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About Certification
Learn more about earning the PHR®, SPHR® or GPHR® certification from the HR Certification Institute. Find out the benefits of becoming a certified HR professional and how to apply and prepare for the exams.
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PHR and SPHR Certification:
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State-by-state list of certified professionals.
Apply for the Exam
All HR Certification Institute exams are computer based. To apply for the next PHR, SPHR, or GPHR exam, click here.
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Study Aids
SHRM offers opportunities to strengthen your knowledge base and prepare for PHR/SPHR certification exams through certification preparation tools and various Learning System formats. SHRM also offers peparation courses and the Global Learning System for candidates taking the GPHR exam.
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Recertification
HR Certification Institute requires certified HR professionals to recertify every three years by documenting 60 hours of professional development experience or through recertification by re-examination.
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