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Professional in Human Resources - International™ (PHRi™)

PHRi™ is an 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 PHRi™ Credential

On Corporate Level: 

PHRi™ has an added value to the corporate including adding professional recognition of expertise to its team, and consequently creating the harmony required for increasing profits.

On Personal Level: 

HR certification is a career-long commitment that increases your professional confidence and credibility and set you apart from your peers. ​

PHRi™ provide professionals with wider opportunities for career promotion in the HR positions, together with higher job packages.

PHRi™ Exam Preparation Course

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

What are PHRi™ Exam Eligibility Criteria?

Minimum of 1 year of professional-level experience in an HR position with a Master’s degree or global equivalent.


Minimum of 2 years of professional-level experience in an HR position with a bachelor’s degree or global equivalent.


Minimum of 4 years of professional-level experience in an HR position with a less than a bachelor’s degree.

What is Exam Format and Length for PHRi™?

  • Computer-based Testing (CBT)

  • 115 Multiple-Choice Questions (90 scored, 25 pre-test)

  • 2 hours 15 minutes in length

PHRi™ Preparation Course Details

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