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