SPHR

Preparation

SPHR Preparation Overview

Preparing for exams can be overwhelming, especially when you don't know where to start. Fortunately, there are several options available that can assist you in the preparation of your SPHR exam.

There is no single preparation method that can meet every candidate's needs and we urge you to use a variety of tools and resources to enhance your understanding of general HR principles and HR exam content.

For upcoming preparation courses and programs, view our Exam Preparation Provider Directory

Build Your Own Bundle

HRCI has packaged together an assortment of self-study exam preparation options – bundles to help you save time and money!

Keep in mind that you may only build your own bundle at the time of your exam application. Learn more about how to apply for an HRCI examination.

Application Fee: $100 (application fee is non-refundable)
Exam Fee: $495
SPHR Second Chance Test Insurance by HRCI (optional): $250

All SPHR® Prep Products

Product Name Format Price Bundled Price
NEW!  HRCI SPHR® Prep – powered by MindEdge $399.00 $349.00
HRCI SPHR® Prep - powered by MindEdge is a comprehensive mobile-friendly self-paced online course for the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR®) certification exam. Key features for this course include: exam-taking tips, a detailed diagnostic test, practice questions at the end of each module, and a full-length, 175-question practice exam. Over 350 practice questions address the five knowledge areas covered in the SPHR® exam.

NEW!  SPHR® Timed Practice Exam by HRCI $85.00 $75.00
Go into your HRCI Certification Exam prepared and confident! HRCI Practice Exams enable you to get comfortable with the pace and challenge of HRCI exams. Test your SPHR knowledge and exam-taking proficiency with the SPHR Timed Practice Exam, with 50 timed practice questions and an analysis of your scores and performance in each HR content area. Reset and retake the timed exam as many times as you'd like. Access is granted for 180 days. Final purchases is non-refundable.

NEW!  SPHR® Untimed Practice Exam by HRCI $85.00 $75.00
SPHR Untimed Practice Exam test your SPHR knowledge with the SPHR Untimed Practice Exam, allowing you to put your HR knowledge to test with 30 untimed exam questions. The SPHR Practice Exam provides detailed rationales of the correct and incorrect answers. Reset and retake the SPHR Practice Exam as many times as you'd like. Access is granted for 180 days. Final purchase is non-refundable.

NEW!  SPHR® Untimed and Timed Bundled Practice Exam by HRCI $150.00 $150.00
SPHR Timed and Untimed Practice Exam Bundle is the choice for credential candidates who want to test their HR knowledge under time pressure as well as have the option to explore questions and answers in more detail with untimed exam practice. This bundle option comes with both the SPHR Timed Practice Exam, including 50 timed practice questions and an analysis of your scores and performance in each HR content area, and the SPHR Untimed Practice Exam, with 30 untimed questions to give you deeper insight on the rationales of correct and incorrect answers. Access is granted for 180 days. Final purchase is non-refundable.

NEW!  SPHR® HR Prep powered by BenchPrep $399.00 $329.00
SPHR® HR Prep by BenchPrep is the most comprehensive self-study SPHR exam preparation program for online and mobile use. Gain access to top-tier instructional content from academic publishers like McGraw-Hill Education, a personalized study plan with daily goals, detailed reports highlighting strengths and weaknesses in each HR functional area, 600+ flashcards, 1,000+ practice questions with detailed answer explanations, including a full-length practice exam and functional area practice exams, and more. SPHR® HR Prep by BenchPrep also includes foundational material from the PHR. No additional materials need to be purchased for this course. With over 6 million users worldwide, BenchPrep software is recognized as an expert in learner success globally and delivers an unmatched experience that has resulted in an HRCI certification exam pass rate for learners that is 16% higher than average. Organizations can also leverage BenchPrep's Instructional Toolkits to facilitate group preparation. Resources in the toolkit include a complete set of in-class PowerPoints and discussion topics for each functional area, a syllabi, and Instructor guide, and an administrative dashboard that highlights all aspects of student progress, such as commonly missed questions, student and group performance on quizzes, and course progress.

NEW!  SPHR® Certification Preparation by Distinctive HR $450.00 $410.00
The SPHR® Certification by Distinctive HR includes a study guide (paperback), a set of downloadable audio files (not an audio book; the information in the files builds on the book’s main ideas), an updated booklet on the seven essential principles of HRM necessary to pass the exam (The Seven Princes), a set of flashcards, and access to our Learning Management System (LMS) for 1 year from the date your order is processed. The LMS provides access to sample quizzes and tests (including a NEW final exam for both PHR and SPHR candidates), training games, online training videos, and recorded lecture videos that coincide with the study materials. This culminates in ~1200 sample questions. International candidates will receive the digital PHR/SPHR Self-Study Course version which provides access to the same LMS, as well as the downloadable audio files, digital flashcards on the LMS, and PDF versions of both books.

NEW!  SPHR® Certification Preparation Class by Distinctive HR - LIVE $1,299.00 $1,099.00

Distinctive Human Resources (DHR) is proud to offer instructor led web-based classes for the SPHR exam in partnership with HRCI. David Siler, SPHR, GPHR, SPHRi, PHR is the lead instructor and author/creator of the DHR cert-prep program. He has over 25 years of experience teaching and preparing candidates for the SPHR exam. Students of DHR’s classes have historically enjoyed a dramatic increase in pass rate over the national average…usually over 90%. DHR’s program is an online classroom setting with the option to ask questions in real time of the instructor and certified staff, as well as weekly online office hours with the instructor outside of class time. Each SPHR prep class has 12 weekly lecture sessions of 3 hours.

Materials include a study guide, a set of downloadable audio files (not an audio book), an updated booklet on the seven essential principles of HRM necessary to pass the exam (The Seven Princes), a set of flashcards, a slide booklet to follow along in class, and access to DHR’s Learning Management System (LMS) for 1 year from the date your class begins. The LMS provides access to sample tests (1800+ questions), training games, and online training videos that are aligned with the HRCI body of knowledge. International candidates will receive the digital SPHR Course version which provides access to the same LMS, as well as the downloadable audio files, digital flashcards on the LMS, and PDF versions of both books.
Courses currently available:
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NEW!  SPHR® Cert Prep: Print & Online Edition w/Audio Reader by HRCP $470.00 $425.00

The 2021 Complete HRCP Program: Print AND Online Edition includes:

• 900+ pages of content covering the five functional areas tested on the exam; includes both Print AND Online Editions
• 600+ HR QuikStudy Flash Cards; provided in both print and electronic formats
• 18 assessments/1,000 practice questions: The 11 practice assessments include a pre-test and assessments for each of the five functional areas with answers, feedback, and references. The seven timed assessments include assessments for each of the five functional areas and two Full-Length Comprehensive assessments showing your score and a breakdown of performance in each area.
• an Audio Reader as part of the Online Books; internet connection required
• the Guide for Successful Exam Preparation, an online book, which includes study and test taking tips
• an Index and Key Terms in the Print Edition; search feature in the Online Edition
• sample study schedules are available on HRCP’s website at https://www.hrcp.com/study_schedules/

**Your order through HRCI will be sent to HRCP for fulfilment. This can take 1-2 business days. Once HRCP receives your order they will email you the tracking number and instructions on accessing the online materials and assessments. Orders are shipped via UPS who will not deliver to a PO BOX. Please provide a physical shipping address. Once your order has shipped, HRCP will email the tracking number and instructions on accessing the online materials. Note: Materials purchased through HRCI are subject to HRCI’s return policy and are not eligible for HRCP’s “You Pass or Your Money Back” guarantee.

NEW!  SPHR® Certification Preparation Class by HR.com - LIVE (Prime Member) $1,075.00 $1,075.00

HR.com has been a leading provider of HR certification prep courses for many years, and consistently achieves a 93% exam pass rate among course participants under our unbeatable MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. This virtual, live instructor-led course is specifically designed to successfully ensure you pass your SPHR exam. The preparatory course includes 30+ hours of interactive online instruction, 5 study manuals (one for each body of knowledge that makes up the SPHR exam), 100s of quick-testing flashcards, over 800 practice exam questions, and access to instructors for questions and coaching outside of class - all backed by our money-back guarantee. You pass your exam or your money back!

The HR.com preparations course is based on the HRCP courseware (included with the course), which proudly publishes updated manuals each year that are reflective of your upcoming exam. Participants also receive access to HR.com's exclusive learning platform for 2 years with access to course recordings and additional weekly coaching sessions.

All HR.com course instructors are certified HR professionals and have extensive work experience in adult education, particularly in human resources and certification exam prep. Instructors provide interactive lectures weekly, and can be reached outside of class times for personal guidance and mentoring.

HR.com will verify Prime membership upon enrollment. If there is a discrepancy, HR.com will contact you to rectify.
Courses currently available:
  • 11/8/2021 - 3/9/2022 ((Mondays & Wednesdays), 8-9:15pm ET/ 5-6:15pm PT)
  • 11/9/2021 - 3/10/2022 ((Tuesdays and Thursdays), 7-8:15pm ET/ 4-5:15pm PT)
  • 12/6/2021 - 3/30/2022 ((Mondays and Wednesdays), 8-9:15pm ET/ 5-6:15pm PT)
  • 12/7/2021 - 3/31/2022 ((Tuesdays and Thursdays), 7-8:15pm ET/ 4-5:15pm PT)

NEW!  SPHR® Certification Preparation Class by HR.com - LIVE (Non-Prime Member) $1,165.00 $1,165.00

HR.com has been a leading provider of HR certification prep courses for many years, and consistently achieves a 93% exam pass rate among course participants under our unbeatable MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. This virtual, live instructor-led course is specifically designed to successfully ensure you pass your SPHR exam. The preparatory course includes 30+ hours of interactive online instruction, 5 study manuals (one for each body of knowledge that makes up the SPHR exam), 100s of quick-testing flashcards, over 800 practice exam questions, and access to instructors for questions and coaching outside of class - all backed by our money-back guarantee. You pass your exam or your money back!

The HR.com preparations course is based on the HRCP courseware (included with the course), which proudly publishes updated manuals each year that are reflective of your upcoming exam. Participants also receive access to HR.com's exclusive learning platform for 2 years with access to course recordings and additional weekly coaching sessions.

All HR.com course instructors are certified HR professionals and have extensive work experience in adult education, particularly in human resources and certification exam prep. Instructors provide interactive lectures weekly, and can be reached outside of class times for personal guidance and mentoring.
Courses currently available:
  • 11/8/2021 - 3/9/2022 ((Mondays & Wednesdays), 8-9:15pm ET/ 5-6:15pm PT)
  • 11/9/2021 - 3/10/2022 ((Tuesdays and Thursdays), 7-8:15pm ET/ 4-5:15pm PT)
  • 12/6/2021 - 3/30/2022 ((Mondays and Wednesdays), 8-9:15pm ET/ 5-6:15pm PT)
  • 12/7/2021 - 3/31/2022 ((Tuesdays and Thursdays), 7-8:15pm ET/ 4-5:15pm PT)