SDEA Graduates Produce PHR/SPHR Exam Pass Rate Which Is 40% Higher Than National Average

By May 9th, 2018Press Releases


SDEA offers a PHR/SPHR Certificate Preparation Program which has resulted in a pass rate among graduates of the course that is 40% higher than the national average. Graduates of SDEA’s course in 2016 averaged an 85% pass rate. The national average pass rate is 45% for first-time takers of the PHR exam and 50% for first-time takers of the PHR-CA exam. The program is being offered for the first time in 2017 starting on Thursday, February 23 and running through May 11, 2017.
The PHR/SPHR Certificate Preparation Program prepares human resources professionals for the HRCI exam, a test offered by the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). Professionals who hold credentials from the HRCI Institute represent a wide array of industries and their level of HR expertise ranges from Specialist to Vice President and above. The HRCI Certification is held by more than 500,000 professionals across the world and is considered a significant professional distinction for people in the human resources field.
“We are proud to offer a PHR/SPHR Preparation course that so thoroughly prepares HR professionals for their HRCI exam,” said Chris Bryant, President and CEO of SDEA. “The exam covers a wide body of knowledge and can be challenging to pass, so we have created a solution to make this process easier for today’s busy HR professionals,” Bryant added.
“We are giving our students the best tools,” said Michelle Peard, SPHR-CA, who is the lead instructor of the course at SDEA. “We offer a methodology of instruction that has proven to be very effective in helping students pass the exam,” Peard said.
“The PHR/SPHR class offered by SDEA was definitely the key to passing my SPHR exam,” said Nichole Rowland, SPHR, Senior Human Resources Manager with Balboa Nephrology Medical Group. “The class was convenient, had a very knowledgeable instructor, and the materials provided were the best tools to learn and absorb all of the content. This course helped me achieve another milestone in my HR career,” Rowland added.
The PHR/SPHR Certificate Preparation Program takes place on-site at SDEA’s training facility weekly on Thursdays, beginning on February 23 and running through May 11, 2017. The course is taught by Michelle Peard, SPHR-CA. The cost for the course is $995 for SDEA members and $1195 for non-members. To register for the program, click here or call 858-505-0024.

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