Press and Media

  • PHRi Certification Exam Content Outline Changes in February 2018

     PHRi Content Outline Refresh
  • All Seven HR Certification Institute Credentials Now Meet Rigorous NCCA Standards

     All Seven HR Certification Institute Credentials Now Meet Rigorous NCCA Standards
  • SPHRi Certification Exam Content Outline Changes Effective for Exam Candidates in 2018

     SPHRi Content Outline Update in 2018
  • HRCI Certification Reinstatement Program Open

     HRCI Reinstatement Program
  • HRCI Now Has Six Accredited Professional-Level HR Certifications

     HRCI Now Has Six Accredited Professional-Level HR Certifications
  • HR Certification Institute Study Finds Only 1-in-3 Companies Have Adopted Strategic Talent Management Initiatives

     HR Strategy Study
  • HRCI Releases Second Edition of "Guide to the Human Resource Body of Knowledge"

     HRCI Releases Second Edition of HRBoK
  • HR Certification Institute Appoints Chief Financial Officer

     HR Certification Institute Appoints Chief Financial Officer
  • HR Certification Institute Announces Spanish-Aid Exam To Certify Early Career HR Pros In Spanish-Language Countries With Support From 2mProgress

     aPHR Spanish Aid
  • HR Certification Institute Names Chief Credentialing and Chief Business Development Officers

    HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®), the premier HR credentialing organization for the global human resource management profession, today announced the appointments of Dania Eter as Chief Credentialing and Products Portfolio Officer and John Lunde as Chief Business Development Officer.

     HRCI C-Suite Appointments
  • HR Certification Institute and Human Capital Institute Team Up to Advance and Enhance the HR Profession Through Education and Certification

    HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®), the premier credentialing organization for the human resources profession, and Human Capital Institute (HCI), the global association for strategic management, today announced an agreement to offer HRCI-certified professionals easy and discounted access to HCI’s HR and talent management content and offer HCI members discounted opportunities to advance their careers and HR functions through HRCI certification.

     HR Certification Institute and Human Capital Institute Team Up to Advance and Enhance the HR Profession
  • HR Certification Institute Creates Certification Council, Announces Founding Members

    HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®), the premier credentialing organization for the human resources profession, announced the establishment of the HRCI Certification Council, which will provide oversight of the development, maintenance and administration of HRCI’s certification programs for the HR profession in the United States and around the world.

     HR Certification Institute Creates Certification Council
  • HR Profession's First Early Career Certification Conferred To First Class of Certificants By HR Certification Institute

    HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®), the premier credentialing organization for the human resources profession, announced that the first class of certificants has earned the HR profession's first early career HR certification, the Associate Professional in Human Resources™ (aPHR™).

     aPHRPressRelease
  • HR Certification Institute Announces HR Industry First On Day of 40th Anniversary Celebration

    Testing windows will soon be "out the window" thanks to year-round testing to be offered by HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®), the premier credentialing organization for the human resources profession. In an industry first, starting November 1, 2016, exams for each of HRCI's seven certifications will be available on any day of the year.

     HRCI Announces HR Industry First
  • New Research Links HR Best Practices with Better Business Performance

    Better business performance, as measured by higher stock prices, faster revenue growth and more favorable perception of companies’ employer brand, is correlated both with company-wide certification of HR best practices and with the employment of a proportion of HR-certified professionals according to new research conducted by Top Employers Institute and HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®).

     NewResearchLinksHRBestPracticeswithBetterBusinessPerformance
  • HR Certification Institute Introduces First Early HR Career Certification

    HR Certification Institute™ (HRCI™), the premier professional credentialing organization for the human resources profession, is introducing the first early HR career certification, the Associate Professional in Human Resources™ (aPHR™). The aPHR, which demonstrates foundational knowledge of human resource operations as practiced in the United States, is designed for professionals who are embarking on an HR career or transitioning into the HR field.

     HRCI aPHR Release
  • HR Certification Institute Publishes A Guide to the HR Body of Knowledge

    Human resource management professionals and companies can now more easily compare HR practices against generally accepted benchmarks, with the newly published “A Guide to the Human Resource Body of Knowledge™” from HR Certification Institute (HRCI). HRCI is the premier credentialing organization dedicated to certifying HR mastery and excellence around the globe. Outlining the scope, accepted practices and requisite knowledge of human resource.

     HRBoK
  • HR Certification Institute and Top Employers Institute Announce Strategic Global Partnership

    The HR Certification Institute (HRCI) and the Netherlands-headquartered Top Employers Institute announced a strategic global partnership that will expand the reach of both organizations in a shared mission to raise the level of excellence of the worldwide human resource management profession. HRCI offers a portfolio of HR certifications that validate the mastery of human resource professionals, and Top Employers Institute validates the HR best practices that employers have in place for employees to advance their development.

     HRCertificationInstituteandTopEmployersInstituteAnnounceStrategicGlobalPartnership
  • SHRM-HRCI Split One Year Later: Less Testy, More Testing

    WORKFORCE—One year after a messy breakup, the HR industry’s largest membership association and its largest provider of professional credentials appear to be getting on, if not quite getting along just yet. READ MORE: http://www.workforce.com/2015/07/03/shrm-hrci-split-one-year-later-less-testy-more-testing/

  • Large-scale Study Demonstrates Value of HRCI Certification to HR Professionals and Employers

    HR Certification Institute (HRCI), the premier human resources credentialing organization dedicated to setting the standard for HR mastery and excellence around the globe, today announced the results of a large-scale study on the value of professional HR certification. The HRCI commissioned study was conducted by the Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO) during late summer and fall 2014. The study included responses from nearly 12,000 individuals with either the Professional in Human Resources (PHR®) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR®) certification, 5,600 HR professionals without either of these certifications, and 2,400 supervisors who make hiring and promotion decisions about HR teams.

     HRCIVoCStudy
  • HR Certification Institute Announces Alliance with Employer Associations of America

     HRCI Announces Alliance With Employer Associations of America