Human Resource Management at the Fishkill Executive Center

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Marist College and SHRM® Provide Superior HR Training

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM®) is the world's largest association devoted to human resource management.  Representing more than 250,000 members in over 140 countries, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR professions.  Marist College has a long history of partnership with SHRM® to provide the PHR®/SPHR® exam preparation program.  Graduates of this program consistently pass the certification exam at a higher rate than state and national pass rates. 

Marist College and SHRM® offer programs for seasoned HR Professionals, small business owners or young professionals just entering the HR field.  Determine which training meets your needs:





36-hour, 12-week instructor-led classroom course
Preparation for PHR®/SPHR® Exam 3.5 C
New and junior HR practitioners Small business owners or office managers New or experienced managers Representatives selling or supporting HR systems and services
15-hour, 5-week instructor-led classroom course
Earn 1.2 continuing education units (CEUs) or up to 12 recertification hours and a certificate of achievement.
Continuing Education for HR Professionals
PHR®/SPHR®-Certified Professionals who need CEUs to maintain credentials HR Professionals Small Business Owners or Office Managers

Please contact the Marist Fishkill Executive Center at (845) 897-9648  or for information or to register.

See Related Information for other programs offered by the School of Global & Professional Programs 

shrm logoNew for 2015- SHRM Certification

Earning an HR credential is a sign of commitment and dedication to the HR profession. SHRM applauds and recognizes your efforts to enhance your skills and raise the value of the profession. For 38 years SHRM has been committed to collectively supporting the HR profession by providing the SHRM Learning System to support preparation for the PHR®/SPHR® and GPHR® designations offered by the HR Certification Institute. While these designations have made a tremendous impact on the HR profession, the changing landscape is demanding a more accessible, globally recognized HR credential that demonstrates knowledge and application of current HR practices.


As the leading advocate for HR professionals worldwide and provider of HR research and education, SHRM launched an unparalleled study to define not only the knowledge but also the competencies required of today’s HR leaders. The result is a new SHRM certification designed to demonstrate an HR professional’s acumen and the ability to apply that acumen to meet these new demands that will be available beginning in 2015. We will proudly offer certification preparation for this new designation in 2015, utilizing the SHRM Learning System®, a proven certification preparation program.


If you have already demonstrated your commitment to the HR profession by becoming certified, SHRM will continue to recognize your commitment and your investment in certification by providing a seamless and efficient process to earn the new SHRM certification. You will have the added benefit of competency-based education and alignment to the changing world of HR.


If you are ready to become a certified HR professional, we encourage you to look into our fall course offerings. As a certified professional you will also be eligible to add new SHRM certification to your list of credentials at no cost beginning January 1, 2015. If you do not pass your exam prior to January 2015 and you purchased the current SHRM Learning System, SHRM will provide the updated 2015 SHRM Learning System for the new SHRM certification – at no cost --in preparation for the new exam.

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PHR® / SPHR® Certification Prep

Our Human Resource certification preparation course is designed primarily for individuals wanting to increase HR knowledge or earn a Professional in Human Resources (PHR®) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR®) certification.

This intensive 36-hour, 12-week program combines expert instruction with the SHRM Learning System®, so you will learn faster, retain more knowledge and stay on track as you prepare for the exam.

Fall 2014 Course Details


Dates and Times

Contact Information

Course Fees

Marist Fishkill Center 
400 Westage Business Center
Suite 105
Fishkill, NY 12524

Sept. 6 - Nov. 20, 2014 
6:00 - 9:00 PM


Fee includes tuition and
all course materials: $1,150



Why Enroll In Our Course?

When you complete this course, you’ll be prepared to pass the PHR® or SPHR® exam. Year after year, professionals who use the SHRM Learning System® consistently beat the national pass rate. Our expert classroom instruction provides a better flow of information and a more enjoyable and effective learning experience saving you time and keeping you motivated.

By enrolling in this course, you will receive the added benefits of:

  • An experienced, certified instructor
  • The SHRM Learning System®, ranked the #1 certification prep toollaptop
  • Practice Tests – more than 1,000 questions for continually testing knowledge and comprehension
  • A structured learning experience that keeps you on track
  • Opportunities to network and learn from your peers
  • Tuition reimbursement and 3.5 CEUs.

This course utilizes the new 2013 SHRM Learning System® which features up-to-date study materials and the latest technology, including SmartStudy tools, learning modules in print or e-reader formats and extensive multi-media online resources accessible via mobile devices. Thousands of HR professionals have used the SHRM Learning System® to earn their certification.  The SHRM Learning System® provides HR professionals with more content, tests, learning tools, and access to expert advice than any other PHR®/SPHR® exam preparation program.  Printed materials are updated annually and online study tools are portable and convenient, with access to online tests, flashcards, and resources via iPhone, Blackberry, Palm Pre, Windows Mobile, or Google Android.

Who Should Enroll In This Course?

Our Human Resource certification preparation course is designed primarily for individuals seeking a PHR® or SPHR® certification.  The HR Certification Institute requires HR professionals planning to sit for the PHR® or SPHR® exams to have a combination of demonstrated work experience and education.  For additional information.

Advancing your career. For those not seeking certification, the SHRM Learning System® course provides a comprehensive and accelerated option for professional development. Participants gain a generalist point of view, refresh key ideas and concepts, strengthen their understanding of core competencies and increase productivity.

Course Topics

The most up-to-date learning modules. The SHRM Learning System® includes six modules covering the entire HR Certification Institute body of knowledge so you'll learn everything you need for the PHR® or SPHR® exam. Modules were updated to reflect the new HR practice and legislation in the HR Certification Institute's body of knowledge and are available in print and e-reader formats.

  • Business Management and Strategy
  • Workforce Planning and Employment
  • Human Resource Development
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Employee and Labor Relations
  • Risk Management

Get Started on HR Certification and Enroll Today! 

Contact Us

If you have any questions, need more information, or would like to register, contact us!

Marist Fishkill Executive Center 
(845) 897-9648

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SHRM® Essentials of HR Management

The SHRM Essentials® of HR Management is an introductory course offering a complete overview of human resource roles and responsibilities. If you are just starting out in the profession, or are looking for an effective way to boost your employee management skills, this is the program for you!

This introductory 15-hour, 5-week  program combines expert instruction with the SHRM Learning materials.

Call for Upcoming Course Schedule

Locations Dates and Times Contact Information Course Fees

Marist Fishkill Center 
400 Westage Business Center 
Suite 105 
Fishkill, NY 12524 


April 2 -30, 2014

6:00 - 9:00 pm 


Fee includes tuition and 
all course materials: $694.00




Why Enroll in Our Course?

This course can provide exceptional benefits because it:

  • Reduces company's risk of potential high-cost litigation.
  • Promotes a consistent understanding of the HR function to non-HR management.
  • Offers professional development for divisional or departmental supervisors to ensure HR compliance.
  • Develops a common dictionary of HR terms for the entire organization.
  • Covers real-life HR issues and current, vital topics including: employment law; selecting qualified employees; compensation; orientation and training; and the performance management process.

The course is supplemented by a Participant’s Reference Book, access to Online Interactive software, and classroom interaction with peers and instructor. Earn up to 1.2 continuing education units (CEUs) or up to 12 recertification hours and a certificate of achievement. 

Learn Essential HR Knowledge, Enroll Today!

Contact Us

If you have any questions, need more information, or would like to register, contact us!

Marist Fishkill Executive Center
(845) 897-9648
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Related Information:

For Human Resource professionals seeking to complete a bachelor's degree learn more about a Marist College B.A. / B.S. in Liberal Studies designed for adult students.  Please visit the B.A. / B.S. in Liberal Studies web page for more information on the fully online, on ground and cohort-based formats.