HRCI Certification

Earning a credential from HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®) speaks volumes ― about you as an HR professional, about the organization you serve and about the employees who put their trust in you. An HRCI certification distinguishes you as a master in the HR field, with proven levels of skills and knowledge, and the competence necessary to mitigate risks and drive business results.

Whether you are an HR expert or just starting out, HRCI has a suite of proven credentials that are just right for your level of experience.


aPHR — The first-ever HR certification design for professionals who are just beginning their HR career journey. 

PHR — PHR certification is a great way to establish yourself in the HR field.

PHRca By earning the PHRca, you demonstrate that you are an HR professional who has mastered the laws, regulations and HR management practices unique to the state of California.

SPHR SPHR certification solidifies your credibilty as an HR leader.

GPHR GPHR certification validates you mastery of cross-border HR.

PHRi The credential demonstrates mastery of generally accepted technical and operational HR principles independent of geographic region.

SPHRi  — Independent of geographic region, the credential complements local HR practices.

CLICK HERE to apply 

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PHR/SPHR Study Group

SAHRA will offer a PHR/SPHR study group starting in August 2019. Join us for an informational kickoff meeting on August 8th. Click here for details. 


Contact Us

Sacramento Area Human Resource Association
1800 J Street Sacramento, CA 95811

916.451.9031 916.448.5933 fax