Planet Tan Human Resources Manager, Fernando Olivas Earns Certification as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR)

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Planet Tan Human Resources Manager, Fernando Olivas Earns Certification as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR)

Planet Tan, home of Dallas/Fort Worth's premier tanning super centers, and the most respected brand in the industry announced today that Fernando Olivas, Planet Tan Human Resources Manager, recently earned certification as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR).

The certification awarded by the HR Certification Institute, signifies that Olivas possesses the theoretical knowledge and practical experience in human resource management to pass a rigorous examination demonstrating a mastery of the body of knowledge in the field. To become certified, an applicant must pass a comprehensive examination and demonstrate a strong background of professional human resource experience.

The HR Certification Institute is the credentialing body for human resource professionals and is affiliated with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world's largest organization dedicated exclusively to the human resource profession. The Institute's purpose is to promote the establishment of professional standards and to recognize professionals who meet those standards.

"I am extremely proud of Fernando's commitment to earn his PHR certification," said Tony Hartl, Planet Tan CEO. "We encourage our employees to continue their education and expand their knowledge whenever possible."

Planet Tan is the official tanning center for the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, Dallas Mavericks Dancers, and the Dallas Stars Ice Girls. They are the leader in tanning super centers, operating 13 locations in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Planet Tan has been recognized on the SMU "Dallas 100" list as one of the fastest growing privately held businesses in Dallas, and was selected as the "Best Place to Work in DFW" by the Dallas Business Journal in 2006 and 2007. Looking Fit® magazine ranked Planet Tan in their "Top 250" - the top 1% of tanning centers in North America. The company has also been included in the Inc. 5000 magazine 2007 list of 5000 fastest growing companies in America. Planet Tan was just recently on the cover of Fortune Small Business in recognition on gauging customer service. The company was founded in 1995 by Tony Hartl, and is based in Garland, Texas. To learn more about Planet Tan memberships and locations, visit

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