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Course SummaryUse this extensive study guide to review the concepts that appear on the Professional in Human Resource (PHR) certification exam. You can work through the course any time that fits your schedule, and we've provided short lessons and quizzes to help you fully prepare for the test. This Study.com course was last updated in 2018.
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About This Course
Whether you are just beginning in this field or have years of experience, you could find this comprehensive study guide a useful tool when you choose to pursue professional certification. This course covers such diverse topics as hiring processes, workplace safety, employee rights, workplace communications and compensation/benefits packages. These lessons, written by business professionals, will also review such information as human resource management roles and structures, organizational policies, labor relations and HR technology.
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About the Exam
The PHR Certification exam is a computer-based, 3-hour exam that is used to help HR professionals demonstrate a full understanding of all facets of HR operations. There are six areas of the exam: business management and strategy; workforce planning and employment; human resource development; compensation and benefits; employee and labor relations; and risk management. Eligibility is determined by a combination of academics and experience. The exam contains 150 multiple-choice questions in addition to 25 pretest questions. You must obtain a scaled score of 500 or over to pass this exam. Once this exam has been passed, certification is valid for three years. For the certification to remain in effect, a total of 60 recertification credits must be earned during those three years or the exam must be taken again.
PHR Certification Exam Preparation & Registration
By referring to this study guide, you will have the opportunity to review and study material covered in all six areas of the PHR Certification exam. Topics addressed in these lessons include human resource management objectives, staffing processes, HR ethics, change management, employee feedback, discipline and termination, orientation, conflict management and equal opportunity employment laws and regulations. Lessons also provide study of workforce diversity, organizational development theories, collective bargaining, employee records management, and business planning and analysis.
To register for the PHR Certification exam, you must go to the HCI website and create an account. Complete the application and submit with payment if you have met the eligibility requirements. Click on 'Schedule Exam' and select a date and location to take the exam. An acceptable ID must be presented on the day you are taking the test.
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