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SPHR

The Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR®) certification is recognized as a professionally relevant credential for those who have mastered the strategic and policy-making aspects of HR management in the United States. It is designed for the HR professional who plans, rather than implements, HR policy, focuses on the “big picture,” has ultimate accountability in the HR department, has breadth and depth of knowledge in all HR disciplines and understands the business beyond the HR function and influences the overall organization.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • A minimum of 4 years of experience in a professional-level HR position with a Master's degree or higher, OR
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in a professional-level HR position with a Bachelor's degree, OR
  • A minimum of 7 years of experience in an professional-level HR position with a high school diploma

Exam Format and Length

Computer-based Testing (CBT)
175 multiple-choice questions (150 scored, 25 pre-test)
3 hours in length

Pricing

$525 USD    $475 USD (association member pricing)

All prices include $75 USD non-refundable application fee

Certification Cycle

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, of which 15 credit hours are in Business Management and Strategy OR retake exam.

Body of Knowledge

For complete exam content, please review the PHR/SPHR Body of Knowledge.

"With my SPHR credential, I have increased my credibility and stand out among my peers. I have finally earned a seat at the table."
                                        - KATHY HORNE, SPHR