The Professional in Human Resources - International (PHRi), previously named Human Resource Business Professional (HRBP) before 2016, study package includes electronic PHRi certification workbooks in PDF format for downloading and printing. Additionally, it includes online practice test questions and answers with explanations. By utilizing all of the preparation materials, you will become well-versed in the seven key knowledge areas that constitute the newly refreshed HR Certification Institute (HRCI) certification. Exam Content Outline for the PHRi.


Functional Area 01 | Business Management (14%) 
  • Organization and Culture
  • HR and the Best Practices
  • HR and Sustainability
Functional Area 02 | Workforce Planning and Talent Acquisition (14%) 
  • Job Analysis and Design
  • Workforce Planning
  • Workforce Recruiting
  • Workforce Selection
Functional Area 03 | Learning and Development (10%) 
  • Employee Training
  • Employee Development
Functional Area 04 | Total Rewards (15%) 
  • Total Rewards Programs
  • Incentive Programs
  • Payroll and Benefits
Functional Area 05 | Employee Engagement (17%)
  • Employee Life Cycle
  • Employee Engagement Model
  • Employee Performance Management
Functional Area 06 | Employee and Labor Relations (20%) 
  • Employee Relations
  • Employee Policies
  • Employee Safety and Health

Functional Area 07 | HR Information Management (10%)

  • Human Resource Information System
  • Information Privacy and Security


Our system consists of 1,000 up-to-date Multiple Choice Questions with explanations (MCQs) in our database of pre-test, review-test, and post-test:
Pre-test: It contains the same percentage of questions from each content area (Total 400 MCQs). Participants can take a pre-test of that module to assess their conceptual understanding of that specific area of the PHRi Exam Content Outline. When the pre-test is completed, an overall correct percentage is provided along with the number and percentage of questions answered correctly. The answers with explanations to individual questions are also provided. Our system allows users to save the results of the pre-test so that they can improve upon their results later.
Review-test: Every review test contains questions with explanations (in total 400 MCQs from the Pre-test) to help understand the concepts of that particular knowledge area for each section of the study workbook. Once you successfully finish reviewing one section of the workbook, you naturally gain access to the next section. Each new section builds upon the earlier concepts presented.
Post-test: Once you complete all the knowledge areas, you will be able to take a full-length simulated post-test under the same testing conditions as the actual exams, with 115 practice questions covered during the 2 hours and 45 minutes test. These tests are designed to give you the feel of the final PHRi Exam, with a similar format and question types, including Multiple choice with only one correct answer, Multiple choice with two or more correct answers, Fill in the blank (numeral, word, or phrase), Drag and drop, and Scenario-based MCQs. Practice until you achieve near 80% correct answers in the post-test (Total independent 600 MCQs). This will help you understand areas where you have improved since the last test as well as highlight topics for which you need further revision.


The subscription to the PHRi self-study package includes seven PDF PHRi preparation workbooks, as well as an online set of 1000+ multiple-choice questions with detailed answers and explanations for the correct answers in the pre-test, review test, and post-test bank.
In addition to the digital workbooks and online practice exam, the learning system contains a Glossary that provides a search box and descriptions of key terms in Human Resource Management. Access to the learning system is valid for 12 months (updated version included) from the date of subscription (USD 199). Access to these practice exams is for your individual use, and your account should not be shared with others.


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Try It Before You Subscribe. Please preview the workbooks as below, and take a free 20-question PHRi practice test with detailed question explanations to preview our online test bank. Each test is presented over a number of web pages. Make sure you answer the questions and carry out the tasks on each page in the correct order.
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Note 1: Our materials are not textbooks or literature reviews, and are not to be considered legal or professional advice. Our board of editors assists in eliminating surprises by covering every inch of the HRCI exam content outlines. Studying these materials does not guarantee, however, that you will pass the exam successfully.

Note 2: The scope of HRCI exams is extensive and the HRCI exam content outlines only indicate the areas to be tested, not the specific exam content. While our Workbooks or Test Banks are also developed based on the exam content outlines, their contents cannot cover all the actual HRCI exam questions.


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


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