Policies and Procedures

Our Certification Handbook contains complete information about HR certification exam policies and procedures, outlining eligibility requirements, exam content, application and testing process. Certification candidates must follow all procedures and deadlines detailed in the exam handbook.

HRCI Certification Policies and Procedures Handbook

This handbook contains complete information about the aPHR, PHR, PHRca, SPHR, GPHR, PHRi (formerly HRBP), SPHRi (formerly HRMP) exams. It outlines the eligibility requirements, exam content, application and testing process. Certification candidates must follow all procedures and deadlines in this handbook. Please contact HR Certification Institute with additional questions.

HRCI is transitioning to a new test delivery partner effective March 1, 2018. If you plan to test before March 1, 2018, please refer to the current handbook HRCI Certification Policies and Procedures Handbook. If you plan to test on or after March 1, 2018, please review the current handbook as well as the Amendment. HRCI Certification Handbook Amendment.