SPHRi

Senior Professional
in Human Resources
— International™

Exam Topics

Is this Certification Right for Me?

Demonstrate your strategic international HR leadership with the Senior Professional in Human Resources - International™ (SPHRi™) from HR Certification Institute (HRCI). The SPHRi, for internationally based HR leaders, 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 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 + a high school diploma or global equivalent.

* The SPHRi requires documented knowledge of local employment laws.

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
  • Language: English (Spanish Translation Aid available)

What Is Covered?

Review the SPHRi Exam Content Outline for details.

How Much Does It Cost?

Exam Fee*: $495 + 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made whether a candidate withdraws or no longer wishes to take the exam because the access code to the HRBoK cannot be rescinded/de-activated.

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 World Bank Country and Lending Group list will pay a reduced exam fee of $200 USD/ $300 USD.

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*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 availability at the Prometric testing center of your choice.

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.

 

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