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Certification

PHRi

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The Professional in Human Resources - International™ (PHRi™) is a global, competency-based credential that is designed to validate professional-level core HR knowledge and skills. The credential demonstrates a mastery of generally accepted technical and operational HR principles. Independent of geographic region, the credential complements local HR practices. Through demonstrated knowledge, the credential enhances the credibility of HR professionals and the organizations they serve. This certification is only available to candidates who practice outside the United States.

AM I ELIGIBLE?

To sit for the PHRi exam you must have:

  • a minimum of 1 year of experience in a professional-level HR position + a Master’s degree or global equivalent,
  • a minimum of 2 years of experience in a professional-level HR position + a Bachelor’s degree or global equivalent, OR
  • a minimum of 4 years of experience in a professional-level HR position + a high school diploma or global equivalent.

WHAT IS THE EXAM FORMAT & LENGTH?

Computer-based Testing (CBT) at a Prometric testing center 

Exam time: 3 hours and 15 minutes
Exam length: 
145 multiple-choice questions + 25 pretest questions

WHAT IS COVERED?

Review the PHRi Exam Content Outline for details.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Exam Fee: $200 + Application Fee*: $75

*application fee is non-refundable

WHEN CAN I TAKE THE EXAM?

The PHRi is offered throughout the year. Testing begins on September 1, 2016.

HOW DO I REMAIN CERTIFIED?

Your PHRi certification is valid for three (3) years after testing. To remain certified, you must earn 60 recertification credits over the three-year time span or retake the exam. To learn more about recertification, visit