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) at a Prometric testing center
  • 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 It Cost?

Exam Prep Class Fee: N127,500.00 (covers tuition, refreshments, study slides, ebooks)

SELF-STUDY: Can’t Attend? Register and Get the Self-Study Pack or Online Access at 300 USD (or Naira equivalent) This covers exam prep materials, online access to quizzes, flash cards and case studies.

 Exam Fee: $200 + Application Fee*: $75

*application fee is non-refundable

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 HRCI recertification requirements.