Villanova Sponsored Certification Program - Hosted by HRP of Central PA, the Villanova program provides classroom instruction and SHRM Learning System study materials. Villanova is recognized by SHRM® as a National Leader in offering the SHRM® Learning System.  Earn the competency-based SHRM-Certified Professional (SHRM-CP™) and SHRM-Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP™) credentials. This certification is 100% focused on the
SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge (SHRM BoCK™) which identifies eight key behavioral competencies and 15 HR functional areas that are critical to the success of any HR professional.

Please go to their website https://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/professionalstudies/continuingstudies/hrstudies/hrmanage.html for specific times and locations!  For more information, contact the administrator at 610-519-4310 or email linda.pugliese@villanova.edu.


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

Thursday evenings: March 9, 16, 23, 30; April 6, 13, 20, 27; May 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2017

Cost: $1,450 (includes books and other program materials)

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/publicCourseSectionDetails.do?method=load&sectionId=11538961 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