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How would your life be different? What do you see at that finish line? 

From a 2018 HR Certification study by Payscale, "the percent boost in pay associated with having an HR certification is 31.6 percent". It also showed that median pay increased by 50% from a PHR to SPHR certification and 54% increased from SHRM-CP to SHRM-SCP certification. By getting an HR certification, you are proving your expert knowledge in the HR field.

  • A promotion or salary increase 

  • Maybe you’re trying to break into a career in HR. So you see a new job in a new area that you’ll love! 

  • A new job at a different company 

  • The ability to demonstrate expertise and knowledge. Having those letters behind your name is PROOF of your expertise!

  • Feeling confident in your role and what you’re doing

  • Being able to back up what your instincts already tell you! 

  • Everyone has their own reasons!

  • "I found Ashley and the team to be highly responsive, very professional, and most importantly eager to ensure we received the knowledge we need to pass the HR Certification Exam. The course reviews key points and additionally the trainer includes her personal HR & legal experiences throughout to help us gain perspective and applicability. The course is engaging and interactive which helped me retain the large volume of material. I would highly recommend this course for any of your HR prep needs."


    Ann Le, Recruitment Consultant/Career Coach/Job Developer

    “I enjoyed the class interactive learning through the games and team questions. I also really appreciate Ashley’s willingness to continue to assist us with any questions we may have. This is very unlikely from a teacher/professor so this is something very unique about Ashley. In addition, I really appreciated how great her team facilitated the interactive games and questions.” 

    Espie Free, Director of Human Resources

    “I really enjoyed this HR Certification Prep course. Our instructor Ashley was always organized, prepared and brought passion to the course. She was knowledgeable and provided many ways for us to engage her and each other. I believe she truly cares about our success. She has a great team who ensured our online needs were met and we had a great platform to reference. I would certainly recommend this course to others considering HR certification.” 

    Ronicia Haughton, Compensation Analyst

    “This course was a great way to help prepare myself for my exam. It helps you to discipline yourself with making time to study, building strategies on how to study and prepare for the HR exam.” 

     Priscilla Vega, Talented Bilingual | Innovative HR Coordinator | Executive Assistant | Project Management

     “A must! The class environment was great.”

    Sarai Crowse, Office Manager, HR, AP/AR Specialist


    Want to test your HR Knowledge?

    Try our HR Challenge Question

    Alice is the HR Director at TechCo, a software start up. Her executive team has been pressuring her to create a plan to address retention. They’ve been hearing so much news about the Great Resignation, and they noticed that several key employees left the company. What is the first step Alice should do to address the executive team’s concerns?

    A. Alice should immediately create a retention strategy to satisfy their concerns.

    B. Alice should complete a turnover analysis, including reviewing the reasons, and calculate the turnover rate to understand what, if any, issues they have and why employees are leaving.

    B. Alice should implement an employee survey to understand employees attitudes and opinions about the company.

    C. Alice should conduct stay interviews with each employee.

    See the Answer Here

    B is the correct answer!

    Before Alice takes action, she needs to understand and assess what is truly happening, using the data. She shouldn’t simply react to satisfy the executive team without understanding what is occurring. Employee surveys will help Alice understand employee engagement levels. Stay interviews help employers understand why an employee is still there at the company. Although they are both great tools, they are not the first step.

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    HR Certification Exam Prep Course Details

    2023 Winter Session

    Class Period: February 22 to March 29, 2023

    Class Time: Wednesdays 6:00-9:00 PM

    Structure: 6 Week Instructor Led Live Sessions (Virtual) + LMS Platform

    Exams Supported: PHR/SPHR or SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP

    Standard Registration

    Price $747

    Register Today!

    Materials: HRCP materials are a separate charge. The cost of materials with our discount code are $229 - $470 + shipping (depending on your selected format) and are purchased through HRCP directly.

    What Makes Us Different?

  • I am one of the very few instructors that have both the HR expertise and the deep understanding of the legal/compliance requirements as an attorney

  • What you are expected to know to pass the exam requires a broad range of HR knowledge and competency. The reality is that they are best practices that most companies aren't able to implement, except large companies such as Fortune 100 companies who have the expertise and HR team to implement them. With a decade at two Fortune 100 companies, I bring my real world, hands-on experience of not only book knowledge, but actual experience implementing these best practices. Most instructors don't actually have these real world experiences to integrate their specific examples with the teaching

  • We limit the class size because I want each student to personally interact with me

  • We reinforce learning and make it fun by constantly improving and gamifying the learning experience

  • Course Syllabus

    Week 0 (Prior to course starting): Overview and Introduction

    Week 1: Business Management/Leadership and Strategy

    Week 2: Talent Planning and Acquisition

    Week 3: Learning and Development

    Week 4: Total Rewards

    Week 5: Employee and Labor Relations/Employee Engagement

    Week 6: Review

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    In addition to the 6 Weeks of Live Instructor-Led Course, you will also receive:

    Complete Step By Step Study Success Calendar

    We equip you with the exact actions you need to take leading up to your exam date.

    $97 value

  • Access to our Exclusive Resource Library

    Provides our online guide in our LMS on the application and testing process for each of the HR certification exams (PHR/SPHR and SHRM-CP/SCP) we support. 

    $197 Value

    Admission to the HR CPC Private Facebook Group

    A one of a kind community for our students to receive live support, connect with their peers, and get feedback from other professionals in the HR field.

    Priceless Value

    Meet Your Instructor

    Founder | Employment Attorney | HR Expert

    Ashley Huynh, Esq., PHR, SHRM-CP

    Ashley (Chinh) Huynh’s mission is to support HR professionals' continual learning and to become experts in their field. She has built her expertise over 20 years as a legal, business, and human resources leader for start-ups, mid-sized organizations, and Fortune 100 companies. She is the Founder of The HR Attorney, an employment law practice, and BEDR HR, which provides HR consulting services. Her expertise allows HR professionals to focus on growth while she supports them in HR compliance and litigation prevention. She is highly skilled in the full range of proactive HR compliance, including wage and hour audits, employee and management training, workplace harassment/discrimination investigation, implementation of processes and policies to be in compliance with legal requirements, and employee handbook/policy development.

    Ashley has earned her J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law. In addition, Ashley has received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a specialization in Business Administration from UCLA, and has attained the PHR and SHRM-CP certifications.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    We know you'd still have questions, so that's why we prepared this section just for you.

    ▶ Is this course online or in-person? What if I miss a session?

    This course is virtual, with a live 3-hour session per week for 6 weeks. All sessions will be recorded. If you are busy and miss a session, no worries! We have an LMS platform where each student will get access to the recorded sessions.

    ▶ How much time do I need to invest per week to this course?

    In addition to our weekly session, you should spend 4-5 hours each week reviewing your materials.

    ▶ Do I need any experience for PHR or SPHR exam?

    Yes, please see details below about HRCI's eligibility criteria. 


    For the PHR exam, you need:

    -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 High School diploma or (or equivalent)


    For the SPHR exam, you need:

    -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 High School diploma or (or equivalent)

    ▶ Do I need any experience for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam?

    Yes, please see details below about SHRM's eligibility criteria. 


    From SHRM's website, "candidates for the SHRM-CP certification are not required to hold an HR title and do not need a degree or previous HR experience to apply; however, a basic working knowledge of HR practices and principles or a degree from an Academically Aligned program is recommended."


    For the SHRM-SCP exam, individuals should have "a work history of at least 3 years performing strategic level HR/HR-related duties; or for SHRM-CP credential holders who have held the credential for at least 3 years and are working in, or are in the process of transitioning to, a strategic level role." In addition, "applicants must be able to demonstrate that they devoted at least 1,000 hours per calendar year (Jan. – Dec.) to strategic level HR/HR-related work."

    ▶ Why take a course instead of self-study?

    Many students need a structured, paced course. With our course, we provide that structure along with direct support from the instructor and their peers, as well as live explanations that clarify points of confusion with real life examples. We incorporate live and asynchronous (on-demand) components, which includes interactive lecture and Q&A, along with reinforcing learning exercises and gamification. All live classes are recorded so that you can replay them if you aren't available or review the recording for additional learning. They are all accessible through our LMS platform along with our additional resources sections to support you. We also consult with an experienced instructional designer to continuously upscale our course. Our LMS is in addition to HRCP's materials and online portal which includes their books, multiple practice exams and flashcards which you purchase separately through HRCP’s website. 

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