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GPHR Certification Prep

SHRM Learning System for GPHR

Expand Your Career with Global Certification

HR is one of the world's fastest-growing fields, which presents HR professionals with an unprecedented opportunity for global advancement. Becoming certified as a Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR) tells the international business community that you are prepared to assume HR responsibilities anywhere.

Earning a GPHR credential can help you:

  • Prove your commitment to the HR profession while taking on new responsibilities -- locally and globally.
  • Build confidence in your ability to deliver business value to your organization, wherever it conducts operations.
  • Expand on-the-job advanced knowledge and skills to be competitive in a globalized economy.
  • Become recognized as a credible and respected source of information on core international HR practices.
  • Keep current with HR topics, legislation and regulatory requirements.
  • Pursue new career opportunities and attain professional advancement.
  • Open doors to companies that require their employees to be certified.

Note: The SHRM Learning System for GPHR is not a substitute for the certification examination. If you wish to take the GPHR examination, you must complete a separate application form online through the HR Certification Institute.

Earning and maintaining your GPHR certification from the HR Certification Institute shows that you have demonstrated mastery of the international HR body of knowledge and have accepted the challenge to stay informed of new developments in the international HR field.
Human Resources has changed in the past decade, expanding across borders, cultures and economies. HR professionals earning a Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR) certification will be prepared to assume responsibilities beyond borders—and possess the capability to develop global HR policies.  
To remain true to our mission to advance the profession and serve the HR professional, SHRM has responded to this dynamic global HR environment by developing the SHRM Learning System for GPHR Certification Preparation. SHRM assembled a world-class team of global HR and course development experts to create the SHRM Learning System for GPHR Certification Preparation. It contains various interactive features and will provide you with an enjoyable and meaningful learning experience.  
The SHRM Learning System for GPHR Certification Preparation is a comprehensive test-preparation system for the GPHR certification exam and serves as a reference tool for HR professionals with international and global responsibilities. This tool has been designed to maximize your experience, education and skill set to provide you with the best opportunity to pass the GPHR exam.  
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2014 Winter GPHR Exam Window:

Dec. 1 - 31, 2014 

Regular Application Window:
June 23 - Oct. 17, 2014

Late Application Window:
Oct. 18 - Nov. 14, 2014

To register for the GPHR exam, visit

The HR Certification Institute's credentials are valued around the world because its exams test knowledge gained from experience working in the international HR field as well as forward-thinking HR practices, policies and procedures that professionals are expected to know to perform their jobs effectively.

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