Initial PHRI Certification Exams Scheduled

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IHRIM to Offer Four Tests this Fall

A PHRI credential is a way to demonstrate your competency, show your commitment to the profession and provide you with a competitive advantage in job advancement

The International Association for Human Resources Information Management (IHRIM), will offer four initial (pilot) exams this fall for its new Professional of Human Resources Information (PHRI) certification. The PHRI is the only independent certification program available in the field of human resources information management (HRIM).

The exam is designed to assess the knowledge and competencies of professionals in the HR technology field. Passing the exam indicates a demonstrated comprehensive understanding and proficiency of the defined body of knowledge in HRIM.

“A PHRI credential is a way to demonstrate your competency, show your commitment to the profession and provide you with a competitive advantage in job advancement,” said Lynne Mealy, IHRIM president and CEO.

Professionals who should consider taking the exam work in the HR technology area as a practitioner residing in HR or in an IT organization, or is a consultant/vendor whose primary focus is HR-related systems.

The initial exam will contain approximately 100 multiple-choice questions and will be delivered by computer at a proctored test site. Participants have two hours to complete the test. Those who pass the exam will be credentialed for three years, but must earn 60 recertification credit hours to maintain it.

Application fees are $75 for both IHRIM members and non-members. Exam fees are $200 for IHRIM members and $300 for non-members. Those late to the exam will be assessed a $50 late fee. To register, visit http://www.ihrim.org/certification/Schedule.htm.

Exams will be offered:
Wednesday, Sept. 23 - Houston, TX
Smart Financial Credit Union
4615 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX

Tuesday, Oct. 20 - San Diego, CA
Qualcomm
5775 Morehouse Dr.
San Diego, CA

Thursday, Oct. 1- Boston, MA
Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) Boston Landmark Center – 401 Park Dr.
Boston, MA

Friday, Nov. 13 - Atlanta, GA
Cox Enterprises, Inc
6205 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd.
Atlanta, GA

To purchase the PHRI Certification Handbook and learn more about preparation tools, visit the IHRIM Web site at http://www.ihrim.org/certification/Index.htm. The 2010 exam schedule is being developed and will be posted on the site when available.

About IHRIM:
Since 1980, the International Association for Human Resources Information Management (IHRIM), the world’s leading HRIM clearinghouse, has been uniting a dynamic group of practitioners, vendors, consultants, students and faculty to share best practices and the latest technological trends. Through membership, certification, educational programming, CORE, networking forums and IHRIM’s annual conference, HRIM professionals can receive valuable knowledge that will enhance both their own careers and their companies’ success.

This press release was distributed through eMediawire by Human Resources Marketer (HR Marketer: http://www.HRmarketer.com) on behalf of the company listed above.

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