Certification: Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR)

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Globalization is the defining political and economic force in the world today. It requires new ways of thinking and responding. For HR professionals, recognizing and understanding this phenomenon is fast becoming a job requirement. The purpose of the Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR®) certification is to assess your mastery of the necessary knowledge to be successful in this worldwide marketplace. Exam questions reflect the most recently published test specifications. The exams are multiple choice and consist of 150 scored questions plus 15 pretest questions randomly distributed throughout the exam (a total of 165 questions). Each question lists four possible answers, only one of which is the correct or "best possible answer." The answer to each question can be derived independently of the answer to any other question. Three hours are allotted to complete the exam.

Oral or Written Exam Required?

Third Party Exam Center

Human Resources Certification Institute certification are administered by Pearson VUE external site.


The certification has an education level of an Associates of Arts or Associates of Sciences degree or higher and has a work experience requirement of more than 2 years, or requires obtaining a ‘core’ level certification from the same organization.

  • This certification is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).
  • This certification is related to military occupational specialties.