To help you study for the exam and assess your readiness to take it, we have developed the following resources:
No two candidates come to the exam with the same knowledge base. Because experience and educational backgrounds are unique, these differences must be taken into consideration when determining a study method. While some individuals may take the exam without studying, the majority use some form of exam preparation. Because the exams measure mastery of the application of the HR knowledge base, it is impossible to train or teach to the exam. The best preparation is to understand the applicable HR knowledge base (also known as the exam content) and its application to HR practice.
The focus of any study program should be on the functional areas and the HR content that falls under those functional areas. Practice exams can help candidates who have not taken multiple-choice exams and refresh their test-taking skills. With the exception of the HR Certification Institute’s online assessment exams for the PHR, SPHR and GPHR exams, it is important to recognize that many practice exams may not reflect the true difficulty level of the actual exam questions.
The HR Certification Institute does not endorse any specific study preparation method or course, nor does it maintain information about them. In fact, we strongly recommend candidates use multiple reference materials when studying for the exams.