Associate Professional in Human Resources (aPHR)

HRCI, aPHR

HRCI’s Associate Professional in Human Resources™ (aPHR™) is the perfect certification to help fast-track your career growth and provide you with the confidence to launch into the HR profession. The aPHR is the first-ever HR certification designed for professionals who are just beginning their HR career journey and proves your knowledge of foundational Human Resources.

The aPHR is the first-ever HR certification designed for professionals who are just beginning their HR career journey and proves your knowledge of foundational Human Resources.

HRCI Associate Professional in Human Resources (aPHR)

aPHR Preparation

Preparing for exams can be overwhelming, especially when you don’t know where to start. Fortunately, there are several options available that can assist you in the preparation of your aPHR exam.

While HRCI does not endorse a particular resource or method of study, we encourage candidates to explore the preparation resources that are available for the aPHR certification exam.

There is no single preparation method that can meet every candidate’s needs and we urge you to use a variety of tools and resources to enhance your understanding of general HR principles and HR exam content.

Am I Eligible?

To be eligible for the aPHR you must have a high school diploma or global equivalent. No HR experience is required since this is a knowledge-based credential.

HRCI aPHR Exam Summary:

Exam Name Associate Professional in Human Resources
Exam Code  aPHR
Exam Fee USD $300
Application Fee  USD $100 
Exam Duration  135 minutes
Number of Questions  125
Passing Score  500/700 
Format  Multiple Choice Questions
Books /Training  Preparation
Schedule Exam  PROMETRIC
Sample Questions  HRCI aPHR Exam Sample Questions and Answers
Practice Exam  HRCI Associate Professional in Human Resources (aPHR) Practice Test 

HRCI HR Associate Professional Syllabus Topics:

Topics Weights
HR Operations 38%
Employee Relations 16%
Recruitment and Selection 15%
Compensation and Benefits 14%
Human Resources Development and Retention 12%
Health, Safety, and Security

5%