Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources
Currently in private practice as J. Christopher Llinas, Attorney at Law, Chris Llinas previously served many years as corporate counsel with Royal Plus, Inc., in Snow Hill, Maryland. In 2014, Chris Llinas earned official certification as a senior professional in human resources (SPHR).
Administered by the HR Certification Institute, the SPHR certification is widely recognized as a significant credential for American human resource (HR) management professionals who have mastered the strategic-planning and policy-making aspects of their chosen field. The credential is ideal for the HR worker who focuses on the “big picture” and “plans, rather than implements.”
In order to be eligible for the SPHR program, participants must have one or more of the following: four years of experience in a professional-level HR position with a master's degree or higher, five years of experience in a professional-level HR position with a bachelor's degree, or seven years of experience in a professional-level HR position with a high school diploma. The SPHR test consists of 175 multiple-choice questions and takes approximately three hours to complete.