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Study Courses


    Two times each year the Tennessee Valley Human Resource Association (TVHRA), the Knoxville, TN SHRM chapter, sponsors a study course for individuals preparing to seek SHRM and/or HRCI certifications, including the new aPHR certification. Individuals should determine through SHRM and/or HRCI that they meet the eligibility requirements to take the exam(s). Specific information is available at and websites.

    When: 12 Thursday nights two times each year
    Where: Central Baptist Church Bearden - Ministry Center
                 6322 Deane Hill Dr.  Ste 202 (lower level)

    Classes begin at 6:00 p.m. and finish at 8:30 p.m.

    Spring: 1nd Thursday night in February to last Thursday night in April
    Fall:     2nd Thursday night in September to last Thursday night in November

     Costs (Exam fees are payable to SHRM and HRCI):

                Study Course fee: $100 for TVHRA members; $145 for non-members

                SHRM Learning System: If purchased through TVHRA-$495

    SHRM Exam Fees:

                SHRM-CP & SHRM-SCP - $300 for SHRM member & $400 for non-SHRM member

                HRCI Exam Fees (see for additional “bundled “pricing details) :

    aPHR - $450 ------ PHR - $495 ------- SPHR - $525

    TVHRA members participating in the study group who pass either exam receive a $100 Mike Hudson Incentive Award

    Materials: latest edition of the SHRM Learning System and TVHRA Study Helps book

    Method: SPHR, SHRM-SCP Certified Instructor led, PowerPoint, group discussion.

    Who: Open to any interested individual


    1. Participants who are unsuccessful may join the study group again at no cost.
    2. SHRM & HRCI testing cycles are not the same:

                 SHRM: May 1 to July 15   &   December 1 (current year) to February 15 (following year)

                 HRCI:  Exams may be scheduled year round by applicants

    1. Application deadline dates and scheduling the exam deadline dates vary – participants should review the information on the SHRM and HRCI websites.

    Contact information:   Curt Hall, SPHR, SHRM-SCP Telephone: 865-389-7687
    E-Mail Curt Hall