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2021 Accelerated PHR HR Certification Test Preparation Course + Study Material + Exam Voucher Package

Total Credits: 34

Average Rating:
Test Preparation
Anthony P. Howard, SPHR, SHRM-SCP |  Cari Hawthorne
Course Level:
All Levels
34 Hours
Never expires.

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PHR Exam + Accelerated Hybrid Prep Course
*Course Dates: February 2- March 20, 2021

The accelerated hybrid course includes:

  • HR Education Network's 30+ hours of view on demand video instruction covering all five functional areas tested on the exam. ($1,000 retail price)
  • 7 interactive sessions via GoToWebinar to reinforce concepts, allow for Q&A, and provide for regular accountability checkins.
  • HRCI PHR Exam Voucher-covering exam and application fees ($495 retail price)
  • 2021 Complete HRCP Program for PHR/SPHR: Online Edition ($245 retail price)

Interactive Session Schedule (90 minute sessions):

  • Tuesday, February 2, 6:30 pm CT: Introduction/course overview
  • Saturday, February 13, 10:30 am CT: Unit 1 Business Management/Leadership and Strategy
  • Saturday, February 20, 10:30 am CT: Unit 2 Talent Planning and Acquisition
  • Saturday, February 27, 10:30 am CT: Unit 3 Learning and Development
  • Saturday, March 6, 10:30 am CT: Unit 4 Total Rewards
  • Thursday, March 11, 6:30 pm CT: Test-taking Strategies
  • Saturday, March 20 10:30 am CT: Unit 5 Employee and Labor Relations/Employee Engagement

PHR Exam Voucher: 

The PHR Exam Voucher will be emailed within two business days of placing order unless you have purchased with a payment plan. In that case, your voucher will be mailed within two business days of receiving your final payment. The PHR Exam Voucher is valid for 365 calendar days (one year) from the date of purchase. Vouchers are nonrefundable in whole or in part and must be redeemed in a single transaction through HRCI's website.  For instructions on redeeming the voucher and the Terms and Conditions which apply, please visit HRCI's website:


The 2021 Complete HRCP Program for PHR/SPHR: Online Edition includes:

  • 900+ pages of content covering the five functional areas tested on the exam in a web-based format
  • Electronic flash cards
  • 800+ practice questions with answers, feedback, and page references
  • An Audio Reader (automated text reader), which is part of the Online Books; internet connection required
  • The Online Guide for Successful Exam Preparation, includes study and test taking tips
  • Key Terms, plus a search feature and a highlight feature
  • Sample study schedules available on HRCP’s website

The five functional areas consist of:

  • Unit 1: Business Management/Leadership and Strategy
  • Unit 2: Talent Planning and Acquisition
  • Unit 3: Learning and Development
  • Unit 4: Total Rewards
  • Unit 5: Employee and Labor Relations/Employee Engagement

****Updated HRCP Online Materials will be available on or before 12/20****

Course Materials


Anthony P. Howard, SPHR, SHRM-SCP's Profile

Anthony P. Howard, SPHR, SHRM-SCP Related seminars and products: 6

Anthony P. Howard is an HR Leader who works with HR professionals at all levels in finding the value and pathway to certification. He believes through the power of certification, you can increase your confidence, marketability and value.

Anthony has an 18 year history of progressive success piloting large-scale, global initiatives driving organizational change and attainment of goals in diverse environments including from highly regulated FDA medical devices industry to unionized environments. Some of his most notable accomplishments include: 
  • Development. implementation, execution and ongoing administration of comprehensive Global Talent Management Programs (Performance Management, Succession Planning, Talent Review, Merit Planning)  including technology.
  • Leading global integration efforts, including due diligence and first day activities.  
  • Successfully lead union avoidance efforts for a large plant whose employees were targeted by a direct mail campaign 
  • Creation and leadership of HR Shared Services organization
Anthony has incorporated passion for the learning and development of others into his entire career. He is the founder of HR Certified, LLC and through partnership with National Association of African Americans in Human Resources of Atlanta, has served as the Principal HR Instructor where is consistently fills up his in person classes! He has held HR Certification since 2009 and currently holds both the SPHR and SHRM-SCP designations.

Cari Hawthorne's Profile

Cari Hawthorne Related seminars and products: 4

Cari is an Army Veteran, Author and Certified Human Resources Professional. Her strength lies in her ability to provide HR professionals with the tools they need to become thought leaders.


Cari works diligently to equip human resources professionals with the knowledge and confidence they need to ace their certification exams and excel in their careers. Her background spans over the last 12 years specializing in career coaching, talent management, recruiting and training and development. Currently she is a Global Human Resource Business Partner for a Fortune 500 company where advises senior leaders on people and strategy. Some of her more prominent responsibilities include:

  • Operationalizing global and business-specific HR strategies for 2200+ employee population across 15 countries
  • Partnering closely with Finance and Business Operations acting as a consultant for Labor Trends and Forecasting.
  • Contributing to and leading the administration of the worldwide assessment survey to measure and solution organizational change on employee engagement, business strategies, and HR programs and initiatives


In addition to her role as a Strategic HR Business Partner, Cari is also the founder of HR Defined, LLC where she acts as the Lead Facilitator for PHR/SPHR prep courses in the city of Houston. She is the author of “Things you didn’t learn in school”. A collection of unfiltered tips to help early career professionals successfully navigate the workplace and her work has been featured in several publications such as LinkedIn, Vunela and The Muse.

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Designed For HR Professionals who wish to further their career, increase efficiency at work, and seek a professional HR certification.

Additional Information

Complaint Resolution Policy Please contact Jessica Vieira with any complaints at, (617-519-6790).
Course Registration Requirements Online Registration
Instructional Delivery Method Group Internet Based
Refund/Cancellation Policy Please contact the HREN help desk 1-877-602-9877 or if you wish to cancel your attendance for a previously purchased webcast and are requesting a refund or transfer.



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"I really enjoy the balanced personalities of the two presenters. One is very calm and deliberate. The other is bubbly and animated. It makes the class experience enjoyable."

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LaToya W - Fairview, Texas

"I have taken many courses like this one and I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of this course. "

Jessica V - McKinney, Texas

"Technology was amazing for this course. I have a tricky schedule and was able to participate from any location and even on my phone or tablet in a pinch. The instructors were outstanding. They did an awesome job of guiding me through a lot of content. The HRCP online materials (particularly the practice tests were extremely helpful. I feel that this course really prepared me for success on my exam!"

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