The Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR®) is a global, competency-based credential that is designed to validate the skills and knowledge of an HR professional who operates in a global marketplace. The credential demonstrates the mastery of cross-border HR responsibilities to include strategies of globalization, development of HR policies and initiatives that support organizational global growth and employer retention and creation of organizational programs, processes and tools that achieve worldwide business goals.
- A minimum of 2 years of global experience in professional-level HR position with a Master's degree or higher, OR
- A minimum of 3 years of experience (with 2 of the 3 being global HR experience) in a professional-level HR position with a Bachelor's degree, OR
- A minimum of 4 years of experience (with 2 of the 4 being global HR experience) in a professional-level HR position with less than a Bachelor's degree
Exam Format and Length
Computer-based Testing (CBT)
165 multiple-choice questions (140 scored, 25 pre-test)
3 hours in length
475 USD* (Association Member pricing)
*All exam fees include a nonrefundable 75 USD processing fee.
All Certifications are valid for three years. Recertification is required every three years through demonstrated professional development (preferred method) or retaking the exam.
- Earn 60 recertification credit hours, of which 15 credit hours are in International HR OR retake exam.
Body of Knowledge
Review the body of knowledge for the GPHR.