HRCI Launches Online Delivery of HR Certification Exams

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HRCI®, the premier HR credentialing and learning organization is pleased to announce that exams for four of their eight certifications will be available through online delivery.

Beginning on May 1, 2020, U.S. and Canadian residents will have the option to register and test using OnVUE, Pearson VUE’s online proctoring exam delivery system. Online exam delivery will be available for the following HRCI certifications: Associate Professional in Human Resources® (aPHR®), Professional in Human Resources® (PHR®), Senior Professional in Human Resources® (SPHR®) and Global Professional in Human Resources® (GPHR®).

“HRCI has set the global standard for credentialing and learning for over 45 years. As the first HR certification organization to deliver advanced technology with Pearson VUE, we are aligning our brand with other corporations such as, Microsoft, AWS and Cisco,” said Dr. Amy Dufrane, SPHR, CAE, HRCI Chief Executive Officer.

Pearson VUE leverages state-of-the-art technology, in combination with live monitoring, to ensure that HRCI exams are protected and secure. This technology will offer an alternative testing option, while maintaining the integrity of their exams and with robust security protections.

“We’re delighted that HRCI has expanded its exam delivery through Pearson VUE’s online proctoring platform, OnVUE. HRCI’s certifications are recognized as the gold standard for HR professionals and we’re pleased to provide a solution that allows HR professionals to continue forward in pursuit of their certifications,” said Eric D’Astolfo, Vice President, Business Development at Pearson VUE.

HRCI is committed to remaining at the forefront of technology and innovation in the HR profession. Dufrane added, “We have been researching online exam delivery for nearly a year. With most test centers in North America and Europe closed, we were able to accelerate the launch of online exam delivery.”

Moving to online proctoring fits into our new normal, where professionals are spending more time working remotely. HRCI candidates can now prepare and become certified without leaving the comfort of their home or office.


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