HRCI & Train Me Today

CEA has partnered with the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) and Train Me Today, to bring you training and certification tools to achieve HR mastery.

Why Get Certified?
In today's competitive Human Resources market, HR certification is a must. Train Me Today classes are designed to help you get through the exam preparation period in the time frame that works for your lifestyle. We offer live webinars, online training, and live classes.  

Associate Professional in Human Resources  The first-ever HR certification designed for professionals who are just beginning their HR career journey.

Professional in Human Resources® PHR certification is a great way to establish yourself in the HR field.

Professional in Human Resources—California®  By earning the PHRca, you demonstrate that you are an HR professional who has mastered the laws, regulations and HR management practices unique to the state of California.

Senior Professional in Human Resources®  SPHR certification solidifies your credibility as an HR leader. 

CEA Member Benefits

  • $50 discount from HRCI off any aPHR, PHR, PHRca, SPHR, or GPHR exam fee
    • Three credits per full year of CEA association membership (to a maximum of nine credit hours) under the HRCI membership category
    • Three business credits (one per year for SPHR) under the continuing education category 
  • An HRCI job board where individuals looking for jobs can upload their resume
  • voucher program allowing you to purchase HRCI certification exams in bulk with a $90 dollar discount from HRCI.
  • An HRCI Recertification Concierge to quickly resolve questions and issues: or 571-551-6725

Register For Study Classes

aPHR Webinar - 6 Week Classes - GoToMeeting (link will be provided after registration)  Register Today

Tuesdays from 4:00pm - 5:30pm (PST)

Series Start Dates:3/3/20 

PHRca Webinar - 6 Week Study Program  Register Today

Mondays from 6:00pm - 7:30 pm(PST)
Series Start Dates:


Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (PST)
Orientation: Wed 4/29/20 Go To Meeting - You will be emailed a link.
Start Date: 5/6/20
Orientation: Wed 9/16/20 Go To Meeting - You will be emailed a link.
Start date: 9/23/20

PHR/SPHR Live Classes  REGISTER Today 

  • Irvine, CA: 
    Orientation: Tuesday 3/10/20  GoTo Meeting - You will be emailed a link.
    Mondays starting on 3/16/20 for 12 weeks 
    Time: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

    Orientation: Wednesday 9/16/20 GoTo Meeting - You will be emailed a link.
    Date(s): Mondays starting on 9/21/20 for 12 weeks
    Time: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

    Location: TMT (Next7)
    5151 California Ave, Ste#100
    Irvine, CA 92617

  • Pasadena/Arcadia, CA
    Orientation: Wed 9/16/20 6pm GoTo Meeting - You will be emailed a link.
    Date(s): Wednesdays starting on 9/23/20 for 12 weeks
    Time: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

    Embassy Suites by Hilton Arcadia
    211 East Huntington Dr
    Arcadia, CA 91006


Additional Resources

HRCI Credentials 
3 Steps to Certification
Guide for Online Applications 
Recertification Instructions


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