HR Certification Qualifications

In the past the HRCI guidelines to obtain an HR Certification have been somewhat difficult to understand, however they have released new qualification guidelines for 2011 and beyond which are now much more straightforward and much easier to grasp. See the table below for an explanation of the HR Certification Qualifications for 2011 and beyond.

PHR Eligibility
1 year of demonstrated professional HR experience with a Master’s degree or higher
2 years of demonstrated professional HR experience with a Bachelor’s degree
4 years of demonstrated professional HR experience with less than a Bachelor’s degree

 

SPHR Eligibility
4 years of demonstrated professional HR experience with a Master’s degree or higher
5 years of demonstrated professional HR experience with a Bachelor’s degree
7 years of demonstrated professional HR experience with less than a Bachelor’s degree

 

GPHR Eligibility
2 years of demonstrated global professional HR experience with a Master’s degree or higher
3 years of demonstrated professional HR experience (with 2 of the 3 being global HR experience) with a Bachelor’s degree
4 years of demonstrated professional HR experience (with 2 of the 4 being global HR experience) with less than a Bachelor’s degree