You can also choose to obtain human resources certification in Arizona. There are two different levels available for this certification. The first level is PHR, which is a Professional in Human Resources certification. SPHR is Senior Professional in Human Resources certification.
HR certification in Arizona begins at the PHR level. SPHR certification is usually for people who want to rise to the management level. Managers from other areas who want to make a lateral move into the human resources department also use SPHR certification.
Several years of experience in the human resources field are required to be eligible for human resources certification in Arizona. PHR requires four years if you do not have a bachelor’s degree. This requirement is lowered for a bachelor’s degree (two years) and a master’s degree (one year). SPHR certification requires 7 years if you do not have a degree. This is also reduced if you have a bachelor’s degree (five years) or a master’s degree (four years).
Obtaining certification shows that you have the skills and the knowledge to meet national standards. In some cases, your new company may require you to pursue this certification. If you are already employed and wish to become certified, you should see if the business would help cover some of the expenses.