Announces Two Low Cost Options for Certification Preparation and Re-Certification to Fit Anyone's Budget

SHRM Chicago/ Aurora, Ontario —, the largest social network for human resources (HR) professionals with over 220,000 members globally, is pleased to announce two new products to help educate HR professionals and enable them to stay on top of the latest best practices and standards.

Currently, the national pass rates are only 59% for PHR, and 48% for SPHR – depicting how challenging these exams are to write. has teamed up with The Human Resource Certification Preparation (HRCP) Program to facilitate an instructor-led course, blended with experienced personnel, offering 30 to 36 hours of individual guidance and instruction. This Preparation Course package offered by is so comprehensive and effective that is guaranteeing the participants will pass their PHR/SPHR online exam, or will return the entire cost of the Preparation Course.

“Attending a PHR/SPHR prep course can be a highly effective way to prepare for the certification exam”, says Terri Zaugg, HRCP’s business manager. “Not only do you have an instructor whose knowledge or expertise may exceed your own, but their experience in helping others prepare for the exam is of great value. Working together with a peer group provides support and encouragement, as well collective experience to draw from throughout the duration of the course.”

Registration also includes the HRCP Program which is comprised of six units covering all functional areas tested on the exam, hundreds of flash cards, and online access to over 800 practice questions. The virtual classes are small and personal (12-15 students per online class) and very flexible scheduling allows registrants to conveniently fit the course into their busy calendar. The next series of classes begins in July to prepare for the December exam session. For more information on the course or future dates, visit

A growing number of HR professionals are seeking career advancement, increased job security, and overall expanded knowledge in best practices and core principles of HR management. HRCI is the global leader in the HR space for certification, which is one of the most effective ways for HR professionals to set themselves apart from others by showcasing their commitment.

In addition to the PHR/SPHR test preparation program, is also announcing the most comprehensive offering of re-certification credits. HR professionals are now able to obtain all the required re-certification credits (webcasts and e-learning credits) for HRCI re-certification, WorldatWork credits where applicable, as well as credits for IHR certification across 23 specialty areas.

HR professionals looking to certify can compare to other suppliers’ offerings:

– Free webcasts
– $40 per e-learning credit or unlimited for $200
– Total re-certification cost with $200
– Total re-certification cost only $150 with registration at the SHRM conference
– Over 3,500 webcasts and 350 e-learning credits to choose from, all HRCI approved
– webcasts also count towards World@Work and IHR Certification programs

– Up to $199 for each webcast (PHR, SPHR, and GPHR need at least 20 of these to recertify online)
– $60 – $150 for each e-learning credit (PHR, SPHR, GPHR require 40 of these to recertify online)
– Total recertification cost $1500 or more

Individuals looking to obtain re-certification credits at SHRM are invited to drop by Booth #1855 at SHRM in Chicago June 16-19, 2013 and save an additional $50 off an Certification Preparation Membership that is ordered at the show. A $200 membership gives HR professionals everything they need to re-certify their PHR, SPHR, or GPHR.

The HR Certificate Institute (HRCI) is the leading certifying organization for HR professionals worldwide offering professional certifications, including those for Professional in Human Resources (PHR), Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), and Global Professional in Human Resources (GHRP).

About, the largest global social networking and resource site for HR Professionals, is THE ONLY place to earn IHR (Institute for Human Resources), HRCI and WorldatWork credits all at the same time for NO COST. is committed to providing a deeper understanding of the HR function for 220,000+ members by offering 23 Certification Programs, 3,500+ webcasts, 230+ virtual conferences, blogs, community networks, industry news and advisory boards.

About HRCP
Since 1995, HRCP has been dedicated to helping individuals prepare for the PHR and SPHR Certification Exams. The HRCP Program is a comprehensive set of study materials, which includes six units (one covering each area tested on the exam), a set of flash cards (over 600 terms and definitions), and online access to over 800 review questions.

For more information, contact:
Debbie McGrath
Chief Instigator and CEO
1-877-472-6648, ext. 104