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™, GPHR™) 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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Barry Lawrence, MBA, aPHR, HRCI Staff Writer

HR credentials from HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®) lead the way, and credentials often are the catalysts for increased pay and improved career trajectories, according to the 2018 Payscale survey of more than 100,000 professionals.

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