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.Apply for PHR exam
To be eligible for the PHR you must meet one of the following conditions for education and/or experience: Have at least one year of experience in a professional-level HR position and a Master’s degree or higher, Have at least two years of experience in a professional-level HR position and a Bachelor’s degree, OR Have at least four years of experience in a professional-level HR position.I'm Eligible Recertification Information
This certification demonstrates your mastery of the technical and operational aspects of HR management.
Exam Fee*: $395.00 + Application Fee: $100.00
* Once an exam application is approved, no refunds will be made whether a candidate withdraws or no longer wishes to take the exam.
Exam Time: 2 hours (plus 30 minutes administration time)
Exam Length: 90 scored questions + 25 pretest questions
Computer-based exam at a Pearson VUE testing center or at your home or office using OnVUE
Your PHR certification is valid for three years after testing. To maintain your PHR credential, you must earn 60 HR recertification credits over a three-year time span or retake the exam.About Recertification
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