Tobiloba Fageyinbo April 13, 2021
Have you been thinking of how to obtain an HR Professional Certification in Nigeria? This post will break down every relevant information pertaining to this.
The HR industry is already quite saturated. Obtaining an HR certification can however, provide an edge whether you are considering a transition into HR or wish to stand out as an HR professional and prove your value. It provides comprehensive knowledge around the HR practice as well as global recognition in professional spheres.
What Are HR Certifications?
Human resources certifications are professional credentials that attest to the holder’s level of knowledge and expertise. It endorses the holders, credibility and mastery of the relevant principles of human resources.
They also serve as a show of competence to employers, clients, fellow staffs and professional peers.
What Value Does a HR Certification Provide?
As with many other professions, HR certifications fundamentally show that the credential holder is able to meet certain standards and prerequisites of professional practice. In addition, many of these HR certifications are globally recognized.
The dynamic nature of today’s business world cause best practices to change. In essence, new methods often emerge and HR certifications factor these into their learning programs.
Many organizations understand the potential benefits of their HR staff having these certifications and often make this an employment factor. Therefore, being HR certified provides an edge over a candidate who is not, regardless of experience in a situation of recruitment selection.
What are The Top International Human Resource Certifications?
- [aPHRi] Associate professional in human resources international: Designed for new professionals getting started into HR as a career.
The aPHRi exam topics include; HR operations, recruitment & selection, employee relations, compensation & benefits, human resource development & retention, health, safety & security.
Eligibility for aPHRi is a high school diploma or its global equivalent. No HR experience is required to take this course since this is a knowledge-based credential for starters.
- [PHRi] Professional in Human Resources International: Aimed at mid-level professionals seeking a mastery of technical and operational human resources principles applicable across varying geographic regions.
Relevant topics applicable to this certification include; Talent acquisition, HR administration & shared services, talent management & development, compensation, benefits & work experience, employee relations & risk management, and HR information management.
Eligibility for PHRi certification is either of the following. At least one year of experience in a professional-level HR position plus a master’s degree or its global equivalent; or at least two years of experience in a professional-level HR position plus a bachelor’s degree or its global equivalent. Lastly, at least four years of experience in a professional-level HR position plus a high school diploma or its global equivalent.
- SPHRi Senior Professional in Human Resource International: This focuses mainly on strategy and policy making with substantial experience being required.
The exam topics for this certification include; Business leadership, talent Development & management, HR service delivery, and measurement & analysis.
To be eligible, candidates must have one of the following. At least four years of experience in a professional-level HR position coupled with a Master’s degree or higher; Possess at least five years of experience in a professional-level HR position coupled with a Bachelor’s degree, or have at least seven years of experience in a professional-level HR position coupled with a high school diploma.
- GPHR Global professional in human resources: This HRCi certification validates expertise as a multinational HR and is designed for HR professionals with experience in more than one country.
The relevant topics for this course include; strategic HR management, talent & organizational development, global talent acquisition & mobility, global compensation & benefit, and workforce relations & risk management.
Eligibility for this certification demands that you meet one of the following requirements. Have at least two years’ experience in a global professional-level HR position coupled with a Master’s degree or higher. Possess at least three years of experience in a professional-level HR position (at least two in global HR) coupled with a Bachelor’s degree. Or have at least four years of experience in a professional-level HR position (at least two in global HR) plus a high school diploma.
Need a Reliable HR Certification Exam Provider in Nigeria?
Not to worry, at the P4PE Institute we ensure you get the best training experience with comprehensive teaching resources to help you adequately prepare and pass the certification exams. Our faculty of experts possess a wide depth of practical and professional experience ensuring that our candidates’ professional needs are adequately met.
You can register now for any of the certifications of your choice with us. We have learning options which include in-class trainings as well as online trainings and self-study.
Our training classes for aPHRi/PHRi exams are coming up in JUNE. Do contact us for any question you may have concerning HR certification or check our certifications page for additional information.