Individual Recertifications

Maintaining your earned designation means you are serious about your HR or management career and continue to make a difference in your organization.  

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What is Recertification?

Proof of Your Continuing Competence in HR

As an HR leader, you must remain in a constant loop of ongoing career learning. Recertification through HRCI® demonstrates your commitment to continuing competence ― the ability to provide service at specified levels of knowledge and skill, not only at the time of initial certification, but throughout the advancement of your HR career. Recertification is one of the many reasons that HRCI certifications are the most recognized and trusted by HR professionals and the organizations they serve. And now, recertification credits are easier than ever for you to access and earn.

Take the Continuous Learning Path to Recertification

After passing an HRCI certification exam, you are required to renew your certification every three years. You can achieve this by completing professional development activities and demonstrating professional achievement to receive recertification credits. This includes reporting qualified HR-related activities, such as seminars, online materials, webinars, books, online courses and conferences. You can even earn credit for professional achievements such as implementing a new program at work, serving as a volunteer HR expert, conducting original HR-related research or maintaining an HR membership. If you wish to do so, you may also choose to retake your HRCI certification exam to recertify. Your benefit? You demonstrate continuing competence as a credentialed HR professional.

My path to certification

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Individual Certifications

Ways to Recertify

Recertify by Exam

Most certified HR professionals prefer to recertify their HRCI® credential through continuing professional development. Some professionals, however, prefer to recertify by retaking the exam.

Recertify by Provider

HRCI Providers offer pre-approved courses that contain a unique activity ID number. Take the guesswork out of recertification and search our HRCI Provider network to get started.

Recertify with Pre-Approved Courses

Attended a pre-approved HRCI course and are ready to add it to your recertification application? Just grab the activity ID number from your course and enter it today.