aPHR

Preparation

aPHR Preparation Overview

Preparing for exams can be overwhelming, especially when you don't know where to start. Fortunately, there are several options available that can assist you in the preparation of your aPHR exam.

While HRCI does not endorse a particular resource or method of study, we encourage candidates to explore the preparation resources that are available for the aPHR certification exam.

There is no single preparation method that can meet every candidate's needs and we urge you to use a variety of tools and resources to enhance your understanding of general HR principles and HR exam content.

For upcoming preparation courses and programs, view our Exam Preparation Provider Directory

Build Your Own Bundle

HRCI has packaged together an assortment of self-study exam preparation options – bundles to help you save time and money!

Keep in mind that you may only build your own bundle at the time of your exam application. Learn more about how to apply for an HRCI examination.

Application Fee: $100 (application fee is non-refundable)
Exam Fee: $350
aPHR Second Chance Test Insurance by HRCI (optional): $125

Popular Bundles

Add-Ons (Includes Application & Exam Fees)Price*Bundled Price*You Save
aPHR™ Practice Exam by HRCI
Second Chance Test Insurance by HRCI
$625.00$620.00$5.00

Practice Exams by HRCI are smart and stress-free ways to get comfortable with the test-taking format and learn about your strengths and weaknesses.

HRCI Practice Exams are now available for the aPHR, PHR, SPHR, PHR/SPHR Package, GPHR, PHRi, SPHRi and PHRca certification exams.

Note: Once you access the practice exams, you have up to 180 days to use it repeatedly by erasing the answers. Example: The code is redeemed on 10/7/2016. It remains valid until 4/3/2017. Afterwards, the login/access is invalidated.

Second Chance Insurance by HRCI: Many people don’t pass the exam on the first take. Of those individuals, some will hesitate to retake the exam because of the costs. Now you can double your chances without doubling the cost of registering for the exam. By purchasing this optional and non-refundable Second Chance Insurance, you can retake the same exam-type for just $125! If you do not pass the exam, HRCI will notify you with an official exam outcome report and instructions on when you may schedule the re-take exam. This insurance can only be purchased during the application process. Once the application is submitted, it cannot be added as an additional, separate purchase.

 


aPHR™ Certification Exam Prep by BenchPrep HR$749.00$679.00$70.00

The aPHR™ Certification Exam Prep by BenchPrep HR is the most comprehensive online and mobile self-study aPHR exam preparation program. With over 2.5 million users worldwide, BenchPrep software is recognized as an expert in learner success globally and delivers an unmatched experience that has resulted in a pass rate for learners that is 55% higher than average.

BenchPrep HR is the world's only aPHR prep program that seamlessly works on web, mobile, and tablet devices so you can learn at your convenience, on your terms, anytime and anywhere (No heavy books required). Gain access to top-tier instructional content from leading HR experts and academic publishers like McGraw-Hill Education, a personalized study schedule with daily goals, over 700 practice questions with detailed answer explanations, a full-length practice exam, intelligent learning analytics, 1500 flashcards, and more. Prepare with our full-suite digital learning system and get your certification today!

Retailer: BenchPrep HR


aPHR™ Study System by Distinctive HR $745.00$715.50$29.50

aPHR™ Study System from Distinctive HR physical aPHR Self-Study Course includes a set of audio files on a USB drive, a study guide (paperback), and access to our Learning Management System (LMS) for 1 year from the date your order is processed. The LMS resources include interactive flashcards, sample tests (including a final exam), training games, and recorded lecture videos that coincide with the study materials. The aPHR Self-Study LMS has 1,000 practice questions. International candidates will receive the digital aPHR Self-Study version provides access to the same LMS, as well as MP3 audio files, and a PDF version of the book.

Retailer: Distinctive HR


aPHR™ Study Materials Print AND
Online Edition with Audio by HRCP
$740.00$710.00$30.00

The HRCP Program for aPHR™ exam preparation covers the six functional areas of the exam. This product includes both the print edition of the aPHR™ Certification Preparation Program and the online edition, which includes an audio reader. The aPHR™ Certification Preparation Program includes a spiral-bound book with more than four-hundred pages of text, a comprehensive index, and lists of key terms. The program also provides online review questions for each unit and a comprehensive, one-hundred question practice exam. Also included are both printed and online flash cards. Those preparing for the exam quiz themselves and review key human resource terms and concepts with more than three-hundred convenient, business card-sized flash cards. Internet access is required to be able to access the online edition of the HRCP Program and to take the online practice tests. An up-to-date browser is required to use HRCP's online practice tests. Use Internet Explorer 10.0 or higher, or an updated Firefox, Chrome, or Safari browser.

Retailers: HRCP


aPHR™ WORKBOOK Package by HRReview $775.00$725.00$50.00

aPHR™ WORKBOOK Package by HRReview contains comprehensive study outlines for each of the HR Certification Institute® aPHR™ Exam Content Outline functional areas, exam tips, important employment and labor legislation, and several hundred multiple-choice questions with detailed answers and the rationale for the correct answers. Also included is the AudioReview CD package with recorded terms and definitions, electronic and downloadable printed flashcards, a free audio coaching session, and unlimited online final exams and new for 2017, the eBook, Human Resource Management Essential Perspectives by Mathis, Jackson and Valentine.

Retailers: HRReview


All aPHR™ Prep Products

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aPHR™ Practice Exam by HRCI $50.00$45.00

Practice Exams by HRCI are smart and stress-free ways to get comfortable with the test-taking format and learn about your strengths and weaknesses.

HRCI Practice Exams are now available for the aPHR, PHR, SPHR, PHR/SPHR Package, GPHR, PHRi, SPHRi and PHRca certification exams.

Note: Once you access the practice exams, you have up to 180 days to use it repeatedly by erasing the answers. Example: The code is redeemed on 10/7/2016. It remains valid until 4/3/2017. Afterwards, the login/access is invalidated.

Second Chance Insurance by HRCI: Many people don’t pass the exam on the first take. Of those individuals, some will hesitate to retake the exam because of the costs. Now you can double your chances without doubling the cost of registering for the exam. By purchasing this optional and non-refundable Second Chance Insurance, you can retake the same exam-type for just $125! If you do not pass the exam, HRCI will notify you with an official exam outcome report and instructions on when you may schedule the re-take exam. This insurance can only be purchased during the application process. Once the application is submitted, it cannot be added as an additional, separate purchase.


aPHR™ Certification Exam Prep by BenchPrep HR $299.00$229.00

aPHR™ Certification Exam Prep by BenchPrep HR is the most comprehensive online and mobile self-study aPHR exam preparation program. With over 2.5 million users worldwide, BenchPrep software is recognized as an expert in learner success globally and delivers an unmatched experience that has resulted in a pass rate for learners that is 55% higher than average.

Retailer: BenchPrep HR

 


aPHR™ Study System by Distinctive HR $295.00$265.50

aPHR™ Study System from Distinctive HR physical aPHR Self-Study Course includes a set of audio files on a USB drive, a study guide (paperback), and access to our Learning Management System (LMS) for 1 year from the date your order is processed. The LMS resources include interactive flashcards, sample tests (including a final exam) training games, and recorded lecture videos that coincide with the study materials. The aPHR Self-Study LMS has 1,000 practice questions. International candidates will receive the digital aPHR Self-Study version provides access to the same LMS, as well as MP3 audio files, and a PDF version of the book.

Retailer: Distinctive HR


aPHR™ Study Materials Print AND
Online Edition with Audio by HRCP
$290.00$260.00

The HRCP Program for aPHR™ exam preparation covers the six functional areas of the exam. This product includes both the print edition of the aPHR™ Certification Preparation Program and the online edition, which includes an audio reader. The aPHR™ Certification Preparation Program includes a spiral-bound book with more than four-hundred pages of text, a comprehensive index, and lists of key terms. The program also provides online review questions for each unit and a comprehensive, one-hundred question practice exam. Also included are both printed and online flash cards. Those preparing for the exam quiz themselves and review key human resource terms and concepts with more than three-hundred convenient, business card-sized flash cards. Internet access is required to view the online edition of the HRCP Program and to take the online practice tests. An up-to-date browser is required to use HRCP's online practice tests. Use Internet Explorer 10.0 or higher, or an updated Firefox, Chrome, or Safari browser.

Retailers: HRCP


aPHR™ WORKBOOK Package by HRReview $325.00$275.00

aPHR™ WORKBOOK Package by HRReview contains comprehensive study outlines for each of the HR Certification Institute® aPHR™ Exam Content Outline functional areas, exam tips, important employment and labor legislation, and several hundred multiple-choice questions with detailed answers and the rationale for the correct answers. Also included is the AudioReview CD package with recorded terms and definitions, electronic and downloadable printed flashcards, a free audio coaching session, and unlimited online final exams and new for 2017, the eBook, Human Resource Management Essential Perspectives by Mathis, Jackson and Valentine.

Retailers: HRReview