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CONGRATULATIONS! We’ve crunched the numbers and you are a fit for the aPHR or SHRM-CP exam. Now, it’s time to choose. Below are basic information about both of the exams to help you decide which one is right for you. Want to link directly to the resources on the aPHR or the PHR? Click on the HR certification circle you are most interested, below.

 

PREPARING FOR THE aPHR EXAM WITH HRCI

No HR experience is required since the aPHR (Associate Professional in Human Resources®) is a knowledge-based credential. It is a great jumping off point for your HR career or if you simply have an interest in learning more about human resources. This is an entry level HR certification through HRCI.

 

Workology offers a free HRCI certification prep webinar that reviews many of the exam foundations in more detail. Click the link to sign up below.

Overview of HRCI Exams - Including aPHR, PHR, and SPHR

SPHR EXAM PASS RATES
SPHR EXAM PASS RATES 84%

OUR HR CERT PREP COURSE OFFERINGS ARE PREFECT FOR HRCI & SHRM

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Testing Windows and Fees for SPHR Exam

Exam Fees

Application Fee (aPHR®, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, PHRi™ SPHR®, SPHRi™, and GPHR®)

(non-refundable)

aPHR®, aPHRi™

Second Chance Insurance (SCI) allows a candidate to pre-purchase the opportunity to retake the same exam type a second time if the candidate is unsuccessful the first attempt.

Cancellation or exam change fee

HRCI Price

$100 USD

$300 USD

$250 USD

(pre-paid and non-refundable)

$150

(nonrefundable)

Interested? Visit HRCI and create an account with HRCI. Once complete, you’ll be redirected to the aPHR exam application.

How Do I Study for the SPHR Exam?

With the SPHR, you can first assess your strengths and weaknesses by taking a self-assessment. This will help you understand what areas should be your primary focus. We recommend at least 12 weeks of studying 3-7 hours a week. In our signature HR review program, we offer a 12-week study schedule along with a comprehensive self-assessment designed to help you organize and focus your study efforts o the areas where you might be weakest.

Sample Test for the SPHR Exam Test Questions

With HRCI exams, including the aPHR, PHR, and SPHR, all test questions are multiple choice and offer a single correct answer with four different options. The exams are weighted, meaning that each question is scored differently. The SPHR exam consists of 150 scored questions in addition to 25 pre-test questions that are not included in your final result. For HRCI certification exams, a score of at least 500 is required to pass, and the possible score range is between 100 to 700.

HR Knowledge Questions

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Access 25 FREE Sample Test Questions for your SPHR exam with HRCI

The SHRM-CP certification is an entry-level certification. You are not required to hold an HR title and do not need a degree or previous HR experience to apply. In order to take the exam, you should have:

– A basic working knowledge of HR practices and principles OR

– A degree from an academically aligned program

Workology offers a free SHRM certification prep webinar that reviews many of the exam foundations in more detail. Click the image to sign up below.

Overview of HRCI Exams - Including SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP

SHRM-CP EXAM PASS RATES
SHRM-CP EXAM PASS RATES 67%

Testing Windows and Fees for the SHRM Exams

Each exam requires that HR professionals apply for the exam and pay a fee. The application will ask about your work history, including experience working in HR and your educational background.

For SHRM, the testing windows are Spring and Fall.

 

2022 Spring Testing Window: May 1 – July 15, 2022

Applications are accepted beginning January 6, 2022. The early bird application deadline is March 20, 2022 and the standard application deadline is April 10, 2022.

 

2022-2023 Winter Testing Window: Dec. 1, 2022 – Feb. 15, 2023

Applications are accepted beginning May 13, 2022. The early bird application deadline is October 16, 2020 and the standard application deadline is November 6, 2022.

Details about SHRM Exam Fees and Application Process

Exam Fees

Exam Fee (SHRM-CP & SHRM-SCP)

Application Processing Fee (nonrefundable)

Late Application Fee (nonrefundable)

Transfer Fee

 

Retest Fee

 

Rescore Fee

SHRM Member Price

$300 USD

$50 USD (included in exam fee)

$75 USD

$100 USD

(subject to additional $53 Prometric exam cancellation fee when applicable)

Full exam fee

$50 USD

Nonmember Price

$400 USD

$50 USD (included in exam fee)

$75 USD

$100 USD

(subject to additional $53 Prometric exam cancellation fee when applicable)

Full exam fee

$50 USD

How Do I Study for the SHRM-SCP Exam?

First, assess your strengths and weaknesses by taking a self-assessment. This will help you understand what areas should be your primary focus for study. We recommend at least 12 weeks of studying 3-7 hours a week. In our signature HR review program, we offer a 12-week study schedule along with a self-assessment designed to help you organize and focus your study efforts on the areas where you need to shore up your knowledge. Workology offers a 12-week study guide and schedule for SHRM that can help you get started.

 

TOPIC BREAKDOWN FOR THE SHRM-CP EXAM

Sample Test for SHRM-CP Questions

SHRM’s test questions are different even between the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams. However, they both use a weighted scoring system and a score of 500 is passing. Keep in mind that with even the SHRM-CP exam, 40% of your exam questions will be situational judgement test questions. Workology’s prep programs offer sample situational judgement test questions along with a strategy to help you answer correctly even if you are not completely confident with your best answer. This can increase the chances that you will answer correctly and allow you to score higher and pass your exam.

 

HR Knowledge Questions

Situational Judgement Questions

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Access 25 FREE Sample Test Questions for your SPHR exam with HRCI

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PHR 

SPHR

SHRM-CP

SHRM-SCP

OUR HR CERT PREP COURSE OFFERINGS ARE PREFECT FOR HRCI & SHRM

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