2024 Exam Content Outline Changes for the PHR, PHRi, SPHR & PHRi

by | Jan 12, 2024

Every five to seven years, HRCI re-evaluates its HR Body of Knowledge (BoK), which serves as the foundation for its HR certification exams, taking into account the evolution of our profession and the HR knowledge and expertise required to be a successful partner in today’s workplaces.

The PHR, PHRi, SPHR, and SPHRi Exam Content Outlines were last updated in 2018 and were definitely due for a refresh! Wow, has a lot happened since 2018…. massive acceleration in systems and software, ChatGPT and generative AI, the pandemic, increased emphasis on DEI, new laws on pay equity and transparency, family and medical leave, pregnant workers’ rights, non-compete clauses, and so much more.

According to HRCI’s 2024 Exam Content Outline Updates [PDF], key changes include:

PHR and PHRi:

PHR updates for 2024


What does this mean for students preparing to take their exams on or after March 1?
According to HRCI, students may continue their preparation with existing 2023 or 2024 prep materials. That said, HR Cert Prep Pros will ensure that we cover new or expanded topics in our comprehensive virtual and self-paced prep courses and students should take the above guidance into account by expanding their studies to include this new material.

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