A country that is on the U.S. government’s embargo list is one with which the government has partially or completely prohibited trade or any other commercial activity. If you are considering taking one of our exams and are from a country on the U.S. embargo list, we encourage you to learn more about the sanctions programs on the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s website before applying for one of our exams
Complete details and country listing can be found under the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) resource center.
If an individual from one of the embargo countries applies for an exam or for recertification, a message box appears stating: “Under the laws of the United States, the HR Certification Institute may not provide services in some countries. Please contact HR Certification Institute at email@example.com regarding your application.”
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