Villanova University's online program can also help prepare HR professionals for the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certification exams.  The SHRM-CP and SHRM-SP certifications focus on both behavioral and technical competencies, which combined, allow for situational judgement scenarios.  This dynamic program also includes more than one-year of access to the SHRM Learing System, with practical exams and valuable study materials (a $800 value).  The 12-week HR Management course contains the latest conent, including:

  • Updated information based on SHRM's new Body of Competency and Knowledge.
  • Information from the SHRM Learning System, which inclues more than 1,000 questions, allows professionals to test their knowledge and better prepare for the certification exams.
  • New interactive case study focused on real-world situations faced by HR professionals.  Apply learned concepts in eight different scenarios and work through questions for each.
  • Live and pre-recorded lectures taught by distinguished university faculty.

There's never been a better opportunity to prepare for this red-hot career field.  Now's the time to take the next step toward HR certification by earning your Certificate in Human Resource Management 100% online from Villanova University.

SHRM Certification SHRM-SCP and SHRM-CP Review Course available at either Penn State Berks or York Campuses!

By attending their course, you'll benefit from:

  • An experienced, certified instructor
  • The SHRM Learning System®, historically ranked the #1 HR certification prep tool
  • A structured learning experience that keeps you on track
  • Opportunities to network and learn from your peers
  • Tuition reimbursement (check with your employer) and up to 36 professional development credits (PDCs)


For additional information including online registration, go to http://register.outreach.psu.edu/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=11538717 or contact Brenda Firestone at 717-948-6538 or blf3@psu.edu.

 Make this the year you earn your PHR ®, SPHR ®, GPHR™ certification. Apply this year to take the exam during the current testing window. Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) now offers all exams by computer-based testing (CBT) at more than 250 Thomson Prometric testing centers. With CBT, you will be able to:

  • Schedule your exam any day, Monday through Saturday
  • Find out preliminary pass/fail results immediately
  • Use an on-screen calculator
  • Mark more difficult questions to return to later


You may register for the exam at: https://www.hrci.org/how-to-get-certified/apply-for-certification

Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) Study Group

HRP is partnering with the local CEBS chapter to offer another CEBS Study Group, this time studying for the CEBS sub-designation of Retirement Planning Associate (RPA).  This designation consists of three exams.  A bonus is that HRCI awards 30 credit hours for each CEBS examination passed.

To learn more, please contact:  Laura Williams