2024 HR Exam Prep Webinar Series

About this Event

The Continuing Education Department at CSU is excited for our continued partnership with Distinctive HR to offer our students a Webinar Series that prepares for both PHR/SPHR and SHRM-CP/ SHRM-SCP Exams: YEAR 2024 edition!

This series consists of weekly webinars. The posted days and times are for the LIVE INTERACTIVE Webinar. Once you have registered for the webinar series, you will have continued access to that webinar recording. So, you don’t have to panic if you miss a session, you can view the recording at a later time!

In addition to the exceptional instruction and interaction, you will receive many tools* to prepare yourself for the exam, including:

  • Study materials and slides
  • Access to instructor and fellow attendees through online chat and discussion boards
  • Complete library of audio CDs
  • On-line access to videos on tough topics
  • On-line access to hundreds of practice exam questions and testing games
  • Flash cards
  • Tips on how to take standardized tests
  • Comprehensive final practice exam

This study course is led by David Siler or Ken Defeo (bios below). Distinctive HR students average an extremely impressive pass rate of more than 90% for the PHR and 85% for the SPHR. Additionally, we are the ONLY provider to offer The Seven Princes, which detail the seven main principles of HRM that show up all over the tests. Ask around, the Seven Princes, written by David Siler, is your secret weapon that no one else can offer! Recently, students have used this webinar training to also take the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP exam and have been successful! So this webinar course is preparing professionals for BOTH designations!

HR Exam Prep Webinar Series Sessions vary per series.


  • JANUARY PROGRAM: January 23 – April 4; meets Tuesdays & Thursdays from 12:00-1:30pm ET
  • FEBRUARY PROGRAM: February 26 – May 13; meets Mondays from 6:00-9:00pm ET
  • APRIL PROGRAM: April 30 – June 27; meets Tuesdays & Thursdays from 7:00-9:00pm ET
  • JULY PROGRAM: July 16 – August 22; meets Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6:00-9:00pm ET
  • SEPTEMBER PROGRAM: September 8 – November 3; meets Sundays from 4:00-7:00pm ET
  • OCTOBER PROGRAM: October 10 – December 12; meets Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6:00- 9:00pm ET

Where: Virtual

Cost: $1,225.00

*All registrations must be PAID IN FULL 14 days prior to your session’s start date!


Your instructors:
David Siler is the founder and Managing Partner of Distinctive HR, Inc. He is the author and creator of the DHR learning system for HR certification. He has 40 years’ experience as a senior level HR practitioner and 30 years' experience guiding candidates through the HR certprep process. He currently holds all the major certifications from both HRCI and SHRM. David is considered a thought leader in the field of HR and is an award-winning lecturer on the subject. He was an HR executive with a Fortune 100 organization prior to dedicating his career to HR certification. He has a master’s degree in psychology.

Since 2012, Ken Defeo has been with Distinctive HR, Inc. as an instructor teaching exam preparation program. Holding both the SPHR and the SHRM-SCP, Ken has also been working in compensation and benefits for over 27 years. He is currently the Vice President for APAC Compensation with GXO Logistics, Inc. Examples of his functional areas of expertise include: Strategic Planning, Compensation and Benefits, Affirmative Action, Compliance, Employment Law, Talent Acquisition, Employee Relations, Employee Engagement, and Talent Management. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and economics.

For more information contact: ContinguingEd@columbiasouthern.edu 
Office: (800) -313-1992

Terms & Conditions


  1. Internationally based students will receive instructions on how to download course materials. Course materials are only shipped within the continental US and will arrive close to the start date of the chosen session. Back to international-students

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