Senior Professional in Human Resources - International™ (SPHRi™) 

Is this Certification Right for Me?

Demonstrate your strategic international HR leadership with the Senior Professional in Human Resources - International™ (SPHRi™) from HR Certification Institute (HRCI). The SPHRi (formerly the Human Resources Management Professional™ or HRMP™), for internationally based HR leaders, validates senior-level HR competency and mastery of generally accepted HR principles in strategy, policy development and service delivery in a single international setting.

Am I Eligible?
To be eligible for the SPHRi you must meet one of the following conditions for education and experience*:
Have at least four years of experience in a professional-level HR position + a master’s degree or global equivalent,
Have at least five years of experience in a professional-level HR position + a bachelor’s degree or global equivalent, OR
a minimum of seven years of experience in a professional-level HR position + a high school diploma or global equivalent.

* The SPHRi requires documented knowledge of local employment laws.

What Is the Exam Format & Length?
Computer-based Testing (CBT) at a Prometric testing center
Exam time: 2 hours and 30 minutes.
Exam length: 105 multiple-choice questions + 25 pretest questions

Language: English

What Is Covered?

Module 1. Business Leadership 31%

  • Organization & Management

  • Strategic Planning Process

  • Elements of Business

  • Strategic Human Resources

Module 2. Talent Development and Management 27%

  • Organizational Development

  • Performance Management

  • Talent Development

  • Employee Relations

Module  3. HR Service Delivery 24%

  • HR Planning & Staffing

  • Total Rewards & Wellbeing

  • HR Technology & Outsourcing

  • International Assignment

Module 4. Measurement and Analysis 18%

  • Data and Analysis

  • Business Performance

  • HR Measures

  • Performance Appraisal

Review the SPHRi Exam Content Outline for details.

How Much Does It Cost?
SPHRi Classroom Training and Exam Prep Materials: ₦99,999
Exam Fee*: $300 + Application Fee: $100

*Once an exam application is approved, no refunds will be made whether a candidate withdraws or no longer wishes to take the exam because the access code to the HRBoK cannot be rescinded/de-activated.

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

How Do I Remain Certified?
Your SPHRi certification is valid for three years after testing. To maintain your SPHRi credential, you must earn 60 recertification credits over a three-year time span. Of the 60 recertification credits required, 15 must be Business Management & Strategy credits. Learn more about HRCI recertification requirements.