With a background of working for numerous small companies, I am a strong supporter of those people and organizations that take a step of risk and try to fill a need in the marketplace, no matter who the competition may be. That’s how I found HRCP a few years ago, and I’ve been a big fan of theirs ever since.
For the HR pro searching for a cost effective way to pass the exam for less than half the price of the SHRM product, this is what you’ve been looking for. (Be sure to use the discount code to get a $20 discount on the HRCP study tools! Plus, read on for information on the money back guarantee!UPSTART18P is for the Complete HRCP Program: Print EditionUPSTART18E is for the Complete HRCP Program: Print AND Online Edition!)
I sometimes talk about the PHR and SPHR exams, because I think it’s a powerful way for people to show commitment to the HR profession. With a pass rate hovering around 50%, it’s not an exam to take lightly. With the numbers of people who are unemployed or are on the verge of it, it just doesn’t make sense for many of them to take the risk involved with attempting the exam. The great folks over at HRCP are doing something revolutionary in the HR certification space to help minimize that risk and instill confidence in PHR/SPHR test takers everywhere.
Not only does HRCP offer a great study product, they have recently started offering a money back guarantee with their learning system. If you purchase their study tools, take the practice exams they offer, and still don’t pass the exam, they will give you your money back. Wow!
This is a good time to note that the HRCP tools would be a great fit for the self study course that has helped dozens of HR pros pass the exam.
The SHRM Learning System, if you’ve never heard of it, costs approximately $860 for non-members (or you can pay the “low” member price of $695 with a $180 annual membership fee) and covers the same HR body of knowledge as the Human Resources Certification Preparation (HRCP) study guides. And contrary to popular belief, the SHRM LS is not recommended by the HR Certification Institute. They do not endorse any PHR/SPHR study aid.
How the guarantee works
Pulled directly from their website (check there for all details on this program).
You Pass or Your Money Back!
If you don’t pass the PHR or SPHR exam, we’ll refund your money.
We are so certain that using the HRCP Program will prepare you to pass the HR certification exam, we’ll give you your money back if you don’t pass. Here’s how to qualify:
- Purchase the complete 2012 HRCP Program at hrcp.com.
- Read and study all six units.
- Complete all 14 practice exams with an 80% pass rate. (You can retake them as needed.)
- Take the PHR or SPHR exam. If you don’t pass, we’ll refund the purchase price of the HRCP Program.
New HRCP discount code
If you weren’t aware, my readers get $20 off the HRCP PHR/SPHR study guides. All you have to do is enter the appropriate HRCP discount code listed above at checkout.
Disclosure: And in case you were wondering, yes, I get a small commission if someone purchases the HRCP tools with my discount code. I have twin preschoolers and a new baby, and I already have chest pains thinking about how much their college is going to cost a few years down the road. :-)