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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:
aPHR™ – Associate Professional in Human Resources™  – offered Fall 2019 registration open scroll down page
PHR® and SPHR®  Professional/Senior Professional in Human Resources – starting January 18, 2020. Saturdays 9:00am – 12:30pm for 13 weeks. Fees and Registration to be posted soon. Yes! Notify me when PHR/SPHR exam review course is posted.

aPHR™ – Associate Professional in Human Resources™

The aPHR™ certification is the first-ever HR certification designed for professionals who are just beginning their HR career journey. It is recommended for professionals seeking a career transition into the HR field, employees with no formal training in HR who currently handle HR functions for their employers, and recent college graduates.The  aPHR™ is a knowledge based certification, previous HR experience is not required to take the exam.

Learn about HR certifications

Is The Certification Valuable? – Yes, it is an Industry Valued Credential!
The certification proves your knowledge of foundational 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.
Please learn more at

What are the Job Outlook and Job Prospects for Human Resources?*
Employment of human resources specialists is projected to grow 7 percent from 2016 to 2026
New York and Pennsylvania are in the top 5 States with the highest employment level in this occupation
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

What are the requirements to participate in the exam prep course and take the exam?
No HR experience is required. You must have a high school diploma.

Course Information

Learn more about HRCI

The course will help prepare class participants to take HRCI’s aPHR certification examination as well as  provide education in the basics of Human Resource Management for individuals who are seeking to enter the field of Human Resources, transition to Human Resources from another discipline, or to increase the knowledge needed by managers and supervisors to effectively hire, manage, develop, engage and retain members of their teams.

Course is offered at our Ewing, NJ campus.

Class held Saturdays 9:00am – 12:30pm
Start date September 28,2019
Class is once a week for 8 weeks. Total number of classroom hours is 28

Participants should purchase Human Resource Certification Preparation (HRCP) aPHR Exam Preparation 2019 Edition
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:
$900.00 – Standard
$850.00 – TCNJ Alumni/Employee/Student
Please inquire for corporate rates

Registration for aPHR™  –  aPHR™ Exam Prep Course Registration

Yes! Notify me of future Human Resources Learning Opportunities

All inquires please contact
George Hefelle

Additional Information

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

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