Senior Professional in Human Resources - International

Demonstrate your strategic HR leadership with the Senior Professional in Human Resources - International™ (SPHRi™). The SPHRi is for HR leaders based outside of the U.S. The certification recognizes senior-level HR competency of generally accepted HR principles in strategy, policy development and service delivery in a single international setting.

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Am I Eligible for this Certification?

To be eligible for the SPHRi you must meet one of the following conditions for education and/or experience*: Have at least four years of experience in a professional-level HR position and a master’s degree or global equivalent, Have at least five years of experience in a professional-level HR position and a bachelor’s degree or global equivalent, OR a minimum of seven years of experience in a professional-level HR position. * The SPHRi requires documented knowledge of local employment laws.

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SPHRi Certification Overview

Independent of geographical region, the credential complements local HR practices. This exam is also available in Spanish - Castilian.

What is Covered on the Exam?

Exam Content Outline Changing - Effective 3/1/2024

The SPHRi™ Exam Content Outline will be changing effective March 1, 2024.  This means that for anyone taking an HRCI® SPHRi™ exam between now and February 29, 2024 the exam will be based on the current exam content outline that is listed above.

For anyone taking an HRCI® SPHRi™ exam starting March 1, 2024 and beyond, the exam will be based on the NEW exam content outline listed below.

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Exam and Preparation Fees

Exam Fee*: $495.00 + 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: 2 hours and 45 minutes (plus 30 minutes administration time)

Exam Length: 115 scored questions (mostly multiple-choice) + 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 SPHRi certification is valid for three years after testing. To maintain your SPHRi credential, you must earn 45 HR and 15 Business recertification credits (60 total) over a three-year time span or retake the exam.

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