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NOVA SHRM PHR-SPHR Study Group Information
PHR-SPHR Study Group:
Our NOVA SHRM PHR-SPHR Study Group helps HR professionals prepare for
the certification test for PHR (Professional in Human Resources) or SPHR
(Senior Professional in Human Resources).
For Detailed Information on all HRCI Certifications see www.hrci.org.
Note: At this time, the study group
does not cover GPHR (Global Professional in Human Resources). Individual GPHR study materials are available
through SHRM - See www.shrm.org/learning/global.
Schedule for NOVA SHRM PHR-SPHR Study Group: We schedule two study groups per year. The spring group prepares for May/June
testing. The fall group prepares for
December/January testing. Once
scheduled, an email is sent to all members as well as posted on the NOVA SHRM
website advertising the dates of the upcoming session.
Cost of the Study Group: The total you pay to attend the Spring or
Fall study session will be $510 for members and $610 for non-NOVA SHRM-members. The cost includes
all the study materials (the new SHRM Learning System).
Drop-In Study Group Experience Only: We also have a Study Group Only option which
costs $150 for those that would like to join the study group experience but this
option does not include the SHRM Learning System. This is a great way to brush up on certain
modules or topics if you had already purchased other study materials or just
need a refresher. This option allows you
to drop in any one class or attend all learning sessions. The option is only available once a minimum
of 6 people have signed up for the class; thus, if this option doesn’t appear
on the website then the minimum has not been reached.
Our group uses study materials created by SHRM and included in overall
price. The new SHRM Learning System
features up-to-date study materials and the latest technology, including
SmartStudy tools, learning modules in print or e-reader formats and extensive
multi-media online resources accessible via mobile devices. Thousands of HR professionals
have used the SHRM Learning System to earn their certification. View the SHRM
website for additional information about the Learning System.
Study Group Logistics: The study group meets weekly in the evening
for about 7-8 weeks either near the Reston Area or the McLean area. Reading assignments and test questions are
assigned prior to each session. The
group reviews tests, clarifies questions and explains some concepts in more
detail. In addition, study group members
often decide whether they would like to conduct other study activities to help
prepare for the exam. We encourage
members to self-organize!
Are You Ready?
The PHR and SPHR exams are difficult.
In order to pass, it will take dedicated study over the course of the
study group. Consider your availability
for the study commitment when you decide when to schedule your exam.
Contact Person: The
VP of Education, Tiffany Estes, organizes the study groups. Please contact her via e-mail at NovaShrmEDU@gmail.com or
Study Group Scholarship Award
A chance to take the course for free!
NOVA SHRM is offering members the opportunity to apply for
the Study Group Scholarship Award to help members in achieving their PHR/SPHR
Certification. The Scholarship Award
allows one participant to join the PHR-SPHR Study Group at no cost and includes the new SHRM Learning System (a value of $695/$860). This award is only available to NOVA SHRM
members. Click here to apply for the Study Group Scholarship Award Application.
Questions? Contact the VP of Education, Tiffany Estes, organizes the study groups. Please contact her via e-mail at NovaShrmEDU@gmail.com or 703-662-3385.
SHRM® Annual Conference & Exposition
Your attendance and participation at the SHRM Annual Conference is undoubtedly the most effective way to help revitalize your organization as the nation's economic crisis continues to change the way we work and live.
Strengthening your awareness of amendments in workplace law, building competencies to resolve challenges and improving strategies for aligning HR goals with your organization's business objectives are mission-critical during these turbulent times. The Annual Conference provides:
Three days of concurrent sessions categorized into several knowledge areas:
- Employment Law and Legislation
- Skill Development
- Strategic Management
- Total Rewards
- Chance to earn up to 26 recertification credits.
Visit http://www.shrm.org/Conferences/annual/Pages/default.aspx for more information
PHR-SPHR-GPHR Certification Information
If you have been considering increasing your HR knowledge or earning your HR certification, we can help you achieve your goal. Our chapter is committed to providing our members with quality programs to help advance your career. NOVA SHRM is committed to provide opportunities for its members to collaborate, participate, and study together for the purpose of obtaining a PHR, SPHR, or GPHR.
NOVA SHRM will be offering its members official study groups in the spring and fall. Our study group utilizes the #1 PHR/SPHR certification preparation program—The SHRM Learning System—developed by industry-leading HR experts.
If you are interested in joining an official study group, please contact Tiffany Estes, NOVA SHRM's VP of Education at (703) 662-3385 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
See NOVA SHRM HRCI Certification Fact Sheet for additional information.
Education and Communication PolicyNOVA SHRM will list on its Website and put in its newsletter (1) all SHRM prep courses, and (2) all human resource courses by non-profits or educational institutions (whose core mission is education) which the Vice President of Education believes would benefit the membership. There will be an annual (on a calendar basis) charge of $25 per listing, and $25 for each change to the listing. Informational public service announcements for a non-profit, at the discretion of the President, will be made without charge. In addition, Website links, to educational institutions with whom the Chapter has a relationship with, will be listed on the Website without charge.
HRCI Certification Reimbursement
As a member of NOVA SHRM, you are eligible for a reimbursement of $50 for passing the PHR exam and $75 for the SPHR and GPHR exams. To apply for reimbursement complete the attached form, attach a copy of either the letter of notification that you passed the exam or your HRCI certificate and mail to: NOVA SHRM Treasurer, PO Box 2474, Springfield, VA 22152. If you have any questions please contact Dawn Gilbert, NOVA SHRM Treasurer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Chapter Affiliations
- $15 annual fee
- Reduced registration fees for chapter meetings
- Assist & encourage professional development
- Assist chapter leaders
- Build relationships with students
- Reinforce benefits & values of SHRM membership
See NOVA SHRM Student Membership Fact Sheet for additional information.