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.
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 Fee||USD $495|
|Application Fee||USD $100|
|Exam Duration||180 Minutes|
|Number of Questions||175|
|Format||Multiple Choice Questions|
|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:
|Leadership and Strategy||40%|
|Employee Relations and Engagement||20%|
|Talent Planning and Acquisition||16%|
|Learning and Development||12%|