Certification Resources

Advance Your Career and Your Organization

Additional resources from HRCI® are here to help guide you on your HR certification journey. Here, you can also learn tips from HR professionals who have already earned their certifications and how HRCI credentials can help you advance as a professional.

For information about HRCI recertification and credits, please visit the Recertification Resources page.

HRCI Certification Handbook ― The 2021 HRCI® Certification Policies and Procedures Handbook provides you with an overview of the entire portfolio of HRCI credentials, including eligibility requirements for each certification. It's a great place to start and determine which certification is best for you. The handbook also provides detailed information to help guide you through the certification process. Note: Policies and procedures are subject to change at the discretion of HRCI.

HRCI Exam Content Outlines ― For each of HRCI’s certifications, the aPHR®, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, PHRi™, SPHR®,SPHRi™, and GPHR®, Exam Content Outlines are available for you to use a reference. Each provides a description of the concepts, tasks and knowledge you need to successfully understand and perform HR-related duties associated with each specific HRCI credential. Learn more about HRCI Exam Content Outlines.

A Guide to the Human Resource Body of Knowledge™ (HRBoK™) ― A great resource, providing you an overview of the HR profession and a framework for essential knowledge, concepts, tasks and responsibilities in the HR field. Learn more about the HRBoK.