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Certification Preparation & Recertification

SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP Certification Preparation

Held each Fall and Spring.  Prepare for your SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Exam during 3 instructor-led sessions using the SHRM Learning System®.  Visit the HR Houston Calendar for more information and to register.  HR Houston members - $999; Non-members - $1,099. 


The SHRM Learning System® for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP provides interactive tools and updated content that reflects the SHRM Body of Competency & Knowledge (BoCKTM) tested on the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams.

Earning your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential makes you a recognized expert and leader in the HR field—and a valuable asset to your organization.  This professional distinction sets you apart from your colleagues, proving your high level of knowledge and skills.  CLICK HERE for more information on the benefits of the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP.


PHR/SPHR Certification Study Workshop 

The instructor-led class provides an opportunity for a high-level review of the PHR/SPHR Body of Knowledge, so that you can identify the areas where you need to devote extra study time to prepare for the exam. You’re also encouraged to connect with other class members to develop study groups that meet outside class time to support each other’s preparation.


Your fee includes 6 spiral bound workbooks, each covering one of the functional areas of the exam.  The program also provides an online Guide for Successful Exam Preparation, two sets of online review questions for each unit, two online comprehensive, one-hundred question practice exams and a set of QuickStudy flash cards with over 600 questions and answers.


The PHR/SPHR Certification Study Workshop is offered twice a year, in  September and February. Check the HR Houston Calendar to register.  HR Houston members - $750; Non-members - $850.


Visit HR Certification Institute ( for specific information about certification testing dates and application deadlines.

HR Review: Last Minute Course

This 2 1/2 day course, offered shortly before the HR Certification Institute's PHR/SPHR exam window, begins with a comprehensive, difficult, 225 question, four-hour exam, taken under exam-day conditions. The next two days are spent studying the exam to understand the correct answers, related facts and the strategic positioning of the question. This program really gets the test-taker ready for the tough questions and can serve as a "final assessment" in helping evaluate your exam readiness.


HR Review Last Minute Course is offered twice a year in April and November.  HR Houston members - $375; Non-members - $425.  Check the HR Houston Calendar for further details and to register.  For more information on HR Review, CLICK HERE.


Opportunities for Continuing Education Credit

Earning continuing education credit hours is required to maintain your HR certifications.  HR Houston offers Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP (offered through SHRM), and recertification credit for the PHR, SPHR, and GPHR (offered through HR Certification Institute) at its meetings, workshops, the Gulf Coast Symposium on HR Issues and other educational events.


For more information on the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP, visit


For more information on HR Certification Institute, visit


Rice University - Earn the New Standard in HR Certification

Establish yourself as a globally-recognized human resource expert by earning the new standard in HR certification: the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP™) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP™).


The SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP are among the first HR certifications that focus on teaching and testing the practical, real-life information HR professionals need to excel in their careers today, including knowledge, skills and behavioral competencies.  To enroll or see a complete listing of classes, CLICK HERE.


Participants enrolled in the programs may be eligible to receive a discounted membership in HR Houston. In addition, members of HR Houston receive a discounted course fee for these courses.

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