Helping People and
Organizations Excel

The HRCI Difference


countries in the
HRCI community


certification holders 
over 40 years


of fortune 500 
companies employ HRCI
certification holders


more requested than
other certifications

Certification of Excellence 


Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out on your HR journey, a certification (aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, PHRi™, SPHR®, SPHRi™, GPHRi™) from HR Certification Institute (HRCI®) is the perfect way to be distinguished as an HR expert. You’ll be recognized for your skills, and your ability to mitigate risks and drive business results.

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upSkill Learning and Assessment


Revolutionary learning and assessment modules designed to power up your people management skills and keep you up to date with the latest industry trends. These affordable and accessible tools by HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®) are designed for both HR and non-HR professionals to use on-demand.

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From Our Blog

Demand on the Rise for HRCI Credentials

Barry Lawrence, MBA, aPHR, Staff Writer for HRCI

Demand for HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®) credentials is on the rise, including a significant year-over-year increase in applications for HR-professional (i.e., PHR® and SPHR®) and non-HR certifications (i.e., aPHR™) from HRCI.

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HRCI Challenges All Professionals to Power Up Their People Skills

Barry Lawrence, MBA, aPHR, Staff Writer

Self-paced, on-demand e-learning is now available from HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). Today, the organization announced HRCI upSkill, a revolutionary new way for HR and non-HR professionals to learn about essential people management practices. Each HRCI upSkill will include an assessment component, giving professionals a way to be recognized for mastery of a specific people management topic.

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