HR Certification Test Prep Course

HR Certification Test Prep Course

DallasHR hosts two 9-week test prep courses in the Spring and fall each year.  This test prep course helps prepare participants to take the certification exams for both HRCI (PHR or SPHR) and SHRM certifications (SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP).  The HR Certification Test Prep Course provides a high-level overview of the knowledge and skills necessary to accomplish the goal of certification. This includes:

  • The Body of Knowledge required for each exam
  • The competencies that will be assessed on the exam
  • Test taking tips, strategies and practice examples
  • The opportunity to partner with others in this endeavor, sharing knowledge, expertise and resources

Topics covered throughout the course: 

  • Certification Process Overview
  • Strategy
  • HR Development
  • Workforce Planning & Employment
  • Total Rewards | Compensation
  • Total Rewards | Benefits
  • Employee & Labor Relations
  • Risk Management

Certification Test Prep Course FAQs

"The HR Certification Review course offered by Dallas HR was an excellent pathway for me to obtain my PHR certification. The instructors for the course are subject matter experts in the field of HR and it was very helpful to meet different professionals across the industry as they shared their knowledge with the class. This course also encourages the formation of study groups to meet outside of class time to review the large volume of information. I met an excellent study partner, we kept each other accountable and met weekly to review what was discussed by our instructor along with the information from the HRCI Human Resource Body of Knowledge book.  If you are looking for a review class that gives you the tools to be successful, that is a productive use of your time – this is the class for you!"

Keri DeVillers, MS, PHR
Spring 2018 Class Participant
HR Business Partner, Human Resources
Medical City McKinney

"I passed my SHRM-CP certification exam.  I took it the Friday after our class finished and I’m so glad I did. The exam was difficult and long, but the class helped TREMENDOUSLY.  The test taking strategies were SO VERY, VERY helpful."

Cher Cope, SHRM-CP
Fall 2018 Class Participant
HR Generalst
Panda Power Funds

Spring 2022 VIRTUAL HR Certification Test Prep Course

The Test Prep course will begin on Tuesday, March 8 and run for nine weeks. (Nine class sessions). Classes are held on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM through the Zoom platform.

All zoom links for the weekly sessions will be sent out the day before.
Registration closes March 4 at noon.
Eligible for Chapter Grant Fund Applications, click here to access application page.

Virtual Schedule
March 8:      Introduction and Strategy
March 15:   Business Management and Strategy
March 22:   Workforce Planning
March 29:   Learning and Development 
April 5:       Compensation
April 12:     Benefits
April 19:     Employee & Labor Relations
April 26:     Risk Management
May 3:       Final Review Class


Members  $275.00
Non-Members*  $399.00
SHRM Learning System
(optional add on) LAST DAY to order March 1, 2022

* One year DallasHR Membership Included


Payment is due with registration. No POs or requests for invoicing can be honored. Checks should be made payable and mailed to:  

5001 LBJ Freeway, Suite 800
Dallas, TX 75244

IMPORTANT: Advanced registration is required. Due to limited room capacity, we do not allow onsite registrants. To receive cancellation credit, your written request must be received at DallasHR prior to the start of the second class session. There will be no refund if cancellation is received after the two-week mark.  Purchase of the SHRM Learning Materials with your registration are non-refundable.