Meetings & Events
HR Professional Certification Study Group 2017
Aug 31, 2017
Affiliate: St. Louis MO
Start: 08/31/2017 5:30 PM
End: 11/30/2017 8:00 PM
Venue: Lutheran Hour Ministries

$0.00 for individual members
$0.00 for corporate members
$0.00 for student members
$250.00 for guests / non-members
It’s time to start thinking about HR Certifications.

To assist you in your preparation for the PHR/SPHR exam or the SHRM-CP or SHRM SCP exam, we offer another benefit for our members – the NHRA HR Certification Study Group. 

Our classes will be held on Thursday evenings starting August 31 for 12 weeks, ending on November 30.  No class November 16 or 24.  The classes start at 5:30 p.m. and go to 8:00 p.m. and will be held at Lutheran Hour Ministries, 660 Mason Ridge Center Drive, St. Louis, MO 63141.  The 2½-hour sessions include a structured review of the materials, unit tests and insight from seasoned professionals.

The cost of the class is FREE to NHRA-St. Louis members and $250 for non-members.  The class does not include the cost of the study materials or Certification Test.  We recommend the Human Resource Certification Preparation (HRCP) study materials.  HRCP materials include study guides, online comprehensive practice exams, flash cards, “Preparing for the Exam” online blog, and a guarantee to pass the exam.*  Participants receive a discount. The deadline to register for the fall certification study group will be Thursday, August 31.  Register now!

These classes are designed to present the Body of Competencies and Knowledge (BoCK) that you will be expected to know to achieve certification and to go over how the tests are presented.  Our classes provide you with subject matter expects to help you understand the BoCK and answer any questions you may have in regards to the testing process, study tips and a support system through the preparation process. 

If you have any further questions please feel free to contact Kalyn Brantley-McNeal at or 314-317-4117; Mildred Pettiford at or 314-885-6709; or Adam Dennis at or 314-210-5497.

*Stipulations apply.  Visit for details.

What is Certification?
HR certification is a career-long commitment that demonstrates to your peers, your employees and your organization that you have mastered core HR knowledge and principles and are dedicated to staying current in your field. Passing the exam is only one part of the certification process. Because the exams are experience-based, applicants must have the required work experience to be eligible to apply for the exams. Once the HR professional has passed the exam and is certified, the recertification requirements ensure the HR professional is keeping up with changes in the field.

Why should I become certified?
Certification sets those with the credential apart from—or above— those without it. There are a number of advantages to seeking certification, including:
• Hiring managers consider an applicant’s certification when making hiring decisions.
• Organizations believe that hiring HR-certified professionals gives them a competitive advantage.
• Business leaders find HR-certified professionals to be more motivated, more knowledgeable of the HR field and stronger performers.
• HR professionals report that certified HR professionals create a positive impact on their organizations’ financial performance.
A Fall study group with twelve 2½ hour sessions including a structured review of the materials, unit tests and insights from a subject matter expert.
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Venue Information
Lutheran Hour Ministries
660 Mason Ridge Center Dr.
St. Louis
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