Senior Professional in Human Resources – International™ (SPHRi™) Famous Institute of Management
  • Location: Doha
  • Duration: TBA

Course details

The Senior Professional in Human Resources - International™ (SPHRi™) is a global, competency-based credential that is designed to validate professional-level core HR knowledge and skills. This credential demonstrates a mastery of generally accepted HR principles in strategy, policy development, and service delivery. Independent of geographic region, this credential complements local HR practices. Through demonstrated knowledge, this credential enhances the credibility of HR professionals and the organizations they serve. This certification is only available to candidates who practice outside the United States.


Benefits of the SPHRi Training

  • Becoming anSPHRi means you have to pass an exam. The SPHRi program sharpens skills and useful competencies that are essential to your career's success 
  • Increase your international marketability and give you global mobility with the world's #1 HRM qualification 
  • Expose you to the latest HRM concepts and techniques and allow you to demonstrate your mastery of core HRM principles that are essential to best practice HRM 
  • Broaden your knowledge of business principles, and thus equip you to take on more varied leadership roles in the firm 
  • Facilitate faster career growth and progression 
  • Increase the recognition and respect you obtain from peers and managers 
  • Build your credibility as an expert in HRM 
  • Increase your ability to handle strategic HRM challenges and think like a strategic leader in the firm 
  • Develop your ability to recommend strategic HRM interventions that maximise staff productivity and business profits 
  • Set you apart from other HRM professionals and allow you to be the "go-to" person in the HRM unit 
  • Increase your value to employers by allowing you to make more effective contributions to business strategy and growth


SPHRi™| Senior Professional in Human Resources - International is designed for a senior HR professional who:

  • Designs and plans programs in addition to implementing them. 
  • Has authority in the HR department. 
  • Has at least four (4) to seven (7) years of wide-ranging and complex HR experience 
  • Has extensive HR generalist knowledge. 
  • Can judge complicated situations using HR knowledge acquired over many years 
  • Understands the business beyond Human Resources and has influence within the overall organization. 
  • Seeks to strengthen the HR profession and gain credibility through increasing HR knowledge and experience


Before you begin your journey to become a SPHRi, you have to meet certain requirements. 

Not just anyone can become anSPHRi. Why? Because SPHRi is a very specific professional designation and a badge of excellence. And so to qualify to take the exam you need one of the below: 

  • Minimum of 4 years professional-level experience in an HR position with a Master's degree or global equivalent
  • Minimum of 5 years of professional-level experience in an HR position with a bachelor's degree or global equivalent.
  • Minimum of 7 years of professional-level experience in an HR position with a less than a bachelor's degree


Exam Format

  • Exam time: 2 hours and 30 minutes. 
  • Exam length: 105 scored questions (mostly multiple-choice) + 25 pretest questions 
  • Language: English (Spanish Translation Aid available) 
  • Computer-based exam at a Pearson VUE testing center 

Exam Fee : 

Exam Fee*: $495 + Application Fee: $100


  • HR as a Business Leader (32%) 
  • People Development and Talent Management (29%) 
  • HR Service Delivery (23%) 
  • Measurement (16%)

Updated on 25 October, 2018

Job roles this course is suitable for:

HR Manager , HR Assistant , Human Resources Generalist

About Famous Institute of Management

Famous Institute of Management (Famous Consulting group) is one of the leading Multi-Consulting Company having its operating office in Qatar, providing Professional Skill development Training and ISO Consulting. Our approach has enabled us to develop a core team of expert trainers.

Incorporated in the year 2013, Our training division offers both public and customized in-house management training workshops and courses. Our courses are based on the recognized International Bodies and methodologies and offer a recognized approach towards the training. We are approved by “The Supreme Education Council, Qatar” as a professional study centre.

We commit ourselves to build and develop customised training programs to meet our client‘s needs with innovative and life changing learning experiences which suit the needs of all professionals in various domains to achieve their career goals through the internationally recognized certifications. We enhance and sharpen the skills and Knowledge of professionals, by integrated design method which can upgrade their skills at their convenience. We provide the option of flexible timings, so that professionals from every walk of life can upgrade their skills at their convenience.

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