HR Certification Exam Prep

aPHR™

The Associate Professional in Human Resources™ (aPHR™) is for entry level HR professionals or industry professionals who may not necessarily work as a HR pro and is designed for:


  • Recent graduates with an interest in an HR career.
  • New HR professionals, including professionals who are switching careers.
  • Line managers who have some HR responsibilities and want to expand their roles.
  • Military personnel seeking HR professional development or transitioning into civilian HR roles.

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PHRca®

The Professional in Human Resources California® ( PHRca®) hr certification demonstrates mastery in managing HR in California and is designed for HR practitioners who:


  • Have at least four years of experience in a professional-level HR position + a HS diploma or
  • Have at least one year of experience in a professional-level HR position + a Master's degree or higher or
  • Have at least two years of experience in a professional-level HR position + a Bachelor's degree.

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PHR®

The Professional in Human Resources®  (PHR® ) exam demonstrates a  mastery of general Human Resources management.   This class is designed for HR professionals that:


  • Have at least four years of experience in a professional-level HR position + a high school diploma or
  • Have at least one year of experience in a professional-level HR position + a Master's degree or higher or
  • Have at least two years of experience in a professional-level HR position + a Bachelor's degree.

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SPHR®

The Senior Professional in Human Resources ®  (SPHR ® ) is the senior-most HR certification and demonstrates mastery at an executive level.  This class is for HR professionals that:


  • Have at least four years of experience in a professional-level HR position + a Master's degree or higher or
  • 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.

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