Should You Take the PHR® Certification Exam?
An honest assessment of skills, knowledge and responsibilities within the HR function is critical when deciding whether to seek certification as a aPHR™, PHR®, SPHR®, and GPHR®.
The following profile of a typical PHR® candidate may help you determine which exam is appropriate for you. Because of the nature of the exams and their common body of knowledge, the PHR® and SPHR® designations cannot be held concurrently. You may hold either a PHR® or SPHR® certification in conjunction with a GPHR designation.
A PHR® Certification Exam Candidate:
- Focuses on program implementation.
- Has tactical/logistical orientation.
- Has accountability to another HR
- professional within the organization.
- Has two to four years of exempt-level generalist HR work experience, but because of career length may lack the breadth and depth of a more senior-level generalist.
- Has not had progressive HR work
- experience by virtue of career length.
- Focuses his or her impact on the organization within the HR department rather than organization wide.
- Commands respect through the credibility of knowledge and the use of policies and guidelines to make decisions.
To Register for the PHR® Certification Exam, go to www.hrci.org and click certifications.
Once registered for the exam, return to HRReview and order your PHR® Certification Exam study materials on our Products Page or take a free PHR® practice exam.
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