Professional in Human Resources® – California

pre-approved by HRCI
Illumeo is an HR Certification Institute Approved Provider

100 Illumeo Courses are approved and qualified for HR Certification Institute Professional in Human Resources® (PHRca®) recertification continuing education credits.

The use of this seal is not an endorsement by HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.

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Your Illumeo CE certificates and credits are managed through your certificate dashboard which is available when you are logged in to your account (log in now to go there). Certificates can be downloaded as pdfs or you can email them to yourself at any time. All CE credits earned through Illumeo will be available through this dashboard.

Pre-approved for PHRca® Certification

According to the HRCI Website, the PHRca® certification demonstrates "that you are an HR professional who has mastered the laws, regulations and HR management practices unique to the state of California. The PHRca is for professionals who either practice in California or are responsible for human resources in California. You do not have to be located in California to earn a PHRca."

​The PHRca® certification is valid for three years after testing. The only way to avoid re-taking the exam is by accumulating 60 credit hours of continuing education activities, which must be HR-related, completed before the three-year anniversary of the certification cycle. To be consider HR-related, the instructional content will be related to the PHRca® Exam Content Outline found on the HRCI Website, and adds to the certificant's knowledge of the HR field.

​The certificant can earn all 60 recertification credit hours in continuing education, including e-learning and Web-based instruction, and earn one (1) recertification credit hour for every hour of continuing education, actual instruction time. The PHRca® CE credits certificate, a downloadable PDF, is acceptable documentation for recertification.