Senior Professional in Human Resources – International™ (SPHRi™)

Demonstrate your strategic international HR leadership with the Senior Professional in Human Resources – International™ (SPHRi™) from HR Certification Institute (HRCI). The SPHRi (formerly the Human Resources Management Professional™ or HRMP™), for internationally based HR leaders, validates senior-level HR competency and mastery of generally accepted HR principles in strategy, policy development and service delivery in a single international setting. Independent of geographical region, the credential complements local HR practices.

Why HRCI Certification?

The HR Certification Institute offers a comprehensive portfolio of advanced professional credentials for HR professionals worldwide. Through the combination of formal education and experience, adherence to high ethical Standards, demonstrated knowledge and achievement through exam and a renewed commitment to continuing professional development, certified HR professionals enhance their credibility and the organizations they serve. 120,000+HR professionals worldwide proudly maintain the HR Certification Institute’s credentials as a mark of high professional distinction.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the SPHRi™ you must meet one of the following conditions for education and experience:

  • Have at least four years of experience in a professional-level HR position a master’s degree or global equivalent.
  • Have at least five years of experience in a professional-level HR position a bachelor’s degree or global equivalent, OR
  • a minimum of seven years of experience in a professional-level HR position a high school diploma or global equivalent.
  • The SPHRi™ requires documented knowledge of local employment laws.

SPHRi™ Exam Content & Weighting by Functional Area

What Is the Exam Format & Length?

➔ Pattern: 105 scored questions (mostly multiple-choice) + 25 pretest questions.
➔ Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes. (150 Minutes).
➔ Language: English.
➔ Mode: Computer-Based Exam at a Pearson VUE testing center

What Is Covered?

Review the PHRi Exam Content Outline for details.

For Information log onto www.hrci.org


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