Professional in Human Resources Certification (PHR)

Definition - What does Professional in Human Resources Certification (PHR) mean?

The Professional in Human Resources Certification, or PHR, is designed for the human resources professional with two to four years of experience but is not yet considered to be at the senior level. This exam consists of 175 multiple choice questions that must be answered within a 3-hour timeframe. Each question will fall into one of the six functional areas which include: Business Management and Strategy (11%) Workforce Planning and Employment (24%) iHuman Resource Development (18%) Compensation and Benefits (19%) Employee and Labor Relations (20%) Risk Management (8%) Potential candidates with SHRM memberships will be required to pay a $250 examination fee while non-members will pay $300. This exam is offered twice a year during pre designated testing windows and must be taken at an authorized testing center.

Testopedia explains Professional in Human Resources Certification (PHR)

The PHR represents an entry level certification in the HR field. This is the ideal certification for those individuals who have some experience to their name but are not yet ready to take the SPHR. Individuals who are interested in obtaining their PHR should realize there are significant prerequisites that must be met for eligibility. These include at least one of the following: 4 Years of demonstrated HR experience 2 Years of Demonstrated HR experience with a Bachelor's Degree 1 Years of Demonstrated HR experience with a Master's Degree

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