By earning the PHRca, you demonstrate that you are an HR professional who has mastered the laws, regulations and HR management practices unique to the state of California.
Adding the Professional in Human Resources – California (PHRca) to your portfolio demonstrates your knowledge of HR laws, regulations and management practices unique to the state of California. The PHRca is for professionals who either practice or are responsible for human resource management in California. Residency in California is not a requirement to earn a PHRca. This certification can be complementary to other HRCI credentials.
Am I Eligible?
To be eligible for the PHRca you must meet one of the following conditions for education and/or experience: Have at least one year of experience in a professional-level HR position and a Master’s degree or higher, Have at least two years of experience in a professional-level HR position and a Bachelor’s degree, OR Have at least four years of experience in a professional-level HR position.
HRCI PHRca Exam Summary:
|Exam Name||HRCI Professional in Human Resources – California|
|Exam Fee||USD $395|
|Application Fee||USD $100|
|Exam Duration||135 Minutes plus 30 minutes administration time|
|Number of Questions||115|
|Format||Multiple Choice Questions|
|Sample Questions||HRCI HR Professional in Human Resources Exam Sample Questions and Answers|
|Practice Exam||HRCI Professional in Human Resources – California (PHRca) Practice Test|
HRCI HR Professional in Human Resources Syllabus Topics:
|Compensation/Wage and Hour||
– Developing and managing compensation programs for all employee groups through the appropriate regulatory interpretation and application.
|Employment Lifecycle and Employee Relations||
– Managing the employer/employee relationship from recruitment through separation, fostering a positive working environment that facilitates employee retention.
|Leaves of Absence and Benefits||
Coordinating benefits, designating leaves, and managing the interaction between applicable regulations.
|Health, Safety and Workers’ Compensation||
– Integrating health, safety and workers’ compensation regulations applicable to the organization.
Respond to agency claims, appeals, and hearing processes (for example, Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, Cal/OSHA)
|Compliance and Risk Management||
– Mitigating organizational risk by identifying and addressing compliance obligations, educating stakeholders on non-compliance, and responding appropriately when claims are filed.