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HRCI's Associate Professional in Human Resources® (aPHR®) is the perfect certification to help fast-track your career growth. The aPHR is the first-ever HR certification designed for two distinct types of individuals: human resources professionals who are just beginning their HR career journey and non-HR professionals.
The Associate Professional in Human Resources - International™ (aPHRi™) is the perfect certification to propel your career growth and provide the confidence needed to launch your HR career. Earn your aPHRi and demonstrate your knowledge of foundational HR in any locale.
Advance your HR career with the Professional in Human Resources® (PHR®) certification. Earning the PHR demonstrates your technical and operational knowledge of HR management, including U.S. laws and regulations. The PHR is for the HR professional with experience in implementing programs with tactical/logistical orientation. The PHR certification emphasizes a practitioner's operational responsibilities for the organization’s HR department.
Adding the Professional in Human Resources – California® (PHRca®) to your portfolio demonstrates your knowledge of HR laws, regulations and management practices unique to the state of California. The PHRca is for professionals who either practice or are responsible for human resource management in California. Residency in California is not a requirement to earn a PHRca. This certification can be complementary to other HRCI credentials.
Earn HR acclaim with the Professional in Human Resources - International™ (PHRi™) from HRCI®. The PHRi is for practitioners based outside of the United States and validates professional-level competency, knowledge and skills to help to propel your HR career forward. With the PHRi, you demonstrate mastery of generally accepted technical and operational HR principles in a single international setting.
HR professionals with strategic and policy-making backgrounds are ideal candidates for the Senior Professional in Human Resources® (SPHR®). The credential is designed for leaders responsible for planning rather than implementing HR policy in the U.S. SPHR professionals tend to be accountable for HR department goals, planning and executing business strategies and technology while understanding the overall HR needs of the organization.
Demonstrate your strategic HR leadership with the Senior Professional in Human Resources - International™ (SPHRi™). The SPHRi is for HR leaders based outside of the U.S. The certification recognizes senior-level HR competency of generally accepted HR principles in strategy, policy development and service delivery in a single international setting.
Earning the Global Professional in Human Resources® (GPHR®) demonstrates your expertise of multinational HR responsibilities, including strategies of globalization development of HR policies and initiatives that support organizational global growth. The GPHR recognizes your competencies and skills in managing HR disciplines in a global marketplace. If you are practicing HR primarily outside of the U.S., refer to the aPHRi, PHRi or SPHRi certifications.