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HR Certification

PHR/SPHR/GPHR Certification
 

Eligibility Requirements (eff. May, 2011)

 

PHR   SPHR   GPHR

1 year of demonstrated exempt-level HR experience with a Master’s degree or higher   4 years of demonstrated exempt-level HR experience with a Master’s degree or higher   2 years of demonstrated global exempt-level HR experience with a Master’s degree or higher

2 years of demonstrated exempt-level HR experience with a Bachelor’s degree   5 years of demonstrated exempt-level HR experience with a Bachelor’s degree   3 years of demonstrated exempt-level HR experience (with 2 of the 3 being global HR experience) with a Bachelor’s degree

4 years of demonstrated exempt-level HR experience with less than a Bachelor’s degree   7 years of demonstrated exempt-level HR experience with less than a Bachelor’s degree   4 years of demonstrated exempt-level HR experience (with 2 of the 4 being global HR experience) with less than a Bachelor’s degree

HRP-MN PHR/SPHR Exam Preparation Course

One of the best ways to prepare for the exam is to participate in a classroom PHR/SPHR certification exam preparation course. Human Resource Professionals of Minnesota (HRP-MN) offers a 10 week course.  To view upcoming dates and register, view the HRP-MN Calendar. 

For more details on HR Certification, visit the HR Certification Institute website.

PHR, SPHR, & GPHR Recertification e-learning courses & webinars

For details on local sessions that offer strategic credits click here.

 

PHR/SPHR/GPHR (HRCI) Recertification

  • Visit HRCI’s website and enter your recertification credits throughout the three year certification period

     
  • Info on earning Strategic Business Management Credits

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q. How is “demonstrated HR experience” defined?
A. If a candidate is not clearly in a typical HR position (on the approved position title list) a candidate must demonstrate that:

  1. At least 51% of their daily activities are within the HR function, and
  2. Activities are at the exempt (professional) level, or
  3. An individual has direct supervision of those who deliver HR services

 

Q. How is “global HR experience” defined?
A. Having direct cross-border HR responsibilities for two or more countries or regions. If an applicant works for a company that has business in two or more countries but that applicant does not have hands-on HR experience in those countries, they would be ineligible to sit for the exam.

 

 

Q. If students/recent graduates will no longer be eligible to take the PHR or GPHR exams what is the alternative?
A. SHRM has developed an “assurance of learning” assessment that is in line with SHRM’s curriculum template as well as undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

 

 

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