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Professional
in Human Resources
— International™

Exam Topics

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Is this Certification Right for Me?

Earn HR acclaim with the Professional in Human Resources - International™ (PHRi™) from HRCI®. The PHRi (formerly the Human Resources Business Professional™ or HRBP™), for practitioners based outside of the United States 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.

Am I Eligible?

To be eligible for the PHRi 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 + a master’s degree or global equivalent,
  • Have at least two years of experience in a professional-level HR position + a bachelor’s degree or global equivalent, OR
  • Have at least four years of experience in a professional-level HR position.

What Is the Exam Format & Length?

  • Exam time: 3 hours and 15 minutes.
  • Exam length: 145 scored questions (mostly multiple-choice) + 25 pretest questions
  • Language: English (also available in Spanish - Castilian)

Where Can I Take the Exam?

HRCI offers year-round assessment opportunities. Testing options vary by geographic location. For updates, please our Online Testing webpage.

What Is Covered?

Review the PHRi Exam Content Outline for details.

How Much Does It Cost?

Exam Fee*: $395 + Application Fee: $100

*Once an exam application is approved, no refunds will be made whether a candidate withdraws or no longer wishes to take the exam.

To make certification more accessible worldwide, HRCI offers a global allowance for the PHRi/SPHRi exam which provides the exam at a reduced fee.  Applicants who live in low-income, lower middle-income, and upper middle-income economies as defined on the Global Allowance Pricing (GAP) List will pay a reduced exam fee of $200 USD/ $300 USD.

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When Can I Take the Exam?

Testing for the PHRi is available year-round, subject to test center availability.

How Do I Remain Certified?

Your PHRi certification is valid for three years after testing. To maintain your PHRi credential, you must earn 60 recertification credits over the three-year time span or retake the exam. Learn more about HRCI recertification requirements.

 

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