Associate Professional in Human Resources

HRCI's Associate Professional in Human Resources® (aPHR®) is the perfect certification to help fast-track your career growth. The aPHR is the first-ever HR certification designed for two distinct types of individuals: human resources professionals who are just beginning their HR career journey and non-HR professionals.

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Am I Eligible for this Certification?

No HR experience is required since this is a knowledge-based credential.

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aPHR Certification Overview

The first-ever HR certification designed for professionals who are just beginning their HR career journey, as well as for non-HR managers who manage people.

What is Covered on the Exam?

Exam and Preparation Fees

Exam Fee*: $300.00 + Application Fee: $100.00

* Once an exam application is approved, no refunds will be made whether a candidate withdraws or no longer wishes to take the exam.

What Is the Exam Format and Length?

Exam Time: 1 hours and 45 minutes (plus 30 minutes administration time)

Exam Length: 65 scored questions + 25 pretest questions

Computer-based exam at a Pearson VUE testing center or at your home or office using OnVUE

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How Do I Remain Certified?

Your aPHR certification is valid for three years after testing. To maintain your aPHR credential, you must earn 45 recertification credits over a three-year time span or retake the exam.

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