Fees and Deadlines

Recertification Application Fees

Fees to recertify your credentials from HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®) are as follows (subject to change without notice):

  • Recertification of 1 certification: 150 USD
  • Each additional certification: 50 USD
  • Suspended Fee: 100 USD

The recertification application fee is nonrefundable, regardless of whether the application is approved or you no longer need to recertify the credential. For example, we cannot refund the fee if you pass the SPHR® exam after you apply for PHR® recertification.

Payment Methods

Your recertification application fee is due when you apply and must be included with your application.

HRCI accepts:

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • American Express
  • Checks

Avoid Suspended Status

HRCI gives you 12 months to recertify with a $100 additional fee after your certification cycle ends. During this time, your credential is placed temporarily in suspended status until you submit your completed recertification application and payment. You may not use the designation during this suspension period; however, you may earn recertification credit.