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Professional in Human Resources (PHR)

Course number: CGIPHR40

Not many HR professionals have the opportunity to build a business from the ground up or restructure the company for efficiencies. Whether or not that challenge comes along, it is beneficial to have the knowledge of designing and reshaping the organization to meet business goals and objectives. Explore the various options and how to optimize the different characteristics that make each business unique. Discover the choices available to constructing dynamic organizations to yield top results. This course can be used in preparation for the HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®) PHR® certification exam.

  What you will learn:

  • Identify and classify the types of business stakeholders
  • Identify the hierarchies in business structures
  • Distinguish between the types of organizational structures
  • Define the key elements to structure organizations
  • Describe the different organizational units within a business and how they function
  • Describe the functions of management

To be eligible for the PHR, you must meet one of the following conditions for education and/or experience:

  • Have at least one year of experience in a professional-level HR position and a Master’s degree or higher, OR
  • Have at least two years of experience in a professional-level HR position and a Bachelor’s degree, OR
  • Have at least four years of experience in a professional-level HR position.
Target Audience

The PHR is for the HR professional who has experience with program implementation, has a tactical/logistical orientation, is accountable to another HR professional within the organization, and has responsibilities that focus on the HR department rather than the whole organization.




PHR exam from HRCI

Duration: 2 hours
Exam Options: In person at Pearson VUE test centers or online via Pearson OnVUE
Exam length: 90 scored questions (mostly multiple-choice) + 25 pretest questions

Your PHR certification is valid for three years after testing. To maintain your PHR credential, you must earn 60 recertification credits over a three-year time span, or retake the exam.


Post class completion, students can appear for the PHR exam from HRCI

Course Content
Course Overview
Business Stakeholders
Business Structure Hierarchies
Organizational Structures
Organizational Structural Elements
Organizational Units
Management Functions
Course Summary

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