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).
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.
Certified Professionals have to say

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)