Professional Human Resources Management (PHR/SPHR) Course:
If you've been planning to earn your Professional in Human Resources (PHR®) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR®) designation, the SHRM Courses at the University of Central Florida's Division of Continuing Education are waiting for you!
You will be taught by expert instructors using the SHRM Learning System® for PHR®/SPHR® Certification Preparation and have the opportunity to network, share experiences and gain an understanding of real-world applications.
UCFs multiple locations and evening and weekend formats allow you to prepare for these certifications examinations on your own schedule. For more information on the certification application or exam, visit the Customer Support tab above or the HR Certification Institute at http://www.hrci.org/.
SHRM Learning System® for PHR®/SPHR® Certification
Course materials correspond to the six functional areas as defined by the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI).
1. Business Management and Strategy
2. Workforce Planning and Employment
3. Human Resource Development
4. Compensation and Benefits
5. Employee and Labor Relations
6. Risk Management
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The Growing need for PHR and SPHR Certifications
The PHR and SPHR Certifications distinguish participants from other HR professionals and show their commitment to the ever-expanding field of HR. This HR certification proves to participants' peers and their organization that they are driven to be successful in HR management.
Earning your HR credentials can:
- Increase professional confidence
- Set participants apart from their peers
- Result in greater respect from the organization in which participants work
In today's job market participants benefit from acquiring the PHR or SPHR certification as many employers prefer and may even require such credentials. In order to keep up with the demand for professionals seeking this important certification UCF's SHRM Program has more than tripled in the two years, now offering multiple schedules at various locations in the Central Florida area.
UCF's HR Programs: For more information on other HR programs that UCF offers, please see individual program web pages below.
Course Sessions | Registration | Certification
Compare to Cost of Self Study
UCF Course Fee
SHRM Learning System® for PHR®/SPHR® Certification Preparation printed and online materials and in-class instruction
$1079 Standard Registration Fee
$979 for UCF Alumni and SHRM Members
$929 Early Bird Registration (Registration must be received 3 weeks before the course begins)
Self-Study – SHRM Member
Self-Study –Non Member
SHRM Member Price
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Lake Mary (map/directions)
Start date: September 2, 2014
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Start date: September 3, 2014
Downtown Orlando (map/directions)
Start date: September 4, 2014
East Orlando (map/directions)
Start date: October 4, 2014
Saturdays; 10:00am - 5:00pm
For the past 15 years, UCF has been offering the SHRM® Courses which are designed to provide participants with an overview of key areas in human resource management. SHRM Learning System® for PHR®/SPHR® Certification Preparation materials correspond to the HR knowledge areas as defined by the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI). Besides being a powerful tool to assist participants in preparing for certification exams, the SHRM Courses also provide professional development for participants and their HR Department. The courses provide a solid foundation for managing the HR challenges faced in today's demanding work environment; supply a current reference of HR practices, broaden the perspective of functional specialists, and strengthen individual competencies and productivity.
UCF is proud to bring official SHRM Learning System® for PHR®/SPHR® Certification
Preparation Materials to our certification programs and graduates of the program see excellent passing rates for these examinations.
Learn more about the benefits of HR at UCF
As a part of the University of Central Florida’s Division of Continuing Education, our goal is to help you achieve the highest level of learning to assist you with your training, professional advancement and preparation for the certification examinations. You will receive excellent customer service throughout the program as you are provided with thorough information, individualized assistance and prompt follow up throughout the course and examination process.
Coordinator of Continuing Education
Sarah has been with UCF as a Coordinator of Continuing Education since 2008 providing customer support for the Professional Human Resources Programs and many other Continuing Education courses. She has helped over 500 participants through this program with direct programmatic, customer and instructional support. She is responsible for communication to students on the courses including registration and enrollment, detailed course information, program schedule, session make ups, certification and more. Sarah’s education includes a Bachelors Degree in Event Management from the University of Florida and a Masters Degree from the University of Central Florida.
Assistant Division Director
Professional Human Resources Program Director
Maria brings to UCF 17 years of experience developing education programs for higher education as well 8 years delivering instruction of corporate programs and college credit courses. In her current role as Assistant Division Director she is responsible for the development and management of revenue-generating programs. As a seasoned instructional designer and trainer, Maria brings innovation in the customization of corporate programs in addition to her leadership in the areas of partnership development, military programs, grants and Workforce Development. Maria’s portfolio of programs includes Information Technology and Engineering, Fraud Detection and Analysis, Business Management, Real Estate, Antiterrorism, Bilingual programs and distance learning courses among others. Maria’s education includes a Masters Degree in Instructional Systems Design and a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, both from the University of Central Florida, as well as a degree as Analista Administrativo Contable from the Universidad de Belgrano in Argentina.
UCF Continuing Education is proud to bring the best instructors to the classroom. All instructors are selected for their expertise in functional areas of Human Resources and hold the PHR or SPHR Certifications.
Click here for full bios on each of our instructors
Looking to train a group or organization? "Bringing UCF to You" with convenient on-site training and course customization. UCF Continuing Education can customize HR Courses and a wide variety of other course topics to meet your specific training needs and organizational goals. Our on-site training program will customize and bring the very best and affordable training to your location.
For more information contact Maria Cherjovsky at email@example.com or 407-882-0247.
UCF Continuing Education offers payment plans in which course fees can be paid in installments prior to the start of the course. Participants must be paid in full to begin the courses.
For courses starting in September 2014 including the UCF Downtown, Lake Mary and Online courses, payments can be made in either two or three installments. Click on the payment plan below to download the appropriate form.
Two payment installments (With Early Bird Registration Fee): Download here.
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Please send completed payment plan forms by fax to 407-882-0244.
For questions regarding payment plans, please contact 407-882-0237 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Registration for the course does not include application and registration for the exam.
By registering for this program, I certify that I understand that this course is intended for those looking to become certified as a Professional in Human Resources Management (PHR) or a Senior Professional in Human Resources Management (SPHR) or those interested in learning more about human resources. In order to sit for the PHR or the SPHR examination, I must meet the eligibility requirements set forth by the HR Certification Institute. Detailed information on the eligibility requirements, application process and associated fees are available at www.hrci.org.
Please note that if you do not meet the eligibility requirements, you may still enroll in this course and receive a certificate of completion from UCF certifying the knowledge acquired in this program.
UCF Division of Continuing Education reserves the right to change the course dates or to cancel any class if it does not meet minimum enrollment by one week prior to the course start.
Please select the class section below and click on "Register Online" to enroll in the class.
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