Human Resources

Certification as a Human Resources professional is becoming an integral step to building a successful career.  Brandman University recognizes that you have choices when it comes to your certification and offers several courses with curriculum that is aligned with the body of knowledge recognized by the Human Resource Certification Institute (PHR/SPHR) or Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM-CP /SHRM-SCP). The programming noted below can be used for certification exam preparation.  These courses are also good overviews for all entry level and more senior staff in human resources who need professional development or certification focused on the topic areas that comprise the focus of their daily work. A certificate of completion is provided following successful completion of each program.

Additional academic credit opportunities are noted below each program and in the table at the front of the School of Extended Education catalog section.

PHR/SPHR Exam Prep

ORGU 0001 PHR SPHR Exam Prep
Prepare for the exam necessary to distinguish yourself in your HR career and join the ranks of 120,000 certified HR professionals. Utilizing the SHRM Learning System offers a comprehensive bank of test questions, practice tests, interactive case studies and much more, knowledgeable and certified faculty take you step by step through extensive material to prepare you for the bi-annual Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification exams. Recertification credits also available.

  • 33 Clock hours
  • 3.3 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Academic Credit Opportunities

Certification may qualify as academic credit and substitute for specific courses in the Brandman University HR degrees, academic certificate programs and HR emphases in other undergraduate and graduate program areas.

  • PHR Certification may be substituted for HRCU 445 Human Resource Studies or HRCU 600 Human Resource Foundations
  • SPHR Certification may be substituted for HRCU 600 Human Resource Foundations

SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP Certification Preparation

HRCU 0047 SHRM CP & SCP Exam Prep
This course will prepare students for SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). Earning the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential shows that a person has mastered the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge and has remained current on Human Resource. SHRM CP and SCP certificates elevate the status of the HR profession. A highly valued certification gives a distinct advantage in the job market.

  • 36 Clock hours
  • 3.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Academic Credit Opportunities

Certification may qualify as academic credit and substitute for specific courses in the Brandman University HR degrees, academic certificate programs and HR emphases in other undergraduate and graduate program areas.

  • SHRM –CP Certification may be substituted for HRCU 445 Human Resource Studies
  • SHRM –SCP Certification may be substituted for HRCU 445 Human Resource Studies or HRCU 600 Human Resource Foundations but not both