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.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

Registration ends Nov 30th @ 11:59PM EST. Class begins January 5th, 2018.

Frequently Asked Questions

To be eligible for the aPHR you must have a high school diploma or global equivalent. No HR experience is required since this is a knowledge-based credential.

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.

  • Exam time: 2 hours and 15 minutes
  • Exam length: 100 scored questions (mostly multiple-choice) + 25 pretest questions
  • Computer-based exam at a Pearson VUE testing center

Testing for the aPHR is available year-round, subject to test center availability.

Your aPHR certification is valid for three years after testing. To maintain your aPHR credential, you must earn 45 recertification credits over a three-year time span or retake the exam. Learn more about HRCI recertification requirements.

Work At Your Own Pace Sessions:
Your course is comprised of 6-on demand sessions to allow you to study at your own pace, on any day that works best for you. There are 2 live sessions in which a certified course instructor will meet with current and former students to review specific questions and complete group practice exams via a screen sharing tool.

Live Sessions: Dates for the live sessions can be found above.

Each session will be made available every Saturday morning at 8 AM ET. The course start date marks the first release date. The specific course schedule can be found above.

On-demand content offered through HR Girlfriends will be available for 1 year from the course start date. Online content made available through HR Certification Preparation (HRCP) is accessible for two years from the date of your initial login.

Physical study guides and flashcards will be mailed via UPS 2 weeks prior to your course start date.

  • Study at your own pace.
  • On-Demand Instructor-Led Sessions.
  • Study Guide: online & print.
  • Flash Cards: online & print.
  • Online Practice Exams.

ON-DEMAND COMING IN 2019

THIS 8 WEEK COURSE WILL BE OFFERED AS A WORK AT YOUR OWN PACE ON-DEMAND.

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