aPHR™ Certification Study Course (LIVE Web-Based)
The aPHR™, which demonstrates foundational
knowledge of human resource operations as practiced in the United States, is
the first ever HR certification designed for professionals who are embarking on
an HR career or transitioning into the HR field.
new designation is perfect for individuals planning a career in human resources
starting with high school graduates and college students seeking a degree in
HR. The course is also ideal for those serving in HR support roles or who have
HR responsibilities but do not currently hold an HR position, as well as
military personnel seeking HR professional development or transitioning to
civilian HR roles. The only Eligibility Requirements to sit for the Exam are a
high school diploma or global equivalent and you must be located in the United
The aPHR™ Study
Course content will be focused on covering the general HR knowledge, principles
and practices that make up the aPHR™ Exam:
Resource Development and Retention-12%
Safety and Security-5%
you won't pass? Just in case, we allow free retakes of this course within
one year of your paid registration. You would reuse your original course
Not sure if you're ready? Register to attend the FREE 60-minute LIVE preview webinar of the PHR®/SPHR® Study Certification Course: What’s It All About? to learn more!
Tools & Resources
In addition to exceptional web-based
instruction and interaction, you will receive many tools to help you prepare
for passing the exam, including:
- Study Manual
- Complete library of audio CDs (via flash drive)
- On-line access to Learning Management System with ability to earn
badges for completing certain milestones and communicate directly with
- Access to a CAI Only Online Study Group (NEW)
- Talk directly with the Instructor during “Online Office Hours” (NEW)
- Best Practices on how to take standardized tests
- Comprehensive Final Practice Exam
Important Things to Know
- This course is offered evenings at Eastern Standard Time. See details by clicking on the red Schedule
and Registration button at the top of this page.
- In order to receive program materials, all
registrants must pay for the Study Course on or before the first day of the
class. Payment in full for the Study Course must be made before materials will be shipped.
- Webinar instructions will be sent out one week prior to the session.
- Materials will be shipped to you two weeks prior to the session and will arrive on or
around the start date for the session.
- If you cancel after receiving the course materials, a nonrefundable materials fee of $500
will be charged.
- If you are
using your telephone instead of your computer for audio, you will be responsible
for all telephone charges.
About the Instructor
Hillary Luton, PHR, PHRi, aPHR is
employed with Distinctive HR, Inc (DHR). She retired as a lieutenant colonel from the
Army after 32 years and joined the DHR team to work in Product Development. She
has gained extensive experience in Human Resources, leadership, writing,
editing, marketing and public speaking. Hillary was part of the group to
take the pilot aPHR in May '16. She is excited about the opportunity to
teach this new course with co-instructor Brittany Siler.
Brittany Siler, PHR, PHRi, aPHR is
employed with Distinctive HR, Inc (DHR). After spending 10 years in the veterinary
field she made the jump to Distinctive HR. Since that time she has performed HR
Consulting, assisted with all subsequent PHR/SPHR classes and cram sessions,
and managed all of the class study groups. After joining the first group of
individuals to obtain aPHR certification she is delighted to have the ability
to teach this new class with her co-instructor Hillary Luton.
The HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®) does
not endorse any particular preparation program or offering. We encourage
prospective certification holders to use a variety of resources that reflect
their learning styles and needs. Purchasing a certification product is NOT
required and HRCI does not guarantee that an individual will pass based on the
purchase of a certification preparation product.