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Are you ready to earn your aPHR® certification credential? MTI Business Solutions' fully online, instructor-led aPHR (Associate Professional in Human Resources) certification exam prep course is designed to help you get prepared to do just that! This online certification prep course includes expert instruction from a professional instructor. The class encompasses key exam content areas and helpful test-taking strategies and tips, along with current, comprehensive exam prep program materials. Attend this class and master essential knowledge necessary for success in a career in human resource management or a related area and prepare to earn the first-ever early-career HR certification. Click here to register for our current class.

Online aPHR Exam Prep Class Details

Inside Insights' online certification prep class for the aPHR exam includes 6, 3-hour live online class sessions which participants will attend via web browser in conjunction with speaker/headphones or telephone. For student convenience, the live sessions are recorded and available during the term and for 6 months following conclusion of the class. See our public workshop schedule for details about our next class or to register.

Course Content

Our aPHR™ exam prep course provides professional instruction covering each of the six functional areas included on the aPHR exam (listed below). Consistent with aPHR exam parameters, this course emphasizes U.S. employment law. It covers HR best practices and requirements in the context of the U.S. legal and regulatory environment. 

  • HR Operations

  • Recruitment & Selection

  • Compensation & Benefits

  • Human Resource Development & Retention

  • Employee Relations

  • Health, Safety, and Security

Course Materials

Our aPHR certification prep course is taught using current, comprehensive HRCP exam prep materials designed to cover the Human Resources Certification Institute® (HRCI®) Exam Content Outline for the aPHR exam. This course meets for the recommended number of hours (18) to fully cover the materials and exam content outline. To prepare for the exam, students will need to attend class and complete additional study via the course materials, which include practice exams, flash cards, and other instructional resources designed to enhance learning and prepare participants for the aPHR exam. Materials are included with the course. Students can choose the full HRCP package (print and online) or opt for print-only or online-only materials. Students will have access to the online portion of the HRCP materials for 24 months.



The class will be taught by Mary Gormandy White, M.A., SHRM-SCP, SPHR, an experienced professional trainer with significant experience teaching certification prep courses and long-time SHRM member and volunteer. She has been teaching SHRM-CP/SCP classes since the certification program was introduced and taught SPHR/PHR certification prep courses for several years before that. She has extensive HR training and consulting experience, including teaching HR Generalist and Strategic HR Leadership certificate programs for HR Training Center. She also has extensive online teaching experience, presenting webinars on a regular basis for a number of national and international webinar companies and private clients.

Who Can Benefit From aPHR Certification

The aPHR certification is appropriate for individuals whose jobs or career goals involve HR or non-HR professionals whose roles involve HR duties, such as managers, supervisors, administrators, or business owners. This class (and the aPHR certification) is appropriate for beginners and others whose jobs involve HR duties. The aPHR credential can be the best HR certification option for:

  • Individuals seeking to transition to an HR role

  • Individuals seeking to transition to a supervisory role

  • Early-career HR professionals

  • Recent college graduates seeking to enter the HR field

  • Individuals seeking professional roles that involve HR duties

  • Military service members preparing to transition to civilian careers

  • Experienced HR professionals seeking aPHR certification as a precursor to a more advanced credential

  • HR professionals who do not yet have the years of experience requirements for a more advanced credential

  • Anyone wishing to earn a credential indicative of essential U.S. employment law and HR best practice knowledge

Upcoming Sessions

Our public aPHR class is delivered in an instructor-led online format for maximum convenience. Register here today and start preparing to become a certified HR specialist!


If you'd like to be notified when additional public classes are added or if you're interested in scheduling a private online or in-person class for your company, organization, or group, please contact us at

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, HR CERTIFICATION INSTITUTE, PHR, SPHR, and aPHR are trademarks of registered trademarks of Human Resource Certification Institute, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. Used Under License.

Exam Details

  • The exam fee is not included in the class. You are responsible for scheduling and paying for your exam separately.

  • See HRCI for exam fee information.

For more information, contact us at or call 423-380-8235.

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