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Certification

Our Certifications

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WHERE YOU ARE AND WHO YOU WANT TO BE IS WHAT YOU DO.

There is no limit to your potential. Go after the future you want with a certification from HRCI, the gold standard of HR certifications.

HRCI offers seven certifications that provide an opportunity for you, and HR professionals around the world, to demonstrate relevance, competence, experience, credibility and dedication to human resources to employers, clients, staff members and professional peers.

It doesn't matter where you are in your career right now; it only matters where you are going.

Or, choose for yourself from these other certifications:


  • aPHR™  Associate Professional in Human Resources™
    The aPHR is the first-ever HR certification designed for practitioners who are just beginning their HR career journey.  A certification from HRCI – the gold standard of HR certifications – proves your commitment to the profession and demonstrates your understanding of the fundamentals
    Eligibility Requirements
    • Experience: A high school diploma or global equivalent.
    • Location: United States

    • Focus: HR Operations

    aPHR certification is a great way to establish yourself in the HR field. It proves your
 mastery of HR operations, best practices and regulations in the U.S., and creates a 
solid foundation for your future advancement.

    Learn more This is not a confirmation or a guarantee that you are eligible. 
    To qualify, you must complete the formal application process.

  • PHR® Professional in Human Resources®
    PHR certification is a great way to establish yourself in the HR field. It proves your 
mastery of HR operations, best practices and regulations in the U.S., and creates a 
solid foundation for your future advancement.
    Eligibility Requirements
    • Experience: 1-4 years
, depends on education
    • Location: United States

    • Focus: HR Operations

    PHR certification is a great way to establish yourself in the HR field. It proves your
 mastery of HR operations, best practices and regulations in the U.S., and creates a 
solid foundation for your future advancement.

    Learn more This is not a confirmation or a guarantee that you are eligible. 
    To qualify, you must complete the formal application process.

  • PHRca® Professional in Human Resources – California®
    By earning the PHRca, you demonstrate that you are an HR professional who has mastered the laws, regulations and HR management practices unique to the state of California.
    Eligibility Requirements
    • Experience: 1-4 years, depends on education
    • Focus: HR Professional with operations in California

    The PHRca is for professionals who either practice in California or are responsible for HR in California. You do not have to be located in California to earn a PHRca.      

    Learn moreThis is not a confirmation or a guarantee that you are eligible.
    To qualify, you must complete the formal application process.

  • SPHR® Senior Professional in Human Resources®
    The recognized credential for HR leaders in the U.S.
    Eligibility Requirements
    • Experience: 4-7 years
, depends on education
    • Location: United States

    • Focus: HR Strategy Development

    SPHR certification solidifies your credibility as an HR leader.  It demonstrates you have mastered the strategic and policy-making aspects of HR management in the United States.

    Learn moreThis is not a confirmation or a guarantee that you are eligible.
    To qualify, you must complete the formal application process.

  • GPHR® Global Professional in Human Resources®
    Demonstrate your knowledge of cross-border HR.
    Eligibility Requirements

    • Experience: 2-4 years
, depends on education
      Minimum 2 years in global HR
    • Location: Global

    • Focus: Global HR Professional

    GPHR certification validates your mastery of cross-border HR.  It's a great choice if you'd like to continue your focus on HR policies and strategies for a globalized workforce.

    Learn moreThis is not a confirmation or a guarantee that you are eligible.
    To qualify, you must complete the formal application process. 

  • PHRi™ Professional in Human Resources – International™
    Proves your mastery of HR operations and best practices, regardless of geographic region.
    Eligibility Requirements

    • Experience: 1-4 years
, depends on education
    • Location: Outside of the United States
    • Focus: HR Operations

    PHRi certification validates professional-level core HR knowledge and skills. The credential demonstrates mastery of generally accepted technical and operational HR principles. Independent of geographic region.

    Learn moreThis is not a confirmation or a guarantee that you are eligible.
    To qualify, you must complete the formal application process.

  • SPHRi™  Senior Professional in Human Resources – International™ 
    For HR leaders, independent of geographic region.
    Eligibility Requirements

    • Experience: 4-7 years
, depends on education
      Must demonstrate knowledge of employment law
    • Location: Outside of the United States
    • Focus: HR Strategy Development

    Independent of geographic region, the credential complements local HR practices. Through demonstrated knowledge, the credential enhances the credibility of HR professionals and the organizations they serve.

    Learn moreThis is not a confirmation or a guarantee that you are eligible.
    To qualify, you must complete the formal application process.