8 Best Human Resources Certification Institutes Across Asia

August 9, 20192:00 pm
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Human resources career is a never-ending journey. There are many things to explore as HR is dealing not only with the company but also the people in it. That being said, there is no such thing like too deep when it comes to learning and development, be it getting a higher degree or certification. According to Walden University, HR certification at its core is beneficial for every journey in human resources. It helps professional notice and recognise you better in terms of your professional experience, skills, and knowledge.

Moreover, HR certification is also a bespoke vision for HR professional’s career and sustainability, ensuring continuous growth in all levels of management. So, if you are professionals who seek professional recognitions, here are the top 8 institutes that can help you develop as a professional and expert in human resources.

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Note: All the indicators are based on BestHR Certification

1.Talent Management Institute

Talent Management Institute (TMI) is credited with endowing the world’s foremost array of human capital certifications to industry leaders. Its luring line of failure-proof certifications includes TMP™, STMP™, GTML™ based on none-others than TMI-ETMS™ talent framework.

  • Focused program: Talent Management
  • Training methods: Self-study or training outfit
  • Course fee range: $525 – $23,250
  • Validity: 3 years
2.The Society for Human Resources Management

SHRM resonates its teaching across business verticals with 300,000 badged members, operating from 165 countries. The organisation exists with a moto of solving the most pressing needs of the human capital sphere simultaneously weaving the fabric of HR Managerial Leadership. They offer SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certifications. 

  • Focused program: N/A
  • Training methods: Self-study/ seminars/ educational partners/ organisational training and development
  • Course fee range: $300 – $500
  • Validity: 3 years
3.  HR Certification Institute

HRCI has been at the helm of empowering human resources professionals for over 40 years. Their holders are linked to a larger ecosystem of HR professionals, businesses, universities, HR associations, etc. There are numerous certifications to choose, including APHR, APHRi, PHR, PHRca, PHRi, SPHR, SPHRi, and GPHR.

  • Focused program: HR operation and HR strategy development
  • Training methods: N/A
  • Course fee range: $300 – $595
  • Validity: 3 years
4.  Australian Human Resources Institute

The Australian HR Institute (AHRI) is the national association representing human resource and people management professionals with 20,000 members from Australian and across the globe. Their vision is to champion the value of people and workplace cultures and to enable transparency, fairness, and trust in organisations and transformational practices that positively impact on human beings. There are numerous career and certification pathways, including mid-senior level practitioner, senior-executive practitioner, chartered member, and academic HR research/teaching.

  • Focused program: N/A
  • Training methods: Depends on certification pathways
  • Course fee range: Depends on membership types ($38.50 – $456.50 per year)
  • Validity: N/A
5.  Leading HR Professionals

IHRP is set up by the tripartite partners MOM, NTUC, and SNEF to professionalise and strengthen the HR practice in Singapore. Their aims are to set HR standards of excellence, develop HR as a strategic enabler of business and workforce transformation, as well as to foster a vibrant HR services ecosystem to drive innovation and change. Two offered certifications are IHRP Certified Professional and IHRP Senior Professional.

  • Focused program: Professional development
  • Training methods: Online learning and on-site learning
  • Course fee range: $70 – $1,550
  • Validity: 3 years
6.  Malaysian Institute of Human Resources Management

MIHRM is affiliated with the World Federation of People Management Association (USA) and the Asia Pacific Federation of Human Resources Management (APFHRM). Their wide array of professional training course, public programmes, consultation, and support has helped individuals become expert and leader of their expertise. You can learn deeply here to get certification in Human Resources Officer, Human Resources Manager, Compensation & Benefits Manager, Industrial relations Manager, Training & Development Manager, Human Resource Consultant, and more.

  • Focused program: N/A
  • Training methods: Seminars, e-learning, module learning, and consultation  
  • Course fee range: $834 – $1072
  • Validity: 3 years
7.  Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development

CIPD helps build the most efficient and effective HR teams to support the members of L&D and HR using its voice to encourage and influence the stakeholders to invest in the human resources profession. CIPD also equips leaders for workplaces of tomorrow through skills, knowledge, and expertise. There are two certifications offered: Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced Level of Qualifications.

  • Focused program: Personnel development
  • Training methods: N/A
  • Course fee range: $109 – $288
  • Validity: N/A
8.  Association for Talent Development

ATD aims to assist organisations in their efforts to develop the knowledge and skillsets of their employees. They provide a wide range of educational resources in the form of research publications, books, webcasting sessions, events, and educational programs. ATD trains individuals to deal with multicultural settings and over certification of Association Professional In Talent Development (APTD) and Certified Professional In Learning And Performance (CPLP).

  • Focused program: Talent management
  • Training methods: Demand course/ instructor-led online workshop/ instructor-led workshop
  • Course fee range: $900 – $1250
  • Validity: 3 years

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