HRCI Certification

As a local SHRM Chapter we plan to continue to support the HRCI certifications.  We will offer HRCI credit at our monthly professional development meetings and will promote preparation for those who desire to obtain the HRCI Certification as either a Professional of Human Resources (PHR) or as a Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR). For detailed information about HRCI certification please go to the HRCI website at

For “Eligibility Requirements” to take the PHR/SPHR exam, go to:

Or to see a listing of Pre-Approved Job Titles for the PHR/SPHR Exam:

Local HR Certification Training

We are fortunate to have several local options that are approved by HRCI to provide preparation for taking the PHR/SPHR exams.

Employers Council

Employers Council offers HR professionals two options to prepare for the PHR and SPHR examinations. The first option is a web-based course that fits busy schedules and boasts a 90% passage rate for both the PHR and SPHR. Led by David Siler, SPHR, GPHR, HRBP, HRMP of Distinctive HR, and offered through their partnership with our sister association CAI, this convenient course includes a live, weekly online lecture, 24/7 access to recorded lectures, study manual, CDs, flash cards, online class website, and practice exams. To learn more, call EC at 801.364.8479 or visit CAI’s website to register: 

The second and newest option offered by Employers Council is a live 5-week prep program. Our new 5-week program is taught by experienced certified instructors who not only provide great information about each of the modules, but also share tips and tricks to help ensure test takers improve their chances of passing. To learn more, visit EC’s website.

Sunstone HR

Certification preparation courses offered by Sunstone HR are led by Rod Lacey, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, a 25 year HR veteran. Sunstone offers two formats for certification prep, an 11-week, 3 hours-per-week format, in addition to a 4 day 'firehose' intensive study program.

For more information on Sunstone HR's course schedule, or to schedule training for your team, please contact Sunstone HR or visit the Sunstone HR website.

Hume n' Resources Consulting

Frances A. Hume, SPHR, GPHR
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Frances A. Hume, SPHR, GPHR of Hume ‘n Resources Consulting; is a well-known leader in the HR profession with over 38 years of HR experience; has assisted thousands of HR professionals in successfully passing the PHR & SPHR certification exams; former Board Chair and Board member of the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) Board of Directors; Subject Matter Expert for the SHRM Learning System, item (question) writer of PHR/SPHR exam questions, and SHRM Learning System instructor for national SHRM. Serves on USU’s HR Advisory Council, BYU’s OB/HR Advisory Council and WGU’s Business Council.

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