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PHR®/SPHR® Certification Preparation Study Group Tuesdays 6:00pm - 8:00pm Starting February 25 - April 28, 2020


Our Study Group provides the body of knowledge required to take the PHR®/SPHR® Exams. For more information on the PHR® or SPHR® exam registration, requirements, deadlines and fees, please visit the HR Certification Institute®:

The HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®) does not endorse any particular preparation program or offering. We encourage prospective certification holders to use a variety of resources that reflect their learning styles and needs. Purchasing a certification product is NOT required and HRCI® does not guarantee that an individual will pass based on the purchase of a certification preparation product.

PHR® and SPHR® are all registered trademarks of HR Certification Institute.

Registration for the Spring 2020 Study Group begins on January 21, 2020 through noon on February 4, 2020

Study group participation is limited with priority to current qualified CRHRA members who intend to sit for exams in the upcoming testing window. Non-members (including non-active members) may register through the link and will be placed on a waiting list. Study group size is limited to 15 participants.

Study Group Cost: $295 for CRHRA members ($325 for non-members). Course materials and instruction are included in the cost of the study group.

Instruction/Materials: CRHRA uses materials provided by Human Resources Certification Preparation (HRCP)

Location: CRHRA Headquarters/Association Development Group (ADG)

136 Everett Road, Albany, NY 12205

Study Group Schedule:  Tuesdays 6:00 – 8:00 PM Starting February 25, 2020 – April 28, 2020


Objective: To award up to $250 per spring and fall SPHR/PHR study group to one study group participant, to help offset costs associated with the study group, study materials, and the cost of the test.

Process: Interested participants should obtain a Scholarship Request Form by emailing  The deadlines for submitting the completed form back to this email address are as follows:

Fall Study Group -> September 30th

Spring Study Group -> February 24th

Scholarship Award: The scholarship award will generally be paid by check from CRHRA by April 30th (spring study group) or November 30th (fall study group). Payment is contingent upon meeting eligibility criteria at the time of payment.


For the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP®), please visit

For the instructor-led preparation course offered through The College of Saint Rose, please visit:

The SHRM Learning System – HR Certification Prep class at the College of Saint Rose, a 12-week program, on Thursday evenings from 6:00 – 9:15, beginning February 6 through April 16, with the final exam and review session on Monday, April 20.  

A 10% discount is being offered for CRHRA members who wish to take the College of Saint Rose SHRM course. To receive this discount, please visit

Updated: January 2020

February 25th, 2020 6:00 PM   through   April 28th, 2020 8:00 PM
CRHRA Headquarters
136 Everett Road
Albany, NY 12205
United States