Certification benefits

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 an expert in the HR field, with proven levels of skills and knowledge, and the competence necessary to mitigate risks and drive business results.

Earning HRCI Certification Sets You Apart

Provides you with a fully accredited credential – All of our core products are accredited and meet the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) rigorous standards. The PHRi™SPHRi™ become the FIRST and ONLY HR Certifications to meet the ISO/IEC 17024 standards, which is accredited by the International Accreditation Service (IAS).

Validates your expertise – HRCI certification provides you with competency-based, professionally relevant credentials that are highly valued in HR and business communities.

Connects you to an exclusive network of motivated HR professionals around the globe – Nearly 140,000 certified HR thought leaders work in more than 100 countries and territories.

Delivers nearly 40 years of history – Established in 1976, HRCI is the largest HR certification organization in the world.

Earns recognition from your organization and peers – Business leaders find HR certified professionals to be more self-motivated.