PHRi (Professional in Human Resources, International)

Is this Certification Right for Me?

Earn international HR acclaim with the Professional in Human Resources – International™ (PHRi™) from HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). The PHRi, for internationally based practitioners, validates professional-level competency, knowledge and skills to help to propel your HR career forward. With the PHRi, you demonstrate mastery of generally accepted technical and operational HR principles in a single international setting.

Am I Eligible?

To be eligible for the PHRi 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 global equivalent,
  • Have at least two years of experience in a professional-level HR position a bachelor’s degree or global equivalent, OR
  • Have at least four years of experience in a professional-level HR position a high school diploma or global equivalent.

What Is the Exam Format & Length?

  • Computer-based Testing (CBT) and paper-based Testing (PBT)
  • Exam time: 3 hours and 15 minutes.
  • Exam length: 145 multiple-choice questions + 25 pretest questions
  • Language: English (Spanish Translation Aid available)

 

How Much Does the Exam Cost?

Exam Fee*:  $325

*Once an exam application is approved, no refunds will be made whether a candidate withdraws or no longer wishes to take the exam because the access code to the HRcannot be rescinded/de-activated.

To make certification more accessible worldwide, HRCI offers a global allowance for the PHRi/SPHRi exam which provides the exam at a reduced fee.  Applicants who live in low-income, lower middle-income, 

 

When Can I Take the Exam?

Testing for the PHRi is available year-round, subject to availability at the Prometric testing center of your choice.

How Do I Remain Certified?

Your PHRi certification is valid for three years after testing. To maintain your PHRi credential, you must earn 60 recertification credits over the three-year time span or retake the exam. Learn more about PHRi recertification requirements.