The Associate Professional in Human Resources – International (aPHRi™)

The Associate Professional in Human Resources – International (aPHRi™)

If you are new to HR and want to distinguish yourself early on, the Associate Professional in Human Resources – International™ (aPHRi™) from HRCI is the perfect certification to help propel your career growth and provide you with the confidence to launch into the HR profession. Be one of the first to earn your aPHRi — earn the aPHRi and prove your knowledge of foundational Human Resources in any locale.

Exam Format & Length

  • Exam time: 2 hours and 15 minutes

  • Exam length: 100 scored questions (mostly multiple-choice) + 25 pretest questions

  • Language: English (also available in Arabic)


  • Functional Area 01 | HR Operations (33%)

Understanding the tactical and operational tasks related to workforce management and the HR function. Complying with the regulations and policies that affect the organization.

  • Functional Area 02 | Recruitment and Selection (22%

Understanding the hiring process including regulatory requirements, sourcing of applicants, formal interview and selection process, and on boarding of a new hire.

  • Functional Area 03 | Compensation and Benefits (15%)

Understanding concepts related to total rewards such as pay and benefit programs. Responding to employee questions and handling claims in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and company policies.

  • Functional Area 04 | Human Resource Development and Retention (10%)

Understanding the techniques and methods for delivering training programs and developing individual employees.

  • Functional Area 05 | Employee Relations (15%)

Understanding the methods organizations use to monitor and address morale, performance, and retention. Balancing the operational needs of the organization with the well-being of the individual employee

  • Functional Area 06 | Health, Safety, and Security (5%)

Understanding the laws, regulations, and policies that promote a safe work environment. Use risk mitigation procedures to protect against workplace hazards.

Enhanced Training Methodology

Delivered by a handpicked expert, ‘Enhanced’ 35 Training hours APHRI uniquely wields a methodology that works and a wide range of tools and solutions to create a competitive training environment for your team, to name a few:

  • Professionally instructor-led course

  • General follow-up and study plan that works

  • Over 1000 PHRI exam prep sample questions

  • Tailor-made detailed study plan per participant

  • On-exam-day time management tips

  • Guaranteed to run on dates listed