Benefits of Individual Certification


HRCI chose to pursue voluntary accreditation for seven of its eight programs and is proud to have achieved accreditation by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). Accreditation offers imperial, third-party validation that the development and administration of our certification programs has met stringent standards set by the testing industry.

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Integrity and Fairness

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 dedicated HR professionals, HRCI is committed to the highest standards of performance. 

NCCA 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.

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