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Course SummaryThe short and informational lessons in this course address all the topics you can expect to be tested on when sitting for the Associate Professional in Human Resources (aPHR) Certification exam. Use the course to study at your own pace, and reach out to our subject matter experts if you need any help. This Study.com course was last updated in 2018.
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About This Course
If you're just starting out in the human resources field and are seeking professional certification, then you will likely find this study guide a useful tool in helping you prepare for the necessary exam. Topics covered in this course range from HR operations and organizational structure to hiring and employee training methods. You'll also find lessons that address employment law, job analysis and performance evaluations, compensation/benefits systems and termination procedures. Written by business professionals, these lessons provide in-depth overviews of these topics that will fully prepare you to take the aPHR Certification exam.
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About the Exam
The aPHR Certification exam is fully computer-based, consisting of 100 multiple-choice and 25 pretest questions. The exam is comprised of six sections covering various functional areas of human resources: operation; recruitment and selection; compensation and benefits; human resource development and retention; employee relations; and health, safety and security. The operations section accounts for the largest portion of the exam at 38% and health, safety and security the smallest at 5%. The other areas range between 12% - 16% each. You will have a total of 2 hours and 15 minutes to complete this exam. This certification remains valid for three years; a total of 45 recertification credits must be earned over this time period or you will be required to retake the exam.
aPHR Certification Exam Preparation & Registration
This extensive guide provides you with the opportunity to ensure that you are fully knowledgeable in all aspects of human resources operations, functions and processes before taking the aPHR Certification exam. In this guide, you will find detailed information about HR department structure, human resource metrics, data collection tools, workplace organization and communication, job design and HR hardware and software programs. You will also review such topics as internal and external recruitment, staffing strategies, performance appraisals, employee rights, labor relations, disciplinary practices and employee health and safety regulations.
Registration for the aPHR Certification exam requires that you create an online account on the HCI website and complete an online application form. After submitting the application and payment of fees, you can then schedule to take the exam. An accepted form of ID must be presented at the testing site on the day of the exam.
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