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Professional in Human Resources®
PHR certification is a great way to establish yourself in the HR field.
Mallory Bucher, PHR
Without a lot of experience out of school, my HRCI® certification gave me the credibility I needed with my boss.
Advance your HR career by earning the Professional in Human Resources® (PHR®) from HRCI®. The PHR demonstrates your mastery of the technical and operational aspects of HR management, including U.S. laws and regulations. The PHR is for the HR professional who has experience with 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 be eligible for the PHR you must meet one of the following conditions for education and experience:
Have at least one year of experience in a professional-level HR position + a Master’s degree or higher,
Have at least two years of experience in a professional-level HR position + a Bachelor’s degree, OR
Have at least four years of experience in a professional-level HR position + a high school diploma.
Package your exam with a selection of preparation materials and insurance at the same time for a lower overall cost
*bundling cannot be done after an exam has already been purchased
When Can I Take the Exam?
Testing appointments for the PHR exam are available year-round and are subject to test center or online appointment availability.
How Do I Remain Certified?
Your PHR certification is valid for three years after testing. To maintain your PHR credential, you must earn 60 recertification credits over a three-year time span or retake the exam. Learn more about HRCI recertification requirements.