Get Certified. Get Noticed.

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Nancy L. Volpe, SPHR GPHR

Chief People Officer

Center for People Solutions LLC

2010

Get Certified. Get Noticed.

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Today’s Goals

What You Will Learn:

• What is HR certification?

• How earning HR certification can help your

career

• Exam Eligibility, Development Process, and

Exam Content

• Preparing for the exam

• Applying for the exam

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Certification is achieved and maintained by:

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Differences Between Professional

Certification & Certificate Programs

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HR Certification Gives You:

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An HR Certified Staff Delivers:

Organizatio

n

Your

Organization

Results

•Long-run

operational

efficiencies

• Strategic

Progress

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Our Recent Study Shows:

Organizatio

n

96% of employers feel that an HR certified candidate applying for a

job would have an advantage over a non-HR certified candidate.

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Our Recent Study Shows:

Organizatio

n

69% of employers state that an HR certified person being considered

as an independent consultant for an HR department would have a

“very significant” advantage over a non-certified individual.

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Our Recent Study Shows:

Organizatio

n

56% of respondents who

are in charge of an HR

department believe that

having professionally

certified employees has a

positive impact on the

profitability of their

organization.

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About The

HR Certification Institute

MISSION

To develop and deliver the highest quality certification programs that

validate mastery in the field of human resource management and

contribute to the continued improvement of individual and

organizational performance.

HISTORY OF THE HR CERTIFICATION INSTITUTE

2010

Final year under current eligibility require-ments

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HR Certification Exams

Professional in Human Resources

(PHR

®

)

Senior Professional in Human

Resources (SPHR

®

)

Global Professional in Human

Resources (GPHR

®

)

California certification (PHR-CA

®

/

SPHR-CA

®

), which augments the

PHR and SPHR certifications.

These are the HR certifications we offer:

General Overview Brochure for our HR certifications

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Certificants Growing In Numbers

More than 108,000 HR professionals in 70+ countries have

achieved HR certification:

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PROFILE OF AN IDEAL CANDIDATE

THE PHR CANDIDATE

THE SPHR CANDIDATE

THE GPHR CANDIDATE

• Has two to four years of

exempt-level (professional)

generalist experience.

• Has not had progressive

HR work experience by

virtue of career length.

• Focuses on program

implementation rather than

creation.

• Focuses impact on the

organization within HR

function rather than

• Has six to eight years of

progressive exempt-level

(professional) experience.

• Understands the business,

not just the HR function.

• Designs and plans rather

than implements.

• Makes decisions that have

an impact within and outside

the organization.

• Has at least two years of

exempt-level (professional)

experience in international

HR practices.

• Has core knowledge of the

organization’s international

HR activities.

• Develops and implements

global HR strategies.

• Makes decisions that affect

international HR operations

and international

Current Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the PHR, SPHR or GPHR exam you must

have

at least two years of exempt-level (professional) HR experience

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New Eligibility Requirements

In 2011, (May/June Exam

Period) eligibility

requirements are changing

to better align with the

candidate profile and

practical experience

associated with the HR

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New Eligibility Requirements

NEW ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS (Starts May/June 2011 Window)

PHR ELIGIBILITY

SPHR ELIGIBILITY

GPHR ELIGIBILITY

• 1 year of demonstrated exempt-level HR

experience with a Master’s degree or higher • 2 years of demonstrated exempt-level HR experience with a Bachelor’s degree • 4 years of demonstrated exempt-level HR

experience with less than a Bachelor’s degree

• 4 years of demonstrated exempt-level HR

experience with a Master’s degree or higher • 5 years of demonstrated exempt-level HR experience with a Bachelor’s degree • 7 years of demonstrated exempt-level HR

experience with less than a Bachelor’s degree

• 2 years of demonstrated global exempt-level HR experience with a Master’s degree or higher

• 3 years of demonstrated exempt-level HR

experience (with 2 of the 3 being global HR

experience) with a Bachelor’s degree

• 4 years of demonstrated exempt-level HR

experience (with 2 of the 4 being global HR

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Body of Knowledge - PHR

®

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Body of Knowledge - SPHR

®

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GPHR Exam Content

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Body of Knowledge - California

California Body of Knowledge

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Certification Exam Information

PHR

®

SPHR

®

GPHR

®

California

Contents

Operational & Tactical

Strategic /Policy International HR Practices & Assignment Management California Laws and Practices

Pass Rates

59-67% 52-60% 56-70% 52-72%

Exam Format

225 multiple-choice questions 225 multiple-choice questions 165 multiple-choice questions 125 multiple-choice questions

Exam Duration

Four hours Four hours Three hours Two hours & 15 minutes

Exam Application

Dates

Early registration period: July 12 – October 8, 2010 Late registration period: Oct 9 – Nov. 12, 2010*

(*US$50 late fee applied)

Last Exam Period

before eligibility

requirements

Winter Dec 1, 2010 – January 31, 2011 Winter Dec 1, 2010 – Dec 31, 2010

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Exam Fees

Certification

Total Fees Due**

PHR

SHRM Member

Student/Recent Grad.*

US$300

US$250

US$120

SPHR

SHRM member

US$425

US$375

GPHR

SHRM member

Student/Recent Grad.*

US$425

US$375

US$120

PHR-CA/SPHR-CA

SHRM member

US$325

US$275

*Balance of total exam fee is due upon meeting experience requirement. **US$50 late fee incurred after regular deadline.

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Exam Application Steps

Register for your exam online at www.hrci.org in

three simple steps

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How to Prepare for the Exam/

Resources Available

At this point, you may be wondering about the exam

preparation tools available. Should you decide to take the

certification exam, we have tools that can help you:

1. Use the Body of Knowledge

– Familiarize yourself with the body of knowledge – Can be found on www.hrci.org and in the handbook

2. Official Certification Handbooks & Guides

The HR Certification Institute downloadable certification handbooks

for each of its exam levels

In addition, you can purchase Official Guides for each level of

exam from the SHRM Store as well as from major book stores

3. Online Assessment Exams

Developed using actual retired exam questions

Assess your level of HR knowledge and experience

Expose you to type of questions seen during exam

4. “Test your knowledge”

quizzes on

www.hrci.org

, under

“Certifications” tab

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How to Prepare for the Exam/

Resources Available

Additional Resources:

1. SHRM Learning System

®

& SHRM Global Learning System

®

2.

Local SHRM Chapters

Contact your local SHRM Chapters. They often form study

groups or classes to help members prepare for the certification

exams.

3. College/ university sponsored courses

– Visit www.shrm.org for

more information.

4. Certification preparation courses

– Visit www.shrm.org for

SHRM Certification Preparation courses or search online for other

providers of certification preparation courses.

5. Social Networking Groups

Check out LinkedIn, Face Book and SHRM Connect. Other

SHRM members have formed groups online. Approach them to

form study groups or study tips. Use search terms such as “HR

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Financial Assistance Available

During these tough economic times, every dollar counts.

You can count on HR certification as a worthy

investment. Here are some financial assistance

programs available for your certification pursuits:

1. Your Employer

Many organizations reimburse the HR

certification exam fees through employee assistance or

professional development programs.

2. SHRM Foundation

80 certification scholarships (worth

US$750 each) are available for SHRM members.

3. Local SHRM Chapters

Many local SHRM chapters

offer certification scholarships as well. Check with the

chapter in your area for more details.

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Questions?

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Address: 1800 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

Toll Free Line: 1-866-898-HRCI (4724)

Email:

info@hrci.org

Web Site:

www.hrci.org

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References

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