Associate Professional
in Human Resources -

Exam Topics


Is this Certification Right for Me?

If you are new to HR, practicing primarily outside of the United States, and want to distinguish yourself early on, the Associate Professional in Human Resources - International™ (aPHRi™) from HRCI is the perfect certification to help propel your career growth and provide you with the confidence to launch into the HR profession. Be one of the first to earn your aPHRi — earn the aPHRi and prove your knowledge of foundational Human Resources in any locale.

Am I Eligible?

No HR experience is required since this is a knowledge-based credential.

What Is the Exam Format & Length?

  • Exam time: 1 hour and 45 minutes (plus 30 minutes administration time)
  • Exam length: 65 scored questions (mostly multiple-choice) + 25 pretest questions
  • Language: English (also available in Arabic)


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 aPHRi Exam Content Outline for details. aPHRi Exam Content Outline in Arabic.

How Much Does the aPHRi Cost?

Exam Fee: $300* + Application Fee: $100

* Once an exam application is approved, no refunds will be made whether a candidate withdraws or nol longer wishes to take the exam.

When Can I Take the Exam?

Effective May 1, 2018, testing for the aPHRi will be available year-round, subject to test center availability. 

How Do I Prepare?

You are encouraged to use a variety of study methods to prepare for the aPHRi exam. All HRCI credentials are designed to meet accreditation standards. As a result, HRCI does not endorse any particular preparation resource.

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