HRCI®, headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, is the premier credentialing and learning organization for the human resources profession. For over 45 years, we have set the global standard for HR expertise and excellence through our commitment to the development and advancement of businesspeople in the people business. HRCI develops and offers world-class learning, as well as the administration of eight global certifications and is dedicated to helping professionals achieve new competencies that drive business results.
An independent nonprofit organization, HRCI is dedicated to advancing the HR profession by developing and administering best-in-class certifications, including:
HRCI Certification: Career and Business Advantage
Through the combination of formal education, adherence to high ethical standards, demonstrated knowledge and achievement through exam and a renewed commitment to continuing professional development, HR professionals certified by the HR Certification Institute enhance their professional credibility and the organizations they serve.
An independent 2015 report from the Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO) provides proof that certified professionals have many advantages over non-certified peers:
Career Benefits: For the serious HR practitioner, HRCI certification is a must-have career advantage. HRCI certification holders report better employment prospects, higher annual salaries, faster income growth and higher levels of career satisfaction. Today, HR professionals from over 100 countries proudly maintain the HR Certification Institute's credentials as a mark of world-class HR aptitude and innovation.
Business Benefits: With HRCI letters next to your name, organizations are confident that you have the expertise to perform at the highest level - that you have what it takes to provide strategic HR and human capital management direction - that you can create advantages out of constantly shifting technologies, laws, worker needs and workplace environments. In fact, 98 percent of Fortune 500 companies have HRCI-certified professionals among their leadership ranks.
For more information, read the report: An Evaluation of the Value of HR Certification for Individuals and Organizations.