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    CHRA Fall 2013 PHR/SPHR Certification Prep Course

    Date: September 17, 2013 5:30pm – November 26, 2013 8:30pm
    Abilities Network Training Institute
    8503 LaSalle Road
    Towson, MD 21286
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    Fall 2013 PHR/SPHR Certification Prep Course

    Tuesday, September 17, 2013 (5:30 PM) - Tuesday, November 26, 2013 (8:30 PM)


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    This educational session is an instructor-led 33-hour, 11-week class designed to maximize learning opportunities as participants prepare for the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) PHR or SPHR certification exam using the SHRM Learning System. This structured classroom setting will include in-depth discussions and group peer interactions as well as the review of example test questions. The PHR/SPHR certification preparation class is ideal for those looking for a broad overview of all HR functions to increase HR knowledge while preparing for the PHR or SPHR certification exam. Our instructor is an expert in the HR field and can be an invaluable resource during certification preparation.

    For more information regarding HRCI exam eligibility requirements, registration and cost, visit the HRCI web site at or contact HRCI at 1-866-898-4724 for the no-cost HRCI 2013 Certification Policies and Procedures Handbook.


    I worked as a Human Resources professional for 17 years before I decided to try for the PHR certification. In retrospect, if I had taken the test without taking the CHRA PHR/SPHR Certification Preparation class, taught by Helene P. Schaefer, SPHR, I would never have passed. Helene’s enthusiasm and knowledge of the PHR and SPHR tests, along with her knowledge of the HR profession, made the 11 weeks of evening classes worthwhile. She broke the chapters down into digestible bits which helped us understand the material using scenarios, examples and interesting case studies and PowerPoint slides. Helene went outside the study guide to help the class fully grasp the materials and displayed a caring attitude towards everyone in the class. I would highly recommend the CHRA PHR/SPHR class to anyone who is interested in HR Professional Certification.
    ~Charles Bramlet, PHR~ - Fall 2012
    Senior Human Resources Representative
    Cristal USA, Inc.

    For anyone considering PHR/SPHR certification…you cannot miss the CHRA PHR/SPHR Certification Preparation class led by Helene Schaefer, SPHR! Not only will you receive the full SHRM learning system and all of the tools, you also receive a true HR professional who is genuinely interested in assuring you will pass the exam. Helene does more than just present the SHRM body of knowledge. She focuses on key information commonly found on the test. She also helps you know what topics and areas you may still need to focus on and further review with her many quizzes and tests. She makes each of the sessions a personal learning lesson by giving appropriate PHR/SPHR content to prepare you. You will understand your learning style, how to tackle test taking trickery and be confident that you know what is needed to pass the exam. I could not have passed without Helene’s professional teaching skills, encouragement and shared knowledge of her experiences in Human Resources. Thank you CHRA for sponsoring the PHR/SPHR Certification Preparation classes! 
    ~Sandra M. Chronister, SPHR~ – Fall 2012 


    Instructor Summary of Qualifications

    Helene P. Schaefer, SPHR is the Vice President of HResults, Inc. and brings more than 25 years of progressive HR generalist union and non-union experience in multi-sized, multi-location, profit, non-profit and public organizations. Training experience includes teaching PHR/SPHR certification preparation classes, HR-related workshops providing HRCI recertification credits for certified PHR, GPHR and SPHR professionals, and HR Management undergraduate courses at the University of Baltimore. Additionally, the HR Certification Institute invited the instructor twice to participate in the item writing process for the development of PHR and SPHR exam questions.


    SHRM MD State Chapter or CHRA Member 
    Early Registration Fee $ 1095
    Regular Registration Fee $ 1145

    Non-SHRM MD State Chapter or Non-CHRA Member
    Early Registration Fee $ 1145
    Regular Registration Fee $ 1195

    *Early registration fee must be received by CHRA no later than September 3, 2013 and registration closes on September 10, 2013.

    Payment Options
    We suggest and recommend registering and paying online (see right hand side of this page for the "Register Today" linke). If you must pay by check you may download and email or fax this registration form


    Questions regarding registration can be directed to CHRA at 410-752-3318. Registrations should be completed online (Register Now on the right hand side of this screen). 

    Early class withdrawal may receive a refund, but would be subject to a 25% cancellation fee. Refunds will not be available two weeks prior to the start of the class.

    Questions regarding the classroom format should be sent to Helene Schaefer, SPHR at For additional information about professional certification, contact Jeri Hawthorne SPHR/GPHR at