HRCI Updates

HRCI understands that Coronavirus (COVID-19) is impacting businesses around the globe, and that HR professionals are on the edge of this crisis. More than ever, your organizations are depending on you to help lead them through these rapidly changing and fluid times. We’ve compiled a set of resources to support you and this page will be updated regularly throughout this global crisis.

Online Testing

Effective May 1, 2020, US and Canadian residents can now register and test using OnVUE, PearsonVUE’s online proctoring exam delivery system from the comfort of their home or office. Online exam delivery will be available for the following certifications: Associate Professional in Human Resources® (aPHR®), Professional in Human Resources® (PHR®), Senior Professional in Human Resources® (SPHR®) and Global Professional in Human Resources® (GPHR®). OnVUE leverages artificial intelligence, in combination with live monitoring, to ensure exams are protected using state-of-the-art technology. Interested in learning more? Click one of the buttons below.

PLEASE NOTE: Online exams are available to residents of the United States and Canada. All support functions and software are only available in English at this time. Please check back, as we are constantly re-evaluating and exploring additional testing solutions.

Online Testing FAQ Certification Handbook About Pearson OnVUE Press Release



General Updates

At HRCI, the health and welfare of our candidates is of utmost importance during this unprecedented worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. Below are links to Candidate FAQs as well as the Pearson VUE coronavirus update site.

Resources for Test Takers Pearson Update

More HRCI Resources

HRCI has compiled additional resources and tools– including articles, webinars and external communication channels to support you during these unprecedented and challenging times. Please bookmark this page and check back regularly for the latest updates from HRCI.


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