PHR/SPHR & SHRM-CP/SCP Certification Preparation 3-Day Review Course (San Jose) - Summer 2020
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Planning to sit for your PHR/SPHR or SHRM-CP/SCP exam? This intensive, 3-day study session serves as the perfect refresher right before the test. Even those who have taken a preparation course or have practiced HR for years often need a focused study group to brush up before the exam.

 Export to Your Calendar 6/25/2020
When: June 25, 26, 27 2020
From 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM each day
Where: Space generously donated by: Filice Insurance
738 N 1st St
San Jose, California  95112
United States
Presenter: JD Sanders, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, PHRca
Contact: 800-339-4481 ext 5

Online registration is available until: 6/25/2020
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***NEW IN 2020!***

NCHRA, powered by, is now offering COMBO PHR/SPHR & SHRM-CP/SCP prep classes at new LOW prices!!  You can prepare for one or both exams at the same time!




NCHRA Members $895

General $1090

Join Now $1029.97 (includes one-year NCHRA membership - save $60 off regular membership price of $195!)

Registration includes the Human Resource Certification Preparation Program (HRCP), an extensive study guide covering each functional area of the exam.  The material includes printed books, printed flash cards, and online practice exams. 



Specifically designed for individuals who crave a fast-paced learning environment. Prepare for your PHR/SPHR with this concentrated, full day course complete with practice tests and a certified, experienced facilitator.


The curriculum, designed by subject-matter experts.   Attend the course to:

• Learn from an experienced facilitator and interact with your peers
• Take several practice exams to determine your focus areas
• Share real-world experiences with other HR professionals



Thursday, June 25, 2020 (8:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Friday, June 26, 2020 (8:00 am - 5:00 pm)
Saturday, June 27, 2020 (8:00 am - 5:00 pm)





-A minimum of 1 year of experience in a professional-level HR position with a Master's degree or higher, OR
-A minimum of 2 years of experience in a professional-level HR position with a Bachelor's degree, OR
-A minimum of 4 years of experience in a professional-level HR position with less than a Bachelor's degree, and a high school diploma or global equivalent.


-A minimum of 4 years of experience in a professional-level HR position with a Master’s degree or higher, OR
-A minimum of 5 years of experience in a professional-level HR position with a Bachelor’s degree, OR
-A minimum of 7 years of experience in a professional-level HR position with less than a Bachelor's degree, and a high school diploma or global equivalent.



No exam application deadlines or windows.  Please visit to schedule your exam.





• Applicants must show that they have worked in an HR role for more than 1,000 hours within a calendar year, which equates to one year of experience.
• HR experience can be in an exempt or non-exempt capacity.
• HR experience may be classified directly, as working in an HR role, or indirectly, by consulting, educating, or educating or researching HR practices linked specifically to human resource management.
* Less than a bachelor’s degree includes: associate's degree; some college; high school or GED.


2020 SHRM SPRING EXAM WINDOW: MAY 1, 2020 TO JULY 15, 2020

January 6, 2020
March 20, 2020 April 10, 2020
The testing windows are the dates during which the exams are administered. The application dates are when candidates can register for the exam.
Please note: The exam application deadlines close at 11:59 PM, ET. 
 Please visit www. for more exam details and registration.




NCHRA does not refund exam change fees.

* A minimum of 8 participants is required to hold each class.  You will receive a class confirmation email with registration details once the minimum is met.

* To ensure timely receipt of course materials and adequate time to read in advance of class, you should register by May 18, 2020.  Materials will be shipped once we receive full payment and the class is confirmed. 

* Learning materials will be shipped by HRCP to the address provided when registering.  If you need to provide an alternate shipping address, please contact NCHRA at 800-339-4481 ext 5 before registering.




J.D. Sanders holds his Master’s in Education, as well as his SHRM-SCP and SPHR-CA certifications. He is the founder of J.D. Sanders Consulting and has over 20 years of HR  experience, including senior HR positions at Silicon Graphics, Irwin Home Equity and Lam Research.

His dedication and passion for HR is exemplified by his volunteer service as a past member of the NCHRA Governing Board, the Santa Clara Regional Board and the Certification Advisory Committee.  J.D. is one of our most highly rated, knowledgeable certification instructors.

"JD was an incredible instructor. He knows the material like the back of his hand - I don't think there was any question he didn't have the answer to. He was engaging and had great test taking tips that definitely helped me pass the test. He kept the class interesting and had stories to tell that were relevant to the material, which helped me retain the information. I would highly recommend taking his class."  - Taylor Hodemaker, PHR- Spring 2017- PASSED



* Partial refunds--full registration less a $75 service charge--are available up to one week before start date ONLY IF MATERIALS ARE RETURNED UNOPENED AND IN PERFECT CONDITION.