How to Pass the PHR Exam

how to pass the phr examLast week I talked about how to pass the PHR exam. In case you don’t remember or didn’t see it, the discussion was mainly around the motivation needed to stick with a long term study plan. In case you were wondering, the same principle applies for the SPHR and GPHR exams.

I’ve been thinking a lot about the topic of certification lately, because it’s the 4 year anniversary of me starting my own studies for the exam. In November 2008 I picked up a book, locked the office door, and started a 12 week study plan to pass the PHR exam. It’s crazy to think about how far back that was, but time flies when you’re having fun, eh?

An Announcement

I’ve been helping people learn how to pass the HR certification exams for almost 4 years now, and I always felt like something was missing. Yes, I created a study guide that has helped over a hundred people with their exam prep. Yes, I recommend HRCP‘s great tools because they are affordable and comprehensive. But despite all that I still saw a need for something to bridge the gap between those resources and the powerful motivation/accountability factor that is necessary for success.

So I developed a new tool to bridge that gap.

hr self study courseThe PHR/SPHR Self Study Course is an in-depth set of lessons that will help those who are interested in studying but aren’t sure how to set up their study plan, what schedule to follow, etc. Most importantly, it hits you every few days with a new lesson as a reminder to focus on your study efforts. A few details:

  • 12 week course delivered by email
  • Comes with a copy of the Rock the PHR guide as a companion study aid
  • Each week I’ll send you three different pieces of content to keep you focused on your studies
  • I will tie in external resources, “homework” assignments, quick tasks, and other interactive pieces to keep you engaged
  • Click here for more info

If you know someone who is contemplating the exam, please refer them to this resource. I think it has the ability to help them be successful, and when one of us is successful, we all share in that celebration. This 12 week course can be taken at any time during the year. If someone is taking the exam late in January 2013 (many people schedule theirs for the end of the winter testing window to have the maximum amount of study time), then they should have time to get the 12 week course in before their exam. Check a calendar, but it still fits as of the date of this publish date.