Career Guide

Which HR Certification Programme Suits You?

1. AHRI Professional HR Certification

The certification programme encourages HR practitioners in Malaysia to develop their competencies to be in line with international HR standards. It provides essential pre-requisite knowledge and skills for HR professionals to expand their generalist knowledge and build their foundation in HR. “As Malaysia strives towards a knowledge economy, we want to help HR practitioners expand their industry and talent management skills, so that in turn, they can do their part to upskill the Malaysian workforce.”

– Lyn Goodear, managing director and CEO, AHRI

2. CIPD Certificate in HR Practice

The CIPD is the world’s largest chartered professional body for HR and people development. As an awarding body for HR and L&D (learning and development) qualifications, CIPD offers foundation level through to postgraduate level and three levels of professional recognition – Associate, Chartered Member and Chartered Fellow.

The Level 3 Foundation Certificate in HR Practice (FCHRP) provides a firm foundation in all areas of HR and will help develop essential HR skills. “We are delighted to be able to support this critical initiative and welcome the progression and development of HR practice and professional development to help build a stronger workforce and organisations for the future in an increasingly competitive world.”

– Peter Cheese, chief executive, CIPD

3. MIHRM Certified Human Resource Officer and Manager

This course equips the participants with appropriate knowledge, skills and techniques to perform HR functions and responsibilities in an organisation.

It offers a good blend of theories, practices and case studies in the management of human resources to meet the growing demand for competent HR Professionals. “Our course progresses you to become a certified human resource director and is recognised by the professionals and industries since the 1980s.”

– Aresandiran J. Naidu, president, MIHRM

4. SHRM HR Business and Management Certification Programmes

SHRM, the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management, offers these programmes to enhance the business competencies of HR leaders to better support the business in managing its people.

SHRM is developing a new HR Certification that is a competency and knowledge-based credential and will be universally recognised.

Those who pass the exam by Jan 31, 2015 will be eligible to receive the new SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential free of charge by completing a three-step process from January to December 2015.

“We are excited about our new competency-based HR certification and our partnership with Kelly Outsourcing & Consulting Group (KellyOCG) to provide these programmes throughout Malaysia.”

– Howard Wallack, MSc, GPHR, HRMP, vice-president, global business, SHRM