HRCI is proud to offer a suite of eight certifications for every stage of your HR career.
Certification is a career-long commitment that demonstrates dedication, credibility and a mastery of the principles of human resources to your employers, clients, staff members and professional peers around the globe. Certification attests to the investment you have made in your HR career and holds a recognized place in the profession.
To become certified, you must meet strict professional experience and educational requirements before taking the exam. To remain certified, you must stay current in the HR profession and recertify every three years. You display your certification by putting the credential after your name.
HRCI Credentials: Right For You – Right For Business
Earning a credential from HR Certification Institute (HRCI) speaks volumes ― about you as an HR professional, about the organization you serve and about the employees who put their trust in you. An HRCI certification distinguishes you as a expert in the HR field, with proven levels of skills and knowledge, and the competence necessary to mitigate risks and drive business results.
Whether you are an HR expert or just starting out, HRCI has a suite of proven credentials that are just right for your level of experience.
Associate Professional in Human Resources (aPHR)
The first-ever HR certification designed for professionals who are just beginning their HR career journey.
HRCI’s Associate Professional in Human Resources (aPHR) is the perfect certification to help fast-track your career growth and provide you with the confidence to launch into the HR profession. The aPHR is the first-ever HR certification designed for professionals who are just beginning their HR career journey and proves your knowledge of foundational Human Resources….Read More
Professional in Human Resources (PHR)
PHR certification is a great way to establish yourself in the HR field.
Advance your HR career by earning the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) from HR Certification Institute (HRCI). The PHR demonstrates your mastery of the technical and operational aspects of HR management, including U.S. laws and regulations. The PHR is for the HR professional who has experience with program implementation, has a tactical/logistical orientation, is accountable to another HR professional within the organization, and has responsibilities that focus on the HR department rather than the whole organization……Read More
Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)
SPHR certification solidifies your credibility as an HR leader.
Showcase the HR leadership recognition you deserve with the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) from HR Certification Institute (HRCI). The SPHR demonstrates your mastery of the strategic and policy-making aspects of HR management as practiced in the U.S. The credential is designed for big-picture thinkers responsible for planning rather than implementing HR policy. Organizations seek out SPHR professionals for their proven accountability for HR department goals, for breadth and depth of knowledge in all HR disciplines, and for understanding business issues beyond the HR function.…Read More
Global Professional in Human Resources
GPHR certification validates your expertise of cross-border HR.
Let the business world know you have the knowledge and skills needed to manage HR challenges in a global marketplace. Earn the Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR) from HR Certification Institute (HRCI). The GPHR demonstrates your expertise of multinational HR responsibilities, including strategies of globalization development of HR policies and initiatives that support organizational global growth…..Read More