The first-ever HR certification designed for professionals who are just beginning their HR career journey
Is this Certification Right for Me?
HRCI's Associate Professional in Human Resources™ (aPHR™) is the perfect certification to help fast-track your career growth and provide you with the confidence to launch into the HR profession. The aPHR is the first-ever HR certification designed for professionals who are just beginning their HR career journey and proves your knowledge of foundational Human Resources.
Am I Eligible?
To be eligible for the aPHR you must have a high school diploma or global equivalent. No HR experience is required since this is a knowledge-based credential.
Your aPHR certification is valid for three years after testing. To maintain your aPHR credential, you must earn 45 recertification credits over a three-year time span or retake the exam. Learn more about HRCI recertification requirements.