PHR

Preparation

PHR 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 PHR 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 PHR 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: $395
PHR Second Chance Test Insurance by HRCI (optional): $250


Popular Bundles

Add-Ons (Includes Application & Exam Fees)Price*Bundled Price*You Save
 
PHR® v1 & v2 Practice Exam by HRCI
PHR® Second Chance Test Insurance by HRCI
$825.00$820.00$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. If you already know that you want to pursue either a PHR or SPHR credential, you can purchase up to two completely different sets of practice exam questions (volumes) for each credential. Many candidates purchase both sets and take one as they are beginning their studies to identify your strengths and weaknesses; they take the second to see how much they’ve progressed.

HRCI also offers a PHR/SPHR Package – great for those who are eligible for either the PHR or SPHR, but still uncertain about which exam and certification to apply for. The PHR/SPHR Package will help you decide on the best certification for your experience level as an HR professional.

HRCI Practice Exams come in two modes. In Exam Mode, take a timed test and, upon completion, you will receive a score report showing your performance in each content area of the exam. You can then turn to Practice Mode, where you can take your time to focus on areas of weakness, attempt to answer the questions again and receive explanations about the correct answers.

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: When it comes to testing, especially for professionals who haven’t sat for an exam in a while, a second chance is all that’s needed to successfully earn an HRCI credential. Now, you can double your chances of success without doubling the cost of exam registration. Purchase Second Chance Insurance (non-refundable) and you can retake the same exam-type for just $250! 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.


PHR® Certification by BenchPrep
PHR® v1 & v2 Practice Exam by HRCI
$1,275.00$899.00$376.00

The PHR® and SPHR® Certification by BenchPrep is the most comprehensive self-study PHR and SPHR exam preparation program. With over 3 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 PHR and SPHR 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 1,500 PHR and 1,300 SPHR practice questions with detailed answer explanations, full-length practice exams, robust learning analytics, flashcards, and more. Click hereto learn more.

Organizations can leverage BenchPrep's Instructional Resources Course Syllabus for 7, 12 or 13 week courses. Other items include a complete set of in-class PowerPoints and discussion topics for each of the 6 functional areas, practice quizzes for each functional area, an administrative dashboard that highlights all aspects of student progress, such as commonly missed questions, student and group performance on quizzes, and course progress.

Retailer:BenchPrep HR Learning System

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. If you already know that you want to pursue either a PHR or SPHR credential, you can purchase up to two completely different sets of practice exam questions (volumes) for each credential. Many candidates purchase both sets and take one as they are beginning their studies to identify your strengths and weaknesses; they take the second to see how much they’ve progressed.

HRCI also offers a PHR/SPHR Package – great for those who are eligible for either the PHR or SPHR, but still uncertain about which exam and certification to apply for. The PHR/SPHR Package will help you decide on the best certification for your experience level as an HR professional.

HRCI Practice Exams come in two modes. In Exam Mode, take a timed test and, upon completion, you will receive a score report showing your performance in each content area of the exam. You can then turn to Practice Mode, where you can take your time to focus on areas of weakness, attempt to answer the questions again and receive explanations about the correct answers.

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.


PHR® Certification Preparation by Distinctive HR
PHR® v1 & v2 Practice Exam by HRCI
$994.00$947.00$47.00

Distinctive HR's self-study program for PHR® includes a study guide (paperback), a set of downloadable audio files (not an audio book; the information in the files builds on the book’s main ideas), an updated booklet on the seven essential principles of HRM necessary to pass the exam (The Seven Princes), a set of flashcards, and access to our Learning Management System (LMS) for 1 year from the date your order is processed. The LMS provides access to sample quizzes and tests (including a NEW final exam for both PHR and SPHR candidates), training games, online training videos, interactive flashcards, and recorded class lecture videos that coincide with the study materials. This culminates in ~1200 sample questions. International candidates will receive the digital PHR/SPHR Self-Study Course version which provides access to the same LMS, as well as the downloadable audio files, and PDF versions of both books.

Retailer: Distinctive HR

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. If you already know that you want to pursue either a PHR or SPHR credential, you can purchase up to two completely different sets of practice exam questions (volumes) for each credential. Many candidates purchase both sets and take one as they are beginning their studies to identify your strengths and weaknesses; they take the second to see how much they’ve progressed.

HRCI also offers a PHR/SPHR Package – great for those who are eligible for either the PHR or SPHR, but still uncertain about which exam and certification to apply for. The PHR/SPHR Package will help you decide on the best certification for your experience level as an HR professional.

HRCI Practice Exams come in two modes. In Exam Mode, take a timed test and, upon completion, you will receive a score report showing your performance in each content area of the exam. You can then turn to Practice Mode, where you can take your time to focus on areas of weakness, attempt to answer the questions again and receive explanations about the correct answers.

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.


PHR® Certification Preparation Program: Print AND Online Edition w/ Audio Reader by HRCP
PHR® v1 & v2 Practice Exam by HRCI
$1,020.00$970.00$50.00

PHR Certification Preparation Program: Print AND Online Edition w/ Audio Reader by HRCP The 2018 Fall Complete HRCP Program has been updated to align with the changes taking place on HRCI's PHR and SPHR exams August 1, 2018. If you plan to take the exam prior to August 1st, you may want to purchase the 2018 Spring Edition. Please contact HRCP if this is the case so they can assist you [info@hrcp.com].

The 2018 Fall Complete HRCP Program: Print AND Online Edition includes:

*900+ pages of content covering the 5 functional areas tested on the exam; both Print AND Online Editions are included

*600+ HR QuikStudy Flash Cards; provided in both print and electronic formats

*800+ practice questions with answers, feedback, and page references

*an Audio Reader as part of the Online Books; internet connection required

*the Online Guide for Successful Exam Preparation, includes study and test taking tips an Index and Key Terms; search feature in the Online Edition

*an Index and Key Terms; search feature in the Online

*Sample study schedules available on HRCP's website

 

Internet access is required to view the Online Edition and to take the online practice exams. An up-to-date browser is required. The online content cannot be printed, copied, or downloaded.

 

Orders are shipped via UPS who will not deliver to a PO Box. Please provide a physical shipping address if your address is in the USA.

Note: Materials purchased through HRCI are subject to HRCI's return policies and are not eligible for HRCP's "You Pass or Your Money Back"guarantee. To learn more, visit ww.hrcp.com

Once shipped, HRCP will email you the tracking number and instructions on accessing the online materials.

Retailer: HRCP

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. If you already know that you want to pursue either a PHR or SPHR credential, you can purchase up to two completely different sets of practice exam questions (volumes) for each credential. Many candidates purchase both sets and take one as they are beginning their studies to identify your strengths and weaknesses; they take the second to see how much they’ve progressed.

HRCI also offers a PHR/SPHR Package – great for those who are eligible for either the PHR or SPHR, but still uncertain about which exam and certification to apply for. The PHR/SPHR Package will help you decide on the best certification for your experience level as an HR professional.

HRCI Practice Exams come in two modes. In Exam Mode, take a timed test and, upon completion, you will receive a score report showing your performance in each content area of the exam. You can then turn to Practice Mode, where you can take your time to focus on areas of weakness, attempt to answer the questions again and receive explanations about the correct answers.

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.

 


PHR®/SPHR® WORKBOOK Package by HRReview
PHR® v1 & v2 Practice Exam by HRCI
$974.00$919.00$55.00

PHR®/SPHR® WORKBOOK Package by HRReview contains comprehensive study outlines for each of the HR Certification Institute PHR/SPHR 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, unlimited online final exams, and the eBook, Human Resource Management Essential Perspectives by Mathis, Jackson and Valentine.

Retailer: PHR/SPHR Workbook Package by HRReview

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. If you already know that you want to pursue either a PHR or SPHR credential, you can purchase up to two completely different sets of practice exam questions (volumes) for each credential. Many candidates purchase both sets and take one as they are beginning their studies to identify your strengths and weaknesses; they take the second to see how much they’ve progressed.

HRCI also offers a PHR/SPHR Package – great for those who are eligible for either the PHR or SPHR, but still uncertain about which exam and certification to apply for. The PHR/SPHR Package will help you decide on the best certification for your experience level as an HR professional.

HRCI Practice Exams come in two modes. In Exam Mode, take a timed test and, upon completion, you will receive a score report showing your performance in each content area of the exam. You can then turn to Practice Mode, where you can take your time to focus on areas of weakness, attempt to answer the questions again and receive explanations about the correct answers.

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.



All PHR® Prep Products

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PHR® v1 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. If you already know that you want to pursue either a PHR or SPHR credential, you can purchase up to two completely different sets of practice exam questions (volumes) for each credential. Many candidates purchase both sets and take one as they are beginning their studies to identify your strengths and weaknesses; they take the second to see how much they’ve progressed.

HRCI also offers a PHR/SPHR Package – great for those who are eligible for either the PHR or SPHR, but still uncertain about which exam and certification to apply for. The PHR/SPHR Package will help you decide on the best certification for your experience level as an HR professional.

HRCI Practice Exams come in two modes. In Exam Mode, take a timed test and, upon completion, you will receive a score report showing your performance in each content area of the exam. You can then turn to Practice Mode, where you can take your time to focus on areas of weakness, attempt to answer the questions again and receive explanations about the correct answers.

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.


PHR® v2 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. If you already know that you want to pursue either a PHR or SPHR credential, you can purchase up to two completely different sets of practice exam questions (volumes) for each credential. Many candidates purchase both sets and take one as they are beginning their studies to identify your strengths and weaknesses; they take the second to see how much they’ve progressed.

HRCI also offers a PHR/SPHR Package – great for those who are eligible for either the PHR or SPHR, but still uncertain about which exam and certification to apply for. The PHR/SPHR Package will help you decide on the best certification for your experience level as an HR professional.

HRCI Practice Exams come in two modes. In Exam Mode, take a timed test and, upon completion, you will receive a score report showing your performance in each content area of the exam. You can then turn to Practice Mode, where you can take your time to focus on areas of weakness, attempt to answer the questions again and receive explanations about the correct answers.

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.


PHR® v1 & v2 Practice Exam by HRCI $80.00$75.00

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. If you already know that you want to pursue either a PHR or SPHR credential, you can purchase up to two completely different sets of practice exam questions (volumes) for each credential. Many candidates purchase both sets and take one as they are beginning their studies to identify your strengths and weaknesses; they take the second to see how much they’ve progressed.

HRCI also offers a PHR/SPHR Package – great for those who are eligible for either the PHR or SPHR, but still uncertain about which exam and certification to apply for. The PHR/SPHR Package will help you decide on the best certification for your experience level as an HR professional.

HRCI Practice Exams come in two modes. In Exam Mode, take a timed test and, upon completion, you will receive a score report showing your performance in each content area of the exam. You can then turn to Practice Mode, where you can take your time to focus on areas of weakness, attempt to answer the questions again and receive explanations about the correct answers.

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.


PHR®/SPHR® Package Practice Exam by HRCI $80.00$75.00

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. If you already know that you want to pursue either a PHR or SPHR credential, you can purchase up to two completely different sets of practice exam questions (volumes) for each credential. Many candidates purchase both sets and take one as they are beginning their studies to identify your strengths and weaknesses; they take the second to see how much they’ve progressed.

HRCI also offers a PHR/SPHR Package – great for those who are eligible for either the PHR or SPHR, but still uncertain about which exam and certification to apply for. The PHR/SPHR Package will help you decide on the best certification for your experience level as an HR professional.

HRCI Practice Exams come in two modes. In Exam Mode, take a timed test and, upon completion, you will receive a score report showing your performance in each content area of the exam. You can then turn to Practice Mode, where you can take your time to focus on areas of weakness, attempt to answer the questions again and receive explanations about the correct answers.

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.


PHR® Certification Preparation by BenchPrep $700.00$329.00

The PHR® and SPHR® Certification by BenchPrep is the most comprehensive self-study PHR and SPHR exam preparation program. With over 3 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 PHR and SPHR 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 1,500 PHR and 1,300 SPHR practice questions with detailed answer explanations, full-length practice exams, robust learning analytics, flashcards, and more. Prepare with our full-suite digital learning system and get your certification today! Click hereto learn more.

Organizations can leverage BenchPrep's Instructional Resources Course Syllabus for 7, 12 or 13 week courses. Other items include a complete set of in-class PowerPoints and discussion topics for each of the 6 functional areas, practice quizzes for each functional area, and an administrative dashboard that highlights all aspects of student progress, such as commonly missed questions, student and group performance on quizzes, and course progress.

Retailer:BenchPrep HR Learning System


PHR® Certification Preparation by Distinctive HR $419.00$377.00

Distinctive HR's self-study course for PHR® includes a study guide (paperback), a set of downloadable audio files (not an audio book; the information in the files builds on the book’s main ideas), an updated booklet on the seven essential principles of HRM necessary to pass the exam (The Seven Princes), a set of flashcards, and access to our Learning Management System (LMS) for 1 year from the date your order is processed. The LMS provides access to sample quizzes and tests (including a NEW final exam for both PHR and SPHR candidates), training games, online training videos, interactive flashcards, and recorded class lecture videos that coincide with the study materials. This culminates in ~1200 sample questions. International candidates will receive the digital PHR/SPHR Self-Study Course version which provides access to the same LMS, as well as the downloadable audio files, and PDF versions of both books.

Retailer: Distinctive HR


PHR® Certification Preparation Program: Print AND Online Edition with Audio Reader by HRCP $445.00$400.00

 

PHR Certification Preparation Program: Print AND Online Edition w/ Audio Reader by HRCP The 2018 Fall Complete HRCP Program has been updated to align with the changes taking place on HRCI's PHR and SPHR exams August 1, 2018. If you plan to take the exam prior to August 1st, you may want to purchase the 2018 Spring Edition. Please contact HRCP if this is the case so they can assist you [info@hrcp.com].

The 2018 Fall Complete HRCP Program: Print AND Online Edition includes:

*900+ pages of content covering the 5 functional areas tested on the exam; both Print AND Online Editions are included

*600+ HR QuikStudy Flash Cards; provided in both print and electronic formats

*800+ practice questions with answers, feedback, and page references

*an Audio Reader as part of the Online Books; internet connection required

*the Online Guide for Successful Exam Preparation, includes study and test taking tips an Index and Key Terms; search feature in the Online Edition

*an Index and Key Terms; search feature in the Online

*Sample study schedules available on HRCP's website

 

Internet access is required to view the Online Edition and to take the online practice exams. An up-to-date browser is required. The online content cannot be printed, copied, or downloaded.

 

Orders are shipped via UPS who will not deliver to a PO Box. Please provide a physical shipping address if your address is in the USA.

Note: Materials purchased through HRCI are subject to HRCI's return policies and are not eligible for HRCP's "You Pass or Your Money Back"guarantee. To learn more, visit ww.hrcp.com

Once shipped, HRCP will email you the tracking number and instructions on accessing the online materials.

Retailer: HRCP


PHR®/SPHR® WORKBOOK Package by HRReview $399.00$349.00

PHR®/SPHR® WORKBOOK Package by HRReview offers several HR Certification Preparation Programs. The PHR®/SPHR® WORKBOOK Package contains comprehensive study outlines for each of the HR Certification Institute® PHR/SPHR 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 audio review CD package with recorded terms and definitions, electronic and downloadable printed flashcards, a free audio coaching session, and unlimited online final exams.

Retailer:

HRReview