PHRi Online Prep Course


A self-paced, instructor-led preparatory course for emerging HR professionals practicing outside the US who intend to write the Professional in Human Resources – International (PHRi) exam from Human Resources Certification Institute – HRCI.

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Is this Certification Right for Me?

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.

Am I Eligible?

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 will I get?

This course has been designed to prepare participants to take the HR Certification Institute’s Professional in Human Resources – International (PHRi) exam, and is based on the 2020 exam content outline. When you sign up for this course, you’ll get the following:

  • Training Videos (6 months access)
  • Study materials (eBooks)
  • Practice tests
  • Mock exam
  • WhatsApp study and support group
  • Certificate of completion
  • Exam application support

What Is Covered?

Talent Acquisition (1 hour 59 minutes)
Actions needed to make sure an organization has employees with the right skills in the right
positions at the right time.

HR Administration and Shared Services (2 hours 12 minutes)
Activities that support employees and managers by responding to requests for information and
gathering and storing information in a manner that ensures integrity and accurate retrieval.

Talent Management and Development (2 hours 19 minutes)
Processes that support effective talent management, employee engagement and development.

Compensation, Benefits, and Work Experience (2 hours 48 minutes)
Total reward systems that support recruitment, retention, and recognition of employees and improve
organizational results.

Employee Relations and Risk Management (1 hour)
Policies and practices that ensure workplace safety, legal compliance and employee satisfaction.

HR Information Management (35 minutes)
Processes that help the organization access and use human resource technology.

Review the PHRi Exam Content Outline for details.

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
  • Computer-based exam at a Pearson VUE testing center

How Much Does the Exam Cost?

Exam Fee*: $200 (Global discount for applicants in Nigeria) + Application Fee: $100 Processing Fee: $30

*Once an exam application is approved, no refunds will be made whether a candidate withdraws or no longer wishes to take the exam.

When Can I Take the Exam?

Testing for the PHRi is available year-round, subject to test center availablity.

How Do I Remain Certified?

Your PHRi certification is valid for three years after testing. To maintain your PHRi credential, you must earn 60 recertification credits over the three-year time span or retake the exam. Learn more about HRCI recertification requirements.

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