Human Resources Professional

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Career Training Program
Program Code: GES419
Hours: 120
Fees: $1795.00 USD


This program can be taken from either a Mac or a PC. It is compatible with the Windows XP and later operating systems and IE 7 and later browsers.  There are no specific computer requirements other than an Internet connection and e-mail account. We recommend that you use the latest version of Internet Explorer in place of other Web browsers.

Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Acrobat Reader are required for this program.

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ed2go will provide the required textbooks for this program:

  • HR 3.0 (with Management CourseMate with eBook Printed Access Card)           
  • PHR / SPHR – Professional in Human Resources Certification Study Guide          


There are no prerequisites for taking this program, other than basic computer knowledge.

If you are planning to take the PHR exam, with HRCI as the certifying body, after completing the program, you will need one of the following:
•    One year experience in a professional-level  HR position with a master's degree or higher
•    Two years’ experience in a professional-level HR, position with a bachelor's degree
•    Four years’ experience  in a professional-level  HR, position  with less than a bachelor's degree
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