Certification & Eligibility
HRAcademia eligibility criteria is based on a point system, but our main focus is to ensure that everyone is provided equal opportunity to compete for HR certifications. You can check all the eligibility criteria and if you are a special case which is not covered below then please send us an email.
Which Exam Should I Take?
Each HRAcademia certification has specific eligibility requirements based on your education, responsibilities and professional-level work experiences in a professional HR setting. No prior HR work history is required to earn the Online CHRP, but all other HRAcademia certifications require work experience.
What is “professional-level” work?
A professional HR position refers to an individual explicitly engaged and qualified within various aspects of the HR practice. Your level of actual work, experience and responsibilities make you accountable for day-to-day HR activities, practices and deliverable. To be considered “professional-level,” an HR position must include:
- The ability to use independent judgment and discretion in performing work duties.
- A level of specialized knowledge in the HR field with some authority for decision-making.
- In-depth work requirements, such as data gathering, analysis and interpretation.
- Interaction with a broad range of individuals, including key personnel.
- Individual accountability for results.
Do I need a Human Resource Management degree?
You do not have to have an HR degree to be eligible to take the HRAcademia exams. However, because the exams are both experience- and knowledge-based, your specific area of study can make a difference in your exam performance.
When is the application deadline?
You can now apply year-round for all certifications as we are an online platform and your assessment is conducted online as well. Visit the HRAcademia Exam Fees page for more information about the cost of the examination. Good luck as you take the first steps toward earning an HRAcademia certification!
Am I Eligible?
Click on the certification to find its eligibility criteria