The Professional in Human Resources (PHR®) certification demonstrates mastery of the technical and operational aspects of HR practices and U.S. laws and regulations. The credential is for the HR professional who focuses on program implementation, has a tactical/logistical orientation, is accountable to another HR professional within the organization and has responsibilities that focus on the HR department rather than the whole organization.
Exam Format and Length
Computer-based Testing (CBT)
175 multiple-choice questions (150 scored, 25 pre-test)
3 hours in length
$400 USD $350 USD (association member pricing)
All prices include $75 USD non-refundable application 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 credits OR retake exam
Body of Knowledge
Review the body of knowledge for the PHR/SPHR.