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.

This Fall, their SHRM Certification prep course runs Thursday evenings from 6-9 pm starting 8/24/17 - 11/30/17.  The cost is $1,495 for SHRM members.  Please go to their website http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/professionalstudies/continuingstudies/hrstudies.html for more information or contact the administrator at 610-519-4310 or email linda.pugliese@villanova.edu.

Their PHR/SPHR HRCI Certification prep course runs Saturdays evernings from 6-9 pm starting 8/26/17 - 11/4/17. The cost is $1,495 for SHRM members.  Please go to their website http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/professionalstudies/continuingstudies/hrstudies.htmlfor more information or 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 Berks or York Campuses!

Thursday evenings 9/14/17 - 12/7/17 from 6-9 pm

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/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