Institute of Human Resources

FAQ

How do I obtain my certification credits?
Hours can be obtained from attending our IHR Virtual Conferences as well as HR.com webcasts (live or archived). In addition, IHR will work diligently with suppliers of content to add additional training such as user conferences, webcasts and alternative conferences to ensure their material is educational in nature and fulfills the requirements of certification credits.

Is there a time for completion?
Yes. When you have earned the required amount of learning hours and have clicked on the Start Certification button beside your vertical's program, you'll have 12 months to write the Expert Certification exam or 6 months to write the Certificate exam.

Where can I find credits for my IHR certification vertical?
Look for your program of choice on our Programs Offered page. On this page, you'll find quick links to upcoming Webcasts and Virtual Conferences where you can earn credits for your vertical.

How do I keep track of my credit history?
You don't have to. We do it for you! All of your credits can be found on your Certification Credits page.

Can archives be used for certification credits?
Yes! The archive of the webcast also qualifies for recertification credits, for one (in some cases two) year(s) after the original broadcast. Visit our Webcast Archives to obtain more credits and reach your goal of becoming certified faster!

Can I retake the exam if I fail?
Yes. Exams can be retaken if you do not meet the passing requirement. If you do not pass an exam, you will find a link to the retest at the end of the exam. If you wish to take the retest another time, a link to the retest will also appear on your Certification Credits page.

Is there a cost to retaking the exam?
There is a cost involved. Expert Certification retests cost $100. Certificate retest exams cost $25. If you do not pass an exam, you will find a link to purchase the retest at the end of the exam.

Can I complete both the Certificate Program and Expert Certification?
Yes. You can choose to earn a Certificate in any of 18 verticals of study and/or earn an IHR Expert Certification in any of our 2 verticals of study. Certification makes you more credible and marketable!


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