SPHR

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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.

While HRCI does not endorse a particular resource or method of study, we encourage candidates to explore the preparation resources that are available for the SPHR certification 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): $125

Popular Bundles

 

Add-Ons (Includes Application & Exam Fees)Price*Bundled Price*You Save
SPHR® v1 & v2 Practice Exam by HRCI
SPHR® Second Chance Test Insurance by HRCI
$800.00$795.00$5.00

Practice Exams by HRCI are smart and stress-free ways to get comfortable with the test-taking format and learn about your strengths and weaknesses. If you already know that you want to pursue either a PHR or SPHR credential, you can purchase up to two completely different sets of practice exam questions (volumes) for each credential. Many candidates purchase both sets and take one as they are beginning their studies to identify your strengths and weaknesses; they take the second to see how much they’ve progressed.

HRCI also offers a PHR/SPHR Package – great for those who are eligible for either the PHR or SPHR, but still uncertain about which exam and certification to apply for. The PHR/SPHR Package will help you decide on the best certification for your experience level as an HR professional.

HRCI Practice Exams come in two modes. In Exam Mode, take a timed test and, upon completion, you will receive a score report showing your performance in each content area of the exam. You can then turn to Practice Mode, where you can take your time to focus on areas of weakness, attempt to answer the questions again and receive explanations about the correct answers.

HRCI Practice Exams are now available for the aPHR, PHR, SPHR, PHR/SPHR Package, GPHR, PHRi, SPHRi and PHRca certification exams.

Note: Once you access the practice exams, you have up to 180 days to use it repeatedly by erasing the answers. Example: The code is redeemed on 10/7/2016. It remains valid until 4/3/2017. Afterwards, the login/access is invalidated.

Second Chance Insurance by HRCI: Many people don’t pass the exam on the first take. Of those individuals, some will hesitate to retake the exam because of the costs. Now you can double your chances without doubling the cost of registering for the exam. By purchasing this optional and non-refundable Second Chance Insurance, you can retake the same exam-type for just $125! If you do not pass the exam, HRCI will notify you with an official exam outcome report and instructions on when you may schedule the re-take exam. This insurance can only be purchased during the application process. Once the application is submitted, it cannot be added as an additional, separate purchase.


SPHR® Certification by BenchPrep
SPHR® v1 & v2 Practice Exam by HRCI
$1,375.00$999.00$376.00

The SPHR® Certification by BenchPrep is the most comprehensive self-study PHR and SPHR exam preparation program. BenchPrep HR is the world's only PHR/SPHR prep program that seamlessly works on web, mobile, and tablet devices so you can study any time, anywhere without a heavy book. Gain access to top-tier instructional content from leading HR experts and academic publishers like McGraw-Hill Education, live bi-weekly webinars from experienced HR instructors, a personalized study schedule with daily goals, over 1600 practice questions with detailed answer explanations, full-length practice exams, intelligent learning analytics, flashcards, and more. Prepare with our full-suite digital learning system and get your certification today! Click hereto learn more.

Instructional Resources Course Syllabus for 7, 12 or 13 week courses. Complete set of in-class PowerPoints and discussion topics for each of the 6 functional areas. Practice quizzes for each functional area. Administrative dashboard with ability to see all aspects of student progress, including commonly missed questions, student and group performance on quizzes, and progress through course.

Retailer:BenchPrep HR Learning System

Practice Exams by HRCI are smart and stress-free ways to get comfortable with the test-taking format and learn about your strengths and weaknesses. If you already know that you want to pursue either a PHR or SPHR credential, you can purchase up to two completely different sets of practice exam questions (volumes) for each credential. Many candidates purchase both sets and take one as they are beginning their studies to identify your strengths and weaknesses; they take the second to see how much they’ve progressed.

HRCI also offers a PHR/SPHR Package – great for those who are eligible for either the PHR or SPHR, but still uncertain about which exam and certification to apply for. The PHR/SPHR Package will help you decide on the best certification for your experience level as an HR professional.

HRCI Practice Exams come in two modes. In Exam Mode, take a timed test and, upon completion, you will receive a score report showing your performance in each content area of the exam. You can then turn to Practice Mode, where you can take your time to focus on areas of weakness, attempt to answer the questions again and receive explanations about the correct answers.

HRCI Practice Exams are now available for the aPHR, PHR, SPHR, PHR/SPHR Package, GPHR, PHRi, SPHRi and PHRca certification exams.

Note: Once you access the practice exams, you have up to 180 days to use it repeatedly by erasing the answers. Example: The code is redeemed on 10/7/2016. It remains valid until 4/3/2017. Afterwards, the login/access is invalidated.


SPHR® Certification Preparation by Distinctive HR
SPHR® v1 & v2 Practice Exam by HRCI
$1,069.00$1,017.00$52.00

The SPHR® Certification by Distinctive HR includes: a set of audio files on a USB drive, a study guide (paperback), a booklet on the seven essential principles of HRM necessary to pass the exam (The Seven Princes) and access to our Learning Management System (LMS) for 1 year from the date your order is processed. The LMS provides access to interactive flashcards, sample tests (including a final exam), training games, online training videos, and recorded class 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 MP3 audio files, and PDF versions of the books.

 

Retailer: Distinctive HR

Practice Exams by HRCI are smart and stress-free ways to get comfortable with the test-taking format and learn about your strengths and weaknesses. If you already know that you want to pursue either a PHR or SPHR credential, you can purchase up to two completely different sets of practice exam questions (volumes) for each credential. Many candidates purchase both sets and take one as they are beginning their studies to identify your strengths and weaknesses; they take the second to see how much they’ve progressed.

HRCI also offers a PHR/SPHR Package – great for those who are eligible for either the PHR or SPHR, but still uncertain about which exam and certification to apply for. The PHR/SPHR Package will help you decide on the best certification for your experience level as an HR professional.

HRCI Practice Exams come in two modes. In Exam Mode, take a timed test and, upon completion, you will receive a score report showing your performance in each content area of the exam. You can then turn to Practice Mode, where you can take your time to focus on areas of weakness, attempt to answer the questions again and receive explanations about the correct answers.

HRCI Practice Exams are now available for the aPHR, PHR, SPHR, PHR/SPHR Package, GPHR, PHRi, SPHRi and PHRca certification exams.

Note: Once you access the practice exams, you have up to 180 days to use it repeatedly by erasing the answers. Example: The code is redeemed on 10/7/2016. It remains valid until 4/3/2017. Afterwards, the login/access is invalidated.


SPHR® Certification Preparation by HRCP
SPHR® v1 & v2 Practice Exam by HRCI
$1,075.00$1,025.00$50.00

The HRCP Program for PHR® and SPHR® exam preparation features six units, one covering each functional area of the exam. This product includes both the print edition of the HRCP Program and the online edition, which includes an audio reader. Each printed unit is separately spiral-bound and includes an index and a list of key terms. Along with more than nine-hundred pages of instruction, the program provides and online Guide for Successful Exam Preparation, two sets of online review questions for each unit, and two online comprehensive, one-hundred question practice exams. The program also includes the HR QuikStudy Flash Cards and online flash cards. Those preparing for the exam can quiz themselves and review key human resource terms and concepts with more than six-hundred convenient, business card-sized flash cards.

Internet access is required to view the online editon of the HRCP Program and to take the online practice tests. An up-to-date browser is required to use HRCP's online practice tests. Use Internet Explorer 10.0 or higher, or an updated Firefox, Chrome, or Safari browser. Note: Materials purchased through HRCI are subject to HRCI's return policies and are not eligible for HRCP's money-back guarantee.

Retailer: HRCP

Practice Exams by HRCI are smart and stress-free ways to get comfortable with the test-taking format and learn about your strengths and weaknesses. If you already know that you want to pursue either a PHR or SPHR credential, you can purchase up to two completely different sets of practice exam questions (volumes) for each credential. Many candidates purchase both sets and take one as they are beginning their studies to identify your strengths and weaknesses; they take the second to see how much they’ve progressed.

HRCI also offers a PHR/SPHR Package – great for those who are eligible for either the PHR or SPHR, but still uncertain about which exam and certification to apply for. The PHR/SPHR Package will help you decide on the best certification for your experience level as an HR professional.

HRCI Practice Exams come in two modes. In Exam Mode, take a timed test and, upon completion, you will receive a score report showing your performance in each content area of the exam. You can then turn to Practice Mode, where you can take your time to focus on areas of weakness, attempt to answer the questions again and receive explanations about the correct answers.

HRCI Practice Exams are now available for the aPHR, PHR, SPHR, PHR/SPHR Package, GPHR, PHRi, SPHRi and PHRca certification exams.

Note: Once you access the practice exams, you have up to 180 days to use it repeatedly by erasing the answers. Example: The code is redeemed on 10/7/2016. It remains valid until 4/3/2017. Afterwards, the login/access is invalidated.

 


PHR®/SPHR® WORKBOOK Package by HRReview
PHR® v1 & v2 Practice Exam by HRCI
$1,074.00$1,019.00$55.00

PHR®/SPHR® WORKBOOK Package by HRReview contains comprehensive study outlines for each of the HR Certification Institute PHR/SPHR Exam Content Outline functional areas, exam tips, important employment and labor legislation, and several hundred multiple-choice questions with detailed answers and the rationale for the correct answers. Also included is the AudioReview CD package with recorded terms and definitions, electronic and downloadable printed flashcards, a free audio coaching session, unlimited online final exams, and new for 2017, the eBook, Human Resource Management Essential Perspectives by Mathis, Jackson and Valentine.

Retailer: HRReview

Practice Exams by HRCI are smart and stress-free ways to get comfortable with the test-taking format and learn about your strengths and weaknesses. If you already know that you want to pursue either a PHR or SPHR credential, you can purchase up to two completely different sets of practice exam questions (volumes) for each credential. Many candidates purchase both sets and take one as they are beginning their studies to identify your strengths and weaknesses; they take the second to see how much they’ve progressed.

HRCI also offers a PHR/SPHR Package – great for those who are eligible for either the PHR or SPHR, but still uncertain about which exam and certification to apply for. The PHR/SPHR Package will help you decide on the best certification for your experience level as an HR professional.

HRCI Practice Exams come in two modes. In Exam Mode, take a timed test and, upon completion, you will receive a score report showing your performance in each content area of the exam. You can then turn to Practice Mode, where you can take your time to focus on areas of weakness, attempt to answer the questions again and receive explanations about the correct answers.

HRCI Practice Exams are now available for the aPHR, PHR, SPHR, PHR/SPHR Package, GPHR, PHRi, SPHRi and PHRca certification exams.

Note: Once you access the practice exams, you have up to 180 days to use it repeatedly by erasing the answers. Example: The code is redeemed on 10/7/2016. It remains valid until 4/3/2017. Afterwards, the login/access is invalidated.




All SPHR® Prep Products

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SPHR® v1 Practice Exam by HRCI $50.00$45.00

Practice Exams by HRCI are smart and stress-free ways to get comfortable with the test-taking format and learn about your strengths and weaknesses. If you already know that you want to pursue either a PHR or SPHR credential, you can purchase up to two completely different sets of practice exam questions (volumes) for each credential. Many candidates purchase both sets and take one as they are beginning their studies to identify your strengths and weaknesses; they take the second to see how much they’ve progressed.

HRCI also offers a PHR/SPHR Package – great for those who are eligible for either the PHR or SPHR, but still uncertain about which exam and certification to apply for. The PHR/SPHR Package will help you decide on the best certification for your experience level as an HR professional.

HRCI Practice Exams come in two modes. In Exam Mode, take a timed test and, upon completion, you will receive a score report showing your performance in each content area of the exam. You can then turn to Practice Mode, where you can take your time to focus on areas of weakness, attempt to answer the questions again and receive explanations about the correct answers.

HRCI Practice Exams are now available for the aPHR, PHR, SPHR, PHR/SPHR Package, GPHR, PHRi, SPHRi and PHRca certification exams.

Note: Once you access the practice exams, you have up to 180 days to use it repeatedly by erasing the answers. Example: The code is redeemed on 10/7/2016. It remains valid until 4/3/2017. Afterwards, the login/access is invalidated.


SPHR® v2 Practice Exam by HRCI $50.00$45.00

Practice Exams by HRCI are smart and stress-free ways to get comfortable with the test-taking format and learn about your strengths and weaknesses. If you already know that you want to pursue either a PHR or SPHR credential, you can purchase up to two completely different sets of practice exam questions (volumes) for each credential. Many candidates purchase both sets and take one as they are beginning their studies to identify your strengths and weaknesses; they take the second to see how much they’ve progressed.

HRCI also offers a PHR/SPHR Package – great for those who are eligible for either the PHR or SPHR, but still uncertain about which exam and certification to apply for. The PHR/SPHR Package will help you decide on the best certification for your experience level as an HR professional.

HRCI Practice Exams come in two modes. In Exam Mode, take a timed test and, upon completion, you will receive a score report showing your performance in each content area of the exam. You can then turn to Practice Mode, where you can take your time to focus on areas of weakness, attempt to answer the questions again and receive explanations about the correct answers.

HRCI Practice Exams are now available for the aPHR, PHR, SPHR, PHR/SPHR Package, GPHR, PHRi, SPHRi and PHRca certification exams.

Note: Once you access the practice exams, you have up to 180 days to use it repeatedly by erasing the answers. Example: The code is redeemed on 10/7/2016. It remains valid until 4/3/2017. Afterwards, the login/access is invalidated.


SPHR® v1 & v2 Practice Exam by HRCI $80.00$75.00

Practice Exams by HRCI are smart and stress-free ways to get comfortable with the test-taking format and learn about your strengths and weaknesses. If you already know that you want to pursue either a PHR or SPHR credential, you can purchase up to two completely different sets of practice exam questions (volumes) for each credential. Many candidates purchase both sets and take one as they are beginning their studies to identify your strengths and weaknesses; they take the second to see how much they’ve progressed.

HRCI also offers a PHR/SPHR Package – great for those who are eligible for either the PHR or SPHR, but still uncertain about which exam and certification to apply for. The PHR/SPHR Package will help you decide on the best certification for your experience level as an HR professional.

HRCI Practice Exams come in two modes. In Exam Mode, take a timed test and, upon completion, you will receive a score report showing your performance in each content area of the exam. You can then turn to Practice Mode, where you can take your time to focus on areas of weakness, attempt to answer the questions again and receive explanations about the correct answers.

HRCI Practice Exams are now available for the aPHR, PHR, SPHR, PHR/SPHR Package, GPHR, PHRi, SPHRi and PHRca certification exams.

Note: Once you access the practice exams, you have up to 180 days to use it repeatedly by erasing the answers. Example: The code is redeemed on 10/7/2016. It remains valid until 4/3/2017. Afterwards, the login/access is invalidated.


PHR®/SPHR® Package Practice Exam by HRCI $80.00$75.00

Practice Exams by HRCI are smart and stress-free ways to get comfortable with the test-taking format and learn about your strengths and weaknesses. If you already know that you want to pursue either a PHR or SPHR credential, you can purchase up to two completely different sets of practice exam questions (volumes) for each credential. Many candidates purchase both sets and take one as they are beginning their studies to identify your strengths and weaknesses; they take the second to see how much they’ve progressed.

HRCI also offers a PHR/SPHR Package – great for those who are eligible for either the PHR or SPHR, but still uncertain about which exam and certification to apply for. The PHR/SPHR Package will help you decide on the best certification for your experience level as an HR professional.

HRCI Practice Exams come in two modes. In Exam Mode, take a timed test and, upon completion, you will receive a score report showing your performance in each content area of the exam. You can then turn to Practice Mode, where you can take your time to focus on areas of weakness, attempt to answer the questions again and receive explanations about the correct answers.

HRCI Practice Exams are now available for the aPHR, PHR, SPHR, PHR/SPHR Package, GPHR, PHRi, SPHRi and PHRca certification exams.

Note: Once you access the practice exams, you have up to 180 days to use it repeatedly by erasing the answers. Example: The code is redeemed on 10/7/2016. It remains valid until 4/3/2017. Afterwards, the login/access is invalidated.


SPHR® Certification Preparation by BenchPrep $700.00$329.00

The SPHR® Certification by BenchPrep is the most comprehensive self-study PHR and SPHR exam preparation program. BenchPrep HR is the world's only PHR/SPHR prep program that seamlessly works on web, mobile, and tablet devices so you can study any time, anywhere without a heavy book. Gain access to top-tier instructional content from leading HR experts and academic publishers like McGraw-Hill Education, live bi-weekly webinars from experienced HR instructors, a personalized study schedule with daily goals, over 1600 practice questions with detailed answer explanations, full-length practice exams, intelligent learning analytics, flashcards, and more. Prepare with our full-suite digital learning system and get your certification today! Click hereto learn more.

Instructional Resources Course Syllabus for 7, 12 or 13 week courses. Complete set of in-class PowerPoints and discussion topics for each of the 6 functional areas. Practice quizzes for each functional area. Administrative dashboard with ability to see all aspects of student progress, including commonly missed questions, student and group performance on quizzes, and progress through course.

Retailer:BenchPrep HR Learning System


SPHR® Certification Preparation by Distinctive HR $419.00$377.00

The SPHR® Certification by Distinctive HR includes: a set audio files on a USB drive, a study guide (paperback), a booklet on the seven essential principles of HRM necessary to pass the exam (The Seven Princes) and access to our Learning Management System (LMS) for 1 year from the date your order is processed. The LMS provides access to interactive flashcards, sample tests (including a final exam), training games, online training videos, and recorded class 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 MP3 audio files, and PDF versions of the books.

 

Retailer: Distinctive HR


SPHR® Certification Preparation by HRCP $445.00$400.00

The HRCP Program for PHR® and SPHR® exam preparation features six units, one covering each functional area of the exam. This product includes both the print edition of the HRCP Program and the online edition, which includes an audio reader. Each printed unit is separately spiral-bound and includes an index and a list of key terms. Along with more than nine-hundred pages of instruction, the program provides an online Guide for Successful Exam Preparation, two sets of online review questions for each unit, and two online comprehensive, one-hundred question practice exams. The program also includes the HR QuikStudy Flash Cards and online flash cards. Those preparing for the exams can quiz themselves and review key human resource terms and concepts with more than six-hundred convenient, business card-sized flash cards.

Internet access is required to view the online edition of the HRCP Program and to take the online practice tests. An up-to-date browser is required to use HRCP's online practice tests. An up-to-date browser is required to use HRCP's online practice tests. Use Internet Explorer 10.0 or higher, or an updated Firefox, Chrome or Safari browser. Note: Materials purchased through HRCI are subject to HRCI's policies and are not eligbile for HRCP's money-back guarantee.

Retailer: HRCP


PHR®/SPHR® WORKBOOK Package by HRReview $399.00$349.00

The PHR®/SPHR® WORKBOOK Package by HRReview offers several HR Certification Preparation Programs. The PHR®/SPHR® WORKBOOK Package contains comprehensive study outlines for each of the HR Certification Institute® PHR/SPHR Exam Content Outline functional areas, exam tips, important employment and labor legislation, and several hundred multiple-choice questions with detailed answers and the rationale for the correct answers. Also included is the audio review CD package with recorded terms and definitions, electronic and downloadable printed flashcards, a free audio coaching session, and unlimited online final exams.

Retailer:

HRReview