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HRCI vs. SHRM: Which HR Certification is Right for You?

Earning an HR certification is becoming the new standard for human resources professionals. Whether you are new to the HR field or are a seasoned professional seeking management opportunities, an HR certification can expand your knowledge and strategically position you for advancement.

There are two widely respected HR certification providers: HR Certification Institute (HRCI) and Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). HR Education Network offers certification test preparation for both HRCI and SHRM, and we are proud to be approved by both as a recertification credit provider.

If you are in the process of choosing a certification provider, it’s important to know the requirements and benefits of each before choosing which one is right for you. 

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Preparing for Your HR Certification Test

Preparing for Your HR Certification Test

Whether you’re just starting out as an HR professional or seeking promotion into leadership roles, obtaining an HR Certification is a way to demonstrate your level of expertise and advance your career. 

Don’t worry if the idea of studying for an HR certification test sounds overwhelming. We offer a variety of test preparation options for the most reputable HR certifications offered by HR Certification Institute (HRCI) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Before you enroll for an HR certification exam, here are a few things you should know about preparing for your test with HREN.

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Diving into HR Education Network Courses

For human resource professionals, certification and continued education is crucial to success. Not only does continued education equip you to better navigate your day-to-day responsibilities, but it will also open up new and higher-paying career opportunities. In fact, HR certification is increasingly becoming the standard for human resource managers. 

At HR Education Network, we connect you with the highest quality resources for HR certification exam preparation, HR recertification credit, continued education, and group training. Our easy-to-navigate course catalog offers a variety of relevant courses led by industry experts to help you excel in any HR position.

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How to Maintain Your HR Certification

Obtaining your HR certification helps you demonstrate your expertise in key HR responsibilities. However, once you've earned your HR certification, you'll need to maintain it with Recertification credits. Recertification activities not only count as credits, but they also put you in the best position to grow and evolve in your role as an HR professional.

If you’re thinking about getting certified or need information on keeping your certification valid, here’s everything you need to know to maintain your HR certification.

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