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How to get HR certified

Get ahead in your career with HR certification, the industry standard for HR practitioners.

Experienced HR practitioners can achieve HR certification through one of four different pathways:

Eligibility for each pathway is dependent on your experience, skills and capability. Find the best pathway for you.

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"HR certification demonstrates to business stakeholders my HR experience, knowledge and skills."

Connie Kuhlman CPHR, Field HR Lead – ANZ, Accenture Australia

"We live in a highly credentialled world which expects certainty and accepts advice from those with proven skill sets. Law, engineering and medicine have formal standards and HR can have them too."

David Owens MAHRI, Managing Director HR Partners – A Randstad Company

"Certification professionalises HR by providing a solid foundation and developmental path to follow. Organisations start to look for it."

Georgia Siabanis FCPHR, HR Director, The Turning Lane

Gaining recognition

The National Certification Council oversees the HR standards, administration and credentialing of eligible candidates seeking HR certification. Upon successful completion of an HR certification pathway AHRI members are awarded the post-nominals of:

  • CPHR (Certified Practitioner Human Resources);
  • FCPHR (Fellow Certified Practitioner Human Resources);
  • CAHR (Certified Academic Human Resources);
  • FCAHR (Fellow Certified Academic Human Resources); or
  • AMAHRI (Academic Member).

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We're minded to look at initiatives to lift HR managers onto that strategic planning role … but also we've got to equip HR with the capability.

John Lloyd, Public Services Commissioner

Setting the HR standard

setting the bar for the profession

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Certification professionalises HR by providing a solid foundation and developmental path to follow. Organisations start to look for it.

Georgia Siabanis FCPHR, HR Director, The Turning Lane

Recruiters reveal what it takes to reach the top in HR

The country’s top recruiters give their views on what really makes an HR professional stand out from the crowd. Is it getting easier to fill senior HR roles? Andrew Brushfield (Director, Robert Half, Victoria & Western Australia): No, it’s not getting easier, because HR plays such an important role in the strategy of the company. […]

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