Course Description

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 Attend?

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 a professional-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.

What Is the Exam Format & Length?

  • Exam time: 3 hours and 15 minutes.
  • Exam length: 145 scored questions (mostly multiple-choice) + 25 pretest questions
  • Language: English (also available in Spanish – Castilian)
  • Computer-based exam at a Pearson VUE testing center

Course content


Talent Acquisition


HR Administration & Shared Services


Compensation Benefits & Work Experience


Talent Management and Development


Employee Relations & Risk Management


HR Information Management