Advance your HR career by earning the Professional in Human Resources® (PHR®) from HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). The PHR demonstrates your mastery of the technical and operational aspects of HR management, including U.S. laws and regulations. The PHR is for the HR professional who has experience with program implementation, has a tactical/logistical orientation, is accountable to another HR professional within the organization, and has responsibilities that focus on the HR department rather than the whole organization.
PHR certification is a great way to establish yourself in the HR field.
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 PHR 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 PHR 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 PHR 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 higher,
- Have at least two years of experience in a professional-level HR position + a Bachelor’s degree, OR
- Have at least four years of experience in a professional-level HR position + a high school diploma.
HRCI PHR Exam Summary:
|Exam Name||Professional in Human Resources|
|Exam Fee||USD $395|
|Application Fee||USD $100|
|Exam Duration||3 hours|
|Number of Questions||150|
|Format||Multiple Choice Questions|
|Sample Questions||HRCI PHR Exam Sample Questions and Answers|
|Practice Exam||HRCI Professional in Human Resources (PHR) Practice Test|
HRCI HR Professional Syllabus Topics:
|Employee and Labor Relations||39%|
|Talent Planning and Acquisition||16%|
|Learning and Development||10%|