The Professional in Human Resources (PHR®) certification demonstrates mastery of the technical and operational aspects of HR practices and U.S. laws and regulations. The professionally relevant credential is for the HR professional who focuses on program implementation, has a tactical/logistical orientation, is accountable to another HR professional within the organization and has responsibilities that focus on the HR department rather than the whole organization.

The Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR®) certification is recognized as a professionally relevant credential for those who have mastered the strategic and policy-making aspects of HR management in the United States. It is designed for the HR professional who plans, rather than implements, HR policy, focuses on the “big picture,” has ultimate accountability in the HR department, has breadth and depth of knowledge in all HR disciplines and understands the business beyond the HR function and influences the overall organization.

PHR®/SPHR® are designations that recruit your full resources
Being a Professional in Human Resources (PHR®) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR®) sends a clear message that you have mastery of human resources. Both represent commitment to keeping up-to-date with the latest HR trends and efficient solutions to the breadth of HR related issues. The HR Certification Institute’s PHR® and SPHR® are highly respected within the HR community and some companies make it a point to only hire professionals with these qualifications.
Before opting to become a PHR® or SPHR®, it is key to analyze your grasp of the HR field in all its complexity to assess which designation is best for you:

 

The PHR® is ideal if you have the following characteristics:

  • • Making sound investment decisions by gathering information on a particular industry or stock they are assigned to by a senior financial analyst
  • • Tactical/logistical orientation
  • • Emphasis on program implementation
  • • Answerability to someone else in HR
  • • Only two to four years of general HR exposure and experience
  • • Reach is focused on the HR department rather than organization-wide
  • • Respectability through know-how and decision-making potential

The SPHR® is best if you have the following traits:

  • • All-encompassing perspective
  • • Plans and designs
  • • High up in the HR department with six to eight years of experience
  • • Mastery of general HR know-how
  • • Passes capable judgment based on exposure
  • • Grasps the internal and external impact of decisions
  • • Comprehends business at large
  • • Negotiating abilities, influence and great credibility

 

PHR®/SPHR®’s Importance:
The PHR®/SPHR® is a respected and valued credential in the HR community and is your passport to career success. Some areas in HR are changing while others are being completely ‘renovated’ to suit contemporary business (e.g. social media outreach, motivation etc.). “People power” is more important than ever.
Today PHRs® and SPHRs® can look forward to:

  • • Esteem from employers (1 out of 2 recruiters prefer those with HR certification)
  • • Greater self-motivation
  • • Recognition
  • • Great pay and benefits
  • • Career opportunities, stability and more promotions
  • • Connection to a network of over 108,000 HR professional from over 70 countries
  • Since the PHR®/SPHR® is a highly respected professional designation, it sets you above the competition in the world of HR.

Eligibility:

The Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) program is designed for the HR professional who understands the business beyond the HR function and influences the overall organization. To be eligible, you need to have:

  • • A minimum of 4 years of experience in an exempt-level (professional) HR position with a Master’s degree or higher, OR
  • • A minimum of 5 years of experience in an exempt-level (professional) HR position with a Bachelor’s degree, OR
  • • A minimum of 7 years of experience in an exempt-level (professional) HR position with a high school diploma

The Professional in Human Resources (PHR) is designed for the HR professional who has responsibilities that focus on the HR department rather than on the whole organization. You need to have the below credentials in order to be eligible:

  • • A minimum of 1 year of experience in an exempt-level (professional) HR position with a Master’s degree or higher, OR
  • • A minimum of 2 years of experience in an exempt-level (professional) HR position with a Bachelor’s degree, OR
  • • A minimum of 4 years of experience in an exempt-level (professional) HR position with a high school diploma

Modules:

 

Module 1 – Strategic Management

  • Strategic role of HR in organizations
  • HR business management skills
  • Strategic planning process
  • Evaluating the internal/external environment
  • HR and the legislative and regulatory environment
 

Module 2 – Workforce Planning & Employment

  • Employee rights, privacy and consumer protection legislation
  • Organizational staffing requirements
  • Job analysis and documentation
  • Recruitment, flexible staffing, selection and retention
 

Module 3 – Human Resource Development – HRD

  • Organizational development initiatives
  • Adult learning and motivation; training and development
  • Talent and performance management
 

Module 4 – Compensation and Benefits

  • Compensation structure and systems
  • Benefit programs
  • Compensation and benefits legislation
  • Evaluating compensation and benefits programs
 

Module 5 – Employee and Labor Relations

  • Employee and labor relations legislation
  • Union organizing and collective bargaining
  • Unfair labor practices
  • Discipline and complaint resolution
 

Module 6 – Risk Management

  • Organizational risk
  • Workplace safety, health, security and privacy
  • Risk management legislation

Exam details:

EXAM TYPE EXAM DATES EXAM FEES HR Professional Association Member APPLICATION PERIOD LATE APPLICATION DUE*
Summer
PHR May 1–June 30 400 USD 350 USD January-March April
SPHR May 1–June 30 525 USD 475 USD January-March April
WINTER
PHR December 1–January 31 400 USD 350 USD July-October November
SPHR December 1–January 31 525 USD 475 USD July-October November

*A 75 USD late fee will be incurred after the regular deadline.

 

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