HSLL 2001 - PHR/SPHR Certification Preparation

  • 3.9 CEUs

Prepare for the challenges and demands of your profession by earning the credentials employers look for in a human resource professional. Stay on top of the rapidly changing HR world by completing this 39-hour program over about 8 weeks, which focuses on the key areas in HR management, such as:

  • Strategic Management
  • Workforce Planning & Development
  • Human Resource Development
  • Total Rewards
  • Employee and Labor Relations
  • Risk Management

Colorado State University's PHR/SPHR Certification Preparation course will help you prepare for the Professional in Human Resources and Senior Professional in Human Resources certification exams.

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.

Textbooks and Materials

Course materials are purchased separately by the student, from HRCP. Please contact Mary Colasanti, mary.colasanti@colostate.edu, after 8/7/18, to obtain a discount code for purchase.


Debi Chernak, SPHR, CPC, M.Ed.
Debi Chernak, SPHR, CPC, M.Ed.

(303) 670-3366 | debi@hrcertpreppros.com

Debi is a senior HR executive and consultant for start-up and growth technology companies. She focuses on building and transforming cultures to become strategically aligned, engaged, high-performing, and driven to succeed. Her practice includes culture and values; organizational development; corporate and employment branding; strategic and workforce planning; recruiting, motivation and retention of top talent; coaching, employee relations and engagement; performance, learning and development; compensation, benefits and equity programs; employment law; HR technology; M&A and HR due diligence.

Debi is Founder, CEO & President of HR Cert Prep Pros, Inc.; Principal of Denver Executive Consultants; Sr. HR Consultant with Summit HR Solutions LLC; and has taught PHR/SPHR Certification Prep Courses since 2004. She has previously held positions as VP-HR, IntelePeer Cloud Communications; Director of HR & Employee Engagement, Unisyn Medical Technologies; Director of HR, Aztek Networks; Founder and VP—HR & Administration, Live Wire Networks. Debi graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management, Marketing & Organizational Behavior from Loyola University in Maryland and a Master of Education in Organizational Performance & Change from Colorado State University. Debi earned her PHR in 1997; SPHR in 2001; SHRM-CP & SCP and SPHRi in Spring 2018.

Debi has taught more than 1,500 HR professionals in her PHR/SPHR Certification Prep Courses at CSU and Regis University and has consistently achieved student pass rates of 80-100%. In 2017, she founded HR Cert Prep Pros to bring her passion for teaching, certification, coaching, and mentoring to a broader audience of aspiring HR professionals and HR certification prep course instructors and sponsoring organizations.