SPHR

Senior Professional
in Human Resources®

Exam Topics

Is this Certification Right for Me?

Showcase the HR leadership recognition you deserve with the Senior Professional in Human Resources® (SPHR®) from HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). The SPHR demonstrates your mastery of the strategic and policy-making aspects of HR management as practiced in the U.S. The credential is designed for big-picture thinkers responsible for planning rather than implementing HR policy. Organizations seek out SPHR professionals for their proven accountability for HR department goals, for breadth and depth of knowledge in all HR disciplines, and for understanding business issues beyond the HR function.

Am I Eligible?

To be eligible for the SPHR you must meet one of the following conditions for education and experience:

  • Have at least four years of experience in a professional-level HR position + a Master’s degree or higher,
  • Have at least five years of experience in a professional-level HR position + a Bachelor’s degree, OR
  • Have at least seven 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
  • Exam time: 3 hours.
  • Exam length: 150 multiple-choice questions + 25 pretest questions

What Is Covered?

Review the PHR and SPHR Exam Content Outline for details.

How Much Does It Cost?

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

*application fee is non-refundable

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When Can I Take the Exam?

Testing for the SPHR is available year-round, subject to availability at the Prometric testing center of your choice.

How Do I Remain Certified?

Your SPHR certification is valid for three years after testing. To maintain your SPHR credential, you must earn 60 recertification credits over a three-year time span or retake the exam. Of the 60 recertification credits required, 15 must be Business Management & Strategy credits. Learn more about HRCI recertification requirements.

 

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