Career Development & Certification Preparation

Preparation for PHR/SPHR Certification

Food Safety Manager Certification Class & Exam





Preparation for PHR/SPHR Certification (Online/Virtual)

Class meets virtually from 6:30 - 8:30 PM Eastern Time.    REGISTER

Get prepared to take the next step in your Human Resources career. 

In the highly competitive and ever-changing field of HR, professional development is critical to your success. Earning your designation as a PHRSPHR, SHRM-CP, or SHRM-SCP helps keep you up-to-date, demonstrates your commitment to the HR profession, and can set you apart as an expert in your field. Using materials from the Human Resources Certification Preparation Program (HRCP), this training prepares you to take the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) exam for your PHR or SPHR credential as well as SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exams. (3.5 CEU) 

The required materials are purchased separately by the student. Email for information and DISCOUNT code BEFORE purchasing your materials from

Meet your instructor...Ronnie Cooper

24WBPD01     13 Tues, Mar 19 - Jun 11     6:30 - 8:30 PM     $425 (After Feb 26, $485) 


Materials options with discounts applied:                               

    • Online only $260; with discount applied, $228.80
    • Print only $365; with discount applied, $321.20
    • Print plus online $470; with discount applied, $413.60

Details about the materials can be found at under Products>PHR/SPHR Products.

Questions? Contact Sue Bailey: 229-245-6484 or

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Food Safety Manager Certification

This class meets in-person.   REGISTER

Do you know how to reduce critical risk factors for food-borne illness in your food service establishment? With ServSafe training, you can bring back to work the knowledge your employees need to serve safe food to your customers! Participants passing with a grade of 70% or higher earn ServSafe Food Safety Certification from the NRAEF. eCertificates are available. Certification is valid for 5 years. Textbook & exam voucher included  (.85 CEU) 

Instructor Sue Bailey is certified to teach ServSafe®.

This class is a comprehensive review of the ServSafe textbook. It is highly recommended that you read the materials and complete the exercises and study questions in advance of the class.

Students will be called when textbooks are available for pick up.

Pass/Fail test results are available immediately upon exam completion.

eCertificates available for printing within 24 hours with passing grade.  

24SBPD01     Thurs, April 11   9 AM - 6:30 PM     $199  (After March 22 - $239)    REGISTER
Meet your instructor...Susan Bailey

Exam-Only Sessions - OnlineExam-Only Proctoring Fee - $75
      Contact our office at 229.245-6484 for Exam-Only dates and times.

Registrants are responsible for self-study and purchasing their study materials and exam voucher from Contact Sue Bailey at 229-245-6484 or for additional test dates.

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Meet your instructors...

Ronnie Cooper holds a bachelor's degree in Human Resource Management from Friends University in Wichita, Kansas and earned his SPHR in 2007. Ronnie has worked for two manufacturing facilities as HR manager: Charloma, Inc. Cherryvale, Kansas and Neodesha Plastics, Inc., Neodesha, Kansas. In Valdosta, Georgia, he worked as the HR Generalist for Saft America, Inc. Ronnie also served 2nd position on the bargaining committee for the company, dealing with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union. Additional union experience ranges from a frontline supervisor at Payless ShoeSource to a bargaining committee member with Saft Amercia. After his time with Saft America, Ronnie held the position of HR Manager at Union Tank Car in Valdosta prior to their unionization. Upon his relocation to Wharton, Texas, Ronnie consults with the Independent Care Waiver Program (ICWP) on compliance as well as training and selection processes for their employees and consumers. For 12+ years, Ronnie has been an instructor with Valdosta State University's Office of Professional & Community Education for their PHR/SPHR Certification Prep course and Essentials of Human Resources w/ aPHR Prep. 

Susan Bailey is the Administrative Coordinator for VSU's Office of Professional & Community Education. Prior to coming to VSU, Susan worked more than 20 years in food service at all levels, from food handler to management. Susan has been teaching Food Safety Manager Certification classes for 17 years.