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Villanova HR Certification

Our course is based on the NEW 2015 SHRM Learning System® for SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). Comprised of comprehensive learning modules teaching the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge™ (SHRM BoCK™), and advanced online multimedia resources, these study materials streamline study time, accelerate learning and build confidence for passing the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP exam.

Special pricing for corporate on-site programs – contact the College of Professional Studies at 610.519.4310 for more information on how Villanova can bring the SHRM Learning System to your organization.

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Certification is a great choice for HR professionals who want to:

  • Increase their knowledge
  • Advance their skills
  • Earn recognition from the global community

By attending our course, you’ll benefit from:

  • An experienced, certified instructor
  • The SHRM Learning System, historically ranked the #1 HR certification prep tool
  • A structured learning experience that keeps you on track
  • Opportunities to network and learn from your peers
  • Tuition reimbursement and up to 36 professional development credits (PDCs)

Advancing your career. For those not seeking certification, the SHRM Learning System for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP course provides a comprehensive and accelerated option for professional development. Participants gain a generalist viewpoint, refresh key ideas and concepts, strengthen their understanding of core HR competencies and increase productivity.

Villanova University is a national leader in providing the SHRM Learning System course within an instructor-led and online environment, offering the program in full partnership with SHRM.

Main Campus Classes:

Thursdays beginning FEBRUARY 19, 2015
James P. McHale, MBA, SPHR, President, Strategic Source, Inc., Instructor, Gwynedd-Mercy College

Wednesdays beginning FEBRUARY 25, 2015
James Kane, MS, SPHR, Director, Continuing Studies, Villanova University

Alternate Saturdays beginning FEBRUARY 28, 2015
Brian Costello, MS, SPHR, Retired Associate Vice President, Human Resource Operations, Thomas Jefferson University.

Main Campus
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085

Center City Philadelphia Classes:

Mondays beginning FEBRUARY 23, 2015
Cynthia Donegan, MS, SPHR, GPHR
Director, Practice Operations, KPMG, LLC

1601 Market Street, 36th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Thursdays beginning FEBRUARY 26, 2015
Douglas H. Allen, MS, SPHR, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Cooper University Health Care.

Towers Watson
Center Square East 26th Floor
1500 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Northeast Philadelphia Classes:

Thursdays beginning FEBRUARY 19, 2015
Susan Warner, JD, SPHR, President/General Counsel, HRTroubleShooters

American Heritage Federal Credit Union
2060 Red Lion Road
Philadelphia, PA 19115

Central Pennsylvania Classes:

Wednesdays beginning FEBRUARY 25, 2015
Katie Koppenhaver, MPA, SPHR
Director of Human Resources, Giant Carlisle/Ahold USA

Bonton Stores, Inc
2801 E. Market St., Bldg. E
York, PA 17402

Chester County, PA Classes:

Tuesdays beginning FEBRUARY 17, 2015
Heather Gelting, MS, SPHR, Human Resource Director

3222 Phoenixville Pike
Suite 200
Malvern, PA 19355

Montgomery County, PA Classes:

Wednesdays beginning FEBRUARY 18, 2015
Richard Handschumacher, SPHR, Retired Employee/Labor Relations Manager, Cooper University Hospital

Prudential Financial
2101 Welsh Road
Dresher, PA 19025

Delaware Classes:

Wednesdays beginning FEBRUARY 18, 2015
Jon McDowell, MS SPHR
Retired, Ass’t Director of Personnel, Crozer-Keystone Health System

JP Morgan Chase
500 Stanton Christiana Road
Newark, DE 19713

Mondays beginning FEBRUARY 23, 2015
Jon McDowell, MS SPHR, Retired, Ass’t Director of Personnel, Crozer-Keystone Health System

Del-One Credit Union
270 Beiser Blvd.
Dover, DE 19904

Bonus Review Session:

Spring Dates: Saturday, May 23, 2015
and June 20, 2015

Details: Instructors will supply details.Villanova Conference Center
601 County Line Road
Radnor, PA 19087

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HRCI Certification

Philly SHRM has approved provider status through HRCI giving members the opportunity to pursue the HR Certification including PHR®/SPHR®/GPHR®. The HR Certification Institute outlines the process for the HCRI Recertification.. For information about the benefits of certification, the testing dates and locations, and related information, go to

SHRM Certification

Philly SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). The SHRM Certification preparation program includes:

  • the new global Body of Competency and Knowledge (SHRM BoCK);
  • a comprehensive exam; and
  • the world-class instructional materials and certification preparation tools you have come to expect from SHRM.

For more information on the SHRM certification, go to