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Accelerated HR Certification Test Preparation Course (PHR/SPHR) – October 8, 2024

Total Credits: 37

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Test Preparation
Anthony P. Howard, SPHR, SHRM-SCP |  Amy Gomez, SPHR, SHRM-SCP |  Mark Ewing, PHR/SPHR
37 Hours

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Accelerated HR Certification Prep Course

*Course Dates: October 8th - November 23rd

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 Zoom to reinforce concepts, allow for Q&A, and provide for regular accountability check-ins.
  • 2024 Complete HRCP Program: Online Edition ($265 retail price)

Interactive Session Schedule (90-minute sessions):

  • 10/08 - Introduction and Overview
  • 10/19 - Unit Review - Business Management
  • 10/26 - Unit Review - Talent Planning & Acquisition
  • 11/02 - Unit Review - Learning & Development
  • 11/09 - Unit Review - Total Rewards
  • 11/19 - Test Taking Tips & Strategy
  • 11/23 - Unit Review - Employee & Labor Relations

The Complete HRCP Program: 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

This course will prepare HR professionals to sit for the PHR/SPHR and/or the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP.

Course Materials


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

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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 that you can increase your confidence, marketability, and value through the power of certification.

Anthony is an experienced strategic HR Business Partner with a 20+ year history of progressive success piloting large-scale, global initiatives driving organizational change and goals in diverse environments from highly regulated FDA medical devices & biotech industries to unionized manufacturing environments.

His most notable accomplishments include developing, implementing, executing, and ongoing administration of comprehensive and inclusive Global Talent Management Programs (Leadership Development, Performance Management, Succession Planning, Talent Review, Merit Planning), including technology (ADP WorkforceNow, SAP SuccessFactors). He has led global integration efforts, including due diligence and first-day activities. He successfully led a union avoidance effort for a large plant whose employees were targeted by a direct mail campaign. He also created and led an HR Shared Services organization.

He also has led positive culture shifts with his contributions to and through DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) initiatives. He co-led the formation of corporate-wide ERG (Employee Resource Group) initiatives and has been pegged to speak on the topic on webinars, panel discussions, and online courses.

Anthony has incorporated a passion for the learning and development of others into his entire career. He is the founder of HR Certified, LLC. He has held HR Certification since 2009 and currently holds both the SPHR and SHRM-SCP designations. Additionally, he has earned the Leadership Development & Succession Strategist (LDSS) designation from Human Capital Institute (HCI).

Amy Gomez, SPHR, SHRM-SCP's Profile

Amy Gomez, SPHR, SHRM-SCP Related Seminars and Products

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Amy Gomez is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR & SHRM-SCP) and achieved those credentials by sitting for the exams in 2019 and 2020. Amy has taught HR test preparation courses in-person and virtually. 

During her 20+ year career, Amy has worked for Fortune 200 and medium sized companies in the hospitality and service industries. She is currently Sr. HR Business Partner for a consulting company supporting start-up companies in their journeys. 

Amy is passionate about preparing students to sit for the exam. She brings a positive, upbeat and supportive teaching style. Amy holds a BS in Business Management with a concentration in Human Resources and International Business from The University of Arizona. 

Mark Ewing, PHR/SPHR's Profile

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Mark Ewing is a high school math teacher turned Human Resources professional. His first experience in HR was as Executive Director at a nonprofit outdoor camp and retreat center, where he discovered his love for people and development were a natural fit in this new industry. He first served as Recruitment & Training Manager and Staffing Director for youth and service-oriented nonprofits in Oklahoma and Colorado. Since then, he worked in Talent Acquisition in the global corporate industry and today enjoys serving his community as Recruiting Specialist in his local city government. Mark and his wife Debbie were classmates at Chandler High School in Arizona and have five grown kids living in Illinois, Texas, Missouri, and Kansas…and a 1-year-old grandson in Texas. Mark and Debbie are both professional talent acquisition professionals and live in northern Colorado.

Mark’s favorite things are mountain sports, church and volunteer work, domestic (all 50 states!) and international travel, and showing off his recently-acquired SPHR certification!

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.



Overall:      4.6

Total Reviews: 367


Marguerite M - Tracy, California

"Great Information!! Amy and Anthony have great insights and their experiences they shared really help you understand the information"

Joyce R - Queens, New York

"I enjoy that both Amy and Anthony compliment each other which is a nice benefit to teaching the course material each week."

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Em E - Helena, Montana

"Thank you."

Todd C - Fort Worth, Texas

"Great job - LONG night of learning!"

Terry H - Boise, Idaho

"I haven't spent much time with Mark Ewing, but im sure he is great. Amy and Anthony are awesome! I really enjoy how clear they are in speaking to/expressing the backbone of book content."

Todd C - Fort Worth, Texas

"Great job you all. "

Tanya H - Brooklyn, New York

"This was helpful to tie in what I have read."

Tanya H - Brooklyn, New York

"Thank you to each of the speakers. This definitely helps me."