HRM | SPHRi/PHRi CERTIFICATIONS

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. This certification is only available to candidates who practice outside the United States.

Am I eligible?

To sit for the PHRi exam you must have:

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

To sit for the SPHRi exam you must have

  • A minimum of 4 year of experience in a professional-level HR position + a Master’s degree or global equivalent,
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in a professional-level HR position + a Bachelor’s degree or global equivalent, OR
  • A minimum of 7 years of experience in a professional-level HR position + a high school diploma or global equivalent.

What is the exam format & length?

Computer-based Testing (CBT) at a Prometric testing center
Option of Paper Based Test in Lagos and Abuja

Exam time: 3 hours and 15 minutes exam for the PHRi
2 hours and 30 minutes exam for SPHRi

Exam length: 145 multiple-choice questions + 25 pretest questions for PHRi
105 multiple-choice questions + 25 pretest questions for SPHri

What is covered?

Review the PHRi Exam Content Outline for details.

How much does it cost?

PHRi Exam Fee: $200 + Application Fee $100
SPHRi Exam Fee: $300 + Application Fee $100

*application fee is non-refundable

when can i take the exam?

The SPHRi/PHRi are offered in:

March & September

How do i remain certified?

Your PHRi 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

What Certification do I get after the Training.

After successful completion of the training, you will be awarded the course completion certificate, Once you successfully clear the PHRi or SPHRi® Certification exam, you will also receive the Prestigious PHRi/SPHRi® certification from HRCI®.

Do you provide assistance for the exam application process? 
Yes, we do provide assistance for the exam application process. We can help you register and schedule for the exam.

Is exam fee included in the course fee? 
No. The exam fee is not included in the course fee as it is directly paid by you to the HRCI® for the application and examination.