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Qualifications Uncovered - GPHR

Updated on October 12, 2018 // Created on March 31, 2014

The Global Professional in Human Resources Certificate is hosted by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). SHRM was founded in 1948 and is now the world’s largest HR membership organization, with over 275,000 members in 160 countries. Headquartered in USA, SHRM has additional offices in UAE, India and China.

SHRM hosts several qualifications tailored to HR professionals worldwide. Many of these are available in the UAE.

You can discover GPHR and other Human Resource Management courses available in the UAE at

What is the GPHR Certification? 

Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR) certification is designed to enable you to be an effective HR professional worldwide and across borders. The GPHR certification stays up-to-date with changes in global HR and is one of the better known HR courses available.

Based on the HR Body of Knowledge (HRBOK) the GPHR includes 5 modules:

  • Strategic HR Management
  • Global Talent Acquisition and Mobility
  • Global Compensation and Benefits
  • Talent and Organizational Development
  • Workforce Relations and Risk Management

Benefits of the GPHR:

GPHR certificate holders are able to demonstrate to the international business community that they are capable of practicing HR anywhere.

  • Prove your commitment to HR and HR global standards
  • Add value to your organization
  • Remain competitive within the HR job market
  • Develop your position as an authority on global HR standards and practices
  • Stay up-to-date with developments in global HR

Professional Designation

Successful candidates are granted the designation of GPHR. This may be used just as similar recognitions are employed in accounting, medicine, law etc.

Key Facts for GPHR in the UAE:

Examination There are 2 examination windows each year, typically May and December…but keep a regular check for updates on the associated SHRM webpages.
GPHR providers in UAE 5+
Certification Details GPHR is accredited by the SHRM. It is recognized and valued worldwide.
Intake Courses run regularly and prepare for exams which take place twice per year
Price Range Typically this course will cost around AED 5,000
Duration The qualification typically takes 40 hours to complete with flexible class timings available

GPHR Courses in the UAE can be found at Laimoon.

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Qualifications Uncovered - GPHR

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