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Certification

GPHR

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The Global Professional in Human Resources® (GPHR®) is a global, competency-based credential that is designed to validate the skills and knowledge of an HR professional who operates in a global marketplace. The credential demonstrates a mastery of cross-border HR responsibilities that include strategies of globalization, development of HR policies and initiatives that support organizational global growth and employer retention and creation of organizational programs, processes and tools that achieve worldwide business goals. 

AM I ELIGIBLE?

To sit for the GPHR exam you must have:

  • a minimum of 2 year of experience in a global professional-level HR position + a Master’s degree or higher,
  • a minimum of 3 years of experience in a professional-level HR position (at least 2 in global HR) + a Bachelor’s degree, OR
  • a minimum of 4 years of experience in a professional-level HR position (at least 2 in global HR) + a high school diploma.
  • global HR experience is defined as having direct cross-border HR responsibilities for two or more countries or regions.

WHAT IS THE EXAM FORMAT & LENGTH?

Computer-based Testing (CBT) at a Prometric testing center 

3 hour exam

140 multiple-choice questions + 25 pretest questions

WHAT IS COVERED?

Review the GPHR Exam Content Outline for details.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Exam Fee: $475 + Application Fee*: $75

*application fee is non-refundable

WHEN CAN I TAKE THE EXAM?

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

HOW DO I REMAIN CERTIFIED?

Your GPHR certification is valid for three (3) years after testing. To remain certified, you must earn 60 recertification credits, of which 15 must be Global credits, over the three-year time span or retake the exam. To learn more about recertification, visit 

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