and Villanova University Have Partnered To Offer HR Certification Preparation Courses for HRCI(R) and SHRM(R) Certification is revolutionizing the Human Resources (HR) space with its comprehensive and fully online certification and accreditation program. Offering virtual training for HRCI(R) and SHRM(R) certifications since 2013, delivers both live (instructor-led) and self-paced study options for certification preparation of HR professionals looking to maintain their credentials. Over that time, a record 93% of’s certification preparation students have succeeded in their certification exam pursuit compare to the industry average of just over 50%. www.HR.COM/PREPCOURSE

As a partner with, Villanova University offers an Essentials of HR Course (aPHR(R) certification) and an HR Masters Course (PHR(R) and SPHR(R) certification) which are delivered using course modules, lesson plans, and additional resources to ensure students are successful in writing their HRCI(R) exams.

ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS: In an effort to drive and grow the HR profession through continuing education and professional certification, is seeking other universities, colleges, or local HR chapters across the world to partner with their efforts. Specifically, is aiming to work with educational organizations to design and/or grow their own certification preparation courses for both HRCI(R) and SHRM(R) certifications. offers a single set of study resources that can be used to teach for both HRCI(R) and SHRM(R) certifications concurrently. This in turn allows students to choose their own path for certification and allows educational institutions to fill bigger classes. For information contact:

HR PROFESSIONALS: For a limited time, HR professionals looking to pursue their HRCI(R) certification can take advantage of a $70 savings on their exam price. When booking through, promo code HRCOM70 will activate the discount.

“We feel that partnering with Villanova is a big step in the right direction, not only for but also for growing the number of highly skilled, strategic, and qualified HR professionals,” stated Debbie McGrath, Chief Instigator and CEO of

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Debbie McGrath,
Chief Instigator and CEO