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:

October 20, 2011
  • 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

  • HRReview

    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.

    Cost: $59.99


    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.