Certification Preparation

aPHRi Preparation Overview

Preparing for exams can be overwhelming, especially when you don't know where to start. Fortunately, there are several options available that can assist you in the preparation of your aPHRi exam. There is no single preparation method that can meet every candidate's needs and we urge you to use a variety of tools and resources to enhance your understanding of general HR principles and HR exam content.

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aPHRi Exam Resources


Bundle Information

HRCI has packaged together an assortment of self-study exam preparation options – bundles to help you save time and money!

Application Fee: $100 (application fee is non-refundable)
Exam Fee: $300
aPHRi Second Chance Test Insurance by HRCI (optional): $250

Product Name Format Price Bundled Price

The 2020 aPHR Certification Preparation Program: Print AND Online Edition includes:

• 400+ pages of content covering the six functional areas tested on the exam; includes both the Print AND Online Edition
• 300+ HR QuikStudy Flash Cards; provided in both print and electronic formats
• Practice exams with answers, feedback, and page references
• an Audio Reader as part of the Online Books; internet connection required
• the Online Guide for Successful Exam Preparation, includes study and test taking tips
• an Index and Key Terms in Print Edition; search feature in Online Edition
• sample study schedules available on HRCP’s website

Internet access is required to view the Online Edition and to take the online practice exams. An up-to-date browser is required. The online content may not be printed, copied, or downloaded. Access to the online materials is granted for 24 months from the date of purchase.

Orders are shipped via UPS who will not deliver to a PO BOX. Please provide a physical shipping address. Once your order has shipped, HRCP will email the tracking number and instructions on accessing the online materials.

Note: Materials purchased through HRCI are subject to HRCI’s return policies and are not eligible for HRCP’s “You Pass or Your Money Back” guarantee. To learn more, visit www.hrcp.com.
Keep in mind that you may only build your own bundle at the time of your exam application.


We encourage prospective candidates to use a variety of resources that reflect their learning styles and needs. Purchasing an optional certification preparation product is NOT required. Likewise, HRCI does not guarantee an individual will pass based on the purchase of any optional certification preparation product that might correspond with the exam type selected.