Congratulations! You've made an important decision to enhance your human resource management career and to help advance your organization by earning a recognized and trusted HR credential from HR Certification Institute®(HRCI®). Your first steps are to create an online account. 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: Build Your Own Bundle
Decide if you would like to purchase preparation materials through our Build Your Own Bundle option.
Step 4: 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 5: Submit
Submit the application with payment.
Step 6: Schedule
Schedule your exam within 120 days from the date of approval with our exam partner, Pearson VUE and plan your preparation.
Step 7: 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.
Receive results at the testing center and an official results report within 24-48 hours after testing.
Download this step-by-step guide for details on how to complete your online application.