Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)

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Definition: Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)

Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) is the one of the most important certification in Human Resource Management for a HR professional for which atleast 6 to 8 years of experience is prerequisite. This certification is issued by Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI-an internationally recognized certifying agency for Human Resource Profession) and indicates that the particular individual possess all knowledge of HR at strategic and policy level. It tests both theoretical and practical knowledge of the HR professional.


SPHR Certification tests the knowledge levels of HR professional in 6 areas which is clearly explained through below pie-chart -




SPHR certification exam is conducted twice in a year. With 175 questions and duration of 3 hours, this exam is one of the most sought one in HR industry.


SPHR certification makes a professional

  • More marketable in the industry
  • Revived with all current trends in HR
  • Build up confidence among peers and seniors


Several Universities offer preparation for SPHR in partnership with Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). For example, Utah State University offers preparation for SPHR.


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