PHRi Certification

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

Take the next step. Join the class starting September 15

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?

By default, you will pay Opus Peritia for Tuition only, which is held online. However, you may request that books and exam registration be added to your fees. Kindly allow up to two weeks to receive the print version of books.


Tuition Only: GHS1,500 (contact us for payment plans)

Optional Add-ons: This can be added to your bill upon request

  • Exam Registration and Application

  • Books Online and Print

When can I join the next class?

Classes commence on 15th September and will run online for 12 weeks; every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evening and a recap on two Saturdays per every four weeks.

Tentative time is as follows:

  • Tuesdays - Thursday 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm (online session)

  • Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm (recap session)

Delivery Mode

Kindly note that this class is 75% online and live via Zoom through Opus Peritia’s Aptitude platform. Candidates will need to download and install the Zoom software application to be able to join the class on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings.

The remaining 25% will be in-person instructor-led on two Saturdays for every four weeks covered. We encourage candidates not to miss this session as it will be the only session for physical engagement. The location will be advised prior to the start of class in May.

For a full schedule and calendar of the program, click here.

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. 

When can I take the exam?

We will provide tuition and resource material for your studies. This includes notes, mock exams, group projects, and individual assignments.

You may contact Opus Peritia to acquire the books (both online and print) at a fee.

Please allow up to 2 weeks after placing an order for books to be delivered.

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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 70% refund.

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                                             Closed Sat and Sun


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