The program's designers, David J. Cherrington, DBA, SPHR and Laura Z. Middleton, SPHR, both teach human resource management courses at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Dr. Cherrington, a university professor, previously served on the HR Certification Institute Board of Directors, where he was the Director of Codification and Research and the National Director of Exam Development. Mrs. Middleton serves as the president of HRCP, L.C.
The Human Resource Certification Preparation Program is carefully updated each year to reflect changes in the field of human resource management. Particular attention is given to changes in the legal environment.
The flash card set and each of the units can be purchased separately. Buying the materials as a complete program, however, provides a substantial savings over buying the units separately.
Completing the Human Resource Certification Preparation Program does not certify you; the program is designed to help you prepare to take the certification exams that are administered by SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) through their credentialing body, the HR Certification Institute.
You apply to take the examinations through the HR Certification Institute by visiting the HR Certification Institute web site.
The Human Resource Certification Preparation Program is not endorsed by, produced by, or in any way affiliated with SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) or the HR Certification Institute. This program is an independently-produced product designed to help individuals studying for human resource certification.
The Human Resource Certification Preparation Program is a lower-priced alternative for human resource exam preparation. Both this program and the SHRM Learning System, which is produced by Holmes Corporation and published by the Society for Human Resource Management, are based on the Content Outline used by the HR Certification Institute in preparing the certification exams. However, the flash cards are only available from us.
The human resource certification exams are administered by HRCI. You can request a Certification Handbook, which includes information regarding qualifying for the exam and an application form, by writing to HRCI at 1800 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-3499. You can also visit the HR Certification Institute web site.
We do not attempt to track success rates for those using our program for two main reasons. First, we would be forced to rely on self-reported data, where those who passed the certification exam might be more likely to respond than those who didn't. Second, the fact that people purchase our program does not insure that they study the materials carefully. If an individual buys our program and then fails to study carefully for the exam, a poor exam performance reflects more on that individual's lack of diligence than on the quality of our study materials.
However, we have a number of groups that use our materials for their ongoing preparation courses, and they do track their success rates. Many of them have pass rates consistently in the 80s and 90s.
If you have a question that is not answered here, you are welcome to contact us.