The Senior Professional in Human Resources - International (SPHRi), named as Human Resource Management Professional, HRMP before 2016, is designed for senior-level HR professionals who are involved in strategy and policymaking activities. The SPHRi exam focuses on the strategic and policy-making aspects of HR management, regardless of geographic region. The SPHRi is similar to the Senior Professional in Human Resource (SPHR), but without the focus on US employment laws. A typical SPHRi candidate will have four-to-seven years of progressive experience, and has experience creating HR programs.


Eligibility Requirements


A minimum of 4 years of professional-level experience in an HR position with a Master's degree or global equivalent, OR

A minimum of 5 years of professional-level experience in an HR position with a Bachelor's degree or global equivalent, OR

A minimum of 7 years of professional-level experience in an HR position with a high school diploma or global equivalent


In addition, SPHRi candidates must demonstrate knowledge of employment law in one of the following ways:

  • Holding a national or local certification (such as PHR, SPHR, GPHR, CHRP, CIPM, CAHRI-CP etc.) that includes knowledge of employment laws, OR
  • Holding a Bachelor’s degree (or global equivalent) or higher in Human Resources, OR
  • Completing a university or college-level course in employment law, OR
  • Completing a formal training class or certificate program in employment law sponsored by a university/college, HR association or other approved training provider.

Please Note: Training must provide a comprehensive coverage of employment law; “legal updates” do not qualify.


*Please select International Human Resource Certification Institute (IHRCI) as your Affiliated HR Organization, and enter "IHRCI25" in the "promo code" on the checkout page to waive USD25 exam fee during the application.  

**Special pricing may be available for certain parts of the world as indicated in the Global Allowance Pricing (GAP) list for developing countries on (See HRCI's website).


Note: The aPHRi, PHRi, SPHRi, and GPHR registered trademarks are owned by the HR Certification Institute (HRCI).


Exam format and Price

  • Computer-based Testing (CBT)
  • 140 questions (115 scored, 25 pre-test)
  • 3 hours 15 minutes in length

Note: Eligible to candidates outside of the United States. Therefore, the exam is not offered within the United States.


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SPHRi Study package includes electronic PHRi certification workbooks with PDF format for downloading and online practice test questions and answers with explanations.

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The Instructor Material contains PowerPoint Slides with notes, PDF certification workbooks and online test bank.

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