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Human Resources Certification – Exam Prep Course for HRCI™

Human Resources Certification – Exam Prep Course for HRCI™


TCNJ Continuing and Professional Education offers exam preparation courses for HRCI Certification. Courses are offered for:
PHR® and SPHR®  Professional/Senior Professional in Human Resources
aPHR™ – Associate Professional in Human Resources™

PHR® and SPHR®  Professional/Senior Professional in Human Resources Exam Prep Course Starts – February 8, 2020
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aPHR™ – Associate Professional in Human Resources™  – offered Fall 2020 Yes! Notify me when aPHR exam review course is posted.

PHR™ –  Professional in Human Resources™

The PHR demonstrates your mastery of the technical and operational aspects of HR management, including U.S. laws and regulations. The PHR is for the HR professional who has experience with program implementation, has a tactical/logistical orientation, is accountable to another HR professional within the organization, and has responsibilities that focus on the HR department rather than the whole organization.

SPHR™ –  Professional in Human Resources™

The SPHR demonstrates your mastery of the strategic and policy-making aspects of HR management as practiced in the U.S. The credential is designed for big-picture thinkers responsible for planning rather than implementing HR policy. Organizations seek out SPHR professionals for their proven accountability for HR department goals, for breadth and depth of knowledge in all HR disciplines, and for understanding business issues beyond the HR function.

Learn about HR certifications

Is The Certification Valuable? – Yes, it is an Industry Valued Credential!
The certification proves your knowledge of Human Resources and demonstrates to current and future employers your  commitment to the HR profession.The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce development has identified aPHR™  as an Industry Valued Credential.
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What are the Job Outlook and Job Prospects for Human Resources?*
Employment for human resources specialists and managers is projected to grow 5 -% percent from 2016 to 2026
New York – New Jersey Metropolitan area has the highest employment level and one of the highest annual mean wages in this occupation

*Lean more about this and other data on Human Resources from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics – Occupational Outlook Handbook


Course Information

Learn more about HRCI

The course will help prepare class participants to take HRCI’s PHR/SPHR certification examination

Course is offered at our Ewing, NJ campus.

Class held Saturdays 9:00am – 12:30pm
Start date February 8, 2020
Class is once a week for 13 weeks. Total number of classroom hours is 45.5 hours

Participants should purchase PHR/SPHR certification preparation materials published by HRCP ( The new 2020 Edition is now available. When ordering your materials, please use the code CNJ2020 to get a discount and to link you to the course at TCNJ. There are three formats from which you may choose, depending on what works best for your learning and study style. Descriptions of all three formats are available on the website: Print and Online With/Audio $445, Print Only Edition $345, or Online Edition With/Audio $245. (Prices are subject to change.) All three include the same content, access to over 800 study questions and study tips for successfully taking the certification examination. PLEASE PURCHASE MATERIALS BEFORE THE FIRST CLASS.

Certificate of Course Completion will be provided
Course Instructor – Iona (Kerr) Harding, SPHR, GPHR
Principal, Harding Resources LLC
Learn about Iona at
Iona Harding Bio

Course Fee:
$950.00 – Standard
$900.00 – TCNJ Alumni/Employee/Student
Please inquire for group rates

Registration  –  PHR/SPHR™ Exam Prep Course Registration

The course is intended as exam preparation. Completion of course does not guarantee course participant will pass the
Certification Exam. Please note participant will need to register and pay HRCI separately to take the exam. Details at: