HR Certification Institute

HRCI certification is the highest standard in the world for HR Professionals.

Over 135,000 HR professionals in more than 100 countries are HRCI certified. Holding an HRCI credential demonstrates relevance, competence, experience, credibility and dedication to human resources to your employers, clients, staff members and professional peers.

Which certification is right for you?

Strategy Development: Responsible for planning HR strategies that align with the organization's mission.
HR Operations: Focus on delivering HR services to meet organizational needs.
Cross-Border HR: Focus on HR activities in two or more countries or regions.
This is not a confirmation or a guarantee that you are eligible. To qualify, you must complete the formal application process.

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About the HR Certification Institute

The HR Certification Institute (HRCI), established in 1976, is an internationally recognized, independent certifying organization for the HR profession. The HR Certification Institute is the global leader in developing rigorous exams to demonstrate mastery and real-world application of forward-thinking HR practices, policies and principles.

Today, more than 130,000 HR professionals in 100 countries proudly maintain the HR Certification Institute’s credentials as a mark of high professional distinction.