HCI™ Certifications Program

HCI Certification Programs Overview

The HCI certification programs are administered by the Human Capital Institute® (HCI®), which is the credentialing organization for the human resource profession. HCI has been certifying human resource professionals for decades. Please visit the Human Capital Institute’s website www.hci.org to learn more about HCI Certification Programs.

HCI™ Certification Programs

Are you ready to work as a strategic, high impact partner to your business and help make work better for people? Would you like to move from being reactive to proactive? To increase your credibility through your business and financial acumen? To enhance collaboration with your clients and CoEs? To work as a trusted advisor? This course offers the strategic mindsets and skillsets necessary for high-performing HR experts.

  • Strategic HR Business Partner
  • Strategic Workforce Planning (SWP) Certification
  • Change Management for HR (CMHR) Certification
  • People Analytics for HR (PAHR) Certification
  • Strategic HR Leadership (SHRL)
  • Leadership Development & Succession Strategist (LDSS) Certification
  • Coaching for Engagement & Performance (CEP) Certification
  • Strategic Talent Acquisition (STA) Certification

Strategic HR Business Partner (sHRBP) Certification

Strategic Workforce Planning (SWP) Certification

Change Management for HR (CMHR) Certification

People Analytics for Human Resource (PAHR) Certification

Strategic Human Resource Leadership (SHRL) Certification

Leadership Development & Succession Strategist (LDSS) Certification

Coaching for Engagement & Performance (CEP) Certification

Strategic Talent Acquisition (STA) Certification

Admission Criteria

Admission Requirements

Each HCI Certification Program has its own requirements. In general, you must have at least five to ten years of work experience and be referred by a senior executive within your organization, a board member of your company, or an ESI School of Business graduate who is familiar with your role and responsibilities and can provide a detailed firsthand account to take the strategic HR courses.

Upon notification of acceptance into a program, you’ll receive an electronic invoice that is payable within 30 days of receipt. Please review our school Payment Policies and the steps for cancelling or deferring participation.

English Proficiency

Because HCI Certification Programs are designed to encourage individual growth globally and foster productive interaction among participants, groups and within your organisation, English proficiency in written and spoken English is essential. However, please note that the participants who have challenges in English skills will be offered relevant language assistances from ESI School of Business (Our Admissions Committee may also request an interview).

Letter of Reference

HCI Strategic Courses also require a letter of reference from a senior executive within the applicant’s organization, a board member of the applicant’s company, or an ESI School of Business graduate who is familiar with the applicant’s role and responsibilities and can provide a detailed firsthand account.

Participant Stories

Who Holds an HCI Certification

HR professionals with certifications from HCI® are leaders of a broad range of enterprises, including large multinational corporations, small businesses, for-profit and nonprofit organizations, publicly traded companies, government entities, universities, military branches and more. The community of HCI credential holders are dedicated HR practitioners, willing mentors and trusted strategic partners, serving both their organizations and the HR profession.

HCI Accreditation

HCI chose to pursue voluntary accreditation for seven of its eight programs and is proud to have achieved accreditation by both the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and International Accreditation Service (IAS) for every application submitted. Learn More Details.

HCI Credentials For Organisational Growth

Earning a credential from HCI® speaks volumes ― about you as an HR professional, about the organization you serve and about the employees who put their trust in you. An HCI certification distinguishes you as an expert in the HR field, with proven levels of skills and knowledge, and the competence necessary to mitigate risks and drive business results. Whether you are an HR expert or just starting out, HCI has a suite of proven credentials that are just right for your level of experience.

HCI Credentials For Career Development and Personal Growth

You will be distinguished as an international HR professional with sufficient experience and knowledge to pass a comprehensive certification exam based on the vast body of knowledge that comprises the human resource field.

You’ll join more than 500,000 HR professionals in 100 countries who have obtained HCI® certification. Certification is increasingly being recognized as an essential standard for HR managers; many companies already limit employment to those who are certified professionals. A recent study found that certified HR professionals often receive higher salaries, report higher career satisfaction, have greater potential for promotions, and are more likely to be employed full time in comparison with those not certified.

Program content, dates, fees, and faculty are subject to change. In accordance with our admission policy, our school does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, colour, sex or sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, veteran status, or disability in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs and activities.