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How to Get Certified

Application Process

Congratulations! You're about to accelerate your career. Below are crucial steps to getting certified. Let's get started. 

Step 1: Create Account

Create an online account with HRCI. If you already have an account, login using your email and password.

Step 2: Choose

Choose the exam that's right for you in the "My Application" section and provide your eligibility information.

Step 3: Affirm

Affirm that all information submitted on the application is complete and true, that you have read the HRCI Certification Handbook and agree to be bound by all policies and procedures outlined in it.

Step 4: Submit

Submit the application with payment.

Step 5: Schedule

Schedule your exam date with our exam partner, Prometric and plan your preparation

Step 6: Take Exam

Bring an official valid government issued identification with you to take the exam. Review these exam day tips to ensure you are ready for exam day. 

Step 7: Receive Results

Receive preliminary results at the testing center and an official score report 2-4 weeks after testing.

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Download this step-by-step guide for details on how to complete your online application.

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