Global Professional in Human Resources



GPHR certification validates your expertise of multinational HR.

Frequently Asked Questions…

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

Testing for the GPHRi is available year-round, subject to availability at the Prometric testing center of your choice.

  • To be eligible for the GPHRi 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.
  • Computer-based exam at a Pearson VUE testing center
  • Exam time: 3 hours and 15 minutes
  • Exam length: 145 multiple-choice questions + 25 pretest questions
  • Language: English (also available in Spanish – Castilian)
  • We have a seamless process to help get the best out of your training experience and pass the exam without a hitch.

    The process begins with a 6-day in-class training done only weekends -for the convenience of the working-class- followed with a virtual learning schedule for another 8 weeks to help round out the learning period.

    Boot camps may also be organized based on the needs and requirements of the class.

  • Your GPHRi certification is valid for three years after testing. To maintain your GPHRi credential, you must earn 60 recertification credits over the three-year time span or retake the exam. Learn more about PHRi recertification requirements.

  • Exam Fee*: $620

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be made whether a candidate withdraws or no longer wishes to take the exam because the access code to the HR cannot be rescinded/de-activated.

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