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About HRCI

HR Certification Institute Overview

The HR Certification Institute™ (HRCI™), headquartered in the U.S., is the premier credentialing organization for the human resources profession. For 40 years, HRCI has set the standard for HR mastery and excellence around the globe.

An independent nonprofit organization, HRCI is dedicated to advancing the HR profession by developing and administering best-in-class accredited certifications, including:

  • Professional in Human Resources (PHR®)
  • Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR®)
  • Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR®)
  • California Certification (PHR-CA® and SPHR-CA®)
  • Human Resource Management Professional (HRMP®)
  • Human Resource Business Professional (HRBP®)

  • HRCI Certification: Career and Business Advantage

    Through the combination of formal education, adherence to high ethical standards, demonstrated knowledge and achievement through exam and a renewed commitment to continuing professional development, HR professionals certified by the HR Certification Institute enhance their professional credibility and the organizations they serve.

    An independent 2015 report from the Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO) provides proof that certified professionals have many advantages over non-certified peers:

    Career Benefits:  For the serious HR practitioner, HRCI certification is a must-have career advantage. HRCI certification holders report better employment prospects, higher annual salaries, faster income growth and higher levels of career satisfaction. Today, HR professionals from over 100 countries proudly maintain the HR Certification Institute's credentials as a mark of world-class HR aptitude and innovation. 

    Business Benefits: With HRCI letters next to your name, organizations are confident that you have the expertise to perform at the highest level - that you have what it takes to provide strategic HR and human capital management direction - that you can create advantages out of constantly shifting technologies, laws, worker needs and workplace environments.  In fact, 98 percent of Fortune 500 companies have HRCI-certified professionals among their leadership ranks.

    For more information, read the report: An Evaluation of the Value of HR Certification for Individuals and Organizations. 

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