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The UVICELL Center is pleased to offer the first entry-level certification program for the human resources profession. Launched in early 2016, this one-of-a-kind program is the industry’s first-ever HR certification designed specifically for those who are new to or transitioning into the HR profession.

The Associate Professional in Human Resources™ (aPHR™) is a rigorous program which demonstrates basic knowledge of human resource operations. Upon completion of the course, participants will be eligible to sit for the exam, which focuses on the fundamentals of HR principles and practices to include recruitment, development and retention, compensation and benefits, employee relations and health, and safety and security.

The aPHR program was developed by the Human Resources Certification Institute, the premier professional credentialing organization for the human resources profession. The aPHR joins HRCI’s family of the most recognized, respected and sought after credentials in the profession.

The aPHR certification course will begin on June 22 and will run until July 29. Sessions will be on Thursdays from 6 – 9 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the UVICELL Center on the St. Thomas Campus. A separate course will be available in Sept. for current HR professionals who need to obtain their Professional in Human Resources or Senior Professional in Human Resources certification.

For more information on the aPHR course, call 340-693-1100 or visit the UVICELL website at