Professional Pathways – HR Certification

HR Professional Pathways

Build the confidence and skills you need to help start or propel your career in the human resources profession. Metro Continuing Education, in partnership with Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI), is delighted to offer the Associate Professional in Human Resources – International (aPHRi) certificate program.

This in-person, eight week, instructor led program offered by Metro will prepare you to write a certification exam conducted by the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) in Edmonton. Successful candidates will become certified as Associate Professional in Human Resources – International.

Preparation classes offered by Metro Continuing Education are:

  • Comprehensive
  • Affordable
  • Effective

For students, early-career HR professionals, non-HR managers and those transitioning into HR roles, the Associate Professional in Human Resources – International™ (aPHRi™) will prove your knowledge of foundational HR as practiced in a global setting.

This program may be eligible for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant.

Upcoming Classes:

Fall: September 6 – November 6, 2018 (registration opens June 15, 2018)

Where: Harry Ainlay School (4350 – 111 Street NW),  Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Program Fee:

  • Tuition fee + book : $999 + GST                                 
  • HRCI registration and exam fee: $320 (students will pay directly to HRCI)

Registration opens June 15, 2018


Program Eligibility:

To be eligible for the aPHRi you must have a secondary global education (high school diploma or global equivalent).  No HR experience is required as this is a knowledge-based credential.

Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency (ELP) as part of the admissions process.

Minimum CLB Requirements: Listening 7, Speaking 7, Reading 7 and Writing 7

Acceptable evidence of ELP may be one of the following test scores:

  • CLB: 7; no section score below 7
  • IELTS Academic: 6.5; no section score below 6
  • TOEFL iBT: 84; no section score below 20
  • CELPIP General: 7; no section score below 7

Exam Information:

  • Testing is conducted by a third party authorized by HRCI in Edmonton
  • Test format:
    • Computer-Based Testing (CBT)
    • Exam time: 2 hours and 15 minutes
    • Exam length: 125 multiple-choice questions