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Associate Professional
in Human Resources®


Exam Topics

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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.

What Is the Exam Format & Length?

  • Exam time: 2 hours and 15 minutes
  • Exam length: 100 scored questions (mostly multiple-choice) + 25 pretest questions
  • Computer-based exam at a Pearson VUE testing center or at your home or office using OnVUE (Learn more about Online Proctoring)

What Is Covered?

Review the aPHR Exam Content Outline for details.

How Much Does It Cost?

Exam Fee*: $300 + 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.

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When Can I Take the Exam?

Testing appointments for the aPHR exam are available year-round and are subject to test center or online appointment availability.

How Do I Remain Certified?

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.

 

Our Certifications

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Associate Professional in Human Resources®
Associate Professional in Human Resources—International™
Professional in Human Resources®
Professional in Human Resources - California®
Professional in Human Resources - International™
Senior Professional in Human Resources®
Senior Professional in Human Resources - International™
Global Professional in Human Resources®