The Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR) is designed for the HR professional who works across international lines and must have an understanding of the profession when dealing with different countries and national guidelines. The GPHR exams focus on the skills and knowledge necessary to successfully operate in a global marketplace. A typical GPHR candidate will have two-to-four years of cross border experience at developing and implementing global HR strategies.


Eligibility Requirements


A minimum of 2 years of experience in a professional-level HR position with a Master's degree or higher, OR

A minimum of 3 years of experience in a professional-level HR position with a Bachelor's degree, OR

A minimum of 4 years of experience in a professional-level HR position with less than a Bachelor's degree



*Please select International Human Resource Certification Institute (IHRCI) as your Affiliated HR Organization, and enter "IHRCI" in the "promo code" on the checkout page to waive USD25 exam fee during the application.  

**Special pricing may be available for certain parts of the world as indicated in the Global Allowance Pricing (GAP) list for developing countries on (See HRCI's website).

***Effective April 14, 2020, HRCI removed the global experience requirement to allow HR practitioners to experience and learn, while engaging in cross-border HR practices. The GPHR exams based on the new exam content outline (as our new GPHR materials) will be available on October 1, 2020. In other words, if you are going to take GPHR exam after October 1, 2020, please subscribe our new GPHR materials here; if you are going to take the GPHR exam before October 1, 2020, please subscribe our original GPHR materials here.


Note: The aPHRi, PHRi, SPHRi, and GPHR registered trademarks are owned by the HR Certification Institute (HRCI).

Exam format and Price

  • Computer-based Testing (CBT)
  • 165 questions (140 scored, 25 pre-test)
  • 3 hours in length


IHRCI member USD570

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GPHR Study package includes electronic GPHR certification workbooks with PDF format for downloading and online practice test questions and answers with explanations.

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For Instructor

The Instructor Material contains PowerPoint Slides with notes, PDF certification workbooks and online test bank.

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