CERTIFICATION PREPARATION MATERIALS
There is no one preparation method that can meet every HR professional’s needs. The HR Certification Institute does not require or recommend any one particular preparation method, product or organization to prepare for the PHR®, SPHR®, GPHR®, HRMP®, HRBP® or California exam.
Our exams are based on generally accepted HR principles. Preparing for a certification exam is not about memorizing information. Instead, you must be able to demonstrate that you can apply your knowledge and experience in a variety of situations.
Be critical and ask questions to be sure you understand the material you are studying. Start by asking the question: How do you learn best? Organize your preparation according to your learning style. Use the appropriate Body of Knowledge to identify gaps in your knowledge and experience. Investing more time on preparation often pays off – particularly for those with more limited experience. HR Professionals who are more prepared are more likely to become certified.
Use a variety of resources so you experience the same information in different ways. Using multiple resources ensures that you understand the generally accepted HR principles. Below are resources that candidates most frequently recommend that have helped them to be successful on an HRCI exam.