Statistics

Certification Statistics

Total number of certified HR professionals: 111,788

Certification As of August 2010
PHR 62,815
SPHR 46,395
GPHR 1,053
PHR-CA 238
SPHR-CA 341
PHR/GPHR 202
SPHR/GPHR 710
PHR-CA/GPHR 4
SPHR-CA/GPHR 30

Exam Testing Period PHR Pass Rate SPHR Pass Rate GPHR Pass Rate California Pass Rate
May 2002 65% 53% N/A N/A
May 2003 65% 58% N/A N/A
December 2003 65% 57% N/A N/A
May-June 2004 67% 59% N/A N/A
November-December 2004 67% 60% 68% N/A
May-June 2005 67% 58% 65% N/A
December 2005-January 2006 64% 56% 69% N/A
May-June 2006 64% 58% 70% N/A
December 2006-January 2007 63% 55% 56% N/A
May-June 2007 61% 58% 53% N/A
April & June 2007 N/A N/A N/A 71%
December 2007-January 2008 63% 57% 56% 72%
May-June 2008 60% 54% 64% 74%
December 2008-January 2009 59% 54% 66% 52%
May-June 2009 59% 52% 57% 53%
December 2009-January 2010 60% 53% 57% 61%
May-June 2010 56% 50% 70% 55%

Source: HRCI

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