It’s time again to start thinking about HR Certifications.
SuncoastHR will be offering affordable Certification Prep classes for the HRCI certification window.
Our classes will be held on Tuesday evenings starting August 22nd for 14 weeks, ending on November 21st, with Cram sessions on September 21st, October 19th, and November 16th. The classes start at 6pm and go to 8:30pm. This is a blended class, which is both onsite and virtual. The onsite classes will be held at Webster University located at 11201 Corporate Circle North, St. Petersburg, FL 33716. Please note: This class does not cover preparation for the SHRM-CP or the SHRM-SCPcertifications.
The cost of the class is $500.00 for members and $625.00 for nonmembers; which includes all materials and membership (through February 28, 2018) with SuncoastHR for nonmembers. The class does not include the cost of the Certification Test itself or membership to SHRM National. Registration is available online HERE!. All payments must be made directly through our website. The deadline to register for the summer certification prep class will be Tuesday, August 29th.
Please note: If you are a nonmember, please apply for membership FIRST and pay the Basic Professional membership fee of $125.00. If you do not qualify for Professional membership, the fee for Basic Adjunct membership is $300.00. See membership types HERE! Once your application is approved, you may register for the class.
These classes are designed to present the Body of Knowledge (BOK) that you will be expected to know to achieve certification and to go over how the tests are presented. Our classes provide you with comprehensive information to help you understand the BOK and answer any questions you may have in regards to the testing process, study tips and a support system throughout the preparation process.
HR certification is a career-long commitment that demonstrates to your peers, your employees and your organization that you have mastered core HR knowledge and principles and are dedicated to staying current in your field. Passing the exam is only one part of the certification process. Because the exams are experience-based, applicants must have the required work experience to be eligible to apply for the exams. Once the HR professional has passed the exam and is certified, the recertification requirements ensure the HR professional is keeping up with changes in the field.
Why should I become certified?
Certification sets those with the credential apart from—or above— those without it. There are a number of advantages to seeking certification, including:
Hiring managers consider an applicant’s certification when making hiring decisions.
Organizations believe that hiring HR-certified professionals gives them a competitive advantage.
Business leaders find HR-certified professionals to be more motivated, more knowledgeable of the HR field and stronger performers.
HR professionals report that certified HR professionals create a positive impact on their organizations’ financial performance.
To be eligible for the PHR you must meet one of the following conditions for education and experience:
Have at least one year of experience in a professional-level HR position + a Master’s degree or higher,
Have at least two years of experience in a professional-level HR position + a Bachelor’s degree, OR
Have at least four years of experience in a professional-level HR position + a high school diploma.
To be eligible for the SPHR you must meet one of the following conditions for education and experience:
Have at least four year of experience in a professional-level HR position + a Master’s degree or higher,
Have at least five years of experience in a professional-level HR position + a Bachelor’s degree, OR
Have at least seven years of experience in a professional-level HR position + a high school diploma.