PHRi Certification

Demonstrate mastery of generally accepted technical and operational HR principles in a single international setting

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Is this Certificate for me?

Earn international HR acclaim with the Professional in Human Resources - International™ (PHRi™) from HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). The PHRi (formerly the Human Resources Business Professional™ or HRBP™), for internationally based practitioners, validates professional-level competency, knowledge and skills to help to propel your HR career forward. With the PHRi, you demonstrate mastery of generally accepted technical and operational HR principles in a single international setting.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible for the PHRi you must meet one of the following conditions for education and experience:

  • Have at least one year of experience in a professional-level HR position + a master’s degree or global equivalent,

  • Have at least two years of experience in a professional-level HR position + a bachelor’s degree or global equivalent, OR

  • Have at least four years of experience in a professional-level HR position + a high school diploma (such as WASSCE or GED) or global equivalent.

What is the Exam Format and Length

  • Exam time: 3 hours and 15 minutes

  • Exam length: 145 scored questions (mostly multiple-choice) + 25 pretest questions

  • Computer-based exam at a Pearson VUE testing center.

What is covered?

  • Functional Area 01 | Talent Acquisition (19%)

  • Functional Area 02 | HR Administration and Shared Services (19%)

  • Functional Area 03 | Talent Management and Development (19%)

  • Functional Area 04 | Compensation, Benefits, and Work Experience (17%)

  • Functional Area 05 | Employee Relations and Risk Management (16%)

  • Functional Area 06 | HR Information Management (10%)

How much does it cost?

Opus Peritia charges you for tuition only, which is held online.

Participants may request that books and exam registration be added to their fees. Kindly allow up to two weeks to receive the print version of the books.


Tuition Only: GHS 1,500 

Other Cost [Optional]: This can be added to your bill upon request

  • Exam Registration and Application

  • 2021 PHRi/SPHRi Learning Materials (Online and Print)

Due to COVID-19 and its associated impact on businesses and individuals, Opus Peritia offers a generous payment plan to all interested participants. Please contact +233 20 962 4640 for payment plans.

When can I join the next class?

Classes commence in September 15, 2021

Lessons are held on Tuesday and Wednesday nights.

When can I take the exam?

  • Testing for the PHRi is available year-round, subject to test center availability. However, plan to register at least two weeks ahead of your intended date. 

What will you offer?

We will provide tuition and resource material for your studies.

This includes notes, mock exams, group projects, and individual assignments. Our instructors remain reachable even out of class to offer guidance and support participants who may have unique needs. 

How do I remain certified?

Your PHRi certification is valid for three years after testing. To maintain your PHRi credential, you must earn 60 recertification credits over the three-year time span or retake the exam. This can be through higher education, work projects or online training such as those run by Opus Peritia.


Learn more about HRCI recertification requirements.

Can I cancel?


You may request either full withdrawal or deferment of the program at any point in time.

However, we advise participants to do this at least two weeks upon the start of the class in order to claim a full refund.

Cancellations after two weeks and before the 6th week will entitle you to 75% of the total fees paid.

Cancellations after the 6th week will receive no refunds


In the case of deferment, we will hold your total fees paid in trust until you join the next cohort. You may defer up to two cohorts. Failure to complete with the final cohort will lead to a forfeiture of refund.