, please send an email to or to Fay Craton at or by phone at 310-338-2812.