Exam Preparation Resources



Exam Content Outlines are available for HRCI certifications: the aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™. Each describes the concepts, tasks and knowledge required to successfully understand and perform the HR-related duties associated with each HRCI credential.


HRCI Practice Exams are the only resource you can use to test your knowledge against past HRCI test questions, including the kinds of situational questions you’ll encounter. With HRCI Practice Exams practice exams, you can get instant feedback on your HR strengths, and learn about areas of practice where you need further study or improvement.


Build Your Own Bundle with the right combination of exam application and exam preparation products to meet your learning-style needs. HRCI has packaged together an assortment of self-study exam preparation options to help you save time and money


A Guide to the Human Resource Body of Knowledge™ (HRBoK™) offers an overview of the profession to enable HR practitioners like you (and your HR team) to align with standard practices. The guide provides a foundation for HRCI certification exams. It's a powerful, practitioner-driven document, outlining the scope and the requisite knowledge of human resource management.


The HRCI Certification Preparation Providers Directory allows you to search for upcoming exam preparation courses or programs based on your budget and learning


Find helpful study tips for creating individual study plans, access online resources, view book suggestions and evaluate different study ideas.

  Be prepared on exam day with expert advice on what you can expect at the testing center, how to navigate the exam and much more.


Join HRCI Voices on LinkedIn and connect with other HR professionals in the HRCI community. Gain advice from peers or start a virtual study group!

exam structure

Familiarize yourself with how the HRCI exams are structured and developed.


Build Your Own Bundle

Exam Application + Exam Preparation = Save Time and Money

Finishing your application and getting ready for an exam are the initial moves toward procuring a world-class HR confirmation. Ensure you apply for the correct exam and pick the correct exam arrangement assets to meet your special learning style and spending plan. While HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®) does not underwrite a specific planning system or offering, here you will discover time-and cash sparing groups of self-contemplate exam readiness alternatives.

STEP 1 - Determine which certification is right for you.
STEP 2 - Explore bundle add-ons.
STEP 3 - See the most popular bundle options.
STEP 4 - Build Your Own Bundle & Save!

If you opt for Build Your Own Bundle options, you must choose them during the application process. Learn more about how to apply for an HRCI exam