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Certification Programs - PHR/SPHR/GPHR

Expand your knowledge and receive recognition for your training and experience by earning your PHR (Professional in Human Resources), SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources), or GPHR (Global Professional in Human Resources). MRA’s proven study courses—live or online--can help you successfully prepare for these exams.

Click here for a free preview of MRA's PHR/SPHR Review.

PHR/SPHR Program

MRA’s program provides SPHR-certified instructors and HRCP materials to help you prepare for the PHR or SPHR exam. Click here for dates/times in Waukesha, WI and Palatine, IL. Click here for dates/times in Minnesota.

MRA's pass rate is 30% higher than the national average.

Six modules are covered:
  • Business Management and Strategy
  • Workforce Planning and Employment
  • Human Resource Development
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Employee and Labor Relations
  • Risk Management
Online Review Courses Available!

Crazy schedule? MRA’s online study course options, which allow you to participate remotely, might be perfect for you. Click here for dates/times in Minnesota.

Note: The exam is conducted by the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI), not MRA. You must apply directly to HRCI to be approved for the exam. There is an exam fee. PHR/SPHR testing is conducted May – July and November - January. See for more information.

Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR) Program

This course provides a wealth of information on international human resource issues, regardless of whether or not you plan to take the certification exam.

MRA's intensive three-day preparation course for the GPHR exam is a highly interactive program that focuses on five functional areas:

  • Strategic Management
  • Global Talent Acquisition and Mobility
  • Global Compensation and Benefits
  • Organizational Effectiveness and Talent Development
  • Workforce Relations and Risk Management

Note: The testing window for the GPHR exam is May 1 – 31 and December 1 – 31.

MRA members receive value pricing on all MRA services.

Learn More

Talk to the Experts:

In Wisconsin or other locations
Amy Wangerin at 800.488.4845 or

In Minnesota
Member Relations at 888.242.1359 or

In Northern Illinois
Doree Kaforski at 800.679.7001 or

In Iowa/Western Illinois
Linda Reedy at 888.516.6357 or

MRA Can Help You Maintain Your PHR, SPHR or GPHR Certification:
MRA offers a plethora of courses that are pre-approved by HRCI for general and strategic credit hours. For a complete list of pre-approved courses, visit:


“I can’t tell you how much I appreciate all of the support and resources you provide for your students and clients. Thanks so much for the information. If I do have questions, I will certainly give you a call.”

Judith Atkinson, SPHR
Director of Human Resources and Labor Relations
Milwaukee Public Museum

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