Keeping Up With Your Industry

Northwood University is dedicated to business. It is our mission to develop the future leaders of a global, free-enterprise society. To meet our mission, it is necessary for us to offer opportunities for professional growth to individuals in specialty careers.

Current Continuing Education opportunities

Human Resource Certification Preparation for PHR/SPHR (Florida)

SHRM CertificatesIf you are in the Human Resource profession, then the Professional Human Resource designation is the next step in advancing your career. Continue your education and become part of a network enabling you to stay abreast of vital updates to your specialty industry.

Why the SHRM Learning System...

If you've been planning to earn your Professional Human Resources (PHR) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) designation, now is the time to enroll in our updated and expanded HRCI exam preparation course based on theSHRM Learning System.

We offer this program in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). The curriculum, designed by support matter experts, covers the 2011 HRCI Body of Knowledge and includes scenario activities that develop specific competencies and decision-making skills. As a certification preparation program, it consistently beats the national pass rate.

  • By attending our course, you will develop new knowledge and skills that will improve your workplace effectiveness immediately.
  • By enrolling in our classroom based format, you also get the added benefit of a structured classroom environment that enhances learning and helps you stay on track.
  • Learn from an experienced instructor who explains concepts and relates them to your industry.
  • Participate in networking opportunities and share real-world experiences with other HR professionals.
  • Maximize employer tuition assistance.

Instructors Make The Difference

Christine Cunningham, SPHR, PMP SHRM Prep Instructor, Northwood University

Christine is a seasoned Human Resources professional with over 10 years in adult learning and development and has been the instructor since 2010 with an impressive pass rate. As the holder of four certifications (SPHR, PMP, MCSE and A+), she offers her students an effective strategy for passing the PHR and SPHR exams.  She is currently a Human Resources Manager with Comcast Cable, alumni of Northwood University and completing a Masters of Science with Strayer University. For additional information and feedback from her past students, please visit:


"Christine was my PHR/SPHR Certification Prep Instructor at Northwood University. She was a life saver! was very accurate in what she taught me regarding the exam and was a great teacher. I highly recommend Christine as an HR Professional."

- October 24, 2011

Completion Certificate

All students completing the course requirements as established by the instructor, the Human Resource Association of Palm Beach County, and Northwood University will receive a Certificate of Completion. Regular session attendance and a passing score on the final examination is required in order to meet the requirements for course completion.