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Our HR Certifications

HRCI Certification validates your professional expertise

HRCI offers six certifications that provide an opportunity for HR professionals around the world, in different roles and stages of the profession, to demonstrate relevance, competence, experience, credibility and dedication to human resources to their employers, clients, staff members and professional peers.

Or, choose for yourself from these other certifications:

  • PHR® Professional in Human Resources
    PHR certification is a great way to establish yourself in the HR field. It proves your 
mastery of HR operations, best practices and regulations in the U.S., and creates a 
solid foundation for your future advancement.
    Eligibility Requirements
    • Experience: 1-4 years
, depends on education
    • Location: United States

    • Focus: HR Operations

    PHR certification is a great way to establish yourself in the HR field. It proves your
 mastery of HR operations, best practices and regulations in the U.S., and creates a 
solid foundation for your future advancement.

    Learn more This is not a confirmation or a guarantee that you are eligible. 
    To qualify, you must complete the formal application process.

  • SPHR®Senior Professional in Human Resources
    The recognized credential for HR leaders in the U.S.
    Eligibility Requirements
    • Experience: 4-7 years
, depends on education
    • Location: United States

    • Focus: HR Strategy Development

    SPHR certification solidifies your credibility as an HR leader.  It demonstrates you have mastered the strategic and policy-making aspects of HR management in the United States.

    Learn moreThis is not a confirmation or a guarantee that you are eligible.
    To qualify, you must complete the formal application process.

  • GPHR® Global Professional in Human Resources
    Demonstrate your knowledge of cross-border HR.
    Eligibility Requirements

    • Experience: 2-4 years
, depends on education
      Minimum 2 years in global HR
    • Location: Global

    • Focus: Global HR Professional

    GPHR certification validates your mastery of cross-border HR.  It's a great choice if you'd like to continue your focus on HR policies and strategies for a globalized workforce.

    Learn moreThis is not a confirmation or a guarantee that you are eligible.
    To qualify, you must complete the formal application process.

  • HRMP® Human Resource Management Professional
    For HR leaders, independent of geographic region.
    Eligibility Requirements

    • Experience: 4-7 years
, depends on education
      Must demonstrate knowledge of employment law
    • Location: Outside of the United States
    • Focus: HR Strategy Development

    Independent of geographic region, the credential complements local HR practices. Through demonstrated knowledge, the credential enhances the credibility of HR professionals and the organizations they serve.

    Learn moreThis is not a confirmation or a guarantee that you are eligible.
    To qualify, you must complete the formal application process.

  • HRBP® Human Resource Business Professional
    Proves your mastery of HR operations and best practices, regardless of geographic region.
    Eligibility Requirements

    • Experience: 1-4 years
, depends on education
    • Location: Outside of the United States
    • Focus: HR Operations

    HRBP certification validates professional-level core HR knowledge and skills. The credential demonstrates mastery of generally accepted technical and operational HR principles. Independent of geographic region.

    Learn moreThis is not a confirmation or a guarantee that you are eligible.
    To qualify, you must complete the formal application process.

  • PHR-CA® SPHR-CA® California Certification
    For PHR® and SPHR® certified professionals who practice HR in California.
    Eligibility Requirements
    • Education: you must hold a current PHR or SPHR designation
    • Focus: HR Professional with operations in California

    Our PHR-CA® / SPHR-CA® certification is designed for HR professionals who currently hold PHR and SPHR credentials and are experts in regulations and legal mandates specific to the state of California. 

    Learn moreThis is not a confirmation or a guarantee that you are eligible.
    To qualify, you must complete the formal application process.