Human Resource Certification Exam Preparation

Brandman has partnered with SHRM, the world's largest association for Human Resources professionals, in order to provide a complete and comprehensive certification preparation learning system. Brandman also works closely with the Professionals In Human Resources Association (PIHRA), the largest affiliate of SHRM, to offer exam preparation courses at Southern California locations and online. Additionally, Brandman offers the popular Essentials of HR Management Certificate program.

Brandman University was recently recognized by SHRM and Holmes Corporation as a Learning System 2012 Top 20 Institution. New data also revealed that Brandman's PHR and SPHR exam pass rates are 20% higher than the national rates.1


  • CA PHR/SPHR Exam Preparation Course
  • PHR/SPHR Exam Preparation Course
  • GPHR Exam Preparation Course


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1Lisa Connell, SHRM Vice President, Education, to Nancy Salzman, Dean, Alexandria, Virginia, 03 June 2013, Personal Files of Nancy Salzman, Irvine, California.

CA PHR/SPHR Certification Exam Preparation
Do you already have a current PHR/SPHR certification? Take your certification one step further by earning the California specific certification. Utilizing the SHRM California Learning System created to provide a comprehensive study resource for the HRCI California certification exam, this 15 hour course teaches key topics, terms, and leading principles based on the functional areas of the California certification exam: Health, Safety and Security; Leaves of Absence and Workers Compensation; Compensation and Benefits; and Employee and Labor Relations. Certificate of Completion and 1.5 CEUs.

PHR/SPHR Certification Exam Preparation
Prepare for the exam necessary to distinguish yourself in your HR career and join the ranks of 120,000 certified HR professionals. Utilizing the SHRM Learning System offers a comprehensive bank of test questions, practice tests, interactive case studies and much more, knowledgeable and certified faculty take you step by step through extensive material to prepare you for the bi-annual Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification exams. Certificate of Completion and 4.0 CEUs. Recertification credits also available.

GPHR Certification Exam Preparation
The Global Professional in Human Resources Certification enables you to pursue careers in a variety of organizational settings and markets/industries. If you are a mid- or high-level practitioner, the Global Human Resources Certificate will enable you to become a key player in the international human resources field while accelerating your career progression. If you are in the early stages of your human resources career, the knowledge and competencies gained from this certificate program will allow you to assume a more responsible role involved with the global business environment. Certificate of Completion and 3.0 CEUs.


Course Course Number Materials* Member Tuition** Standard Tuition
CA PHR/SPHR  HRCU 0046 $280.00 $337.50 $375.00
PHR/SPHR  HRCU 0001 $525.00 $945.00 $1050.00
GPHR  HRCU 0045 $525.00 $675.00 $750.00

*Materials are not included in the price of tuition and are required to be purchased at registration. Materials are non-refundable. For on-ground courses, materials will be distributed on the first day of class. For online courses, materials will be shipped with a signature required upon delivery to the address provided at registration.

**Member tuition is available to current SHRM and/or PIHRA members. Prior to registering, please email your member ID to for your discount code to use at registration.


Spring 2014

Course Location Dates Meets No Class Reg. Deadline
PHR/SPHR Online Mar 24- May 04     Mar 10
CA PHR/SPHR Online Mar 17- Apr 20     Mar 03

Fall 2014

Course Location Dates Meets No Class Reg. Deadline
PHR/SPHR  Santa Monica Aug 21-Nov 20 TH, 6:00p-9:30p


Aug 07
PHR/SPHR Online Aug 25-Nov 16     Aug 11
PHR/SPHR Irvine Sept 02-Dec 09 T, 6:00p-9:45p 09/09 & 11/25 Aug 19
PHR/SPHR Irvine Oct 15-Dec 03 M & W, 6:00p-9:45p 11/24 & 11/26 Oct 01
GPHR Online Sept 08-Nov 16     Aug 25
CA PHR/SPHR Online Oct 13-Nov 16     Sept 29