PHR - Professional in Human Resources

The HRCI Professional in Human Resource certification is an industry recognized vendor-neutral credential. The professionals in Human Resource certification demonstrates mastery of the technical and operational aspects of HR practices and U.S. laws and regulations. uCertify’s guaranteed certification course for PHR exam is comprehensive and helps you earn your certification and gain knowledge. Here’s what to expect from your uCertify course:

• 100% Exam Coverage • Interactive E-Book • Pre-Assessment • 448 Practice Questions with Full Explanations • 269 Interactive Quizzes • Test History and Performance Review and Powerful Analytics • Study Planner • Continuously Updated



Prepare for the following certification

The Professional in Human Resource is a standalone certification from HRCI with the exam code PHR. This certification is targeted at human resource professionals who are involved in understanding of the fundamental knowledge, that is needed for effective HR management. They focus on program implementation and have tactical/logistical orientation. The exam covers topics such as describing the concepts of business management and strategy, human resource development, employee and labour relation.

Skills Measured

  • Business Management and Strategy
  • Workforce Planning and Employment
  • Human Resource Development
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Employee and Labor Relations
  • Risk Management

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PHR Course Duration

uCertify's PHR course is a self-paced, preparation course. The amount of time taken to prepare for the exam depends on your existing knowledge of the area and related experience. We recommend you to spend 3-4 hours for 2-3 weeks if you have one or more year experience as an HR Manager.

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PHR Course/Exam Objectives

  • Lesson 1: Certifying Human Resource Professionals
    • The Human Resource Profession
    • Development of the Human Resource Body of Knowledge
    • The Test
    • Summary
  • Lesson 2: Core Knowledge Requirements for HR Professionals
    • Needs Assessment and Analysis
    • Third-Party Contract Management
    • Communication Skills and Strategies
    • Documentation Requirements
    • Adult Learning Processes and Learning Styles
    • Motivation Concepts
    • Leadership Concepts
    • Project Management Concepts
    • Diversity Concepts
    • Human Relations Concepts
    • HR Ethics and Professional Standards
    • Human Resource Technology
    • Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis
    • Change Management
    • Job Analysis and Description
    • Employee Records Management
    • Interrelationships Among HR Activities
    • Organizational Structures
    • Environmental Scanning Concepts
    • Employee Attitude Assessment
    • Basic Budgeting and Accounting
    • Risk Management
    • Summary
    • Exam Essentials
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 3: Business Management and Strategy
    • Organizations
    • Strategy
    • Strategic Management
    • Legislative and Regulatory Processes
    • Corporate Governance
    • HR Metrics: Measuring Results
    • Global Considerations
    • Summary
    • Exam Essentials
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 4: Workforce Planning and Employment
    • Federal Employment Legislation
    • Strategic Workforce Planning
    • Staffing Programs
    • Organization Exit/Off-Boarding Processes
    • Metrics: Measuring Results
    • Global Considerations
    • Summary
    • Exam Essentials
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 5: Human Resource Development
    • Federal Employment Legislation
    • Organization Development
    • Talent Management
    • Performance-Management Programs
    • Performance Appraisal
    • Unique Employee Needs
    • Metrics: Measuring Results
    • Global Considerations
    • Summary
    • Exam Essentials
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 6: Compensation and Benefits
    • Total Rewards Defined
    • Compensation
    • Benefits
    • Payroll
    • Communicating Compensation and Benefits Programs
    • Executive Compensation
    • Metrics: Measuring Results
    • Global Considerations
    • Summary
    • Exam Essentials
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 7: Employee and Labor Relations
    • Federal Employment Legislation
    • Employee Relations
    • Dispute Resolution
    • Labor Relations
    • Union Organization
    • Union Avoidance Strategies
    • Metrics: Measuring Results
    • Global Considerations
    • Summary
    • Exam Essentials
    • Review Questions
  • Lesson 8: Risk Management
    • Risk Identification
    • Risk Assessment
    • Risk Management
    • Metrics: Measuring Results
    • Global Considerations
    • Summary
    • Exam Essentials
    • Review Questions

Career Prospects

The PHR Certified Professional has several career opportunities open up to them, including:

  • HR Manager
  • Human Resource Expert
  • Human Resource Specialist
  • Human Resource Director
  • Human Resource Manager



What certificate do I earn on passing the PHR exam?
If you pass HRCI's PHR exam you will get credit towards the following certification:
What are the prerequisites for this exam?

HRCI has the following prerequisites for Professional in Human Resources certification:

  • A minimum of 1 year of experience in an exempt-level (professional) HR position with a Master's degree or higher, OR
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in an exempt-level (professional) HR position with a Bachelor's degree, OR
  • A minimum of 4 years of experience in an exempt-level (professional) HR position with a high school diploma.
What is the exam registration fee?
USD 400

Pricing and taxes may vary from country to country.

Where do I take the exam?
The Professional in Human Resources exam is administered by Prometric at testing centers worldwide. Click here to find a testing center near you.
How many questions are asked in the exam?
The exam contains 175 questions.
What is the duration of the exam?
180 minutes
What is the passing score?

(on a scale of 100-700)

What is the exam's retake policy?

In the event that you fail your first attempt at passing PHR certification exam, HRCI's retake policy is:

  • Candidates may retake it during the next available exam period, but not in the same exam period in which they failed. Fees and application procedures for those retaking the exam remain the same as those for first-time applicants.
What is the validity of the certification?
Professional in Human Resource certification does not expire. The certification holder is certified for life unless the vendor changes its policy.
Where can I find more information about this exam?
To know more about the PHR exam, click here.

At a Glance

PHR Course Includes Free Buy
Lessons 1 8
Pre-Assessment Yes Yes
Practice Tests 0 4
Total Questions 30 448
Interactive Quizzes 15 269
Final Test No Yes

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