Certification is a career-long commitment that demonstrates dedication, credibility and mastery of the principles of human resources to your employers, clients, staff members and professional peers around the globe. Certification attests to the investment you have made in your HR career and holds a recognized place in the profession.See the Benefits Certification vs Certificate
HRCI commissioned a large-scaled study on the value of professional HR certification by the Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO).
Among the study’s major findings were that certified HR professionals, specifically those who have earned either the PHR or SPHR, are more likely than non-certified professionals to:
“The link between HRCI certification and career success and satisfaction is clear,” said HRCI CEO Amy Schabacker Dufrane, Ed.D., SPHR, CAE. “Employers and organizations want HR professionals who can think and perform strategically, and this study shows that HRCI-certified professionals fit the bill.”
Compared with the certificate programs, certification has three main advantages:
In other words, certification typically consists of the three "E"s: education, experience and examination. All HRCI certifications are developed and administered following industry recognized standards, and all programs except aPHRi are accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).