About the Exams

The PHR and SPHR exams each consist of 175 questions drawn from five functional areas. The number of questions from each area is determined by the percentage weight assigned to it. The functional areas have the following weights:

Business Management/Leadership and Strategy 20% 40%
Talent Planning and Acquisition 16% 16%
Learning and Development 10% 12%
Total Rewards 15% 12%
Employee and Labor Relations/Employee Engagement 39% 20%