PHRi Certification

The PHRi Certification is created to emphasize the technical and operational dimensions of HR practices universally. Unlike the Professional in Human Resources (PHR), the PHRi aligns closely with HR standards but without the concentrated emphasis on the intricate details of US employment laws.

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  • 35 Hours Training
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  • 28 Jul, 2024 / 28 Jul, 2024
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What is the PHRi Certification All About?

The PHRi certification is specifically designed for HR professionals situated outside the United States of America. This course helps professionals to gain competence, extensive knowledge, and skill set necessary to advance in this dynamic field of HRM.

Why is PHRi Certification Important?

By achieving the PHRi certification, professionals affirm their mastery and adeptness in human resources. Recognized as the Professional in Human Resources - International certification, this esteemed accreditation, is conferred by the HR Certification Institute (HRCI).

Why Do Companies Hire Professionals with PHRi Certification?

HR professionals with the PHRi Certification have more credibility. The certification combines formal education and practical experience. This comprehensive approach underscores their commitment to continuous professional development. This in return catalyzes their personal growth. 

Industry Trends

Possessing the PHRi Certification grants individuals access to a multitude of exceptional opportunities. This internationally recognized credential is a gateway to a number of significant prospects.

Market trends

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the HR landscape has experienced a significant change. The HR industry has seen a rise in the use of online assessments and virtual recruiting procedures. The focus on technology has increased manifold. With the PHRi Certification, professionals are well-equipped to navigate these technological advancements within the field of HR.

Salary Trends

Salaries for PHRi-certified professionals can differ based on their roles. PayScale's research indicates that various HR certifications lead to higher pays, with raises varying between 2.9% to 28%. In the MENA region, professionals with PHRi certification earn the following approximate monthly salaries:

  • Dubai: AED 56,000 to AED 511,000
  • Kuwait: 7000 KD to 13,000 KD
  • Saudi Arabia: SAR 16,000

These salaries vary depending upon other countries in the region as well as industries. 

Demand & Opportunities

When HR professionals possess the PHRi certification, they possess a high level of competency in managing various business aspects. Their skills include:

  • Advanced Technological Proficiency
  • Enhanced Critical Thinking Abilities
  • Adherence to International Standards

Here are some of the job roles one can apply for after attaining PHRi Certification. The job roles are as follows:

  1. HR Generalist
  2. HR Manager
  3. Compensation and Benefits Specialist
  4. Talent Acquisition Specialist
  5. HR Consultant

Course Outcome

Successful completion of a PHRi Certification can help you to: 

  • Learn to apply information from different sources for informed decision-making.
  • Analyze business metrics to drive strategic decisions, within and outside the organization for holistic growth.
  • Gain expertise in workplace planning by revising job descriptions
  • Understand comprehensive HR programs encompassing recruitment, and exit strategies.
  • Acquire knowledge in job pricing, and compliance with relevant laws, optimizing compensation

Course Module

  • Preparing the most accurate & up-to-date job description in partnership with the hiring manager.
  • Finding, suggesting, and implementing the most efficient yet cost-effective hiring strategies for hiring managers.
  • Analyzing & shortlisting the submitted applications with hiring managers.
  • Partnering with the hiring manager right from the first step of the candidate's interview, offer to make till job acceptance.
  • To measure the organization’s development program’s success there are Administered measurement tools.
  • Process for creating and revising new and current job opportunities respectively, and improvising the competencies.
  • To identify and develop employees for the key positions and design a support succession planning program.
  • Administer and monitor employee participation and involvement in organizational activities.
  • A keen eye on organizational strategies and performance if it is helpful to achieve the goals and objectives.
  • New learning and development programs to ensure the employee growth of the organization.
  • Ensure the compliance of safety Guidelines with the help of safety incident investigations
  • Provide advisory to High authorities about proper and fair practices to ensure a fair and consistent work environment.
  • Educate employees about organizational policies to maintain internal comprehension.
  • Timely HR audit to ensure the compliance of internal and external HR policies.
  • Ensure steady employee grievance handling to maintain a healthy workplace environment. Also, support proper security policies and disaster management protocols that ensure better workplace safety and continuity.
  • Ensuring accuracy & data integrity by maintaining personnel files and records.
  • Creating a positive and friendly working atmosphere, by listening to and solving employee’s requests and concerns.
  • Updating records for employee’s status change, for e.g. salary increments/cuts, transfers, promotions, terminations, etc.
  • Monitoring work hours of employees with the track of their leaves, according to their chart of paid/allowed leaves. 
  • Aligning this data with appropriate pay policies.
  • To ensure successful employee integration, coordinate new hire activities with the hiring manager & various teams.
  • Initiate the employee offboarding process by separating the employee based on task completion.
  • Supporting the organization-wide communication, resulting in proper updates & employee engagement.
  • Manage & maintain organizational charts to ensure the fulfilment of the requirements.
  • Organize data about compensation & benefits in such a way that it can be provided to the employee.
  • A compensation analysis is needed to hire and retain new talent.
  • An organisational rewards program is needed to enhance employee engagement and experience.
  • Ensure the awareness of the employee about the benefits and internal appreciation.
  • Ensure equality in the salary structure and other benefits, as per the job requirements.
  • Strategic evaluations are recommended for employee evaluation and brand. 
  • Identify the processes that can be automated with mapping and validation of the employees, this ensures the proper implementation of the procedure.
  • Design new processes that can align with the current organizational policies with the help of user requirements.
  • Generate statistics and reports to support organizational initiatives.
  • Change management efforts should be supported by HR till user acceptance.
  • Ensure compliance and data integrity by monitoring user access rights and security measures.
  • Keep proper communication with tech support to ensure the smooth functioning of HRIS and solve the issues raised by employees.
  • Identify and fill the gap between the automation process for smooth and effective operations.

Program Dates

28 Jul
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  • Classroom
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Expert Instructors & Teaching Methods

Ashraf Shawky is a seasoned training professional with over 15 years of extensive experience working with leading organizations in the UAE and MENA region. He began his career as an Assistant Manager with Oberoi Group in Egypt. He then worked at Americana as the Training and Development Manager. He has also worked as the Senior Human Resources Manager for Emirates Flight Catering and as the Human Resources & Development Manager for the Faisal Jassim Group. Ashraf Shawky has successfully delivered training programmes on HR, managerial, and supervisory soft skills topics like Entrepreneurship, HR Administration and Policies, Leadership Skills, Strategic Management, Balanced Score Card, Train the Trainer, Root Cause Analysis, Building Self-esteem and many more. He has also developed and delivered training workshops for leading organizations such as Emirates Foundation, Jumeirah Group, ADNEC, Emirates Post, and Dynamic Hospitality Group. Ashraf Shawky uses his extensive practical industry experience to deliver a complete and effective learning experience, adapt to various learners' profiles, specifically UAE Nationals, and equip them with the latest best-in-class on-job application.

Educational Qualification

  • ⦾ Post-Graduate Diploma, Oberoi Centre of Learning and Development, India
  • ⦾ Bachelor of Commerce, Alexandria University, Egypt


Professional Certification


  • ⦾ Associate of the Chartered Institute for Personnel Development (CIPD), UK
  • ⦾ Certified Level A & B Occupational Psychometric Assessor (British Psychological Society - BPS)
  • ⦾ Lean Master (Green Belt) – Lean Manufacturing
  • ⦾ Smallpeice Enterprises – UK

Ashraf Shawky

Ms. Marichu stands out as a distinguished corporate trainer, specializing in the Human Resources domain. Her illustrious career spans 6 years in the training industry, complemented by an impressive 13-year tenure as the Head of Human Resources. Throughout her extensive 19-year professional journey, Ms. Marichu has held key roles in Operations, Document Control, and various other capacities, amassing a wealth of expertise.

Apart from her multifaceted career, Ms. Marichu is recognized for her prowess in conducting personality development and other soft skills courses. She has orchestrated numerous successful Human Resources workshops and programs tailored for corporate delegates, aiding them in achieving professional excellence. Ms. Marichu's teaching philosophy goes beyond imparting skills; she believes in inspiring and motivating learners to reach their goals. 

Ms. Marichu's commitment to empowering individuals for success is evident in the achievements of her students, a testament to her dedication and impact in the realm of corporate training. Her unique teaching style has garnered appreciation globally, with students attesting to the effectiveness of her approach.

Core Competencies

  • ⦾Credit Control
  • ⦾Document Control
  • ⦾Public Speaking
  • ⦾Communication Skills
  • ⦾Certified Training Manager
  • ⦾Train the Trainer
  • ⦾Problem-solving and Decision Making
  • ⦾Certified Strategic Manager
  • ⦾Executive Secretarial Management


Professional Certifications


  • ⦾Certificate of Completion Public Speaking Technical Training (2021)
  • ⦾Certificate of Completion for Personal Development and Self-Awareness (2020)
  • ⦾Certificate of UAE Labor Law Training (2019)
  • ⦾Certified Train the Trainer (2018)
  • ⦾Certified PECB ISO Certification Invigilator(2016)

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Earn a Course Completion Certificate, an official Learners Point credential that confirms that you have successfully completed a course with us.

KHDA Certificate

Earn a KHDA attested Course Certificate. The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) is the educational quality assurance and regulatory authority of the Government of Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Why Count on Learners Point?

Learners Point Academy is one of the leading Human Resources certification providers. Our PHRi course helps professionals master the necessary skill sets and experience to complete the Professional in Human Resources-International certification.

The highlights of our PHRi certification training program are as follows:

  • We look at real-world scenarios organizations face and formulate our course structure as per practical requirements.
  • Apart from theoretical knowledge, we also focus on practical case studies to give you a reality check and insight into what exactly will be asked of you while you are in a demanding role.
  • Our bespoke PHRi course also equips you with hands-on experience by offering assignments related to the actual work environment.
  • Apart from organizing group sessions, we also offer one-to-one sessions to enhance the quality of our training program.
  • We also take a discrete approach to career guidance so that one can be successfully placed as a professional.

Learners Experience

"The PHRi Certification was a game-changer. It validated my skills and opened doors to an HR Consultant position, allowing me to work with diverse clients and industries."

Ruhan Saidi

HR Consultant

"Obtaining the PHRi Certification significantly boosted my confidence and competence, landing me a coveted role as a Compensation and Benefits Specialist."

Zubani Sheikh

Compensations and Benefits Specialist

"The PHRi Certification enhanced my knowledge and credibility in global HR practices, leading me to a fulfilling HR Director position in an international corporation."

Rasek Mulani

HR Director

"Completing the PHRi Certification was a turning point in my career. It provided the skills and recognition needed to secure a rewarding HR Business Partner role."

Rahima Sethi

HR Business Partner

"The PHRi Certification broadened my HR expertise and paved the way for a promotion. I'm now a Senior HR Manager, thanks to the comprehensive insights gained."

Shafique Adab

Senior HR Manager

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FAQs on PHRi Certification

The PHRi training coaches aspirants for this prestigious certification. It is a globally recognized credential verifying essential HR knowledge and skills at a professional level. This certification signifies a deep understanding of universally accepted technical and operational HR principles.

The PHRi course helps aspirants to attain the certification with ease. HR professionals aiming to advance in international HR positions. Esteemed and acknowledged globally, the certification holds significance among HR professionals and organizations universally.

The exam format and length of PHRi Certification is as follows: 1) Computer-based testing (Pearson OnVue) with 145 scored multiple-choice questions, along with an additional 25 pretest questions. 2) The examination duration is three hours and 15 minutes. This provides candidates with ample time to complete the assessment.

To maintain the PHRi certification, individuals are required to accumulate 60 HR recertification credits within three years. Alternatively, they may opt to retake the exam to maintain their certification status.

The program covers the key topics listed below: 1)Talent Acquisition (19%) 2)HR Administration and Shared Services (19%) 3)Talent Management and Development (19%) 4)Compensation, Benefits, and Work Experience (17%) 5)Employee Relations and Risk Management (16%) 6)HR Information Management (10%)

The PHRi stands for Professional in Human Resources – International.

After completing the PHRi Course, you can get the following job roles: 1)HR General 2)HR Manager 3)HR Consultant 4)Talent Acquisition Specialist 5)Compensation and Benefits Specialist

Candidates who want to enrol for the PHRi training and earn the certification must meet the following criteria: 1) Possess a minimum of one year of experience in an HR role 2) A master’s degree or it's global equivalent 3) Have at least two years of experience in an HR position alongside a bachelor’s degree or its global equivalent. 4) Alternatively, possess a minimum of four years of experience in an HR position.

One must score 500 to clear the exam to earn PHRi Certification exam.

PHRi certificate is valid for three years.

The fees for the PHRi training are variable. The examination fee is $395.00, coupled with an application fee of $100.00 The fees are non-refundable if the exam application is approved. The fees are non-refundable even if a candidate withdraws or decides not to proceed with the examination.

Learners Point Academy offers flexible learning options for PHRi training. Students can choose one of the 3 following options: 1)One-on-one training sessions 2)Instructor-led classroom-based group coaching 3)High-quality live and interactive online sessions

The PHRi certification helps HR professionals better understand HR principles, practices, and regulations applicable in an international background. Before registering for this course, you can acquire complete information by going through an in-depth analysis of the PHRi training program.

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