About Human Resource Certification

HR Certification: What it is, who it's for, and how to get it.

What is HR certification?

Certification is a credential that demonstrates the knowledge and skills vital to human resource management.

Who can become certified?

Anyone who works in the HR field, or who is interested in entering the field, can become certified.

How do I become certified?

Individuals become certified by passing an exam that covers all of the functional areas of human resource management.

The Steps to Becoming Certified

Follow these steps to earn your credential as a human resource professional.

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Choose a Credential

Decide which certification exam to take based on your own experience, education, and career goals.

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Select a Preparation Method

Decide how to prepare for the certification exam you have chosen. Some prepare on their own, others join a class or study group.

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Apply for the Exam

Apply for the certification exam with the HR Certification Institute and schedule your test date at a exam administration provider.

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Take (and Pass!) the Exam

Sit for the examination on the day you have previously scheduled.

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Use Your Designation

After passing the HR certification exam, you can use your earned designation on all your business cards and letterhead.

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Stay Certified

Obtain recertification credits to maintain your certification. You must recertify every three years.

Get Certified!

Start your path towards human resource certification today!

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Benefits of HR Certification

HR certification provides recognition, opportunities, and potentially better pay.

  • International recognition and personal accomplishment
    International recognition and personal accomplishment

    You will be distinguished as an HR professional with sufficient experience and knowledge to pass a comprehensive certification exam based on the vast body of knowledge that comprises the human resource field.

  • Career Opportunities and employment advantages
    Career Opportunities and employment advantages

    You’ll join more than 500,000 HR professionals in 100 countries who have obtained HRCI® certification. Certification is increasingly being recognized as an essential standard for HR managers; many companies already limit employment to those who are certified professionals.

  • Higher Salary and greater career satisfaction
    Higher Salary and greater career satisfaction

    A recent study found that certified HR professionals often receive higher salaries, report higher career satisfaction, have greater potential for promotions, and are more likely to be employed full time in comparison with those not certified.