Are You Ready to Get Certified? The Latest Information on the aPHR, PHR, and SPHR Certifications

Over the course of the past year, the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) has made a number of significant changes to its certifications.  In January of 2016, HRCI announced its new early career certification, the Associated Professional in Human Resources (aPHR).  The aPHR demonstrates foundational knowledge of human resources and is designed for professionals who are early on in their HR careers or are transitioning into the HR field.  HRCI began offering the aPHR exam this pass fall.

HRCI also made a big announcement in April of 2016 when it did away with testing windows.  Effective November 1, 2016, HR professionals may register and take the aPHR, PHR, SPHR, GPHR, or any of HRCI’s other certifications, at any time during the year.  If you are planning to sit for an exam in 2017, you can now do it at a time that is most convenient for you.  To learn more about HRCI’s different certifications and if you are eligible, click here.

Is getting certified one of your 2017 resolutions?  Employers Council and MSEC are here to help!  Through our partnership with HRCI, members receive a $50 discount off the HRCI exam fee.  In addition, once certified, you become eligible for up to 12 Recertification Credits per renewal cycle, simply by being an employee of a member company.

We also offer convenient test preparation programs, depending on your individual needs.  Our new live class features experienced certified instructors and hands-on help.  Through our partnership with CAI, our web-based program provides convenience.

NEW! PHR/SPHR In-Person 5-week Study Program

March 3 – March 31  |  8:00am – 4:00pm  |  5 consecutive Fridays  |  $1,199 members

NEW! aPHR Web-based Study Course

February 23 – April 13  |  4:00pm – 7:00pm MST  |  8 consecutive Thursdays  |  $999 members

PHR/SPHR Web-based Study Course Sessions

January 13 – April 7  |  11:00am – 2:00pm MST  |  12 consecutive Fridays

February 14 – May 2  |  4:00pm – 7:00pm MST  |  12 consecutive Tuesdays

March 12 – June 4  |  4:00pm – 7:00pm MST  |  12 consecutive Sundays

$1,199 members

If you have more questions about HRCI’s certifications, please register for our free webinar, HR Certifications: Who, What, When, Where, and Why, January 18, 2017 from 11:00am to 12:00pm.  Or you may call us directly at 800.884.1328.