Is this Certification Right for Me?
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.
Am I Eligible?
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.
What will I get?
This course has been designed to prepare participants to take the HR Certification Institute’s Senior Professional in Human Resources – International (SPHRi) 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?
Business Leadership (3 hours 39 minutes)
Leading the HR function, providing strategic HR consultation to senior management, and developing partnerships with all areas in the organization. Contributing to the overall strategy of the organization through activities such as evaluating organizations considered for mergers and acquisitions, conducting human capital analyses, and understanding global HR issues.
Talent Development and Management (3 hours 24 minutes)
Identifying and developing relevant individual and organizational competencies; developing and using a talent management strategy to sustain long- term, effective alignment with organizational strategies to achieve human capital objectives; establishing a learning environment in which continuous professional development includes staying current in HR practices. Using a set of systematic and planned activities designed by the organization to help people develop the necessary skills to meet current and future organizational needs and objectives. Creating an organizational environment that encourages and retains the employees.
HR Service Delivery (2 hours 16 minutes)
Using effective HR Service Delivery methods to deliver accurate and consistent programs that support sustainable organizational growth. Creating an environment where all employees can find answers to HR questions; using effective communication plans, HR technology and tools; identifying HR service delivery methods used by a group that may be applicable across the organization; defining and implementing compensation and benefit programs and managing employee arrivals and departures from the organization as appropriate.
Measurement and Analysis (1 hour 19 minutes)
Developing and utilizing key HR and business metrics such as those related to individual and organizational performance. Interpreting data to improve employee performance and increase the value of the organization.
Review the SPHRi Exam Content Outline for details.
What Is the Exam Format & Length?
- Exam time: 2 hours and 30 minutes.
- Exam length: 105 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*: $440 (Discounted for applicants in Nigeria)
*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 SPHRi is available year-round, subject to test center availablity.
How Do I Remain Certified?
Your SPHRi certification is valid for three years after testing. To maintain your SPHRi credential, you must earn 60 recertification credits over a three-year time span. Of the 60 recertification credits required, 15 must be Business Management & Strategy credits. Learn more about HRCI recertification requirements.i