Associate Professional in Human Resources International™  (aPHRi™)

Is this Certification Right for Me?

HRCI's Associate Professional in Human Resources International™ (aPHRi™) is the perfect certification to help fast-track your career growth and provide you with the confidence to launch into the HR profession. The aPHRi is the first-ever HR certification designed for professionals who are just beginning their HR career journey and proves your knowledge of foundational Human Resources. This entry level certification does not have any US law, and it does not require any HR experience. This is precisely the type of certification that students, HR professionals in their early careers and managers in department can take to demonstrate their basic knowledge of HR.

Am I Eligible?
To be eligible for the aPHRi you do not need any high school diploma or global equivalent. No HR experience is required since this is a knowledge-based credential.

What Is the Exam Format & Length?
Computer-based Testing (CBT) at a Prometric testing center
Exam time: 2 hours and 15 minutes
Exam length: 100 multiple-choice questions + 25 pretest questions

What Is Covered?
Review the aPHRi Exam Content Outline for details.

How Much Does It Cost?
Exam Fee*: $150 + Application Fee: $100

When Can I Take the Exam?
Testing for the aPHRi is available year-round, subject to availability at the Prometric testing center of your choice.

How Do I Remain Certified?
Your aPHRi certification is valid for three years after testing. To maintain your aPHRi credential, you must earn 45 recertification credits over a three-year time span or retake the exam. Learn more about HRCI recertification requirements.