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Associate Professional in Human Resources - International™ (aPHRi™)

aPHRi™ is the NEWEST American professional certification offered by Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI®) which is a global, competency-based credential that is designed to validate professional-level core HR knowledge and skills. The credential demonstrates mastery of generally accepted technical and operational HR principles. Independent of geographic region, the credential complements local HR practices. Through demonstrated knowledge, the credential enhances the credibility of HR professionals and the organizations they serve.

Earn international HR acclaim with the Professional in Human Resources - International™ (PHRi™) from HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®).


HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®), headquartered in the U.S., is the premier credentialing organization for the human resources profession. For 40 years, HRCI has set the standard for HR mastery and excellence around the globe.

An independent nonprofit organization, HRCI is dedicated to advancing the HR profession by developing and administering best-in-class accredited certifications, including Professional in Human Resources - International™ (PHRi™). 

HRCI does not provide certificates, but certifications. HRCI requires attendees take and pass the exam to obtain the certification.

What are HRCI Certifications?

HRCI certifications are amongst the highest standard for HR professionals around the world, and are awarded only to those who meet certain HR professional and educational requirements and who then pass an exam that evaluates real world abilities and judgment.


HRCI certifications:
• get you recognized
• get you hired and promoted
• distinguish you in the profession
• are respected, accredited, and sought-after
• support your growth and development throughout your career


Earning one of these rigorous, established, accredited, and well-respected certifications makes you part of the HRCI community, an influential network of over 135,000 professionals worldwide who are leaders in developing forward-thinking, dynamic HR strategies for their organizations.

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CARIZMA as a Certification Preparation Provider [CPP]

CARIZMA International is proud to be the FIRST Certification Preparation Provider (CPP) approved by HRCI in Kuwait.


We offer classroom exam preparation courses with the help of top notch HR instructors in Kuwait.

Value of Obtaining aPHRi™ Credential

aPHRi: Begin With The Best.

The aPHRi from HRCI is the perfect certification to help propel your career growth and provide you with the confidence to launch into the HR profession.


Be one of the first to earn your aPHRi — join the aPHRi Pilot Program and prove your knowledge of foundational Human Resources in any location outside the U.S.

aPHRi™ Exam Preparation Course

CARIZMA deliver the aPHRi™ Exam Preparation course in Kuwait, using IRHCI Learning System, comprising 6 modules covering the curricula required for the aPHRi™ exam, as follows:

What are aPHRi™ Exam Eligibility Criteria?

aPHRi is the most suitable qualification for:

  • Fresh graduates who want to start a career in HR

  • Students who want to study HR

  • Newly appointed HR professionals 

  • No previous experience in HR required

  • High School Certificate or Global Diploma  

What is Exam Format and Length for aPHRi™?

  • Computer-based Testing (CBT)

  • Exam Length: 90 multiple-choice questions [65 scored + 25 pretest questions]

  • Exam Time: 1 hour and 45 minutes (plus 30 minutes administration time)

aPHRi™ Preparation Course Details

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