GPHR Essentials

The Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR®) certification is designed for the HR professional who

  • has HR responsibilities that cross national borders
  • understands the strategies of globalization versus localization of HR policies and programs
  • establishes HR policies and initiatives that support the organization’s global growth and employer reputation
  • designs organizational programs, processes and tools to achieve worldwide business goals
  • develops, implements, and evaluates programs, processes and tools
  • ensures that programs, processes, and tools align with competitive practice, the organization’s objectives, and legal requirements
  • oversees practices that balance employer needs with employee rights and needs
  • has core knowledge of the organization’s international HR activities

Exam Content

The GPHR exam is divided into five functional areas:

For complete exam content, please review the GPHR Body of Knowledge.

Exam Details

Exam Format Exam Duration Eligibility Requirements
165 multiple-choice questions 3 hours long 2 years of professional HR experience.NOTE: Exam eligibility requirements will be changing in May 2011.

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