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  • The HRBP designation gives you a global perspective

    The Human Resource Business Professional (HRBP) is a globally relevant credential that is designed to validate professional-level core human resource knowledge and skills. The credential demonstrates mastery of generally accepted technical and operational HR principles. Independent of geographic region, the credential complements local HR practices. Through demonstrated knowledge, the credential enhances the credibility of HR professionals and the organizations they serve.

    HRBP’s Importance

    The Human Resources Business Professional (HRBP) certification is designed for the HR professional who:

    • Focuses on implementing HR programs
    • Handles operational matters
    • Reports to another HR professional within the organization
    • Has at least one to four years of professional-level work experience, depending on education, handling a wide range of general HR responsibilities
    • Holds a job that focuses on HR department responsibilities rather than on the whole organization; and
    • Follows policies and guidelines for decision-making
    • Seeks to gain credibility through increasing HR knowledge and experience


    Benefits of the HRBP Program

    Becoming an HRBP means you have to pass an exam. The HRBP program sharpens skills and useful competencies that are essential to your career’s success:

      • Superior HR knowledge base (theoretical and practical)
      • Evidence of the most current core HR practices and principles
      • High ethical standards
      • Personal skills
      • Communication skills
      • Motivational and leadership skills
      • Significant know-how


    In addition to nurturing all these indispensible skills, HRBP’s programs give you the insider’s edge.

  • Human Resources Business Real World Relevance

    Take a closer look at the content the HRBP covers. With such rich material and pertinent topics, the HRBP really symbolizes the pinnacle of HR Business.
    Module 1 – HR Administration (22%)

    • Section 1.1: Strategic HR Management and Business Trends.
    • Section 1.2: Gathering, measuring and Reporting HR Data.
    • Section 1.3: Workforce Planning and Employment Strategies.
    • Section 1.4: Change Management and Business Process Improvement for HR Professionals.
    • Section 1.5: Organizational Policies, Procedures and Regulations.

    Module 2 – Recruitment & Selection (22%)

    • Section 2.1: Strategic HR Management and Business Trends
    • Section 2.2: Job Analysis and Documentation.
    • Section 2.3: Recruitment.
    • Section 2.4: Selection.
    • Section 2.5: New Hire On boarding.
    • Section 2.6: : Recruitment Metrics.

    Module 3 – Employee Relations & Communication (20%)

    • Section 3.1: Communication in the Workplace.
    • Section 3.2: Laws Affecting Employee and Labor Relations.
    • Section 3.3: Creating a positive Work Environment.
    • Section 3.4: Managing Employee Behavior Issues.

    Module 4 – Compensation & Benefits (14%)

    • Section 4.1: Total Rewards.
    • Section 4.2: Compensation.
    • Section 4.3: Benefits.


    Module 5 – Training & Development (15%)

    • Section 4.1: Training.
    • Section 4.2: Performance Management.
    • Section 4.3: Career Development.


    Module 6 – Health, Safety & Security (7%)

    • Section 3.1: Health, Safety and Security.
    • Section 3.2: Employee Health.
    • Section 3.3: Employee Safety.
    • Section 3.4: Workplace Security.

  • HRBP Certification Basic Requirements

    Candidates taking the HRBP certification must demonstrate their knowledge of employment laws to be eligible, this can include:

      • Holding a local or national HR certification that covers Employment Law
      • Holding a Bachelor’s degree (or global equivalent) or higher in Human Resources
      • Completing a college or university-level course in Employment Law
      • Completing an education or training program in Employment Law


    HRBP Exam Basic Requirements

    Not just anyone can become an HRBP. Why? Because HRBP is a very specific professional designation and a badge of excellence. And so to qualify to take the exam you need one of the below:

      • Minimum of 4 years professional-level experience in an HR position with a Master’s degree or global equivalent
      • Minimum of 5 years of professional-level experience in an HR position with a bachelor’s degree or global equivalent.
      • Minimum of 7 years of professional-level experience in an HR position with a less than a bachelor’s degree.


    HRBP recertification Requirements

    HRBP recertification is required every three years by the expiration date of your current certification. Designees may recertify by documenting 60 recertification credit hours over that three-year period or by retaking the exam.

    HRBP Exam Content and Structure:

    The HRBP exam assesses more advanced knowledge of the HR field in four functional areas:

    • HR Administration (22%)
    • Recruitment & Selection (22%)
    • Compensation & Benefits (14%)
    • Training & Development (15%)
    • Health, Safety & Security (7%)

    The HRBP Exam is a Computer-based Testing (CBT) and is composed of 170 questions (145 scored questions, 25 pre-test questions). The exam is 3 hours 25 minutes in length.

    HRBP Exam Schedule and Locations

     Testing Period Applications Accepted Late Applications Accepted*
     1-31 March 1 October – 9 January 2015 10 January 2015 – 13 February 2015
     1-30 September April – June 2015 25 July – 21 August 2015

    Computer-based testing administration
    Testing is offered at more than 250 Prometric testing centers in the U.S. and Canada, and 116 internationally. After you have completed your application, please schedule your exam at and click “Schedule My Test”. Please schedule your exams early, so you can obtain the date and location most convenient for you.

    Application Steps

    Once you’ve met all the requirements, you can start applying so you can take the official exam

    • Complete application and payment
    • Complete Credential Readiness Assessment (CRA)
    • Select testing period
    • Receive Authorization to Test (ATT) Letter
    • Schedule Exam
    • Take Exam
    • Receive Results

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