HRCI Certification

As a local SHRM Chapter we plan to continue to support the HRCI certifications.  We will offer HRCI credit at our monthly professional development meetings and will promote preparation for those who desire to obtain the HRCI Certification as either a Professional of Human Resources (PHR) or as a Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR). For detailed information about HRCI certification please go to the HRCI website at

Local HR Certification Training

We are fortunate to have several local options that are approved by HRCI to provide preparation for taking the PHR/SPHR exams. They are offered by:

Employers Council

Employers Council offers HR professionals two options to prepare for the PHR and SPHR examinations. The first option is a web-based course that fits busy schedules and boasts a 90% passage rate for both the PHR and SPHR. Led by David Siler, SPHR, GPHR, HRBP, HRMP of Distinctive HR, and offered through their partnership with our sister association CAI, this convenient course includes a live, weekly online lecture, 24/7 access to recorded lectures, study manual, CDs, flash cards, online class website, and practice exams. To learn more, call EC at 801.364.8479 or visit CAI’s website to register: 


The second and newest option offered by Employers Council is a live 5-week prep program. Our new 5-week program is taught by experienced certified instructors who not only provide great information about each of the modules, but also share tips and tricks to help ensure test takers improve their chances of passing. Learning materials include comprehensive reference materials, exclusive study guides on each module, online resources, and tons of practice exams. The 5-week program features five full-day classes, taught once a week. This condensed schedule offers both live instruction and fits more conveniently into busy schedules. Classes are kept small to ensure attendees receive individualized help and enable them to form relationships with fellow test-takers. To learn more, visit EC’s website at


Both options are available to both members of EC and non-members. 

Frances A. Hume, SPHR, GPHR

Frances A. Hume, SPHR, GPHR
Hume n' Resources Consulting
Park City, UT
[email protected]

Frances A. Hume, SPHR, GPHR of Hume ‘n Resources Consulting; is a well-known leader in the HR profession with over 38 years of HR experience; has assisted thousands of HR professionals in successfully passing the PHR & SPHR certification exams; former Board Chair and Board member of the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) Board of Directors; Subject Matter Expert for the SHRM Learning System, item (question) writer of PHR/SPHR exam questions, and SHRM Learning System instructor for national SHRM. Serves on USU’s HR Advisory Council, BYU’s OB/HR Advisory Council and WGU’s Business Council -- [email protected] 435-649-6081

For “Eligibility Requirements” to take the PHR/SPHR exam, go to:

Or to see a listing of Pre-Approved Job Titles for the PHR/SPHR Exam:

There are numerous ways to successfully prepare for the PHR / SPHR exam.  


For additional information and assistance please contact me at:

Erika Atwood, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, HRBP
[email protected] or [email protected]
Phone (801) 367-2144