According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “employment is expected to grow much faster than the average for all human resource, training and labor relations manager and specialist occupations. College graduates and those who have earned a certification should have the best job opportunities.”
The Institute for Human Resource Education at Rice University is the largest producer of certified HR professionals in Texas and one of the largest university programs of its kind in the country. It offers extensive educational opportunities for human resource professionals in classroom and online formats.
Programs Offered HR Certification Institute Recertification CoursesTwo Formats Available: Classroom and Online Benefits of Attending Why Rice?Required Equipment
Essentials of HR Management Certificate Program (only available in the classroom format)
PHR Ultimate Review
Professional HR Developmentpreparation for the PHR® exam and recertification credit for GPHR's
Global HR Developmentpreparation for the GPHR® exam and recertification credit for PHR's and SPHR's
Senior HR Developmentpreparation for the SPHR® exam and recertification credit for GPHR's
HR Certification Institute Recertification Courses
The HR Certification Institute requires 100 percent attendance to earn full recertification credit.
The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.
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Both formats employ the same curriculum and textbooks. In addition to instruction, you will be provided with access to online study tools that include practice exam questions.
Classroom FormatThe classroom programs are delivered in a traditional classroom on the Rice University campus. Face-to-face contact with peers and instructors provides the best environment in which to learn and interact with others.
Using the Blackboard Collaborate™ platform and voice-over-IP technology, these fully online courses meet at scheduled times in real time, creating a virtual classroom that promotes interaction between instructors and students. To ensure the best possible experience, please review our Computer Required Equipment and Minimum System Requirements. This unique approach to education allows students to attend a virtual classroom using their computer and communicate with the instructor using a headset and voice-over-IP technology. From your home, office or on the road, as long as you have a computer and Internet connection, you can access the virtual classroom.
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Students in both the classroom and online programs must have access to a computer and the Internet to complete the coursework required to earn the Certificate of Achievement. In addition, students in the online programs must have a headset with a microphone. Please review the Required Equipment and Minimum System Requirements to ensure that your computer can access the online collaboration environment.
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HRCI New Eligibility Requirements for 2011
• Rice ranked No. 10 in enrollments in the SHRM Learning System®• Rice ranked No. 1 in enrollments in the SHRM Global Learning System®• Rice ranked No. 2 in enrollments in Essentials of HR Management Certificate Program
Student pass rates in the Rice programs generally exceed the national average.
Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies, MS-550
Rice University, 6100 Main, Houston, Texas 77005-1827
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1892, Houston, Texas 77251-1892