PHR ca® Coming in 2020


SDEA’s PHR/SPHR Certification Prep Program is for you if you’re an experienced HR manager who’s serious about mastering technical and operational HR practices. The purpose of this study series is to arm you with the skills and techniques you need to master the PHR/SPHR certification exam.

Graduates of SDEA’s PHR/SPHR Prep Program averaged an 85% pass rate.  The national average pass rate is 45% for first-time takers of the PHR exam.

Course materials correspond to the 6 functional responsibilities and associated knowledge defined by the HR Certification Institute:

  • Business Management
  • Workforce Planning and Employment
  • Human Resource Development
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Employee and Labor Relations
  • Risk Management


The aPHR Certification Preparation program is designed to assist professionals that are just beginning their HR journey and want to prepare for the HRCI exam to achieve the designation of aPHR. To be eligible for the aPHR exam, you must have a high school diploma or global equivalent. No HR experience is required since this is a knowledge-based credential.

Participants will learn and study about key Body of Knowledge areas in order to prepare for sitting for the exam.

The aPHR Certification Preparation program is a 10-week course designed to assist participants in their preparation for the aPHR exam. The aPHR is a new designation under the HRCI certifications and is an excellent opportunity to prepare individuals on their career path within HR.

Topics Include:

  • HR Operations
  • Employee Relations
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Human Resource Development and Retention
  • Health, Safety and Security
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