Study Group Forming for PHR and SPHR Certification

Posted on September 2, 2014 By

Are you ready to join more than 135,000 fellow Human Resource Professionals by earning HRCI certification? PHR (Professional in Human Resources) and SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources) candidates who certify before the end of 2014 will also be eligible to obtain the new SHRM certification at no cost.

Mary Bromlow, SPHR, the director of certification for the Jersey Shore Association of Human Resources (JSAHR), Neptune, will conduct a six-session study group, beginning Tuesday, September 16 to help those interested in obtaining PHR and SPHR certification. The study group will meet every other week through December 2 at the Workforce Investment Board, 145 Wyckoff Road, Suite 201, Eatontown, N.J.

Interested candidates can attend an informational meeting Thursday, September 11 following the JSAHR chapter meeting at the Jersey Shore Association for Human Resources (JSAHR) meeting, 8:00 to 10:00 a.m., at Jumping Brook Country Club, 210 Jumping Brook Road, Neptune, N.J.

Participants will receive a Study Kit that includes six workbooks corresponding to each HR topic area, a special SPHR study guide and access to online sample tests and study aides. The fee is $500 for JSAHR chapter members, a savings of $300.00 for study kits purchased on an individual basis. Fees must be paid in full prior to the first session.

To enroll for the Fall 2014 Study Group, visit, which contains a link for credit card payments. Checks should be made payable to JSAHR and sent to “Fall 2014 JSAHR Study Group,” P.O Box 81, Highlands, NJ 07732. Enrollment will be on a first-come, first-paid basis. For additional information or questions about the study group, contact Mary Bromlow at 732-608-7857 or

About PHR and SPHR Certification: The Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI), in affiliation with the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), administers two certification exams for Human Resource professionals.

The PHR (Professional in Human Resources) exam, designed for individuals with two to four years of practical experience, focuses on the operations and technical aspects of the HR professional. The SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources) exam, designed for individuals with six to eight years of experience, focuses on strategy and policy issues.