About Institute

HR Certification Institute®(HRCI®), headquartered in the U.S., is the premier credentialing organization for the human resources profession. For 40 years, HRCI has set the standard for HR expertise and excellence around the globe.

An independent nonprofit organization, HRCI is dedicated to advancing the HR profession by developing and administering best-in-class accredited certifications, including:

Certification is a career-long commitment that demonstrates dedication, credibility and a mastery of the principles of human resources to your employers, clients, staff members and professional peers around the globe. Certification attests to the investment you have made in your HR career and holds a recognized place in the profession.

To become certified, you must meet strict professional experience and educational requirements before taking the exam. To remain certified, you must stay current in the HR profession and recertify every three years. You display your certification by putting the credential after your name.

Earning HRCI Certification Sets You Apart

  • provides you with a fully accredited credential – Seven of our eight core products are accredited and meet the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) rigorous standards.
  • validates your expertise – HRCI certification provides you with competency based, professionally relevant credentials that are highly valued in HR and business communities.
  • connects you to an exclusive network of motivated HR professionals around the globe – Nearly 140,000 certified HR thought leaders work in more than 100 countries and territories.
  • delivers nearly 40 years of history – Established in 1976, HRCI is the largest HR certification organization in the world.

earns recognition from your organization and peers – Business leaders find HR certified professionals to be more self-motivated.

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Associate Professional in Human Resources International

Who are just beginning their HR career journey?(aPHRI) Associate Professional in Human Resources International is the perfect certification to help fast-track your career growth and provide you with the confidence to launch into the HR profession. The aPHRi is the first-ever HR certification designed for professionals who are just beginning their HR career journey and proves your knowledge of foundational Human Resources.

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Professional in Human Resources – International

Meant for Mid level HR professionals.Advance your HR career by earning the Professional in Human Resources – International from HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). The PHRi demonstrates your mastery of the technical and operational aspects of HR management. The PHRi is for the HR professional who has experience with program implementation, has a tactical/logistical orientation, is accountable to another HR professional within the organization, and has responsibilities that focus on the HR department rather than the whole organization.

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Senior Professional in Human Resources International

Meant for Senior level HR Professionals Showcase the HR leadership recognition you deserve with the (SPHRi) Senior Professional in Human Resources International from HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). The SPHRi demonstrates your mastery of the strategic and policy-making aspects of HR management. Organizations seek out SPHRi professionals for their proven accountability for HR department goals, for breadth and depth of knowledge in all HR disciplines, and for understanding business issues beyond the HR function.

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Global Professional in Human Resources®

Meant for HR professional seeking across border opportunities.Let the business world know you have the knowledge and skills needed to manage HR challenges in a global marketplace. Earn the Global Professional in Human Resources® (GPHR®) from HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). The GPHR demonstrates your expertise of multinational HR responsibilities, including strategies of globalization development of HR policies and initiatives that support organizational global growth.

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