Earning a PHR® or SPHR® certification is a career milestone for an HR professional. Certification can be a deciding factor when an individual is being considered for an internal promotion or a position with a new employer. It can also be instrumental in helping you to expand your
knowledge base. Certification attests to the investment you have made in your HR career. Partner with Employers Council to study for the PHR® or SPHR® Certification test in one of our custom preparation program.
Professional Instructor Credentials
Our experienced human resources professionals and employment law attorneys have achieved their PHR® or SPHR® certification and will share their knowledge of the HRCI® exams with you. You will work with a variety of professional instructors who are all subject matter experts and use an assortment of different teaching techniques to enhance your learning experience.
Employers Council Study Program Resources
Comprehensive study materials from Distinctive HR®, updated to reflect change in the new test format
Special SPHR review session
Practice test questions
Instructor tips on how to take the HRCI® exams
Employers Council members also have access to other on-line HR-related data bases
Special SPHR Study Session
A special half-day review session will include additional quiz questions and discussion designed specifically for SPHR candidates. This session will focus on curse content and the question style unique to the SPHR exam and is open to participants in any of the current study programs at no additional charge.
Reported Pass Rates for 2018
Certification Employers Council National Average
Professional in Human Resources (PHR): 86% 52%
Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR): 90% 49%
The PHR® and SPHR® examinations are administered by the HR Certification Institute®. The Employers Council registration fee includes all study program materials but does not include HR Certification Institute’s® application or examination fees. For more exam information, eligibility requirements, or to apply to sit for any exam, please visit the HR Certification Institute® website at www.hrci.org or call 866.898.4725.
Once you earn your certification, we have a large number of classes you can take to keep your certification active by earning the credits you need.
Study Programs for PHR and SPHR Candidates
All study programs for the PHR and SPHR Certification include comprehensive study materials, class discussion, exercises, and practice tests. Instructors, who are certified, will provide test-taking tips and exam preparation recommendations.
This is one of a few Employers Council classes available to non-members for a higher fee.
Cancellations between receipt of program materials and the first class session will result in a non-refundable material fee. Cancellations after the first class session will be charged the full class fee.