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HRCI Certification: The World's Most Recognized Credentials for HR professionals
HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®) certification is a career-long commitment that demonstrates dedication, credibility and a mastery of the principles of human resources to your employers, clients, staff members and professional peers around the globe. Certification attests to the investment you have made in your HR career and holds a recognized place in the profession.
To become certified, you must meet strict professional experience and educational requirements before taking the exam. To remain certified, you must stay current in the HR profession and recertify every three years. You display your certification by putting the credential after your name.
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Additional Information about Certification
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Provides you with a fully accredited credential – All of our core products are accredited and meet the National Commission for Certifying Agencies’ (NCCA) rigorous standards.
Validates your expertise – HRCI certification provides you with competency based, professionally relevant credentials that are highly valued in HR and business communities.
Connects you to an exclusive network of motivated HR professionals around the globe – Nearly 140,000 certified HR thought leaders work in more than 100 countries and territories.
Delivers nearly 40 years of history – Established in 1976, HRCI is the largest HR certification organization in the world.
Earns recognition from your organization and peers – Business leaders find HR certified professionals to be more self motivated.
NCHRA's Program offers you a preparation course to help meet your needs and increase your success on the Professional in Human Resources(PHR®) and Senior Professional in Human Resources® (SPHR®) exams.
Benefits To You
You'll benefit from:
Benefits To Your Employer
Certification benefits your entire organization:
Our certification preparation course is designed primarily for individuals seeking PHR or SPHR certification. Certification is a great choice for HR professionals who want to:
HRCI now has an open testing window!! HR professionals can now apply and take the exam throughout the year.
HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®) exams are offered through computer-based testing that is delivered by our exam administrator, Prometric, with more than 600 exam centers in 160 countries worldwide. Once you apply and receive your 16-digit testing ID from HRCI, you may search for the nearest testing location on the Prometric website, www.prometric.com/hrci. Please note exam locations may be subject to change, so check directly with Prometric to ensure the most up to date location information.
Testing Fees & Discount Vouchers
*NCHRA is offering 10% off Regular current HRCI price ($495) for the PHR exam and application fee for $445 while quantities last. NCHRA is also offering $100 off Regular current HRCI price ($595) for SPHR exam and application fee for $495 while quantities last. This discounted price reflects 10% off the old regular price for the exam and application at $495.00. Voucher is only valid for exam and registration- does not include second chance insurance. How it works:
Course Details & Options
NCHRA courses are specifically tailored to meet the needs of adult learners. Courses are taught by HRCI-certified instructors experienced in the HR field. Students will be expected to complete all assigned readings; and activities prior to each class.
aPHR Certification Prep
21 Instructional Hours
HRCI's Associate Professional in Human Resources™ (aPHR™) is the perfect certification to help fast-track your career growth and provide you with the confidence to launch into the HR profession. The aPHR is the first-ever HR certification designed for professionals who are just beginning their HR career journey and proves your knowledge of foundational Human Resources.
PHRca Certification Prep
15 Instructional Hours
Add to your HR career portfolio with the Professional in Human Resources – California® (PHRca®) from HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). The PHRca demonstrates your mastery of the laws, regulations and HR management practices unique to the state of California. The PHRca is for professionals who either practice in California or are responsible for human resource management in California. You do not have to be located in California to earn a PHRca. Many certification holders add the PHRca to their other HRCI credentials.
12 Week PHR/SPHR Certification Prep
36 Instructional Hours
A comprehensive 12-week program that meets weekly, in-person or online. The most in-depth of our course offerings, the 12-week course meets evenings, weekends or online to accommodate busy work schedules. Register for our 12-week course and add the 3-Day accelerated course review for $365. Option available at checkout. 12-week classes are closed for the spring sessions but stay tuned for upcoming fall classes.
*includes a one-year NCHRA Membership
4-day Condensed PHR/SPHR Certification Prep
31 Instructional Hours
Short on time? This concentrated, full-day course covers the entire HRCI Learning System in a shorter timeframe.
3-day Review PHR/SPHR Certification Prep
24 Instructional Hours
Even the most experienced HR professionals often need to review before taking the exam. This thorough, 3-day study session serves as the perfect refresher right before the test.
Classroom Sessions Include:
Register Online or call (800) 339-4481
The HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®) does not endorse any particular preparation program or offering. We encourage prospective certification holders to use a variety of resources that reflect their learning styles and needs. Purchasing a certification product is NOT required and HRCI does not guarantee that an individual will pass based on the purchase of a certification preparation product.