HRCI chose to pursue voluntary accreditation for seven of its eight programs and is proud to have achieved accreditation by both the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and International Accreditation Service (IAS) for every application submitted. Accreditation offers impartial, third-party validation that the development and administration of our certification programs has met stringent standards set by the testing industry. It is an affirmation of our commitment to ensuring that we offer certification programs that are of the highest quality and developed and delivered with the integrity and fairness that testing demands. It also promotes consumer and public confidence in the certification program and, by extension, the competence of those we certify. Like you, as a dedicated HR professional, HRCI is committed to the highest standards of performance.


ncca-accreditation-logoNCCA accredited programs include aPHR, PHR, PHRi, SPHR, SPHRi, GPHR and PHRca. NCCA is the accrediting body of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence. The NCCA's Standards for the Accreditation of Certification Programs were the first standards developed by the credentialing industry for professional certification programs to help ensure the health, welfare, and safety of the public. They highlight essential elements of a high-quality program. More information about the NCCA is available on line at


ISOLogo IAS accredited programs include PHRi and SPHRi. IAS accredits personnel certification bodies to ISO/IEC Standard 17024, a widely recognized international standard. IAS accreditation helps organizations that certify individuals in a variety of occupations and professions protect the integrity and ensure the validity of individual certification programs. More information about the IAS is available online at