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

aPHR™  Associate Professional in Human Resources
Professional in Human Resources
Professional in Human Resources – California
Senior Professional in Human Resources
Global Professional in Human Resources
 Professional in Human Resources – International
  Senior Professional in Human Resources – International



As a Certification Preparation Provider for the HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®) community of professionals, please be aware that — effective August 1, 2018 — all Professional in Human Resources® (PHR®) and Senior Professional in Human Resources® (SPHR®) exams will be based on new 2018 exam content outlines.

Changes in the exam content outlines will reflect updated HR competencies, knowledge and practice-based experiences required of today’s HR professionals operating in the United States. The new 2018 PHR Exam Content Outline and 2018 SPHR Exam Content Outline will be publicly announced Tuesday, January 16, 2018, on the HRCI website.

See and Download the 2017 HRCI® Exam Business Rules>>

Exam Content Outline at HRCI® website



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Get started preparing for your exam today!

Step 1:  Check with HRCI® to verify you are eligible to take the exam.  Verify

Step 2:  Check below for upcoming Prep Courses or contact the HRAM office to register for the HRAM Prep Course. Contact

Step 3:  Apply with HRCI® to take the exam.  APPLY

HRAM Course & HRCI® Exam Schedule


  Annual Schedule Testing Period
Spring Prep Course January - April Year Round Testing Available
Fall Prep Course August - November

Year Round Testing Available

Exam Fees differ for each certification.  Check with for more information.


Starting November 1, 2016, in an industry first, HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®) is making testing for all seven certifications available any day of the year.

To learn more about our year-round testing announcement, visit HRCI's website.

HRAM Professional Development & Certification Prep Course

HRAM offers a 16-week class that includes study guides and additional valuable information to assist members who are preparing to take the PHR® or SPHR® certification exam through the HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). HRAM’s prep course is unique because it was designed with you, the HR professional, in mind.

HRAM Prep Course Fees

  Spring Rates Fall Rates
HRAM Member
$495 $495
NonHRAM Member
$595 (includes a HRAM membership through Dec 31st of current year) $595 (includes a HRAM membership through Dec 31st of following year)

*Rates have been adjusted for 2018. Fees include all study materials.  Fees do not include examination fees. Go to for more info on exam fees.

HRAM PHR®/ SPHR® Certification Course Scholarship Application

PHR®/ SPHR® Prep Courses offered by HRAM

  2018 Spring Prep Course 2018 Fall Prep Course
Dates Feb 6 - May 22 Aug - Nov - dates TBD
Course Location: 
Security National Bank 
1120 S. 101st St, Omaha
Security National Bank
1120 S. 101st St, Omaha
Time:  Tuesday Evenings 6:00 - 9:00pm 6:00 - 9:00pm
Optional Saturday Study Sessions 9:00 - 11:00am 9:00 - 11:00am

Why take HRAM’s Prep Course?

Besides being affordable, personal attention sets our prep course apart. We’re here to guide you through the preparation process and to celebrate your certification with you.

Study materials come from a study guide prepared especially for HRAM and are copyrighted by HRAM and edited and approved by Ray Weinberg, SPHR, CCP. Our instructors are selected for their expertise on the subject matter that they will be presenting. They are available to students to answer additional questions during the course and many provide additional study materials beyond those included with your course fees. Many of the instructors are certified and can empathize with you as you prepare for your certification.

Students are prepped with a pre-test on the first and last nights of class to assess each individual’s readiness so that you can plan your study emphasis. Study groups are also formed to help boost students’ performance on the exam.

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