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.

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

All PHR® Prep Products

Product Name Format Price Bundled Price
NEW!  HRCI PHR® Prep – powered by MindEdge $399.00 $349.00
HRCI PHR® Prep - powered by MindEdge is a comprehensive mobile-friendly self-paced online course for the Professional in Human Resources (PHR®) certification exam. Founded by Harvard and MIT educators in 1998, MindEdge has served over two million learners. Key features for this course include real world case studies, exam-taking tips, a detailed diagnostic test, practice questions at the end of each module, and a full-length,175-question practice exam. Over 365 practice questions address the six knowledge areas covered in the PHR® exam. MindEdge also offers the opportunity to "Ask the Expert." You can submit your questions directly to an expert in the field. Questions are normally answered within 24 hours.

NEW!  HRCI PHR® Prep – powered by Pearson Education $399.00 $349.00
HRCI PHR® Prep - powered by Pearson Education is one of the world’s largest learning company combines world-class educational content and assessment enabling more effective teaching and personalized learning provides a complete offers a comprehensive, mobile-friendly, self-paced online course for the Professional in Human Resources (PHR®) certification exam. The course follows the HRCI exam content outlines and each section features 175 end-of-module questions. Key features for this course include real world case studies, glossary of terms, easy to navigate video content, gamification, and the ability to highlight text and take notes.

NEW!  PHR® Timed Practice Exam by HRCI $85.00 $75.00
Go into your HRCI Certification Exam prepared and confident! HRCI Practice Exams enable you to get comfortable with the pace and challenge of HRCI exams. Test your PHR knowledge and exam taking proficiency with the PHR Timed Practice Exam, with 50 timed practice questions and an analysis of your scores and performance in each HR content area. Reset and retake the timed exam as many times as you'd like. Access is granted for 180 days.

NEW!  PHR® Untimed Practice Exam by HRCI $85.00 $75.00
PHR Untimed Practice Exam test your PHR knowledge with the PHR Untimed Practice Exam, allowing you to put your HR knowledge to test with 30 untimed exam questions. The PHR Practice Exam provides detailed rationales of the correct and incorrect answers. Reset and retake the PHR Practice Exam as many times as you'd like. Access is granted for 180 days. Final purchase is non-refundable.

NEW!  PHR® Untimed and Timed Bundled Practice Exam by HRCI $150.00 $150.00
PHR Timed and Untimed Practice Exam Bundle is the choice for credential candidates who want to test their HR knowledge under time pressure as well as have the option to explore questions and answers in more detail with untimed exam practice. This bundle option comes with both the PHR Timed Practice Exam, including 50 timed practice questions and an analysis of your scores and performance in each HR content area, and the PHR Untimed Practice Exam, with 30 untimed questions to give you deeper insight on the rationales of correct and incorrect answers. Access is granted for 180 days. Final purchase is non-refundable.

NEW!  PHR® HR Prep powered by BenchPrep $399.00 $329.00

PHR® HR Prep by BenchPrep is the most comprehensive self-study PHR exam preparation program for online and mobile use. Gain access to top-tier instructional content from academic publishers like McGraw-Hill Education, a personalized study plan with daily goals, detailed reports highlighting strengths and weaknesses in each HR functional area, 500+ flashcards, over 700+ practice questions with detailed answer explanations, including a full-length practice exam and functional area practice exams, and more. No additional materials need to be purchased for this course.

With over 6 million users worldwide, BenchPrep software is recognized as an expert in learner success globally and delivers an unmatched experience that has resulted in an HRCI certification exam pass rate for learners that is 16% higher than average.

Organizations can also leverage BenchPrep's Instructional Toolkits to facilitate group preparation. Resources in the toolkit include a complete set of in-class PowerPoints and discussion topics for each functional area, a syllabi, and Instructor guide, 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.

NEW!  PHR® Certification Preparation by Distinctive HR $450.00 $410.00

Distinctive Human Resources (DHR) offers a stand-alone product to prepare candidates for the PHR/SPHR exams. David Siler, SPHR, GPHR, PHR, SHRM-SCP is the author and creator of this cert-prep program. These comprehensive copyrighted materials have helped thousands earn their professional accreditation since 1998.

Updated annually, this all-inclusive prep package includes a study guide, a set of downloadable audio files (not an audio book), 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 DHR’s Learning Management System (LMS) for 1 year from the date your order is processed. The LMS provides access to sample tests (1500+ questions), training games, and online training videos that are aligned with the HRCI body of knowledge.

Note 1: International candidates will receive the digital PHR/SPHR Course version which provides access to the same LMS, as well as the downloadable audio files, digital flashcards on the LMS, and PDF versions of both books.

Note 2: HRCI will send your order to DHR for fulfilment within 1-2 business days. Once DHR receives your order they will email you the tracking number and instructions on accessing the online materials and practice exams.

NEW!  PHR® Certification Preparation Class by Distinctive HR - LIVE $1,299.00 $1,199.00

Distinctive Human Resources has a reputation for being the top-quality certification prep provider with over 25 years of experience helping thousands of people pass their PHR or SPHR certification. Developed by David Siler, SPHR, GPHR, SHRM-SCP, who is a leader both in certification prep and in the HR field, our 36+ hour program targets the high-probability items on the exam, so you have the best chance of passing on the first try. This program will eliminate unnecessary study time and provide a step-by-step preparation process led by world-class instructors, including the author and creator of the program. This program enjoys a 90%+ pass rate!

Rather than rely solely on book learning, we focus on the types of learning materials adults prefer: audio files, lecture, test taking skills, quizzes (over 1500 questions), flashcards, videos, and games. Plus, participants will have access to a live weekly Q&A hour-of-power (as it is fondly known) with David Siler leading this informative and powerful study session.

While our singular study guide provides a good understanding of topics, it is the lecture from our distinguished instructors that nail the points home. Additionally, we are the ONLY provider to offer The Seven Princes, which detail the seven main principles of HRM that show up all over the tests. Ask around, the Seven Princes, written by David Siler, is your secret weapon that no one else can offer! Materials will ship approximately two weeks prior to the start of class.
Courses currently available:
  • 8/18/2022 - 9/27/2022 (Tuesdays and Thursdays (6:00-9:00pm ET))
  • 9/11/2022 - 11/13/2022 (Sundays (4:30-8:00pm ET))
  • 9/30/2022 - 12/9/2022 (Fridays (12:30-4:00pm ET))
  • 10/13/2022 - 11/22/2022 (Tuesdays and Thursdays (6:00-9:00pm ET))

NEW!  PHR® Cert Prep: Print & Online Edition w/Audio Reader by HRCP $470.00 $425.00

The 2022 Complete HRCP Program: Print AND Online Edition includes:

• 900+ pages of content covering the five functional areas tested on the exam; includes both Print AND Online Editions
• 600+ Flashcards; both print and electronic formats
• 14 Practice Exams: 1 pre-test, 5 practice exams, 5 timed exams, 3 comprehensive exams
• 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
• sample study schedules available

These study materials cover the content tested on both the PHR and SPHR exams. Since nearly all of the same concepts are tested on both exams, we recommend you study the material in it’s entirety.

*HRCI will send your order to HRCP for fulfilment. This can take 1-2 business days. Once HRCP receives your order they will email you the tracking number and instructions on accessing the online materials and practice exams. Please provide a physical shipping address.

The HRCP materials are protected by copyright and cannot be copied, printed, or downloaded. An internet connection is required to access the online materials.

Note: Orders placed through HRCI are subject to HRCI’s 10-day return policy and are not eligible for HRCP's pass or your money back guarantee.

NEW!  PHR® Certification Preparation Class by HR.com - LIVE (HR.com Prime Member) $1,075.00 $1,075.00

HR.com has been a leading provider of HR certification prep courses for many years, and consistently achieves a 93% exam pass rate among course participants under our unbeatable MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. This virtual, live instructor-led course is specifically designed to successfully ensure you pass your PHR exam. The preparatory course includes 30+ hours of interactive online instruction, 5 study manuals (one for each body of knowledge that makes up the PHR exam), 100s of quick-testing flashcards, over 800 practice exam questions, and access to instructors for questions and coaching outside of class - all backed by our money-back guarantee. You pass your exam or your money back! (less $20 shipping cost)

The HR.com preparations course is based on the HRCP courseware (included with the course), which proudly publishes updated manuals each year that are reflective of your upcoming exam. Participants also receive access to HR.com's exclusive learning platform for 2 years with access to course recordings and additional weekly coaching sessions.

All HR.com course instructors are certified HR professionals and have extensive work experience in adult education, particularly in human resources and certification exam prep. Instructors provide interactive lectures weekly, and can be reached outside of class times for personal guidance and mentoring.

HR.com will verify HR.com Prime membership upon enrollment. If there is a discrepancy, HR.com will contact you to rectify.
Courses currently available:
  • 7/11/2022 - 10/26/2022 (Mondays & Wednesdays (8-9:15pm ET))
  • 7/12/2022 - 10/25/2022 (Tuesdays (7-9:30pm ET))
  • 8/15/2022 - 11/30/2022 (Mondays & Wednesdays (8-9:15pm ET))
  • 8/16/2022 - 12/1/2022 (Tuesdays & Thursdays (7-8:15pm ET))
  • 8/17/2022 - 11/30/2022 (Wednesdays (7-9:30pm ET))

NEW!  PHR® Certification Preparation Class by HR.com - LIVE (HR.com Non-Prime Member) $1,165.00 $1,165.00

HR.com has been a leading provider of HR certification prep courses for many years, and consistently achieves a 93% exam pass rate among course participants under our unbeatable MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. This virtual, live instructor-led course is specifically designed to successfully ensure you pass your PHR exam. The preparatory course includes 30+ hours of interactive online instruction, 5 study manuals (one for each body of knowledge that makes up the PHR exam), 100s of quick-testing flashcards, over 800 practice exam questions, and access to instructors for questions and coaching outside of class - all backed by our money-back guarantee. You pass your exam or your money back! (less $20 shipping cost)

The HR.com preparations course is based on the HRCP courseware (included with the course), which proudly publishes updated manuals each year that are reflective of your upcoming exam. Participants also receive access to HR.com's exclusive learning platform for 2 years with access to course recordings and additional weekly coaching sessions.

All HR.com course instructors are certified HR professionals and have extensive work experience in adult education, particularly in human resources and certification exam prep. Instructors provide interactive lectures weekly, and can be reached outside of class times for personal guidance and mentoring.
Courses currently available:
  • 7/11/2022 - 10/26/2022 (Mondays & Wednesdays (8-9:15pm ET))
  • 7/12/2022 - 10/25/2022 (Tuesdays (7-9:30pm ET))
  • 8/15/2022 - 11/30/2022 (Mondays & Wednesdays (8-9:15pm ET))
  • 8/16/2022 - 12/1/2022 (Tuesdays & Thursdays (7-8:15pm ET))
  • 8/17/2022 - 11/30/2022 (Wednesdays (7-9:30pm ET))