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Our work has earned us an invitation to join a community for WORLD-CLASS businesses and business owners.
2022 Official Member of the Forbes Coaches Council

Premium Support That Comes Standard

It's more than just about passing the exam.

  • Certified & Experienced Facilitators

    We bring 35+ years of professional HR and business experience that will serve as your accountability partners in your journey to certification. You don't just have one resource, you have our ENTIRE team!

  • NEW! Course Coach

    Our service model has been enhanced to include a course coach (separate from the instructor) that will provide virtual check-ins on your learning journey to each cohort member.

  • Memorable & Applicable Learning Journey

    We have created a learning journey that is full of energy, highly engaging, and more importantly relatable so you can maximize your investment and potential IMMEDIATELY! Don't just take our word for it. Ask to speak to a few of our graduates.

  • Available In & Out of Class

    We are consistently here for you! We are accessible in our LinkedIn communities, e-mail, text, and scheduled 1:1 sessions.

  • Risk Protection

    We are so confident that you will earn your certification after following our study plan that if you don't, we will pay for your re-take! Additionally, you will gain free access to our next live class offering. We are accountable for YOUR success!

  • Customized Financing Options Available

    We provide options from strategies on utilizing workplace benefits to offering INTEREST & FEE FREE payment plans. We want you to focus on passing the exam and not on cost.

What to Expect

With HR Certified, you can expect in-depth instruction on critical areas of human resource management and test-taking strategies for you to be successful on the HR certification exams. In passing the HR Certification exam, you will:

  • Gain a sense of personal satisfaction

  • Earn a distinct advantage in the job market

  • Increase earnings potential and career trajectory

Don't just take our word for it ...

See what some of our graduates are saying

HR Certified brings concepts to life!

Lauren Brocket, SPHR

Thanks to HR Certified, I knew exactly how to prepare. The real-scenarios in class brought the concepts to life for me. I am pleased to share that I am now a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources. Thank you HR Certified!

I would take it a 2nd time!

Brandon Gray, SPHR

I'm telling you people, HR Certified was so good, I almost want to sign up and take the course a 2nd time!

I highly recommend HR Certified!

Julie Whittington, PHR

The HR Certified course was instrumental in my preparation in preparing for my PHR. I would highly recommend working with HR Certified in gaining your HR Certification.

As an HR of 1 I was fortunate to work with HR Certified!

Fallon Martin, SHRM - SCP

I worked with HR Certified via a scholarship with BambooHR. The course provided relatable experience and textbook knowledge at the practical level, offering realistic expertise to HR professionals of every type. Anthony, our instructor, was punctual, prepared, incredibly responsive, and encouraging - cheering us on through the finish line.

About HR Certified

HR Certified is an official certification preparation provider with the HR Certification Institute ® and a professional development resource for both aspirant and experienced HR professionals. We offer in-person, on-demand, and virtual courses to prepare individuals for HRCI® and SHRM® certification exams, continuing education for HR recertification, and a diverse group of leading HR professionals who will assist you in reaching your HR career goals.

Meet Your Instructors

Master Facilitator Anthony Howard, LDSS, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Anthony P. Howard is an HR Leader who works with HR professionals at all levels in finding the value and pathway to certification. He believes that you can increase your confidence, marketability, and value through the power of certification. Anthony is an experienced strategic HR Business Partner with a 20+ year history of progressive success piloting large-scale, global initiatives driving organizational change and goals in diverse environments from highly regulated FDA medical devices & biotech industries to unionized manufacturing environments. His most notable accomplishments include developing, implementing, executing, and ongoing administration of comprehensive and inclusive Global Talent Management Programs (Leadership Development, Performance Management, Succession Planning, Talent Review, Merit Planning), including technology (ADP WorkforceNow, SAP SuccessFactors). He has led global integration efforts, including due diligence and first-day activities. He successfully led a union avoidance effort for a large plant whose employees were targeted by a direct mail campaign. He also created and led an HR Shared Services organization. He also has led positive culture shifts with his contributions to and through DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) initiatives. He co-led the formation of corporate-wide ERG (Employee Resource Group) initiatives and has been pegged to speak on the topic on webinars, panel discussions, and online courses. Anthony has incorporated a passion for the learning and development of others into his entire career. He is the founder of HR Certified, LLC. He has held HR Certification since 2009 and currently holds both the SPHR and SHRM-SCP designations. Additionally, he has earned the Leadership Development & Succession Strategist (LDSS) designation from Human Capital Institute (HCI).

Sr. HR Instructor Nicole Pemberton, MHRM, PHR, SHRM-CP

Educating others and supporting them through training, coaching and development is where Nicole Pemberton’s passion is rooted. As a Human Resources Director in the long-term care health industry during the global pandemic Nicole has actively worked to avidly support her business partners. From risk, talent acquisition, succession planning to OSHA and state surveys, Nicole chose to accept each challenge as mission possible. “Human Resources isn’t just pushing paper it’s being a thought servant leader ever at the ready to jump in and get our hands dirty. From employee relations to compensation and benefits HR professionals must be willing to stretch and get it done, to find out when you don’t know and be ready to make it work. We are excited that Nicole brings a wealth of knowledge to Get HR Certified. Her expertise focuses on Talent Acquisition, Employee Relations, Conflict Resolution, Employee Engagement and Retention and Workplace Investigations. With over 10 years of HR industry experience Nicole has had the opportunity to be exposed to various components of the HR industry. Working with the Get HR Certified family allows me to work in an industry that challenges and motivates me and working with Anthony Howard, CEO & Lead Facilitator, was a no brainer. Anthony is an individualist who is intentional in every move he makes; he motivates you to be more while he supports your endeavors to expand your experience to do more. I’m more than excited to begin this chapter of my career and look forward to the future with Get HR Certified.”