I am new to HR. Is this program for me?
No. We recommend that students with little HR experience or with less than two years of exempt level HR experience
take Essentials of Human Resource Management.
Why should I take this course at Bellarmine University?
Bellarmine University and the instructor, Nancye Combs, have been successfully delivering the SHRM Learning System® course for 7 years.
What are some of the additional advantages of taking this course in a classroom?
- A structured
environment that enhances learning
- Face to face interaction with an experienced
instructor to explain and apply concepts
- Opportunities to network and share experiences
How does the online course compare to the in
These courses are exactly the same in terms of
content. The only difference is that you will have face-to-face
interaction with the instructor and students in a classroom and you
will not have this online. You will be provided with the best
possible learning experience whether you choose in class or online.
What are the requirements to take the PHR/SPHR
You must have at least 2 years of exempt level HR
experience to take the PHR and SPHR certification exams. These exams
are offered separately from our program through the HR Certification
Institute. For additional information regarding exam qualifications,
applications, fees, exam dates, deadlines, etc. visit hrci.org.
Where and when are these exams offered?
All PHR and SPHR exams are computer-based. The exams
are administered at 250 Prometric
testing centers across the United States and Canada during two annual
windows: May 1 - June 30 and December 1 - January 31. Students will
know immediately if they passed or failed the exam (before leaving the
Does one have to pass the final exam in the SHRM Learning
System course in order to take one of the certification exams?
You do not have to pass our course to sit for a
certification exam. However, performance in our program is a good
indicator of performance on any certification exam.
Is there a test I can take to
assess my current level of Human Resources knowledge?
Yes. Visit hrci.org
and click on the Assessment Exam.