Competency Assessment: How to Prepare

​You will need to abide by the instructional guidelines when taking the assessment for IHRP Certification. Find out the dos and don'ts as well as what to expect after the assessment.

The IHRP Certification is a holistic assessment that ensures HR professionals have the requisite knowledge, skills and attributes to excel in their job roles.

It comprises the Online Experience Assessment and the On-site Competency Assessment.

on-site assessment

Stage 2: On-Site Competency Assessment

When taking the assessment

Papers A, B and C are standardised on-site assessments. You will have a 30-minute break between Paper A and Paper B/C.

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.

a) What you can 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.

b) Misconduct

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.

c) 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.

After the assessment

After you take the assessment, you will be informed of your results and be conferred the certification if you pass.

a) Announcement of results

Paper A and BWithin one month after assessment dateCandidates will be notified of their assessment results via email. A personalised feedback report will be provided along with the results.
Paper CWithin two months after assessment dateCandidates will be notified of their assessment results via email. A personalised feedback report will be provided along with the results.

b) Conferment ceremony

Only candidates who have met the requirements of the assessment will be able to attend the Conferment ceremony to be receive the certification. More information will be released in due course.

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