2011 PHR/SPHR Exam Eligibility Requirements
As of 2011, the new PHR/SPHR exam eligibility criteria became effective. There is one significant change made in the wording since the initial change announcement that I would like to bring to your attention. The wording around "experience." Originally there was a required of years "exempt level professional experience." It now reads "demonstrated professional experience."
Here are the eligibility requirements:
• 4 years of demonstrated professional HR experience with less than a Bachelor’s degree
• 2 years of demonstrated professional HR experience with a Bachelor’s degree
• 1 year of demonstrated professional HR experience with a Master’s degree or higher
• 7 years of demonstrated professional HR experience with less than a Bachelor’s degree
• 5 years of demonstrated professional HR experience with a Bachelor’s degree
• 4 years of demonstrated professional HR experience with a Master’s degree or higher
HRCI.org must approve your application prior to taking the test. This is an online application that also requires that you pay a testing fee. Once you are approved, you may schedule a time during the testing window to visit a testing center and sit for the exam.
FALL/WINTER 2012/2013 important dates
The testing window for Fall/Winter 2012 is: Dec 1, 2012- Jan 31, 2013
Online applications accepted through Oct 5, 2012.*
*(Late applications (additional fee) are accepted from Oct 6-Nov 9, 2012.)
It can take anywhere from a couple of days to a couple of weeks to receive approval/denial so be sure to factor that in.
STUDYING FOR THE EXAM
There are lots of great option out there from self study, group study, to classroom style learning. The Close Group offers both a "live" classroom style learning experience as well as an online study course.
The "live" course incorporates a high degree of conversation facilitation to assure that expertise that all students, as professionals, bring to the class is incorporated for the highest level of learning.
The online course caters to those students who appreciate ultimate flexibility of listening to lectures when it is most convenient.
HR Management (SPHR/PHR Prep Course) offered through the Close Group.
The course covers the six key functional areas defined by the HR profession and coincides with the body-of-knowledge tested on the professions’ HRCI certification exam. This course contains both live and online components and is designed to provide the student with a strong foundational understanding through online lectures and enhanced application learning through live lectures, group exercises, class discussions and practice tests. The HR Mgt course provides students with the tools and information necessary to pass the SPHR/PHR exam. This course is taught by Amanda Close. Amanda has over 15 years experience preparing HR professionals for the SPHR and PHR exam. The question always comes up, what is your passrate? 80-90% is the answer! Most of the students find this course through word of mouth and they already know what to expect. Come join our course
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