ncca-accreditation-logoThe National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) granted accreditation to the HR Certification Institute's certification programs, aPHR, PHR, PHRca, PHRi, SPHR, SPHRi, and GPHR for demonstrating compliance with the NCCA Standards for the Accreditation of Certification Programs. NCCA is the accrediting body of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (formerly the National Organization for Competency Assurance).

Our NCCA accreditation further validates the credibility of our certifications. It makes the HR profession and the public aware of the standards and requirements that we meet. It also shows that, like our certified professionals, we are committed to high standards.

The NCCA Standards were created in 1977 and updated in 2016 to ensure certification programs adhere to modern standards of practice for the certification industry. The HR Certification Institute joins an elite group of more than 100 organizations representing over 250 programs that have received and maintained NCCA accreditation.

More information on the NCCA is available online at or by calling +1-202-367-1165. If you wish to search for HRCI's accredited certifications or any other type of accredited certification, please use the directory found on the NCCA website at:

To find HRCI's, select the following:
Industry: Other
Organization Name: Human Resource Certification Institute
Organization Acronym: HRCI
Accredited Program or Acronym: aPHR, PHR, PHRca, PHRi, SPHR, SPHRi, GPHR

ISOLogoOur Professional in Human Resources - International (PHRi) and Senior Professional in Human Resources - International (SPHRi) are accredited by the International Accreditation Service Inc (IAS).

The PHRi and SPHRi become the first and only HR certifications to meet the requirements of IAS and the ISO/IEC 17024 standard. The International Organization for Standardization, which publishes the ISO/IEC standard, is the world's largest developer of international standards. The ISO/IEC 17024 standard has specific requirements for certification program design, development and administration, as well as requirements for a quality management system. It is broadly recognized as an international standard for certifying bodies.

Impartiality Statement

HRCI and its management adhere to principles of impartiality to ensure that its certification and other activities are undertaken fairly and objectively. We have intentionally structured ourselves to segregate responsibilities in our organization to facilitate this commitment and to continually monitor our processes to that end. Any complaint or indication of concern over our impartiality is taken seriously and acted on for immediate resolution.

Non-discrimination Policy

We do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation or any other status that is protected by applicable law.