SPHRi2

Senior Professional
in Human Resources
— International™

Exam Topics

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.

What Is the Exam Format & Length?

  • Exam time: 2 hours and 30 minutes.
  • Exam length: 105 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 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.

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 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.

 

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