Course Content


The SHRM Learning System for PHR/SPHR Certification Preparation includes six modules covering the entire HR Certification Institute body of knowledge, so you’ll learn everything you need for the PHR or SPHR exam. Modules are updated to reflect the HR practices and legislation in the HR Certification Institute’s body of knowledge.

1. Business Management and Strategy

Strategic role of HR in organizations HR business management skills Strategic planning process Evaluating the internal/external environment HR and the legislative and regulatory environment

2. Workforce Planning and Employment

Employee rights, privacy, and consumer protection legislation Organizational staffing requirements Job analysis and documentation Recruitment, flexible staffing, selection, and retention

3. Human Resource Development

Organizational development initiatives Adult learning and motivation; training and development Talent and performance management

4. Compensation and Benefits

Compensation structure and systems Benefit programs (government mandated, deferred comp plans, health care, and other non-statutory benefits)  Compensation and benefits legislation Evaluating compensation and benefits programs

5. Employee and Labor Relations

Employee and labor relations legislation Union organizing and collective bargaining Unfair labor practices Discipline and complaint resolution

6. Risk Management

Organizational risk Workplace safety, health, security, and privacy Risk management legislation