|Professional in Human Resources (PHR®)
Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR®)
Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR®California Certification (PHR-CA® and SPHR-CA®)
Human Resource Management Professional (HRMP℠)
Human Resource Business Professional (HRBP℠)
The most common certifications are the PHR and SPHR. The PHR and SPHR exams assess generalist knowledge of the HR field, including strategic business management, workforce planning and employment, HR development, total rewards, employee and labor relations, and risk management.
The GPHR exam assesses the international HR body of knowledge and is intended for HR professionals with cross-border responsibilities. The tested areas include strategic HR management, global talent acquisition and mobility, global compensation and benefits, organizational effectiveness, talent development, workforce relations, and risk management.
A minimum of 1 year of experience in an exempt-level (professional) HR position with a master’s degree or higher
A minimum of 2 years of experience in an exempt-level (professional) HR position with a bachelor’s degree
A minimum of 4 years of experience in an exempt-level (professional) HR position with a high school diploma
A minimum of 4years of experience in an exempt-level (professional) HR position with a master’s degree or higher
A minimum of 5 years of experience in an exempt-level (professional) HR position with a bachelor’s degree
A minimum of 7 years of experience in an exempt-level (professional) HR position with a high school diploma
Financial Assistance Available
There are scholarships available for those pursuing HR certification. The SHRM Foundation offers a $750 scholarship for SHRM members pursuing a college degree or professional certification. More information is available at SHRM Foundation Scholarships and Awards. Additionally, the BNHRA offers one scholarship per year to attend the Canisius center for Professional Development’s PHR Preparation course to support our membership in pursuing the certification. This scholarship is awarded annually at our “Evening with the Stars” event in April.
Sixty (60) recertification credit hours are required every three years to maintain your certification. The recertification requirements are in place to ensure that you increase your HR knowledge and expertise. Because the HR trends, practices and policies are constantly changing, achieving these requirements helps you stay current in the HR field. You can find more information in the HRCI Recertification Handbook.BNHRA supports your recertification efforts through our exciting programming opportunities month to month. Additionally, we are here to help with any questions you may have about recertifying, as well as ideas to meet the 6- credits required.
20 Recertification credits can be earned for each of the activities below: