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
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?
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made whether a candidate withdraws or no longer wishes to take the exam because the access code to the HRBoK cannot be rescinded/de-activated.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.