HR CERTIFICATION: PHRca Preparation Virtual Class
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HR CERTIFICATION:  PHRca Preparation Virtual Class

When: Saturdays, August 8, 15, 22, 29, 2020
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific Time
Where: Virtual Class Environment - Zoom Meeting Platform
Presenter: Richard Dawson
Contact: PIHRA Programs Dept

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Human Resources Certification:

PHRca Preparation Class

 Virtual Class Environment


Expert Guidance Leads to Success!

Getting certified through HRCI demonstrates your commitment as an HR professional, distinguishes you as an expert in the HR field, with proven levels of skills and knowledge, and the competence necessary to mitigate risks and drive business results.

A certification through HRCI is fully accredited through the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) requiring rigorous standards. It earns recognition and credibility from your peers, validates your experience, connects you to other HR professionals around the globe and welcomes you into the largest HR certification in the world. Additionally, no matter what level you are, HRCI has a suite of proven credentials that can be aligned with your level of experience.



PHRca - With achievement of the PHRca, you demonstrate that you have mastered the laws, regulations and HR management practices unique to California. You do not have to reside in California to earn a PHRca. Take this if you either practice in California or are responsible for human resource management in California. Eligibility requirements are a minimum of 1 year of experience in a professional-level HR position with a Master's degree or higher, or a minimum of 2 years experience in a professional-level HR position with a Bachelor's degree, or a minimum of 4 years experience in a professional-level HR position with a high school diploma.

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Dates & Time

August 8, 15, 22, 29, 2020 (4-week course)
8:00am - 12:00pm (Pacific Time)


PIHRA Virtual Classroom Environment

This class will be delivered virtually just as if we were in a classroom. There will be face-to-face interaction using Zoom as our technology platform.

Technical requirements for the class include:

  • Headphones
  • Webcam. If your laptop/computer doesn’t have a camera, you can purchase one for around $30 from Logitech via Amazon.
  • Quiet space without distractions
  • Solid internet connection




Richard Dawson, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, PHRca, HRPM, sHRBP

Richard Dawson, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, PHRca, HRPM, sHRBP, is a highly tactical strategist with extensive HR management experience. He is a full-fledged generalist with industry acumen spanning employee relations, strategic management, talent acquisition, training and development, organizational effectiveness, talent management and full-cycle human resources. He is also senior certified in Federal and California Employment Laws, as well as, certified in CUE, Labor/Employee Relations. Additionally, Richard is an Adjunct Professor at Claremont Graduate University and HR Instructor at University of La Verne, teaching the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP classes.

As a board member, he has held various positions including Director of Communication and Director of Certification for CalSHRM, Vice-President of Leadership for PIHRA as well as, National SHRM roles as Diversity & Inclusion Expertise Panel and currently, Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Expertise Panel. Richard believes that his greatest role is paying it forward, by assisting others with their success and he looks forward to working with you. 




Materials to be purchased separately via You will get 11.7% discount off purchase when you use the code you will receive in your confirmation email after registering for the class. It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you must use the most current version of the book for this class. 


Registration Rates

Category Registration
PIHRA Member $499
Guest/Nonmember* $649

*All guest/nonmember registrations include a 12-month non-refundable membership with PIHRA!

Last day to register for class is Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 5:00pm, or if the class fills up.

To register online and pay with a credit card, please click the gold REGISTER button above. To register with check payment, or by fax or mail, download registration form:


Materials to be purchased separately via You will get 11.7% discount off purchase when you use the code you will receive in your confirmation email after registering for the class.


Course Enrollment and Cancellation Policy

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