IS THIS CERTIFICATION RIGHT FOR ME?
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