Senior Professional in Human Resources — International™
Independent of geographical region, the credential complements local HR practices.
Is this Certification Right for Me?
Demonstrate your strategic HR leadership with the Senior Professional in Human Resources - International™ (SPHRi™) from HRCI. The SPHRi (formerly the Human Resources Management Professional™ or HRMP™), for HR leaders based outside of the United States, validates senior-level HR competency and mastery of generally accepted HR principles in strategy, policy development and service delivery in a single international setting.
Am I Eligible?
To be eligible for the SPHRi you must meet one of the following conditions for education and/or experience*:
Have at least four years of experience in a professional-level HR position + a master’s degree or global equivalent,
Have at least five years of experience in a professional-level HR position + a bachelor’s degree or global equivalent, OR
a minimum of seven years of experience in a professional-level HR position.
* The SPHRi requires documented knowledge of local employment laws.
*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) listwill pay a reduced exam fee of $200 USD/ $300 USD.
Package your exam with a selection of preparation materials and insurance at the same time for a lower overall cost
*bundling cannot be done after an exam has already been purchased
When Can I Take the Exam?
Testing for the SPHRi is available year-round, subject to test center availablity.
How Do I Remain Certified?
Your SPHRi certification is valid for three years after testing. To maintain your SPHRi credential, you must earn 60 recertification credits over a three-year time span. Of the 60 recertification credits required, 15 must be Business Management & Strategy credits. Learn more about HRCI recertification requirements.