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About Certification
Learn more about earning the PHR®, SPHR®,GPHR®, PHR-CA®, SPHR-CA®, HRBPSM, and HRMPSM, certifications from the HR Certification Institute. Find out the benefits of becoming a certified HR professional and how to apply and prepare for the exams.
Preparing for the Exam
SHRM offers opportunities to strengthen your knowledge base and prepare for the HR certification exams through certification preparation tools and various Learning System formats.
Recertification
HR Certification Institute requires certified HR professionals to recertify every three years by documenting 60 hours of professional development experience or through recertification by re-examination.  Earn credits through SHRM membership (3 credits a year), free member webcasts, participating in research surveys and attending one of SHRM's seminars or conferences.
SHRM® Assurance of Learning Assessment
SHRM's Assurance of Learning is the new universal benchmark for graduate and undergraduate-level HR students. When students pass the exam, they receive a Certificate of Learning informing hiring managers that they have sufficient knowledge to enter the workforce.
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