The Human Resource Business Professional (HRBPSM) is a globally relevant credential that is designed to validate professional-level core HR knowledge and skills. The credential demonstrates mastery of generally accepted technical and operational HR principles. 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.
- A minimum of 1 year of professional-level experience in an HR position with a Master's degree or global equivalent, OR
- A minimum of 2 years of professional-level experience in an HR position with a Bachelor's degree or global equivalent, OR
- A minimum of 4 years of professional-level experience in an HR position with a high school diploma or global equivalent
*Eligible to candidates outside of the United States.
Exam Format and Length
Computer-based Testing (CBT)
170 questions (145 scored, 25 pre-test)
3 hours 25 minutes in length
$275 USD $250 USD (association member pricing)
All prices include $75 USD non-refundable application fee
All Certifications are valid for three years. Recertification is required every three years through demonstrated professional development or retaking the exam.
- Earn 60 recertification credit hours OR retake exam.
Body of Knowledge
For complete exam content, please review the body of knowledge for the HRBP.