Professional in Human Resources (PHR)

Professional in Human Resources (PHR) - HRCI Exam Preparation
The Human Resource Certification Institute's (HRCI) certification examinations are widely recognized as the industry standard for evaluating Human Resource professional's competencies. HRCI is an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and provides testing and certification services. 

A human resource professional is responsible for helping to ensure that the company's employment practices are fair and equitable, and that they comply with required regulations and recommended policies and practices. 

This course helps human resource professionals prepare for the HRCI certification examination in six functional areas of human resources:

  • Strategic management
  • Workforce planning and employment
  • Human resource development
  • Total rewards
  • Employee and labor relations
  • Risk management.


Course to Complete
VOC-388 HRCI/PHR Certification Program


Total number of hours: 50


Licensure/certification earned:  None. You will be better prepared to take the HRCI/PHR Exam after completing this course. 


Total approximate cost:  $1,325


Prerequisites:  None


You must be currently employed in the human resources and want to demonstrate your expertise in the field by obtaining certification. To be eligible to take the PHR exam, you must have:

  • One year of demonstrated professional HR experience with a master’s degree or higher
  • Two years of demonstrated professional HR experience with a bachelor’s degree
  • Or, four years of demonstrated professional HR experience with less than a bachelor’s degree


Information unique to the training:
This is an online course and includes access to an online mentor. The PHR examination is offered only twice per year by HRCI. Visit HRCI's website for more information and requirements.


Related courses:


Estimated annual salary:  
There are many occupations within the human resource field for which the PHR certification may be applied. For more information, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics

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