The HR Certification Institute does not require or recommend any one particular preparation method, school or organization.
Our exams are based on generally accepted HR principles. Preparing for a certification exam is not about memorization of information. Be critical and ask questions to ensure that you understand the material you are studying.
Start by asking the question: How do you learn best? Organize your preparation according to your learning style. Investing more time on preparation often pays off. Certified HR Professionals who are more prepared are more likely to be successful.
Use a variety of resources while preparing for the exam. There is no single best preparation method. Using multiple resources ensures that you understand the generally accepted HR principles. Below are resources that candidates have most frequently recommended as materials that have helped them to be successful.