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. 

2014 SUMMER SESSION:

Check out this summer's shortened format that is set to begin on Monday - June 16th in Center City Philadelphia. Register and find out more.....

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Villanova University; Main Campus, Center City and Northeast Philadelphia, Chester County, Montgomery County, Central Pennsylvania, and Newark, Delaware.
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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 Coming Soon! 
Course Dates Locations
Villanova University
Main Campus
Dates: Wednesdays
, 6:00 to 9:00 PM
TBD
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
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Main Campus
Dates:
Alternate Saturdays, 8:30 AM to 4:00PM
TBD 
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: Thursdays
, 6:00 to 9:00 PM,
February 13 to May 8, 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
TBD
Instructor:  James P. McHale, MBA, SPHR, President, Strategic Source, Inc., Instructor, Gwynedd-Mercy College

Towers Watson
Dates: 
Wednesdays, 6:00 to 9:00 PM
TBD
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
TBD
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
BonTon Corporate Offices
Dates:
Wednesdays, 6:00 to 9:00 PM
February 12 to April 30, 2014
Instructors: Kathleen Koppenhauer, MPA, SPHR, Director of Human Resources, Giant Carlisle/Ahold USA
York
BonTon Corp. Offices
2801 E. Market Street
Building E
York, PA 17402
Directions
Chester County, PA
Chester County Economic Development Corp. (CCEDC)
Class cancelled at this Location
Dates: Mondays, 6:00 to 9:00 PM
TBD
Instuctor: 
CCEDC
Eagleview Corporate Center
737 Constitution Drive
Exton, PA 19341
Directions
MEI Group (Corporate Offices)
Dates:
Tuesdays, 6:15 to 9:15 PM
February 11 to May 6, 2014
Instructor: Heather Gelting, MS, SPHR, Human Resource Director, The Hill School
Malvern
MEI Group (Corporate Offices)
3222 Phoenixville Pike, Suite 200
Malvern, PA 19355
Directions
Montgomery County, PA
Prudential Financial
Dates:
Wednesdays, 6:00 to 9:00 PM
TBD
Instructor: Richard Handschumacher, SPHR, Retired Employee/Labor Relations Manager, Cooper University Hospital

Dresher
Prudential Financial
2101 Welsh Road
Dresher, PA 19025
Directions
Newark, Delaware
JP Morgan Chase
Dates: Thursdays
, 6:00 to 9:00 PM
February 13 to May 8, 2014
Instructor: James P. McHale, MBA, SPHR, President, Strategic Source, Inc., Instructor, Gwynedd-Mercy College
Newark
JP Morgan Chase
500 Stanton Christiana Road
Newark, DE 19713
Directions
Bonus Review Session
Spring Dates: Saturday, May 3, 2014
and June 7, 2014
Details: Instructors will supply details.

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

Course Fees

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

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