HR Exam Prep

The Best HR Exam Prep Course

Help your HR team earn their certification.

More HR professionals than ever take both the HRCI and SHRM exams to help advance their careers. That’s because HR certification is a valued asset in career development, job hunting, and in demonstrating competence to peers and employers.

Whichever certification you choose, you’re making a smart career move: Less than 14% of all eligible HR practitioners are accredited. Many studies have demonstrated that those who achieve certification earn about $15,000 per year more than their non-accredited peers. And while certification isn’t usually required for most job openings, it gives applicants a clear advantage over others in the pool.

While the average exam pass rate hovers around 40%, Catapult’s students boast a 90% success rate!


We first started offering these exceptional 8- and 12-week PHR®/SPHR®/SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Certification Study Courses more than a decade ago. Organizations enroll their HR professionals because the prep delivers the most value and best outcomes of any other study alternatives:

  • A 90% pass rate! The average pass rate of all test-takers hovers around just 40%.
  • One course prepares class members for both the SHRM and HRCI exams.
  • New sessions start most months, so professionals can fit exam prep into busy schedules.
  • Specially developed, carefully curated study materials are only available to class members.
  • Dynamic live, interactive classes are supported with online office hours for additional assistance.

Meet the Course Author


Course instructor David Siler, SPHR, GPHR, SPHRi, PHRi, SHRM-SCP, is the managing partner of Distinctive HR, Inc. He has more than 35 years of experience as a senior-level HR practitioner and has been preparing candidates for HR certification exams for 25 years. David has served two terms on the Board of Directors for the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) for North Carolina. He is a two-time past president of the Central Carolina Personnel Association and a past president of the Alamance County Human Resources Executive Association.