SHRM Learning System

Enhance your HR career potential: Become PHR® or SPHR® certified. Get prepared at Lipscomb University.

Let us guide you to success

Achieving major career goals is challenging and time consuming. But, the road to success is easier when an experienced guide provides a roadmap and keeps you on track. If your goal is HR certification, we’ll lead you to success. We focus on critical exam content, and our structured classroom environment accelerates learning and improves retention.

This 12-week course, offered in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)®, combines expert instruction with the SHRM Learning System®, so you will learn faster, retain more knowledge and stay on track as you prepare for the exam. 

Schedule of classes

Classes in Fall 2014 will meet Wednesday evenings from 6-9 p.m. from September 3 - December 10. Class meetings will be held in Ezell 234. The deadline to apply for this course is August 1.

Course fees

The registration fee is $1,075, which includes the SHRM Learning System® modules for each student ($860 value) as well as classroom instruction from experienced, certified HR professionals. The SHRM Learning System® offers the following benefits for students:

  • Complete Training: The user-friendly content focuses on the HR Certification Institute body of knowledge and includes access to the Online Resource Center, more than 1,500 practice questions, flashcards, an interactive case study, and two post-tests.
  • Portable Content: You can access the SHRM Learning System via PC, laptop, mobile or e-reader devices.
  • Customized learning: Choose the learning option that best matches your schedule and learning style, and use assessment test results to create a personalized study plan based on your strengths and weaknesses.
  • Ongoing Reference: This PHR/SPHR prep tool can be used as a desktop reference manual, with answers to HR challenges right at your fingertips.

Eligibility and exam details

For information on eligibility to take the PHR or SPHR certification exams as well as exam dates and locations, please visit

More information

For more information, email Allison Duke at

SHRM Learning System Registration

We are delighted you have chosen to prepare for your PHR or SPHR certification exam at Lipscomb University. The deadline to apply for this course is August 1, 2014.