Why certify?

IHRP offers a holistic and rigorous certification designed for HR professionals. Whether you are an employer or a HR professional, certification has benefits for you.

The IHRP Certification is:

  • the national HR certification framework
  • a holistic, rigorous, future-friendly and business-relevant certification
  • supported by tripartite partners: Ministry of Manpower (MOM), the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) and Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF).
supported by tripartite partners: MOM, NTUC and SNEF
As a HR practitioner, getting yourself IHRP certified:
  • gives you an industry-endorsed mark of quality that acknowledges your mastery of HR competencies and behaviours that are increasingly valued by employers.
  • signals to your peers and employers that you are always current in your role through certification and recertification. 
  • demonstrates your commitment to career-long learning, progress and mastery in the key capabilities that will prepare you to support management and workforce through business transformation.
As an employer, getting your HR team IHRP certified will:
  • build up their HR, business and financial acumen. This integrated viewpoint will help your HR team to develop business-aligned strategic workforce plans, which will enable your workforce to thrive and achieve organisational goals amid a rapidly changing environment. 
  • give them the capabilities to use data and apply analytics to guide decisions in hiring, staff deployment, training and talent development. 
  • make them proficient in leveraging technology to optimise HR operations.

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Certified Professionals have to say

I have further strengthened my core competencies and able to perform more confidently as a HR Business Partner.” - Daniel HY Chia, Head of Human Resource and Corporate Affairs, Carlsberg Singapore Pte Ltd (IHRP-CP)


"We may be practicing HR competencies in our daily course of work without us realizing we have been actually building up experience and applying the local labour laws. The section on competency assessment questions allows us to put our knowledge into words. Attaining this industry-wide recognised IHRP certification is definitely a testimonial in our HR career journey!"- Jamie Lijie Tan, Section Manager HR, Becton Dickinson Medical (S) Pte Ltd (IHRP-CP)


"The IHRP certification process has been a reflective and enriching experience. Going through the various stage of assessments reminded me of the importance to stay abreast of the latest development in human capital management and it was also a great platform to validate our functional competence. The process was conducted very professionally throughout by IHRP and well organised. I truly sense the genuine efforts put in to progress the HR profession in Singapore."- Lim Zhi Rong, Global HR Director, Unilever Asia Pte Ltd (IHRP-SP)


"After certification I'm more aware and conscious of the latest labour legislation details hence able to provide prudent advice to employer."- Eileen Lim, Senior HR Manager, Singapore Manufacturing Federation (IHRP-CP)


"This certified is a good exercise for us as HR professional to refresh our memory & improve our knowledge."- Philip Tan, HR, The Ultimate Pte Ltd (IHRP-CP)


I believe that the IHRP Certification would help the HR sector refresh and review its HR matters; to continually learn and re-learn, and keep itself relevant.” - Khairul Azhar Bin Khalid, HR Manager, AXS Pte Ltd (IHRP-CP)


Being an accredited HR professional is clearly the next step for me. I am really glad that I embarked on the journey and participated in the pilot certification framework." - Daphie Tan, HR Manager, Hyflux Ltd (IHRP-CP)


The pilot assessment provided an opportunity for me to reflect on my career journey, the work that I have done and distilled learnings and experiences along the way. Through the process, I was able to appreciate the richness of experiences in the different portfolios I have handled and importantly, the interactions and relationships built with stakeholders, partners, bosses, peers and colleagues at work.” - Daphne Wee, Senior Assistant Director, Public Service Division (IHRP-CP)


The preparation process towards achieving the certification refreshed my knowledge of the Singapore labour legislation which has changed significantly over the years.” - Tan Ai Sim, Head of Human Resources, Syngenta Singapore Pte Ltd (IHRP-SP)