Professional in Human Resources - International™ (PHRi™)

Is this Certification Right for Me?

Earn international HR acclaim with the Professional in Human Resources - International™ (PHRi™) from HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). The PHRi (formerly the Human Resources Business Professional™ or HRBP™), for internationally based practitioners, validates professional-level competency, knowledge and skills to help to propel your HR career forward. With the PHRi, you demonstrate mastery of generally accepted technical and operational HR principles in a single international setting.

Am I Eligible?

To be eligible for the PHRi 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 global equivalent,
Have at least two years of experience in a professional-level HR position + a bachelor’s degree or global equivalent, OR
Have at least four 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
Exam time: 3 hours and 15 minutes.
Exam length: 145 multiple-choice questions + 25 pretest questions

Language: English

What Is Covered?

Module 1. Talent Acquisition 19%

  • Job Analysis and Design
  • Workforce Planning
  • Workforce Recruiting
  • Workforce Selection

Module 2. HR Administration and Shared Services 19%

  • HR and Organization
  • Employee Life Cycle
  • Employee Attendance
  • HR Documents and Records

Module 3. Talent Management and Development 19%

  • Performance Management
  • Employee Training 
  • Employee Development
  • Talent Management

Module 4. Compensation, Benefits, and Work Experience 17%

  • Total Rewards
  • Incentive Programs
  • Payroll and Benefits
  • Employee Value Proposition

Module 5. Employee Relations and Risk Management 16%

  • Employee Relations
  • Employee Policies
  • Employee Safety and Health

Module 6. HR Information Management 10%

  • Human Resource Information System
  • Information Privacy and Security

How Much Does It Cost?
Exam Fee*: $200 + Application Fee: $100

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

How Do I Remain Certified?
Your PHRi certification is valid for three years after testing. To maintain your PHRi credential, you must earn 60 recertification credits over the three-year time span or retake the exam. Learn more about HRCI recertification requirements.