Update: Friday, April 15, 2016:
The $200 application price and no application fee time period has passed. The price of the exam is now $325 with a $75 application fee which is still considerably lower than other certifications.
Original Story: March, 2016:
The HR Certification Institute™ is offering a new certification available to professionals just beginning their career. The certification is aPHR or the Associate Professional in Human Resources™.
Earning the aPHR will show demonstrated HR knowledge, allow you to use aPHR after your name providing students with an extra edge in the marketplace. This certification is highly recommended for current college students seeking a degree in Management, Human Resources, those serving in HR support roles or who have HR responsibilities but do not currently hold an HR position, as well as military personnel seeking HR professional development or transitioning to civilian HR roles.
HRCI is providing the exam for only $200 with no application fee for a limited time. The pilot testing window will be open from May 2nd to the 22nd.
Take advantage of this opportunity to gain a certification and show off your HR skills.
Please follow the link to figure out if this is the route for you: http://hrci.org/aphr
If you have additional questions or concerns, please follow this link to connect with HRCI: