Certificate in Human Resources Management

Why You Should Take This Program

To provide human resource professionals with new tools for successful performance.
Villanova University offers a 13 week course utilizing the 2014 SHRM® Learning System. Offered in full partnership with the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM®) and various local SHRM chapters, the course prepares students for the Professional in Human Resources (PHR®) or the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR®) examination, provides HR recertification credit hours, and offers professional development and skill building through classroom participation. 

Registration for 2014 Fall Session 
Course Start Dates Locations
Monday Classes - 9/15/14
Tuesday Classes - 9/9/14
Wednesday Classes - 9/10/14 and 9/17/14 and 9/23/14
Thursday Classes - 9/11/14 and 9/18/14
Saturday Classes - 9/27/14

Villanova University; Main Campus, Center City and Northeast Philadelphia, Chester County, Montgomery County, Central Pennsylvania, and Newark, Delaware.
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Course Fees

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Fees for all classes:
Fees for SHRM National members are $1395, and $1495 for non-members. Registration includes all required readings, workbooks, SPHR Preparation Book, access to the online resource center, and mastery tests. Also includes Saturday Review Sessions (Review Sessions are only available to Villanova course students).  Parking Fees, if applicable, are not included.

Special pricing for corporate on-site programs - contact Continuing Studies at 610.519.4310 for more information oh how Villanova can bring the SHRM Learning System to your organization

About the Program

The course helps prepare participants for the HR Certification Institute's national examination for the Professional in Human Resources (PHR®) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR®) certification. Upon successful completion of the course, candidates will receive the certificate in Professional Human Resource Management from Villanova University, along with 3.5 Continuing Education Units.

Curriculum for 2014

If you've been planning to earn your (PHR) or (SPHR) designation, now is the time to enroll in Villanova's updated and expanded exam preparation course based on the SHRM Learning System.  The 2014 SHRM Learning System's content has been updated to reflect the new knowledge base including learning modules, test questions, glossary, flash cards, instructor books and slides.  It also reflects a fundamental shift in product focus from print to online software, including mobile access via a smart phone.

Villanova University is a national leader in providing the SHRM Learning System course within an instructor-led and online environment, offering the program in full partnership with SHRM. The curriculum, designed by subject matter experts, covers the 2014 HR Body of Knowledge and includes application exercises that develop specific competencies and decision making skills. Villanova students who have completed this course in the past have consistently bettered the national pass rate! Course materials include six extensive  modules that correspond to the six functional areas, responsibilities, and associated knowledge defined by the HR Certification Institute.

New Mobile Study Tools!
The SHRM Learning System's online study tools are more portable and convenient than ever! Access custom formatted online tests and resources using the browser on your iPhone, Blackberry, Palm Pre, Windows Mobile or Google Android.

The SHRM Learning System® Course Modules

  • Business Management and Strategy
  • Workforce Planning and Employment
  • Human Resource Development
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Employee and Labor Relations
  • Risk Management 

Certification Examination Eligibility Requirements

According to the HR Certification Institute, eligibility is as follows:

PHR Eligibility:  4 years of demonstrated professional HR experience with less than a Bachelor's degree; 2 years of demonstrated professional experience with Bachelor's degree; 1 year of demonstrated professional HR experience with a Master's degree or higher.

SPHR Eligibility:  7 years of demonstrated professional HR experience with less than a Bachelor's degree;  5 years of demonstrated professional HR experience with a Bachelor's degree; 4 years demonstrated professional HR experience with a Master's degree or higher.  Please visit www.HRCI.org to learn more about testing windows, deadlines, exam fees and how to apply for the exam.

For information concerning SHRM membership visit their website or phone (800) 283-7476, option #3. For information concerning certification, visit the HR Certification Institute website or phone (866) 898-4724, option #4.

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Schedule of Classes - 2014 Fall Dates
Course Dates Locations
Villanova University  
Main Campus
Dates: Thursdays
, 6:00 to 9:00 PM
September 18 through December 11, 2014
Instructor: James P. McHale, MBA, SPHR, President, Strategic Source, Inc., Instructor, Gwynedd-Mercy College

This class is geared for the experienced HR professional preparing for the SPHR exam.
Main Campus
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
Directions
Main Campus
Dates:
Alternate Saturdays, 8:30 AM to 4:00PM
Start date: September 20, 2014
(Class sessions: 9/20, 10/4, 10/18, 11/1, 11/15, 12/6)
Instructor: Brian Costello, MS, SPHR, Retired Associate Vice President, Human Resource Operations, Thomas Jefferson University.
Main Campus
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
Directions
Main Campus
Dates: Wednesdays
, 6:00 to 9:00 PM,
September 24 through December 17, 2014
Instructor: James Kane, MS, SPHR, Director, Continuing Studies, Villanova University
Main Campus
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
Directions
Center City and Northeast Philadelphia
Center City:
Two Locations
KPMG, LLC
Dates: Mondays, 6:00 to 9:00 PM
September 22 through December 15
Instructor:  Cynthia Donnegan, MS, SPHR, GPHR
Director, Practice Operations, KPMG, LLC

Towers Watson
Dates: 
Wednesdays, 6:00 to 9:00 PM
September 17 through December 10, 2014
Instructor: Douglas H. Allen, MS, SPHR, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Cooper University Hospital.
Center City
KPMG, LLC
1601 Market Street
36th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Directions



Towers Watson
Centre Square East
1500 Market Street
26th Floor
Philadelphia, PA  19102
Directions
Northeast:
American Heritage Federal Credit Union
Dates:
Thursdays, 6:00 to 9:00 PM
September 11 through December 4, 2014
Instructor: Susan Warner, JD, SPHR, President/General Counsel, HRTroubleShooters
Northeast
American Heritage Federal Credit Union
2060 Red Lion Road
Philadelphia, PA  19115
Directions
Central Pennsylvania
Brown & Brown - Alpha Benefits Division
Dates:
Mondays, 6:00 to 9:00 PM
Septembe 15 through December 8, 2014
Instructors: Kimberly Nash, MBA, SPHR
Director of Human Resource Services, Brown & Brown Alpha Benefits Division
Harrisburg Area
Brown & Brown - Alpha Benefits Division
600 Wilson Lane, Suite 200
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Directions
Chester County, PA
Chester County Economic Development Corp. (CCEDC)
Dates: Mondays, 6:00 to 9:00 PM
Septemer 22 through December 15, 2014
Instuctor: TBD
CCEDC
Eagleview Corporate Center
737 Constitution Drive
Exton, PA 19341
Directions
CPI (Crane Payment Innovations)
(formerly) MEI Group (Corporate Offices)
Dates:
Tuesdays, 6:15 to 9:15 PM
September 9 through December 2, 2014
Instructor: Angela Francesco, JD, SPHR
Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School; Adjunct Instructor Villanova University
Malvern
CPI (Crane Payment Innovations)
3222 Phoenixville Pike
Suite 200
Malvern, PA 19355
Directions
Montgomery County, PA
Prudential Financial
Dates:
Wednesdays, 6:00 to 9:00 PM
September 10 through December 3, 2014
Instructor: Richard Handschumacher, SPHR, Retired Employee/Labor Relations Manager, Cooper University Hospital

Dresher
Prudential Financial
2101 Welsh Road
Dresher, PA 19025
Directions
The Hill School
Dates:
Tuesdays, 6:00 to 9:00 PM
September 16 through December 9, 2014
Instructor: Heather Gelting, MS, SPHR
Human Resource Director, The Hill School
Founder of HIVE HR Consulting Firm
The Hill School
860 Beech Street
Pottstown, PA 19464
Delaware
JP Morgan Chase
Dates: Wednesdays
, 6:00 to 9:00 PM
September 17 through December 10, 2014
Instructor: Jon McDowell, MS SPHR
Retired, Ass’t Director of Personnel, Crozer-Keystone Health System
Newark
JP Morgan Chase
500 Stanton Christiana Road
Newark, DE 19713
Directions
Del-One
Dates:
Tuesdays, 6:00 to 9:00 PM
September 16 to December 16, 2014
No class 11/11/14 - Veteran's Day
Instructor
: Jon McDowell, MS SPHR, Retired, Ass’t Director of Personnel, Crozer-Keystone Health System
Dover
Del-One Credit Union
270 Beiser Blvd.
Dover, DE 19904
Directions
Bonus Review Session
Spring Dates: Saturday, December 13, 2014
and January 10, 2015
Details: Instructors will supply details.

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Villanova
Villanova Conference Center
601 County Line Road
Radnor, PA 19087
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