The aPHR™ encompasses the foundation of human resource (HR) operations as practiced in the United States. As a young professional embarking on a new career in HR, the aPHR can give individuals the edge needed to jump to the top of the hiring list. It is an HR certification for professionals who are beginning their HR career or transitioning into the HR field.
The aPHR Certification was created in 2016 and is perfect for everyone from high school graduates to individuals beginning their HR career. The Certification is ideal for individuals who currently perform HR responsibilities, serve in an HR support role, or even serve in the Adjutant General Corps of the military and are looking to transition to a civilian HR position. Individuals with a High School diploma (or global equivalent) are eligible to sit for the exam. The exam is offered in the United States only.
The aPHR™ Study Course content will be focused on covering the general HR knowledge, principles and practices that make up the aPHR™ Exam:
- HR Operations-38%
- Recruitment and Selection-15%
- Compensation and Benefits-14%
- Human Resource Development and Retention-12%
- Employee Relations-16%
- Health, Safety and Security-5%
Tools & Resources
The aPHR Self-Study Course includes:
- Study guide (coil-bound, approximately 125 pages)
- Study guide (digital file, NOT DOWNLOADABLE)
- Training games
- Audio files (3+ hours)
- Course videos (7+ hours)
- Sample tests, including a final practice exam designed to mimic the HRCI exam (600+ sample questions)
- Digital flashcards
- Sample study plan to help guide your progress through the course and keep you on track
Orders are shipped via either UPS Ground or USPS Priority Mail and require a signature upon delivery. Most orders are delivered within 2-5 business days of placing the order.
LMS access is for a single-user and is NOT transferable or to be shared with others. A valid email address and individual’s name must be provided for each Self-Study Course ordered. All Self-Study Course materials are copyrighted material and may not, in whole or in part, be copied, shared, or reproduced by any means for any reason without the prior written consent of Distinctive Human Resources, Inc. Any violation of these terms and conditions will result in immediate termination of your access to these materials, with no refund provided.
Important Things to Know
In response to Covid-19, HRCI® will begin to offer online aPHR™ exam delivery in May 2020. While most in-person testing centers are now open, the online exam solution provides a convenient way to take the exam and get certified from any location. For more information regarding the online exam scheduling and delivery go to www.hrci.org.
The HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®) does not endorse any particular preparation program or offering. We encourage prospective certification holders to use a variety of resources that reflect their learning styles and needs. Purchasing a certification product is NOT required and HRCI does not guarantee that an individual will pass based on the purchase of a certification preparation product.