Senior Professional In Human Resources

Are you currently in human resources and wanting to move to the next level? Or, maybe you have been out of the field of human resources for some time and want to get back into human resources focusing on the next level.  The Senior Professional in Human Resources online program will help you refresh your knowledge to enter a high-demand field with plenty of opportunity for advancement.  In this online program, you’ll master the skills needed to advance within your human resources career.

This program is designed to prepare experienced Human Resource Professionals for the SPHR certification. It will help refresh your knowledge focusing on the six functional areas that the exam covers. While preparing you for topics included on the exam, you will cover a comprehensive review of Human Resources Practices.

At the completion of this program you will also have the knowledge to sit for the certification offered by SHRM, Society for Human Resources, SHRM-SCP.

Prepares You For...


  • HR Manager
  • HR Director
  • Chief of Human Resources Officer
  • HR Business Partner


  • Senior Professional Human Resources certification (SPHR) Administered by Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI)
  • SHRM-SCP (Senior Certified Professional) Administered by SHRM (Society for Human Resources Management)

What You'll Learn.. 

In this program you will learn the benefits of having an SPHR Certification, functional areas of HR that will be found on the SPHR exam, how to prepare for the SPHR exam, maintain your SPHR certification and how to achieve higher positions.

Upon completion of this program you will know:

  • The job duties and pay of a senior human resources professional
  • The Core knowledge and the functional areas of the SPHR exam.
  • How to formulate and execute a strategic plan for your department and the organization.
  • How to monitor your organization's progress in hiring, retaining, and promoting people who are in protected categories.
  • How to participate in talent and performance management as a senior human resources professional
  • How to reward employees
  • Your role in various aspects of labor legislation and labor relations.
  • Your role in workforce planning and employment as well as employee development.
  • Your role in employee relations, employee productivity and diversity.
  • International Human Resources

Fee $1795
Location Online
Course type Online - Self Paced
Start dates TBD

Course Requirements

This program can be taken from either a Mac or a PC. It is compatible with the Windows XP and later operating systems and IE 7 and later browsers.  There are no specific computer requirements other than an Internet connection and e-mail account. We recommend that you use the latest version of Internet Explorer in place of other Web browsers.

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ed2go will provide the required textbooks for this program:

  • Managing Human Resources
  • PHR/SPHR Professional in Human Resources Certification Deluxe Study Guide

This program will prepare you to sit for the HRCI (Human Resources Certification Institute) SPHR exam. In order to qualify for the SPHR Certification, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Have at least four years of experience in a professional-level HR position a Master’s degree or higher,
  • Have at least five years of experience in a professional-level HR position a Bachelor’s degree, OR
  • Have at least seven years of experience in a professional-level HR position a high school diploma.

This program will also prepare you to sit for SHRM (Society for Human Resources) SHRM-SCP exam the qualifications to sit for this exam are:

  • HR Related program + 6 years in HR role OR 7 years in HR role with no HR related program
  • HR Related Bachelor’s Degree + 4 years in HR role OR Non-HR Bachelor’s Degree + 5 years in HR role
  • HR Related Graduate Degree + 3 years in HR role OR Non-HR Graduate Degree + 4 years in HR role

Instructor Bio

Anna Smith has a bachelor's degree in business administration from Spalding University and a master's degree in Management from Webster University. She also has a SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources Certificate) from the Society for Human Resource Management, SHRM-SCP, (SHRM Senior Certified Professional) and a Masters Online Teaching Certificate from the University of Illinois.

Anna has worked in the field of human resources as a human resource representative for more than 25 years. Her experience spans many areas of human resources including recruitment, labor relations, and affirmative action plans. She is also an adjunct professor, teaching college-level human resource courses online.

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