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Certification Preparation & Recertification


Top 5 Ways Your Employer Will Benefit From Your Certification

An entire organization benefits when individual HR professionals earn their SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential. Along with providing updated information, sharpened skills and new perspectives, certified professionals have a positive influence on employees and colleagues.

Structured learning techniques and online reporting keep your team on track. Group and individual reports provide insight into progress. Customize a program to meet the specific needs of your organization. Watch the video below to learn more!



What SHRM Credentials Are Right For You - SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP?

Applicants must meet specific educational and work experience criteria at the time they submit their application in order to be eligible to sit for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam. CLICK HERE for a complete eligibility chart.


HR Houston's Exam Preparation for the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP


The workshop is held each Fall and Spring.  Prepare for your SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Exam during 12 instructor-led sessions using the SHRM Learning System®.  Visit the HR Houston Calendar for more information and to register.  HR Houston members - $1,095; Non-members - $1,195

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




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.

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




P.O. Box 4240
Houston, TX 77210-4240