HR Certification Institute


Your privacy is important to the HR Certification Institute. We respect your confidentially. We explicitly will not sell your personal information, this includes name, address, phone number, email address, date of birth, certification status, or other information that identifies an individual personally. We are committed to setting and upholding the highest standards and offer this privacy policy as an extension of this commitment.

As a leading global organization, the HR Certification Institute conducts business in several countries and jurisdictions. It is the policy of the HR Certification Institute to comply with the privacy laws and regulations of the countries and jurisdictions in which we do business.

Because of the nature of our business, our services and offerings are not designed to appeal to minors. We do not knowingly attempt to solicit or receive any information from children.

Like many other Web sites, the HR Certification Institute collects information about our users' utilization and navigation of our website. This information enables us to design our website(s) to better suit our users' needs. We may also use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our website(s), analyze trends, track visitor movements, and gather broad demographic information that assists us in identifying visitor preferences.

Limitations of Use

As a prospective and/or current credential holder, personally identifiable information submitted via the website and application process is used only for limited purposes. These purposes include but not limited to providing prospective and/or credential holder with additional information on services provided by the HR Certification Institute, updates on policy changes impacting the certification and/or recertification process, reminders on vital dates pertaining to individual certification and/or recertification and information on opportunities available to enhance current certification status.

Data Retention

We will retain personally identifiable information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services.


When you register through our website(s), you will be required to agree to the terms and conditions, which include participating in engagement platforms on our website, testing policies and rules, restrictions around test records and score data, and descriptions of the use and disclosure of such information and your personal information.
When you register through our website, the HR Certification Institute gives you choices regarding the collection and usage of your personally identifiable information.

You may select to:

  • Receive or stop receiving general informational communication through some or all communication avenues
  • Receive or stop receiving marketing communication through some or all communication avenues
  • Update and correct your personal information
  • Cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services

To take any of the above actions, you may do so by:

  • Follow the directions in any e-mail, direct mail or any other communication you receive from us.
  • Login to your Online Profile and update communication permissions.
  • Call 1-866-898-4724 with your request and current contact information.
  • Send an e-mail with your request and current contact information to
  • Send a letter with your request and current contact information to:

    HR Certification Institute

    1800 Duke Street

    Alexandria, Virginia, USA 22314

    Links to Partners and Other Sites

    The HR Certification Institute encourages you to review the privacy statements of web sites you choose to link to from our website(s), so that you can understand how these partners and their web sites collect, use and share your information. These sites and data uses are the responsibility of their respective owners and are covered independently of the HR Certification Institute.

    Information Security

    The HR Certification Institute is committed to ensuring the security of your personal information. To prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. We have in place reasonable commercial standards of technology and operational security designed to protect all personally identifiable information provided by visitors via HR Certification Institute website(s) from unauthorized third party access.

    Changes to our Global Privacy Statement

    Over time, this policy may need to be updated, amended or otherwise changed to adhere to applicable laws, regulations or business needs. The HR Certification Institute reserves the right to modify or amend this privacy statement at any time and for any reason. If we make any material changes to our privacy policy, including changes in our use of personal information, we will post in a prominent notice location including HR Certification Institute web site. The provisions contained herein supersede all previous notices or policies regarding our privacy practices and the terms and conditions that govern the use of our website(s).
    If you have any questions about our global privacy statement, the practices of the HR Certification Institute, application, program, and website or would like to request a copy of our privacy and confidentiality policy, please contact us at:

    HR Certification Institute

    1800 Duke Street

    Alexandria, Virginia, USA 22314

    HR Certification Institute 
    Global Privacy Statement

    September, 2013