Preparing for the HR Certification Institute Exams
The SHRM Learning System may be the most popular study method for the HRCI exams, but there are other alternatives. Here are a few:
- Human Resource Certification Preparation
HRCP touts its study kit as "a cheaper alternative to the SHRM Learning System."
Cost: $345 for the Complete HRCP Program
It offers an audio course, workbooks and practice exams for the PHR, SPHR and GPHR.
Cost: $549 for the "Start Smart" recorded course
- PHR / SPHR Professional in Human Resources Certification Study Guide, 3rd Ed.
A popular study guide written by HR veteran Anne Bogardus.
A website offering online simulated practice tests for the PHR and SPHR exams.
Cost: from $15 for a test in one subject area to $399 for a comprehensive review of the SPHR exam.