Earn a SPHR Certification

Completing our senior professional human resources (SPHR®) certification program solidifies your credibility as an HR professional. 

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7 Weeks

Program Length

HRCI

Issuing Authority

What does it mean to earn your SPHR certification?

Our senior professional human resources (SPHR®) certification program solidifies your credibility as an HR professional. This certification, which is valid for 3 years after passing your exam, is offered through HR Certification Institute (HRCI) and is an industry-preferred certification. Throughout those 3 years, you must earn 60 recertification credits or you will have to retake the exam to remain certified. This certification demonstrates your knowledge of the strategic and policy-making aspects of HR and is perfect for individuals involved in the planning stages of HR rather than the implementation stages. 

SPHR Certification Outcomes

This certification ensures individuals can:

  • Understand people management including organizational strategy, HR strategy and monitoring risk
  • Can develop and implement strategies in order to develop, attract, and retain talent, in particular learning and development programs
  • Are able to understand and monitor the effectiveness of compensation and benefit strategies
  • Understand how to develop programs aimed at impacting employee satisfaction and performance. 

To be eligible for the exam, you must meet one of the following conditions for education/experience:

  • At least 4 years of experience in a professional-level HR position alongside a master’s degree or higher
  • At least 5 years of experience in a professional-level HR position alongside a bachelor’s degree
  • At least 7 years of experience in a professional-level HR position

Overview of the Issuing Authority

For over 45 years, the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) has been the premier provider of HR certifications that help HR professionals and those interested in the field prove their knowledge and credibility. They are dedicated to advancing the HR profession and providing world-class learning. 

Why Greensboro?

Greensboro College provides the highest quality training in order to best serve students and surrounding communities. Our specialized career training programs provide up-to-date and in-demand skills preparation and certification, ensuring that everyone who completes our programs is of the highest caliber.

Suzanne Suddarth, director of The Center for Innovation and Workforce Development at Greensboro College

If you have questions about our aPHR™ program or wish to register, please contact Suzanne Suddarth, MA., director of the Center for Innovation and Workforce Development at Greensboro College.

336-272-7102, ext. 5760

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