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Certification

SPHRi

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The Senior Professional in Human Resources - International™ (SPHRi™) is a global, competency-based credential that is designed to validate professional-level core HR knowledge and skills. This credential demonstrates a mastery of generally accepted HR principles in strategy, policy development and service delivery. Independent of geographic region, this credential complements local HR practices. Through demonstrated knowledge, this credential enhances the credibility of HR professionals and the organizations they serve. 

AM I ELIGIBLE?

To sit for the SPHRi exam you must have:

  • a minimum of 4 year of experience in a professional-level HR position + a Master’s degree or global equivalent,
  • a minimum of 5 years of experience in a professional-level HR position + a Bachelor’s degree or global equivalent, OR
  • a minimum of 7 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: 2 hours and 30 minutes

Exam length: 105 multiple-choice questions + 25 pretest questions

WHAT IS COVERED?

Review the SPHRi Exam Content Outline for details.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Exam Fee: $300 + Application Fee*: $75

*application fee is non-refundable

WHEN CAN I TAKE THE EXAM?

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

HOW DO I REMAIN CERTIFIED?

Your SPHRi certification is valid for three (3) years after testing. To remain certified, you must earn 60 recertification credits, of which 15 must be Business Management & Strategy credits, over the three-year time span OR retake the exam. To learn more about recertification, visit