SHRM@A&M-SA: The Society for Human Resource Management at Texas A&M University — San Antonio

The HR Certification Study Course at A&M-San Antonio

 Summer 2017 (May 27th –  August 19th)

Preparation for the National HRCI aPHR/PHR/SPHR and SHRM CP/SCP Exams

Presented by SHRM@A&M-SA

The College of Business, Texas A&M University – San Antonio           

Central Academic Building      One University Way

Registration  Is Now Open!

Summer Session

May 27 –  August 19, 2017          Saturdays, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

We offer year around classes … Fall, Spring, & Summer sessions —

Live, Streamed, & Recorded

Never miss a class! Our program offers …

  • Exam preparation that exceeds the national HRCI pass rate.
  • Convenient learning options: in-class, online (real-time) & captured lecture (24/7 recorded lecture access).
  • Facilitated classes by certified SPHRs and SHRM SCPs, experienced HRM professionals & faculty.
  • The latest editions of HRM web-based digital resources (180 day access to ebooks, audio reader, online videos, powerpoint slides, practice quizzes, flash cards, inter-active case studies, and supplemental reference materials).
  • Study Course orientation, individual diagnostic & study plan; HRCI and SHRM Certification Program review and test taking strategies.
  • Focused  in-depth course topics in parallel with HRCI and SHRM exam content, testing environment, and exam format.
  • We welcome transitioning Military personnel.

Students are encouraged to review information on HRCI aPHR/PHR/SPHR and SHRM CP/SCP exam eligibility, test dates, associated fees, and exam content at:; www.

Our program has an 80% pass rate! See our “New Certifications” tab recognizing our students’ recent success on the Human Resource Certification Institute’s (HRCI) PHR/SPHR and SHRM CP/SCP national exams.

  1. aguardia says:

    Irma, thank you for your question. Our course fee covers our learning management system (LMS) used in both the HRCI and SHRM study courses. The LMS consists of our ebook, audio reader, PowerPoint slides, videos, flashcards, and quizzes. We also leverage elements of the SHRM Learning System for the CP/SCP sessions. All materials are internet based and available to our students for 180 days. Please feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions at: or 210-393-5326.

  2. Tia says:

    How much is the class?

    • aguardia says:

      Tia, thank you for your note. The 12 week course fee is $1,190 for SAHRMA members; $1,330 for SHRM members, and $1,540 for all others. Payment can made by PayPal account or any other credit card. You may also pay by personal or company check.


  3. Corinne says:

    The telephone number 210-393-5623 on your website is incorrect, some answers that said she has no affiliation with the program. Is there another telephone number to speak with a person about the program?

  4. Kimberly says:

    Are there still open slots in the course? Can you make payment plans?

    • aguardia says:

      Kimberly, thank you for your question. We do not have an installment payment plan for our course. We do accept all credit cards, so your payments to your card company can accommodate whatever budgeting you require. We are still registering students this week for our 7th Cohort which begins on September 5th. Note, if you are not able to study with us this semester, we will begin accepting registrations on October 1st for our 2016 Spring semester (January 31st – April 23rd).

      • Kimberly says:

        Fantastic! Thank you so much. I plan on registering for the Spring semester! looking forward to it.

  5. Husain Mousa Alhasani says:

    I think it will be good experience

  6. Alicia says:

    Hello, I’m interested for the Spring 2016 course. When should payment be made? I have other questions but wondering who I can call or email? Thanks!

    • aguardia says:

      Alicia, thank you for your note. We’ve just kicked off the Spring semester, but we still have room for students with a commitment to personal development. Click the “Register and Pay Here” tab. You’ll hear from us shortly after we’ve processed your registration.

  7. Dan Downs says:

    The website says that the Springs 2016 session is on Saturday’s from 9am – 12pm. This is available online so we are not restricted to attending live online training during that timeframe alone are we?

    • aguardia says:

      Dan, thank you for your question. Our students can choose any or all our learning options. Many start by attending the “live” class sessions. Some students will migrate to streaming the class as their learning option of choice. And when students find the scheduled class time/day conflicts with work, travel, family, or other commitments, reviewing the class recording at a more convenient time ensures students never miss a class.

  8. Alma Hoffman says:

    Question, after I pay for the course what is the next step? Where do I register?

  9. Ken Kuwamura says:

    I need to know when the next test date is and also when the ext class starts.

    • aguardia says:

      Ken, the Spring 2016 session of our HR Certification Study Course begins January 30th – April 23rd. The Spring Exam dates for the HRCI(PHR/SPHR) are May 1, 2016 – July 31, 2016. The Exam dates for SHRM (CP/SCP) are May 1 – July 15, 2016. Registration for our Spring session is now open.

  10. Alicia Lozano says:

    Is registration still open?

    • aguardia says:

      Alicia, thank you for your question. Yes, our registration for the Spring 2016 session is open. Click the “register & pay” tab and process your payment. I will send you a student profile link upon completion of your payment.

  11. Brenda says:

    Does the fee include the fee to take the exam?

  12. lisa says:

    Do you have a W-9 or Tax ID?

  13. Kimberlee says:

    A co-worker and I are wanting to register for the Spring Semester Session beginning 30 January 2016. We plan to use tuition assistance from our company to pay for the course / exam and are currently awaiting the funding. Please let us know if there is a last minute registration process so we can secure a class seat while the tuition assistance paperwork is processing. Thank you so much for your time.

  14. Kimberlee says:

    A coworker and I are wanting to register for the Spring Semester Session beginning 30 January 2016. We plan to use tuition assistance from our company to pay for the course/exam and are currently awaiting the funding. Please let us know if there is a last minute registration process so we can secure a class seat while the tuition assistance paperwork is processing. Thank you so much for your time.

  15. Marissa Fernandez says:

    Adrian, is our Orientation this Saturday at the same location as our course? Also, does Orientation begin at 9 AM?

    Thanks, Marissa.

    • aguardia says:

      Marissa, yes our Orientation begins this Saturday, January 30, 9 am – 12 noon, room 121, at our Brooks City-Base campus, 2601 Louis Bauer Rd. Note should you be unable to attend the in-class presentation, you may stream the class real-time or view the session as a recorded lecture.

  16. Katie says:

    Is it still possible to register for this class? Also, just to verify from what I’m reading.. is it acceptable to view all of the class sessions at an alternate time/remotely?

    • aguardia says:

      Katie, yes you are still able to join our 8th Cohort! Our program offers learning options — in-class instructor led; online/real-time streaming; and 24/7 access to class recordings.

  17. Hi I was wondering what the schedule would be like for the course? Evenings, what days during the week? Thank you

    • aguardia says:

      Jacqueline, thank you for your question. Our courses are scheduled on Saturdays, 9 am – 12 noon (fall, spring & summer). Students have learning options — in class; online real-time streaming; or 24/7 recorded lecture access. You’ll never miss a class. Registration is now in progress for our summer session, May 28- August 13. Please feel free to email me your questions at:

  18. Karen Martinelli says:

    I am interested in the classroom study for SPHR. I would like more information on this program. thank you

  19. Olga Esquibel says:

    Am I too late to register for the 28 May 2016 corse?

    • aguardia says:

      Olga, thank you for your question. No, we continue to accept registrations through May 28th for our summer session. We have begun distributing our Getting Started navigation aid and course access codes to all registered students in preparation for our May 28th Orientation. Please advise me if you have other questions at

  20. Sonia says:

    I am interested in taking the HR Certification Course. I’ve missed the spring 2016 class. What are the dates for Fall 2016? Is this eligible for student loan funding?

    • aguardia says:

      Sonia, thank you for your note. We are accepting late registrations for our summer session through this week. At this writing you have missed only our Orientation and first class (chapters 1 & 2). Both sessions, as all our classes, are recorded and available for review. We will however, begin accepting registrations for our Fall session next week. Our Fall program is scheduled for 12 consecutive Saturdays, September 10th through November 19th.

    • aguardia says:

      You asked about student loan funding. Regrettably, our study course is not available under student loan programs.

  21. Christine says:

    Is there a textbook for the Fall 2016 session?

    • aguardia says:

      Christine, thank you for your question. Yes, our Learning Management System includes the most current edition textbook (15th edition), audio reader, inter-active case studies, videos, PPT slides, flashcards, and test bank. Students have access to all digital resources for 180 days.

  22. Tia Jackson says:

    How long does it take before I will receive access to the learning management system. I registered today?

  23. Karen Cross says:

    Is it too late to register? The register now link is not working.

    • aguardia says:

      Karen, thank you for your question. We are currently registering students for our Spring 2017 session through January 28th. To register, go to the “Register & Pay” tab and select the course fee based on your membership. Click the button and follow the prompts. If you continue to experience problems, please email me at: I will acknowledge receipt of your payment. We will send out our navigation aid “Getting Started” late next week. This document will include access codes and passwords for accessing our Learning Management System, including URLs for streaming and reviewing archived lectures.

  24. Ben says:

    Good afternoon,

    I like to learn from others. How many students are there currently for this class?

  25. Daniella says:

    Hello, do you have a summer or fall course lined up? If so can you please elaborate ?

    • aguardia says:

      Daniella, thank you for posting your question to our webpage. Yes, we have a summer session planned for our HR Certification Study Course starting May 27th. Our fall session will start September 2nd. Please let me know if you have other questions.

  26. Alyssa Burford says:

    Hi Dr. Guardia,

    I hope all is well! When will the enrollment begin for the Fall session. Is it too late to enroll for the summer session?

    -Alyssa Burford

    • aguardia says:

      Alyssa, great to hear from you. Enrollment for the summer session opened March 1st. The summer session will run May 27th – August 19th, on consecutive Saturdays, 9 am – 12 noon. The course will be delivered face to face; online real-time stream; and recorded lecture.

  27. Cynthia says:

    Hello, how do we register for the summer session? Where are the Saturday classes held?


    • aguardia says:

      Cynthia, thank you for your note. You can register at the “Register & Pay” link found at the top of our homepage. The summer session begins May 27th. Our program offers three learning options from which you can choose one or all to fit your schedule. Our in-class meetings are on the Main campus at Texas A&M University, San Antonio. The specific room information will be announced in our Getting Started navigation aid which we will be sending out in mid-May to all registered students. Please email me if you have other questions at:

      • Cynthia says:

        Thank you for replying so quickly! One last question, when is the registration deadline?

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