Competency Assessment: Overview

​Certification under the IHRP standards provides an industry endorsed mark of quality. It reflects your commitment to enriching your HR development journey and achieving mastery of HR competencies increasingly valued by employers. Over here, we will be sharing on how to prepare for Stage 2 of the assessment.

Stage 2: On-Site Competency Assessment

Rules and regulations

All candidates must abide by the instructional guidelines. Any candidate who violates the rules and regulations will face disciplinary action. This will be determined by IHRP, and may include:

  • voiding of the candidate’s results.
  • prohibition from applying for the certification programme in future.

What to bring

You are only allowed to bring the following items into the assessment centre:

  • identification document (e.g. NRIC, passport).
  • non-programmable calculator.

Examples of unauthorised materials that are strictly prohibited include:

  • any electronic devices (e.g. mobile phone, laptop, smart watch).
  • food and drinks.
  • bags.


You should refrain from engaging in inappropriate behaviour during the assessment, such as:

  • communicating or attempting to communicate with other candidates.
  • committing or attempting to commit any acts of dishonesty.
  • leaving the assessment centre without the invigilator’s permission.
  • failing to abide by the assessment duration even after the invigilator has announced the end of the assessment.

Breach of confidentiality

In order to maintain the integrity of IHRP’s certification and the value they bring to the HR professionals, IHRP requires candidates to agree to a Confidentiality Statement prior to taking the assessment. Candidates who agree to the statement indicate their understanding that the assessment content, i.e., the questions and case scenarios, are the exclusive property of IHRP. Through this statement, candidates confirm their understanding that the disclosure, publication, reproduction or transmission of any part of the assessment, in any form, is a severe ethical breach. This includes, but is not limited to, memorisation, consolidation and sharing of assessment questions, case scenarios and topics with anyone.

Find out what will be assessed here.

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