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Certification

aPHR

aPHR
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 sit for the aPHR exam you must have:

  • 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 15 minutes
Exam length:
100 multiple-choice questions + 25 pretest questions

WHAT IS COVERED?

Review the aPHR Exam Content Outline for details.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Exam Fee: $325 + Application Fee*: $75

*application fee is non-refundable

WHEN CAN I TAKE THE EXAM?

The aPHR is offered throughout the year. Testing begins on November 1, 2016.

HOW DO I REMAIN CERTIFIED?

Your aPHR certification is valid for three (3) years after testing. To remain certified, you must earn 45 recertification credits over the three-year time span or retake the exam. To learn more about recertification, visit