PHR®/SPHR® Exam Preparation Course


Now more than ever, organizations who hire Human Resource Professionals are requiring human resource management job applicants to be certified. To stay ahead in the field, it is necessary for Human Resource Management Professionals to update their skills, add to their existing knowledge base, and remain on top of current trends within the industry. By obtaining your PHR® or SPHR® credentials you show that you are committed to being the best you can be in your profession.

Program Objectives

Florida Atlantic University’s PHR®/SPHR® Exam Preparation Course will prepare you for managing the ongoing challenges of today’s professional environment by providing preparation for both the Professional in Human Resources (PHR®) and Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR®) examinations. Florida Atlantic University’s PHR®/SPHR® Exam Preparation program is designed to help eligible HR Professionals prepare for the Human Resource Certification Institute’s (HRCI®) national examination for the Professional or Senior Professional in Human Resources (PHR®/SPHR®) designation.

Program Details

  • Format: Saturdays | On-Campus or Live Virtual
  • Dates: Feb. 10 – Apr. 27, 2024
  • Time: 9:00am – 12:30pm EST
  • Hours: 35 Hours / 3.5 CEUs
  • Sessions: 10
  • Location: Boca Raton Campus or Live Virtual
  • Fee: $1656


This exam preparation course covers the Functional Areas required for the PHR®/SPHR® accreditation:


  • Business Management
  • Talent Planning and Acquisition
  • Learning and Development
  • Total Rewards
  • Employee and Labor Relations


  • Leadership and Strategy
  • Talent Planning and Acquisition
  • Learning and Development
  • Total Rewards
  • Employee Relations and Engagement


Includes simulated in-class exams with questions and formats which mirror the national accreditation examination.

By design, this course proceeds at a very fast pace and is meant to focus on the key Functional Areas of the PHR®/SPHR® Exam content outlines. This course is not designed to teach the materials in-depth; rather it is a review course for those students who are qualified to take the PHR®/SPHR® exams with an overview of what will be covered on the exam. Self and group study will be required in addition to class attendance, in order to be most successful at mastery of course concepts.

Instructional Method and Format

  • Instructor-led by an SPHR® certified instructor
  • Covers the relevant areas required for the PHR®/SPHR® accreditation
  • Include both traditional and computer-based learning components
  • Course material and structure simulate the form and content of the national exams.

Complete certification and exam information, and the Certification Handbook can be viewed here.

Re-sit Policy

Any student who does not pass the PHR®/SPHR® Certification exam, upon successful completion of this program*, is welcome to attend a future class free of charge**, within 12 months of the original program date. Student is responsible for cost of parking.

* Must have attended at least 8 of the 10 course sessions and completed both the mid-term and final exams

**Pending space availability

PHR®/SPHR® Exam Preparation Course

Contact Us

Sarah Wilson
Program Manager

phone: (561) 297-2366
map: Bldg. 103, SF 129

The HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®) does not endorse any particular preparation program or offering. We encourage prospective certification holders to use a variety of resources that reflect their learning styles and needs. Purchasing a certification product is NOT required and HRCI does not guarantee that an individual will pass based on the purchase of a certification preparation product.

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