Course Description

Increase Your Marketability with the PHR/SPHR Certificate

Prepare for the PHR/SPHR certification exam. This course will cover technical and operational aspects of HR practices, laws and regulations in the US. Additional topics include strategic and policy-making aspects. The PHR/SPHR exams cover multiple areas including: Business Management & Strategy, Workforce Planning & Employment, Human Resource Development, Compensation & Benefits, Employee & Labor Relations and Risk Management. The PHR places greater emphasis on Workforce Planning & Employment and Employee & Labor Relations. The SPHR addresses all of the areas included in the PHR exam, but places greater emphasis on Business Management & Strategy. Each class is highly interactive and provides ample time for your questions. It is the individual student’s responsibility to verify their eligibility to sit for either the PHR or SPHR exam.

Learner Outcomes

  • Develop test taking efficient and successful strategies
  • Master PHR/SPHR Exam time management methods
  • Review PHR/SPHR Exam specific topics
  • Review PHR/SPHR Exam-type questions

Course Details

Who Should Attend: HR professionals seeking to prepare for the PHR or SPHR exams.

Course Format: Lectures and interactive seminar style classroom instruction.

Instructor: Marina Galatro, SPHR, PHRca, SHRM-CP, is a Senior Human Resources Consultant with more than 20 years of HR experience. She provides effective guidance and support to companies on a variety of topics such as: total rewards, compliance, training & development and strategic HR management. Ms. Galatro is a speaker at many regional and national conferences. She has a BA from San Diego State University and currently holds the Senior Professional in Human Resources, the California Human Resources and the SHRM Certified Professional certificates.

Course Materials: The 2019 Complete HRCP Program for PHR/SPHR. (Either the print edition, online edition or combo edition will be acceptable for the course.) Students may purchase the required materials from the HRCP website. The materials are discounted to those who identify themselves as USD students.

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.

aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ are all registered trademarks of HR Certification Institute.


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6:00PM to 9:30PM
Jan 08, 2020 to Mar 11, 2020
Schedule and Location
Course Format
Course Fee(s)
TEST PD - $895 non-credit $895.00
  • Marina Galatro
Section Notes

The textbook set for this course is the 2019 Complete HRCP Program for PHR/SPHR.  Please contact Enrollment and Student Services at 619-260-4585 with any questions. Registration closes 5 calendar days before the start date.  Late registration may be available - contact Enrollment & Student Services.

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