HRCI Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)

Showcase the HR leadership recognition you deserve with the Senior Professional in Human Resources® (SPHR®) from HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). The SPHR demonstrates your mastery of the strategic and policy-making aspects of HR management as practiced in the U.S. The credential is designed for big-picture thinkers responsible for planning rather than implementing HR policy. Organizations seek out SPHR professionals for their proven accountability for HR department goals, for breadth and depth of knowledge in all HR disciplines, and for understanding business issues beyond the HR function.

SPHR certification solidifies your credibility as an HR leader.

HRCI Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)

SPHR 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 SPHR 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 SPHR 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 SPHR 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 higher,
  • Have at least five years of experience in a professional-level HR position + a Bachelor’s degree, OR
  • Have at least seven years of experience in a professional-level HR position + a high school diploma.

HRCI SPHR Exam Summary:

Exam Name Senior Professional in Human Resources
Exam Code  SPHR
Exam Fee USD $495
Application Fee  USD $100 
Exam Duration  180 Minutes
Number of Questions  175
Passing Score  500/700 
Format  Multiple Choice Questions
Books /Training  Preparation
Schedule Exam  PROMETRIC
Sample Questions  HRCI SPHR Exam Sample Questions and Answers
Practice Exam  HRCI Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) Practice Test 

HRCI HR Senior Professional Syllabus Topics:

Topics Weights
Leadership and Strategy 40%
Employee Relations and Engagement 20%
Talent Planning and Acquisition 16%
Learning and Development 12%
Total Rewards 12%