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What is PHRi -Professional in Human Resources – International?

Earn international HR acclaim with the Professional in Human Resources – International™ (PHRi) from HR Certification Institute (HRCI). The PHRi (formerly the Human Resources Business Professional or HRBP), for internationally based practitioners, validates professional-level competency, knowledge and skills to help to propel your HR career forward. With the PHRi, you demonstrate mastery of generally accepted technical and operational HR principles in a single international setting.

Who Should Enrol? 

The credential demonstrates mastery of generally accepted technical & operational HR principles independent of geographic region. Candidates who are already working with HRM can attend this program

Eligibility Criteria:

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

  • Have at least one year of experience in a professional-level HR position + a master’s degree or global equivalent, 
  • Have at least two years of experience in aprofessional-level HR position + a bachelor’s degree or global equivalent, OR 
  • Have at least four years of experience in a

professional-level HR position + a high school diploma or global equivalent.

Course Benefits or Course Outcome

  •       Career Advancement

International recognition

  •       Better Salaries                                                                  

Course or Exam Structure

19% Talent Aquisition

19% HR Administration and Shared services

19% Talent Management and Development

17% Compensation, Benefits & Work


16% Employee Relations & Risk Management 

10% HR Information Management

Exam Format & Length

  • Exam time: 3 hours and 15 minutes. 
  • Exam length: 145 scored questions (mostly multiple-choice) + 25

Pre-test questions 

  • Language: English (also available in Spanish – Castilian)