About HRCI

Why Choose HRCI

Over 95 percent of Fortune 500 companies have HRCI-certified professionals among their leadership ranks.

As the only HR certification organization that seeks and maintains third-party accreditation from the NCCA, HRCI certification is the global standard in the world of HR.


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The HRCI Difference


    Global Standard

    HRCI offers eight individual certifications for every step of your career.

    HRSI, an HRCI company, offers three organizational certifications. 

    Unrivaled Experience 

    Since 1973, HRCI has set the global standard for HR expertise and excellence. 
    More than 500,000 HRCI-certified professionals in 150+ countries. 

      Accreditation & Credibility

      HRCI is the only HR certification body that seeks and maintains third-party accreditation for its credentials through the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).

      Value & Affordability

      No annual membership or association fee.  
      HRCI certification costs remain competitive with other HR certifying organizations and are significantly less expensive than an advanced degree. 

      Benefits of Certification

      Demonstrated Expertise & Commitment to HR

      A Path to Higher Pay

      A Competitive Edge for HR Leadership Roles 

      A Strong Complement to Formal Education 

      Greater Career Growth & Satisfaction

      Ready to excel in HR? Login or create an HRCI account today.

      What We Offer



      Individual Certifications


      HRCI offers eight proven HR credentials that reflect diverse levels of career advancement—whether you’re just beginning your HR career, work in a non-HR field, or are a senior-level professional.





      On-Demand Learning


      The HRCI Learning Center currently features 220+ certificates and courses across a wide array of HR relevant topics and competencies. Over 90,000 hours of on-demand learning are available to help you.



      Organizational Certifications


      The Human Resource Standards Institute (HRSI) offers three organizational certifications based on ISO standards: Workplace Inclusion, Human Capital Reporting and Workplace Wellness.


      HRSI Badges

      “It gives you the fuel to do more in your role and have more insight into external factors. It’s heightened my performance and prepared me for promotions.”  
      - Carla Patton, PHR