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Professional In HR & Senior Professional In HR Certification Prep Course


Human resources professionals who want to earn designation as Professional in Human Resources (PHR®) or the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR®) can prepare for those exams by enrolling in a four-week course offered by Catawba Valley Community College's Workforce Development Innovation Center.
The preparation course begins April 12 and will be offered Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. through May 10.
The course fee is $795, and includes classroom instruction and SHRM Learning System materials, including workbooks, software and online tools.
Offered in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the course covers the newly updated 2010 HR Certification Institute body of knowledge which develops HR competencies and decision-making skills.  As a certification preparation program, it consistently beats the national pass rate.
Instructor Todd Swartz has more than 15 years of combined experience as a labor and employment attorney and as a senior human resources professional in both the public and private sector.  Todd has represented and guided employers such as the City of Boston in all facets of labor and employment law including discrimination and sexual harassment claims and investigations, contract negotiations, policy and procedure designs, supervisory training, legal compliance and employee handbook creation.
Register by calling 828-327-7000, ext. 4294, or email

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Updated 10.30.2008: Administrator