Validation of Experience

CPHR® candidates must demonstrate three or more years of professional experience in human resources within the last ten years, as a formal step to the CPHR® designation.


HR practitioners need to demonstrate that they have worked in a position (or positions) that require a cultivated knowledge and a professional level of responsibility in HR for a minimum of three years.


HR practitioners can work toward the Experience Requirement in any sector of the economy: industry, government, public practice, professional associations, education, healthcare, or not-for-profits — essentially anywhere that has a human resources management function.


Validation of Experience is administered by the Board of Licensing Directors.