aPHR Certification Prep Class - Online

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aPHR HRCI Certification - No years of experience requirements - Online, 6-week instructor-led certification prep course

Mobile SHRM is partnering with MTI Business Solutions to offer an HR certification opportunity to members who do not yet have enough experience to earn their SHRM exam or other credential that requires significant on-the-job-experience. Does that sound like you? Now, there is a convenient, affordable online certification exam prep option - and this class will help you prepare!

Early Career HR Certification

The aPHR® (Associate Professional in Human Resources) certification exam prep course is designed to help newcomers to the HR field earn a recognized credential! Attend this class and master essential knowledge necessary for success in a career in human resource management or a related area and prepare to earn the first-ever early-career HR certification.

  • This online certification prep course includes expert instruction from a live instructor, delivered in an online (webinar) format.
  • The class encompasses key exam content areas and helpful test-taking strategies and tips, along with current, comprehensive exam prep program materials.

Online aPHR Exam Prep Class Details

MTI's online certification prep class for the aPHR exam includes 6, 3-hour hour live online classes "meetings," which participants will attend via web browser in conjunction with speaker/headphones or telephone. Class begins July 18, and meets 6 consecutive Thursday evenings (July 18 - August 22) from 5:30 - 8:30 pm CST.

For student convenience, the live class sessions are recorded and available during the term and for 6 months following the conclusion of class. Because classes are recorded, it's easy to catch-up at other times if needed.

Advance registration is required. As Mobile SHRM member, we ask that you register via the mobileshrm.org site (below), as signing up this way also helps support the chapter's mission and educational programs! Registraton Deadline: July 1, 2019.

Course Content

This aPHR™ exam prep course provides professional instruction covering each of the six functional areas include on the aPHR exam (listed below). Consistent with aPHR exam parameters, this course emphasizes U.S. employment law. It covers HR best practices and requirements in the context of the U.S. legal and regulatory environment. 

  • HR OperationsHRCI
  • Recruitment & Selection
  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Human Resource Development & Retention
  • Employee Relations
  • Health, Safety, and Security

Course Materials

This aPHR certification prep course is taught using current, comprehensive HRCP exam prep materials designed to cover the Human Resources Certification Institute® (HRCI®) Exam Content Outline for the aPHR exam. This course meets for the recommended number of hours (18) to fully cover the materials and exam content outline. To prepare for the exam, students will need to attend class and complete additional study via the course materials, which include practice exams, flash cards, and other instructional resources designed to enhance learning and prepare participants for the aPHR exam. Materials are included with the course. Students can choose the full HRCP package (print and online) or opt for print-only or online-only materials. Students will have access to the online portion of the HRCP materials for 24 months.


The class will be taught by Mary Gormandy White, M.A., SHRM-SCP, SPHR, an experienced professional trainer with significant experience teaching HR certification prep courses, including PHR/SPHR and SHRM-CP/SCP. She has extensive HR training and consulting experience, including teaching HR Generalist, Strategic HR Leadership, and Internal Investigations certificate programs in various markets throughout the U.S. She has extensive in-person and online teaching experience, frequently teaching webinars and in-person workshops for private clients and a number of national and international webinar companies.

Who Can Benefit from aPHR Certification

The aPHR certification is appropriate for individuals whose jobs or career goals involve human resource management. This class (and the aPHR certification) is appropriate for:

  • Professionals whose roles involve HR duties, such as managers, supervisors, administrators, or business owners
  • Working professionals seeking to transition into an HR role
  • Early-career HR professionals
  • Recent college graduates seeking to enter the HR field
  • Recent college graduates seeking professional roles that involve HR duties
  • Military service members preparing to transition to civilian careers
  • Experienced HR professionals seeking aPHR certification as a precursor to a more advanced credential
  • Anyone wishing to earn a credential indicative of essential U.S. employment law and HR best practice knowledge

Exam Details

  • The exam fee is not included in the class. You are responsible for scheduling and paying for your exam separately.
  • See HRCI for exam fee information.

aPHR Eligibility Requirements

A program of The HR Certification Institute (HRCI), the aPHR credential is designed for professionals who are beginning their HR career journey. To be eligible for the aPHR you must have a high school diploma or global equivalent. No HR experience is required since this is a knowledge-based credential.

(Note: If you already have significant experience in the human resources field, you may want to consider preparing for the PHR/SPHR or SHRM-CP/SCP exams instead.)

CPP Status

MTI Business Solutions is an HRCI approved Certification Prep Provider (CPP).


For information, contact Mary White at training@mtibusiness.com or call 251-478-6848, ext. 700.


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. The red-and-purple HR design, HR CERTIFICATION INSTITUTE, PHR, SPHR, and aPHR are trademarks of registered trademarks of Human Resource Certification Institute, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. Used Under License.

July 18th, 2019 5:30 PM   through   August 22nd, 2019 8:30 PM
Phone: 251-478-6848  ext. 700
Event Fee(s)
With Print & Online Materials $ 799.00
With Print-Only Materials $ 750.00
With Online-Only Materials $ 725.00
Already Have Current HRCP aPHR Edition $ 600.00