Human Resource Certifications

About Certification

Who can become certified?

Professional in Human Resources (PHR) Eligibility

  • 1 year of demonstrated professional HR experience with a Masters degree or higher
  • 2 years of demonstrated professional HR experience with a Bachelors degree
  • 4 years of demonstrated professional HR experience with less than a Bachelors degree

Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) Eligibility

  • 4 years of demonstrated professional HR experience with a Masters degree or higher
  • 5 years of demonstrated professional HR experience with a Bachelors degree
  • 7 years of demonstrated professional HR experience with less than a Bachelors degree

You can learn more about Human Resource Certification at the HR Certification Institute web site.

Why should I become certified?

Certification sets you apart as a true professional.

By certifying as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), you demonstrate that you have the knowledge and skills that are vital to human resource management.

You will gain national recognition.

Once you have acquired your PHR or SPHR certification, you can use your earned designation on your business cards and all of your business correspondence. You will be recognized as a human resource professional with sufficient experience and knowledge to pass a comprehensive certification exam based on the vast body of knowledge that comprises the human resource field.

Certification is essential to your career.

Nationwide there are more than 100,000 certified HR professionals, with thousands more certifying each year. In the future, certification will increasingly be recognized as an essential standard for human resource managers. Many companies already limit employment in human resource management positions to those who are certified professionals.

Which certification is right for you?

Professional in Human Resources (PHR)

PHR certification is a great way to establish yourself in the HR field. It proves your mastery of HR operations, best practices and regulations in the United States, and creates a solid foundation for your future advancement to SPHR certification.

Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)

SPHR certification solidifies your credibility as an HR leader. It demonstrates you have mastered the strategic and policy-making aspects of HR management in the United States.

Enhance your HR knowledge with a PHR/SPHP prep course at HCC!

2016 PHR/SPHR Certification Preparation

Let us guide you to your HR certification goal.

If you have been thinking about HR certification, let us help you achieve your goal. Our experienced instructors focus on critical exam content. And, our structured online classroom environment keeps you on track and improves retention.

For meeting times and registration information for upcoming PHR/SPHR certification preparation classes click here.

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