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Course Objective

The Associate Professional in HR – International (aPHRi™) training course is a globally relevant credential that is designed for professionals who are just beginning their HR career journey and proves their knowledge of foundational Human Resources. It is meant for entry-level HR practitioners with no professional experience. The credential demonstrates mastery of generally accepted technical and operational HR principles independent of geographic region. This type of certification is important for HR professionals in their early careers to understand and test their basic knowledge of HR.

Targeted Audience

  • Beginners in human resource.
  • Anyone interested in getting to know more about human resources functions.
  • Those working in human resources are interested in professional development and progress in their careers.

Delivery Method

Online Training

  • 5 Days
  • Exam Simulation
  • Group Activity (Break-out Session) after each lesson
  • Practice Test
  • Access to additional References – Glossary/ Recommended Reading/ Syllabus
  • Material language will be in English


Self Study

  • 50+ learning units to cover over 23 PDU hrs
  • 40+ micro-learning topics enhanced with videos, interactive learning modules, audiobook
  • Pre-reading files
  • 7 untimed assessments including pre-tests, check your knowledge
  • 100+ Practice Questions with answers and feedback
  • 1 Timed assessment: A simulation of the actual exam
  • Scenarios and case studies linking content to real-time cases
  • Additional references, Glossary, Cheat Sheet, etc

Exam & Certification

Eligibility Requirements

  • No prerequisite is required

Exam will be from Pearson VUE

Exam Format

  • Exam time: 2 hrs 15 Minutes
  • Exam questions: 100 scored questions (mostly multiple-choice) + 25 pretest questions
  • Exam Language: English, Arabic
  • Exam method: Computer-based exam

Course Outline

  • HR and Business Environment
  • Job Analysis and Design
  • Employee Communication
  • HR Information Management

  • Workforce Planning
  • Workforce Recruiting
  • Workforce Selection

  • Pay Structure and Design
  • Incentives and Benefit

  • Performance Management
  • Training and Development

  • Employee Retention
  • Employee Separation

  • Workforce Risk Management


Computer-based exam at a Pearson VUE testing center

Bakkah has an array of qualified and certified practitioners with several years in teaching.

To be eligible for the aPHRi you must have a high school diploma or global equivalent. No HR experience is required since this is a knowledge-based credential.


No, but you have the option to add exam voucher to your registration.

2 hrs 15 mins.

The exam is available in both English and Arabic

Once you complete an exam, you will receive your results at the testing center. Within 24-48 hours, Pearson VUE will send an e-mail on how to view and print your official exam score report.

HRCI does not determine the passing score arbitrarily. They use the statistical Angoff method to decide how many questions you must answer correctly to pass the exam.

Second Chance Insurance (SCI) allows a candidate to pre-purchase the opportunity to retake the same exam type a second time if the candidate is unsuccessful the first attempt. The insurance must be purchased at the same time the exam application is submitted online.

An individual with an exam appointment at a Pearson VUE testing center may reschedule their exam appointment as long as it is done at least three days prior to the appointment. There is a rescheduling fee each time this is done. No refunds will be issued if unable to test on new date.

Your aPHRi certification is valid for three years after testing. To maintain your aPHRi credential, you must earn 45 recertification credits over the three-year time span or retake the exam.

Refer PearsonVUE official website for details.

Refer PearsonVUE official website for details.

Yes, HRCI will send you an e-mail with information on how to claim your HRCI digital badge which you can find on your HRCI online profile.

There are no prerequisites for this course.



Yes, both options are available


Yes, it is accredited from HRCI.


You have access to the course up to one year at no extra cost. You can take the final exam as many times as necessary to successfully complete the course.

You can access your certificate in the LMS under MY Certification section.

Self-study allows you to take the course on your own schedule for a period of up to one year from the date of purchase. You will be provided with structured contact hours and instructor support if needed.

Yes. Our self-study programs are designed to include interactive training modules, chapter exercises, practice test, case studies and additional references such as glossary, recommended readings, and more in our LMS.

You will receive an email notification with course access instructions.

Our self-study courses are built on an intuitive platform that utilizes a menu function (Next and Back) functions to allow you to quickly navigate through the course. Courses consist of pre-course reading, training materials, Chapter exercises and additional reference materials. The courses conclude with a final examination.

Yes. Each course includes downloadable reference materials such as, Glossary, Appendix, Case Study, recommended readings, etc.

No. Self-study value lies at conveniently completing the course at your own pace. Meaning that, you can complete a course in one day or take up to one year to complete it. There is no limit as to how many times you can stop and start the course. In fact, you can utilize our user-friendly interface to quickly find the sections of the video you may want to review more than once.

To receive credit for a self-study course, you will need to complete the final examination achieving a score of 70% or higher within one year of purchase.

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