Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out on your HR journey, a PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP, and/or SHRM-SCP Certification is the perfect way to be distinguished and position yourself as a credible and knowledgeable HR Professional. With a certification, you will increase your marketability by being recognized for your skills. You will build your competencies, you will assist your organization by reducing risks and driving business results and you will definitely outperform the competition!

Obtaining your PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP, and/or SHRM-SCP Certification will not only help improve your work performance, but it provides a powerful boost to your confidence and career momentum.  The U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the demand for HR professionals to continue growing by an average of 15% through 2025, and that HR professionals who hold the SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP, PHR & SPHR certification generally tend to make more money than peers who do not.  These exams are not easy, they require the right preparation to pass them.  Our proven system for preparing you for the exam provides you with what you need to pass them.  Don’t just take our word for it, see what our participants have to say:  Testimonials and Success Stories  It’s time to take action and launch your career to the next level by obtaining your HR Certification!

Bonus Re-Sit Policy

Any participant who does not pass their certification exam after taking this workshop is welcome to attend a future class free of charge within 12 months of the original program date.

Agenda  (We Meet Each Day from 10 am to 7 pm Eastern Time)

DAY 1 and Day 2

Business Management, Leadership and Strategy, HR Strategic Planning, Structure of the HR Function, HR in the Global Context, Technology Management, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Risk Management – Developing, contributing to, and supporting the organization’s mission, vision, values, strategic goals and objectives; formulating policies; guiding and leading the change process; and evaluating organizational effectiveness as an organizational leader.

  • Introductions
  • About the Exam: SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP, PHR & SPHR
  • Strategic Human Resources Management
  • Organizational Strategy
  • Control and Evaluation
  • Organizational Environments
  • Organizational Culture
  • HR and International Business
  • Ethics and Research
  • Health and Security
  • Risk Management
  • Homework – Practice Exam and Reading Assignment


Employee and Labor Relations, Engagement and Retention – Developing, implementing/administering, and evaluating the workplace to maintain relationships and working conditions that balance employer/employee needs and rights in support of the organization’s goals and objectives.

  • History of Labor Movement
  • Laws affecting Employee and Labor Relations
  • Union Representation
  • Employer Unfair Labor Practices
  • Union Unfair Labor Practices
  • Collective Bargaining
  • Employee Discipline
  • Workforce Behavior Problems and Organizational Exit
  • Employee Involvement Strategies
  • OSHA
  • Homework – Practice Exam and Reading Assignment


Talent Planning and Acquisition, Workforce Management, US Employment Laws and Regulations – Developing, implementing, and evaluating sourcing, recruitment, hiring, orientation, succession planning, retention, and organizational exit programs necessary to ensure the workforce’s ability to achieve the organization’s goals and objectives.

  • Employee Rights Legislation
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Human Resources Planning
  • Job Analysis, Job Description
  • Recruitment
  • International HR Management
  • Homework – Practice Exam and Reading Assignment

Day 5

Part 1 – Learning and Development, Organizational Effectiveness and Development, Diversity & Inclusion – Developing, implementing, and evaluating activities and programs that address employee training and development, performance appraisal, and talent and performance management to ensure that the knowledge, skill, abilities, and performance of the workforce meet current and future organizational and individual needs.

  • Legislation affecting Human Resources Development
  • Principles of Training and Development in the Organization
  • Training and Development Techniques
  • Training Delivery
  • Training Evaluation Effectiveness
  • Talent Management Programs
  • Performance Management
  • Change Management
  • Organizational Development Interventions

Part 2 – Total Rewards – Developing/selecting, implementing / administering, and evaluating compensation and benefits programs for all employee groups to support the organization’s goals, objectives, and values.

  • Key Compensation Legislation
  • Total Rewards
  • Wage Level Decisions
  • Job Evaluation Methods
  • Job Pricing and Rate Decisions
  • Economic Factors and Compensation
  • Compensation Systems
  • Executive Compensation
  • Employee Benefit Program

If you would like to spread it out a bit and need more schedule flexibility, check out our 6-Week Evening Online PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP Exam Prep Bootcamps.

5-Day PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP Exam Prep Boot Camp

  • What’s Included:
  • 40 Hours of Live Instructor-Led Training by Elga Lejarza, aPHR, PHR, SHRM-CP, PHR, SHRM-SCP, GPHR
  • Complimentary access to our weekly 1.5-hour study group sessions
  • Access to dozens of 1-on-1 session recordings from past successful students that have allowed us to record and share
  • Each session’s recording will be available within 24 hours after completion of each live daily session and will remain available to the participants for up to 6 months
  • Complimentary 1 hour one-on-one session before your exam to make sure you are ready
  • PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP Study Guide by Distinctive HR
  • The emotional support needed, literally, up to the last minute before the exam because we are committed to doing whatever it takes to make you successful at passing your HR Certification exams!

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