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30-Hour Courses (10 week programs)

HR Courses 15-Hour Courses | 30-Hour Courses
At the Close Group we believe that the best learning experiences are hands-on and application based. Each of our online courses and workshops are designed to maximize your effectiveness through tools, templates and in many cases, a finished product.

Instructor: Amanda Close, MBA, SPHR, CPT
Tuition $995 (materials included) | Registration | Pay Online!

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HR Management (SPHR/PHR Prep Course)
The course covers the six key functional areas defined by the HR profession and coincides with the body-of-knowledge tested on the professions’ HRCI certification exam. This course contains both live and online components and is designed to provide the student with a strong foundational understanding through online lectures and enhanced application learning through live lectures, group exercises, class discussions and practice tests. The HR Mgt course provides students with the tools and information necessary to pass the SPHR/PHR exam. This course is taught by Amanda Close. Amanda has over 15 years experience preparing HR professionals for the SPHR and PHR exam. The question always comes up, what is your passrate? 80-90% is the answer! Most of the students find this course through word of mouth and they already know what to expect. Come join our course

DOWNLOAD: Syllabus | Register Now | Pay Online!|Preview Online Course
Time: 6-9pm

Winter/Spring 2013

Online: Anytime

Open enrollment

Fall 2013
Seattle (Mon) September 16 - November 18
Online: Anytime

Open enrollment

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What others have said...

HR Mgt (SPHR/PHR Prep Course)


Thanks so much for your AMAZING class Amanda!


You are so good at teaching the SPHR/PHR Prep Course. You make it fun and all your great stories makes the material stick!"


Thanks so much for you class, it really did make all the difference and I will definitely refer anyone I know looking to do the PHR/SPHR to your class! 


I loved this class! I miss the great conversations and learned so much.


I Passed!!! Thank you so much. Your classes were awesome and the online lectures are fabulous.


I passed too! The test was really hard. Your pearls of wisdom really came in handy. Thank you Amanda!!


Recertification Courses

"I highly recommend this course to anyone who is interested in broadening their consulting skills. I have found more opportunity to be a strategist in my work than I ever thought possible. Now, my role adds such a different value than it ever did before.
Thank you Amanda!"

Loved the lectures and especially the case studies. I find them so interesting and relevant! 


Your courses are so much fun! The great topics, conversations and the super people in the classes make the time fly by. I learn so much.