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
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.