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Demonstrate your HR Expertise and Gain Practical Skills

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HRCI Certification: The World's Most Recognized Credentials for HR professionals

HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®) certification is a career-long commitment that demonstrates dedication, credibility and a mastery of the principles of human resources to your employers, clients, staff members and professional peers around the globe. Certification attests to the investment you have made in your HR career and holds a recognized place in the profession.

To become certified, you must meet strict professional experience and educational requirements before taking the exam. To remain certified, you must stay current in the HR profession and recertify every three years. You display your certification by putting the credential after your name.

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Provides you with a fully accredited credential – All of our core products are accredited and meet the National Commission for Certifying Agencies’ (NCCA) rigorous standards.

Validates your expertise – HRCI certification provides you with competency based, professionally relevant credentials that are highly valued in HR and business communities.

Connects you to an exclusive network of motivated HR professionals around the globe – Nearly 140,000 certified HR thought leaders work in more than 100 countries and territories.

Delivers nearly 40 years of history – Established in 1976, HRCI is the largest HR certification organization in the world.

Earns recognition from your organization and peers – Business leaders find HR certified professionals to be more self motivated.

NCHRA's Program offers you a preparation course to help meet your needs and increase your success on the Professional in Human Resources(PHR®) and Senior Professional in Human Resources® (SPHR®) exams.


Benefits To You

You'll benefit from:

  • An experienced, HRCI-certified instructor.
  • The Complete HRCP Program for PHR/SPHR.
  • Ability to acquire the knowledge and understand the behavioral competencies to help you prepare for the exam.
  • A structured learning experience that keeps you on track.
  • Opportunities to network and learn from your peers.
  • Earning up to 36 professional development credits (PDCs) if you are attending this program for professional development only.


Benefits To Your Employer

Certification benefits your entire organization:

  • It demonstrates that your HR professionals have mastered the application of HR technical and behavioral competencies.
  • Certification prepares your HR staff to assume greater leadership roles and contribute to the strategic direction of your organization.
  • Exam preparation helps HR professionals bring new ideas to your organization that will help drive success.
  • It helps create a common HR language that optimizes consistency and effectiveness.

We offer certification preparation courses designed for individuals of all career levels, seeking aPHR, PHRca, PHR or SPHR certification. Certification is a great choice for HR professionals who want to:

  • Increase their knowledge
  • Advance their skills
  • Earn recognition from the global community

Eligibility Requirements

Course Details & Options

NCHRA courses are specifically tailored to meet the needs of adult learners. Courses are taught by HRCI-certified instructors experienced in the HR field. Students will be expected to complete all assigned readings; and activities prior to each class.

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aPHR Certification Prep

21 Instructional Hours

HRCI's Associate Professional in Human Resources™ (aPHR™) is the perfect certification to help fast-track your career growth and provide you with the confidence to launch into the HR profession. The aPHR is the first-ever HR certification designed for professionals who are just beginning their HR career journey and proves your knowledge of foundational Human Resources.

PHRca Certification Prep

15 Instructional Hours

Add to your HR career portfolio with the Professional in Human Resources – California® (PHRca®) from HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). The PHRca demonstrates your mastery of the laws, regulations and HR management practices unique to the state of California. The PHRca is for professionals who either practice in California or are responsible for human resource management in California. You do not have to be located in California to earn a PHRca. Many certification holders add the PHRca to their other HRCI credentials.

12 Week PHR/SPHR Certification Prep

36 Instructional Hours

A comprehensive 12-week program that meets weekly, in-person or online. The most in-depth of our course offerings, the 12-week course meets evenings, weekends or online to accommodate busy work schedules. Register for our 12-week course and add the 3-Day accelerated course review for a large discount. Option available at checkout.

4-day Condensed PHR/SPHR Certification Prep

32 Instructional Hours
An intensive study course condensed into 4 days

Short on time? This concentrated, full-day course covers the entire HRCI Learning System in a shorter timeframe.

3-day Review PHR/SPHR Certification Prep

24 Instructional Hours
A final review for the HRCI certification exams

Even the most experienced HR professionals often need to review before taking the exam. This thorough, 3-day study session serves as the perfect refresher right before the test.

Interested in Training your team?

 Invest in your people through every stage of their career development, from attaining their associate certification, all the way to senior certification. The benefits to you abound. Not only do you keep your company covered with compliant and best practices, but you also build the esprit de corps of your team, increase retention, and develop a strong succession plan for your department. Not to mention--you all can take advantage of group discounts! 

Classroom Sessions Include:

  • A high-level review of course material
  • Interactive discussions and learning activities focused on the practical application of HR competencies and knowledge
  • Sample assessment questions
  • Study and test taking tips

Register Online or call (800) 339-4481

The HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®) does not endorse any particular preparation program or offering. We encourage prospective certification holders to use a variety of resources that reflect their learning styles and needs. Purchasing a certification product is NOT required and HRCI does not guarantee that an individual will pass based on the purchase of a certification preparation product.

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