Monday, January 18, 2010

HRCI (Human Resource Certification Institute) Training in LatitudeU

LatitudeU offers SkillSoft HRCI courses - a 16 course series that maps to the six functional areas and is an excellent tool for helping learners refresh for the PHR exam.

What is HR Certification Institute?
The HR Certification Institute is the credentialing affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world’s largest association devoted to professional human resource management. HR Certification Institute works to define and maintain the HR body of knowledge, and offers assessments and certification of this knowledge. Human Resource certification demonstrates mastery of the HR body of knowledge and is widely accepted as a symbol of professional achievement.

The Human Resource Body of Knowledge
The HR body of knowledge is a recognized standard set by individuals working in the human resource profession. It is designed to answer the question, “What should a human resource practitioner know and be able to apply to be considered a competent HR generalist?” The body of knowledge is defined by six functional areas that are associated with nearly 80 responsibilities and more than 80 knowledge statements. The following functional areas are what HRCI bases its certification exams on. The percentages that follow each functional area are the PHR and SPHR percentages the test focuses on respectively.

  • Strategic Management (12%, 29%)
  • Work Force Planning and Employment (26%, 17%)
  • Human Resource Development (17%, 17%)
  • Total Rewards (16%, 12%)
  • Employee and Labor Relations (22%, 18%)
  • Risk Management (7%, 7%)

HR Certification Institute offers three certifications: PHR (Professional in Human Resources), SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources) and GPHR (Global Professional in Human Resources). To obtain certification, candidates must have at least two years of exempt level HR work experience, as well as demonstrate mastery of the HR body of knowledge by passing a certification exam. To learn more about the certification requirements, please visit

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