HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®) is the premier professional credentialing organization for the worldwide human resources profession. Founded in 1976 and headquartered in the United States, HRCI is celebrating 40 years of setting the standard for HR mastery and excellence around the globe. An independent nonprofit organization, HRCI is dedicated to advancing the HR profession through developing and administering best-in-class certifications including the NCCA-accredited Professional in Human Resources® (PHR®) and Senior Professional in Human Resources® (SPHR®). All of HRCI’s credentials are recognized as the most rigorous, meaningful, and grounded professional certifications demonstrating competency, real-world practical skills and knowledge in the field. Together with HRCI certified professionals in 100 countries around the globe, HRCI ensures, strengthens and advances the strategic value and impact of HR.

About HRCI

7 Reasons:

Why you need a professional certificate/

certification?

  1. Employability

  2. Prestige

  3. Credibility

  4. Showing Commitment to Continued Professional Development

  5. Proof of Competency & Practical Skills

  6. Maximizing Earning Power

  7. Source of Networking Opportunities

Compared with certificate programs, certification has three main advantages:

  • requires specific work experience, competency and education

  • requires recertification, which makes sure that you stay current in the HR profession through continuing education

  • allows you to put the letters after your name

In other words, certification typically consists of the three "E"s: education, experience and examination.

How Certification Differs from a Certificate Program

  • There is no limit to your potential. Go after the future you want with a certification from HRCI, the gold standard of HR certifications.

  • HRCI offers three international certifications that provide an opportunity for you, and HR professionals around the world, to demonstrate relevance, competence, experience, credibility and dedication to human resources to employers, clients, staff members and professional peers.

  • It doesn't matter where you are in your career right now; it only matters where you are going.

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WHERE YOU ARE AND WHO YOU WANT TO BE IS WHAT YOU DO.

Earning HRCI Certification Sets You Apart

  • Provides you with a fully accredited credential: All of our core products are accredited and meet the National Commission for Certifying Agencies’ (NCCA) rigorous standards.

  • Validates your expertise: HRCI certification provides you with competency based, professionally relevant credentials that are highly valued in HR and business communities.

  • Connects you to an exclusive network of motivated HR professionals around the globe: Nearly 140,000 certified HR thought leaders work in more than 100 countries and territories.

  • Delivers nearly 40 years of history: Established in 1976, HRCI is the largest HR certification organization in the world.

  • Earns recognition from your organization and peers: Business leaders find HR certified professionals to be more self motivated.

HRCI certification is a career-long commitment that demonstrates dedication, credibility and a mastery of the principles of human resources to your employers, clients, staff members and professional peers around the globe. Certification attests to the investment you have made in your HR career and holds a recognized place in the profession.

To become certified, you must meet strict professional experience and educational requirements before taking the exam. To remain certified, you must stay current in the HR profession and recertify every three years. You display your certification by putting the credential after your name.

What is HRCI Certification?

HRCI Certifications

Global Professional

in Human Resources®

GPHR certification validates your mastery of cross-border HR. It's a great choice if you'd like to continue your focus on HR policies and strategies for a globalized workforce.

IS THIS CERTIFICATION RIGHT FOR ME?

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.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS


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 hours exam

  • 140 multiple-choice questions + 25 pretest questions

WHAT IS COVERED?

Review the GPHR Exam Content Outline for details. https://www.hrci.org/docs/default-source/web-files/gphr-exam-content- outline.pdf?sfvrsn=2

Professional in Human

Resources— International™

PHRi certification validates professional-level core HR knowledge and skills.The credential demonstrates mastery of generally accepted technical and operational HR principles. Independent of geographic region.

IS THIS CERTIFICATION RIGHT FOR ME?

The Professional in Human Resources - International (PHRi) is a global, competency-based credential that is designed to validate professional-level core HR knowledge and skills. The credential demonstrates a mastery of generally accepted technical and operational HR principles. Independent of geographic region, the credential complements local HR practices. Through demonstrated knowledge, the credential enhances the credibility of HR professionals and the organizations they serve.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

To sit for the PHRi exam you must have:

  • A minimum of 1 year of professional-level experience in an HR position with a Master's degree or global equivalent, OR

  • A minimum of 2 years of professional-level experience in an HR position with a Bachelor's degree or global equivalent, OR

  • A minimum of 4 years of professional-level experience in an HR position with less than a Bachelor's degree or global equivalent.

WHAT IS THE EXAM FORMAT & LENGTH?

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

  • Exam time: 3 hours and 15 minutes

  • Exam length: 145 multiple-choice questions + 25 pretest questions

WHAT IS COVERED?

Review the PHRi Exam Content Outline for details.

https://www.hrci.org/docs/default-source/web-files/final-phri-exam-content- outline.pdf?sfvrsn=2

Senior Professional in

Human Resources— International™

Independent of geographic region, the credential complements local HR practices. Through demonstrated knowledge, the credential enhances the credibility of HR professionals and the organizations they serve.

IS THIS CERTIFICATION RIGHT FOR ME?

The Senior Professional in Human Resources - International (SPHRi) is a global, competency-based credential that is designed to validate professional-level core HR knowledge and skills. This credential demonstrates a mastery of generally accepted HR principles in strategy, policy development and service delivery. Independent of geographic region, this credential complements local HR practices. Through demonstrated knowledge, this credential enhances the credibility of HR professionals and the organizations they serve.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

To sit for the SPHRi exam you must have:

  • A minimum of 4 years of professional-level experience in an HR position with a Master's degree or global equivalent, OR

  • A minimum of 5 years of professional-level experience in an HR position with a Bachelor's degree or global equivalent, OR

  • A minimum of 7 years of professional-level experience in an HR position with less than a Bachelor's degree or global equivalent.

WHAT IS THE EXAM FORMAT & LENGTH?

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

  • Exam time: 2 hours and 30 minute

  • Exam length: 105 multiple-choice questions + 25 pretest questions

WHAT IS COVERED?

Review the SPHRi Exam Content Outline for details.

https://www.hrci.org/docs/default-source/web-files/sphri-exam-content- outline.pdf?sfvrsn=2