HR CERTIFICATION: aPHR Preparation Virtual Class
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HR CERTIFICATION:  aPHR Preparation Virtual Class

When: Saturdays, 9/12, 9/19, 10/3 & 10/10
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Virtual Class Environment - Zoom Meeting Platform
United States
Presenter: Thelá R. Thatch
Contact: PIHRA Programs Dept

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Human Resources Certification:

aPHR 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.



aPHR - an HR certification designed for professionals who are just beginning their HR career. Eligibility requirements are a high school diploma or global equivalent. Ideal for college graduates, armed services men/women making the transition to civilian life, or other professionals seeking a career transition into the HR field.

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Dates & Time

Sept 12, Sept 19, Oct 3 & Oct 10 (4-week course)
8:30am - 11:30am


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




Thelá R. Thatch, MBA, PHR, SHRM-CP

Thelá R. Thatch, MBA, PHR, SHRM-CP is an HR Coach at Paychex supporting HR Generalists across the U.S. who advise Paychex clients on a wide range of business and HR issues in a variety of industries. Thelá has more than two decades of experience in human resources, talent management, organizational development, and diversity and inclusion initiatives. Prior to joining Paychex she served as an executive consultant to the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services where she developed a human capital and workforce strategy to recruit and train individuals to provide services to the homeless and other vulnerable populations. Thelá also has experience as the Chief Diversity Officer for Live Nation Entertainment where she laid the foundation to implement the first diversity initiative within a global organization of more than 10,000 employees. Over the years, she has also worked with various Fortune 500 organizations such as UPS, Fox Television, Devro, ADC and Cablevision. Thelá is a published author of a children’s book titled “The Dog Chef” and has written shorter pieces for a number of publications. She graduated from Kean University with a BA in Communications, earned her MBA with a concentration in Human Resources at North Greenville University, and her MPhil from Walden University. She is currently a PhD candidate in public policy and administration with a law specialization at Walden University scheduled to graduate in July 2020.




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 $349
Guest/Nonmember* $499

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

Last day to register for class is Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 12:00pm, 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.


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