The credential demonstrates mastery of generally accepted technical and operational HR principles independent of geographic region. PHRi Certification is designed for HR professionals whose daily work routine includes HR operations like recruiting, benefits, compensation, and administration.

Frequently Asked Questions…

Earn international HR acclaim with the Professional in Human Resources – International™ (PHRi™) from HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). The PHRi, 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.

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

  • 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.
  • 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 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 PHRi recertification requirements.

  • Exam Fee*:  $350

    *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be made whether a candidate withdraws or no longer wishes to take the exam because the access code to the HRcannot be rescinded/de-activated.

    To make certification more accessible worldwide, HRCI offers a global allowance for the PHRi/SPHRi exam which provides the exam at a reduced fee.  Applicants who live in low-income, lower middle-income, 

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