HR Certification Preparation Details

Rod Lacey is a 20+ year HR veteran and accomplished presenter and trainer. His practical experience and real-world examples will add memorable content to the HR body of knowledge required to pass a certification exam.

Sunstone’s HR Certification students have achieved a 95%+ pass rate on HRCI and SHRM Certification Exams!

Rod has partnered with HRCP (Human Resource Certification Preparation) to provide affordable and current certification preparation materials, including multiple practice exams and interactive learning opportunities. All of Rod’s trainings will be offered both in-person or virtually.

Preparation courses will occur in one of three primary formats:

  • 3-day intensive course (typically 8am – 6pm x 3 days) OR
  • 6 half-day classes (typically 9am – 1pm x 6 days) OR
  • 11-week course (typically a weeknight, 6:00 – 9:0pm x 11 weeks)
    • Virtual attendance will be available for all courses offered
    • Each session will be recorded if you are unable to attend
    • Virtual practice exams will be offered at no additional charge after the conclusion of each course

Upcoming Certification Preparation Dates / Locations

11 Week HR Certification Prep (aPHR, PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP)

Starting Mondays, September 14, 2020, 6:00 – 8:45pm weekly. Virtual opportunity (with potential in-person Utah County conference room, dependent upon COVID)

Additional sections to be announced at a later date, or available upon request.


Certification Preparation Price

Currently the BEST VALUE for Certification Preparation Courses in Utah and the surrounding areas, Sunstone HR’s certification preparation pricing is as follows:

Baseline price per participant  $800

Contact SunstoneHR for information on multi-participant discounts or potential CustomFit subsidies.


MATERIALS: HRCP offers two options in preparation course materials (print or online), one of which is required for course participation. Both options contain identical information and multiple practice exams:

  • aPHR Print Edition                                                             $225
  • aPHR Online Edition                                                          $160
  • PHR/SPHR (SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP) Print Edition           $345
  • PHR/SPHR (SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP) Online Edition        $245 

Sunstone HR Total Course Cost

$800 Class Fee and $160 – $345 materials =

just $960 – $1,145 per participant!


Seem Pricey? Check Out The Competition! SunstoneHR is the BEST DEAL on HR Cert Prep with a Success Rate that meets or exceeds the competition!

Local Competitor 1 $995 course fee PLUS materials PLUS extra fee for supplemental practice exams

Local Competitor 2 $1,195 – $1,345 per participant.

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Note: The certification preparation courses are not a substitute for a certification examination. The HRCI or SHRM exam registration is separate, and testing fees are not covered by certification preparation courses. Please click on the below links for additional information.

HRCI Certification Information 

SHRM Certification Information

The HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®) does not endorse any particular preparation program or offering. We encourage prospective certification holders to use a variety of resources that reflect their learning styles and needs. Purchasing a certification product is NOT required and HRCI does not guarantee that an individual will pass based on the purchase of a certification preparation product.
The red-and-purple HR design, aPHR, PHR and SPHR are trademarks of registered trademarks of Human Resource Certification Institute, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. Used Under License.