Human Resources Certification Exam Prep Course (PHR/SPHR Certification)

No courses are currently scheduled. Please contact Mark Safferstone, Executive Director, Dahlgren and Stafford Campuses, with questions.

UMW is aware that the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is introducing a new HR Certification program, beginning January, 2015. Please visit SHRM‘s site for information on this new certification. Our fall course is for the current PHR/SPHR certification, offered by HRCI.

Course Description

The Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) Certification Exam Prep course is a 35-hour, 10-session course designed for human resource professionals who are preparing for the PHR or SPHR certification exams, as well as those professionals wanting to increase their knowledge of human resource management concepts, principles, practices and terminology.

Course topics include:

  • Business management and strategy
  • Workforce planning and employment
  • Human resource development
  • Compensation and benefits
  • Employee and labor relations
  • Risk management

Course Cost

$1350.00 – Individual registrations

$1250.00 – Two ore more individuals from the same organization

(This fee includes all course materials.)


The University of Mary Washington has been a Society for Human Resource Management College and University Partner since 1999.