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Certification

PHR

IS THIS CERTIFICATION RIGHT FOR ME? HRCI Seals_PHR

By earning the Professional in Human Resources® (PHR®) certification you demonstrate a mastery of the technical and operational aspects of HR practices and U.S. laws and regulations. The professionally relevant credential is for the HR professional who focuses on program implementation, has a tactical/logistical orientation, is accountable to another HR professional within the organization and has responsibilities that focus on the HR department rather than the whole organization.

AM I ELIGIBLE? 

To sit for the PHR exam you must have:

  • a minimum of 1 year of experience in a professional-level HR position + a Master’s degree or higher,
  • a minimum of 2 years of experience in a professional-level HR position + a Bachelor’s degree, OR
  • a minimum of 4 years of experience in a professional-level HR position + a high school diploma.

WHAT IS THE EXAM FORMAT & LENGTH? 

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

3 Hour exam

150 multiple-choice questions + 25 pretest questions

WHAT IS COVERED? 

Review the PHR Exam Content Outline for details.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? 

Exam Fee: $375 + Application Fee*: $75

*application fee is non-refundable

WHEN CAN I TAKE THE EXAM? 

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

HOW DO I REMAIN CERTIFIED?

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

"Northeast Florida has many talented HR professionals. Having my PHR certification has helped with my credibility as a HR leader. My certification has contributed to my professional success, shown by my growth in positions, companies and responsibilities.

Confidence and respect - the PHR certification allowed me to have it all."

--Jennifer Dobbins, PHR