PHR & SHRM-CP Prep Course

Online Classes for HRCI and SHRM Certifications 

This is the most comprehensive way to prepare for HRCI and SHRM certifications. In 32 hours of instructor-led classes, you’ll gain the knowledge and understanding of exam topics that span HRCI’s PHR or SHRM’s CP certifications. In addition, you’ll learn critical test-taking skills that will help you systematically answer exam questions. After completing the course, you’ll enter your exam with complete confidence in the material and format.

NOTE: We’ll continue to offer all classes virtually, but will be returning to in-person classes at the University of Denver on Saturdays beginning Sept 11.


13 evenings OR 6 Saturdays


attend virtually via Zoom OR in person at DU


includes all study materials



Comprehensive Course for PHR or SHRM-CP

This course is an instructor-led intensive review of HR operations, laws, strategy and leadership. The classes provide thorough coverage of topics relevant to PHR or SHRM-CP certification.


Study Materials

All the materials you need for the course are included. You’ll receive our custom Prep for Success Package which includes HRCP’s printed materials, flashcards and online practices tests plus our exclusive slide decks and handouts. You’ll also receive access to the premium version of the PocketPrep app for PHR. 


Learn Critical Test-Taking Strategies

The course also incorporates essential study tips and our HRPowerPassTM test-taking methodology. This proprietary system has helped thousands of professionals pass their HR certification exams.

Is this course right for me?

This series of classes is a full length prep course that spans fourteen weeks. It’s a dynamic, interactive format for anyone studying for HRCI’s PHR or SPHR certification. It’s also relevant for SHRM’s CP or SCP certification. It’s ideal for those:

  • with experience planning and implementing HR programs and policies
  • seeking to expand operational HR knowledge
  • wanting to establish credibility and leadership in their HR role
PHR prep course

Upcoming SPHR / SHRM-SCP Prep Courses | $1,995

Wednesday evenings, online only
13 classes | 32 instruction hours | study materials

Sept 8, 15, 22, 29 | Oct 6, 13, 20, 27 | Nov 3, 10, 17 | Dec 1, 8

6:00-8:30 pm MST | Tuesdays

Saturdays (alternating), @ DU or online
6 classes | 32 instruction hours | study materials

Sept 11, 25 | Oct 9, 23 | Nov 6, 20

9:00 am – 3:00 pm MST | Saturdays
finishes before Thanksgiving

Need an Accelerated Course?

Our Take Charge. Tackle That Test!TM option is an accelerated PHR/SPHR course that reviews key exam topics and teaches our proven HRPowerPass methodology over five evenings.

BAHRA Members
Save $300 with code BAHRA15s

HR Cert Prep Pros Alumni
Save $500 with code HRCPP2521

Course Topics for PHR/SPHR, SHRM-CP/SCP

Expand your strategic, operational and functional HR knowledge as we prepare you with detailed explanation and conversation about topics that typically appear on the PHR, SPHR and SHRM-CP/SCP exams.

  • Business Management & Strategy
  • Organizational Effectiveness
  • Motivation & Leadership Theory
  • Talent Planning, Acquisition, Engagement & Retention
  • Learning & Development
  • Change Management
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Compensation & Benefits
  • U.S. Employment Laws & Compliance
  • HR Technology & Project Management
  • Employee & Labor Relations / Unions
  • Global HR Approaches
  • Risk Management
  • Health, Wellness, Safety & Security


This PHR/SPHR, SHRM-CP/SCP course provides the most robust syllabus with any other program. This is essential to our lively hands-on approach to reviewing, learning, understanding, and applying the HRCI Body of Knowledge for your exam. We incorporate study tips, test-taking strategies, practice questions, in-class exercises and discussions, and even exam-specific final assessments developed exclusively by HR Cert Prep Pros to supplement your HRCP Study Materials.


    Our proprietary test-taking methodology, HRPowerPassTM, has helped hundreds of HR professionals pass their HR certification exam. This process will help you:

    • systematically work through any type of exam question;
    • answer questions with more confidence; and
    • apply simple strategies to correctly answer situational questions.

    Our experience. Your success.

    We’re your exam partner and want to see you pass your exam on the first try. There are many reasons you should use HRCPP to prep for your upcoming exam. 


    90+% average pass rates


    SPHR-certified instructors


    Exclusive slide decks, handouts, practice tests and final exams


    Access to your instructors


    Game-changing test-taking methodology


    Small, highly interactive classes


    32 live instruction hours

    Make sure you're fully prepared for your exam.

    Thinking you’re ready and knowing you’re ready are two very different states!


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