HRIP Certification

The Human Resource Information Professional (HRIP) Certification Exam is a human resources exam designed to assess the knowledge and competencies of professionals in the HR technology field. Passing the exam indicates a demonstrated comprehensive understanding and proficiency of the defined body of knowledge in HR information management.


Why Get HRIP Certified

Demonstrate Your Expertise

The HRIP certification is a concrete measure of your experience and your command of HRIM/HRIS concepts and processes. It adds an important credential to your resume.

Distinguish Yourself as an Industry Leader

Certification shows that you stay current in your work and promote high standards in the HRIM/HRIS field.

Build Your Credibility

The HRIP designation tells clients and employers that you are motivated, knowledgeable and committed to quality—valuable assets to any team.

Expand Your Knowledge

In preparing for the HRIP exam, you’ll cover all aspects of HRIM/HRIS, including the latest trends and best practices. Plus, the recertification requirements ensure that you keep abreast of changes in the field.

HRIP Exam Overview,
Schedule & Fees

The HRIP Certification exam consists of 90 multiple-choice questions, which must be completed within 120 minutes. It is administered via live online proctoring (LOP) or at one of Scantron’s world-wide test centers.


What Topics Does the HRIP Exam Cover?

The HRIP Certification Exam is based on the domains of knowledge outlined in the IHRIM Certification Program Human Resource Information Professional Examination Blueprint.

  • Technology Strategy & Solutions Assessment
  • HR Technology & Business Processes
  • Systems Selection, Implementations & Upgrades
  • HR Systems Operation

HRIP Exam Fees

What Does HRIP Certification Cost?

Choose an HRIP certification package that best matches your HR career goals and budget.

Non-Members & Existing MembersExam Only

  • $370 Testing Fee
  • $75 Application Fee (non-refundable)

New & Existing MembersExam + Membership

  • $370 Testing Fee
  • $75 Application Fee (non-refundable)
  • $200 Individual Membership (12 months)

New & Existing MembersExam + Membership + Prep Course

  • $370 Testing Fee
  • $75 Application Fee (non-refundable)

  • Plus: 6-part exam review course, HRIP certification study guide, access to course recordings for 1 year, free practice exam, and 1 Year IHRIM membership


Cancellation and Rescheduling

Once you purchase the certification exam, you have 12 months from the last day of the month purchased to schedule and sit for the exam. IHRIM does not have exam windows so candidates may register for a date/time and delivery method that is most convenient for their schedule.

As this exam is flexible to your schedule, no refunds will be issued after two weeks (14 days) from purchase date. Application fees are non-refundable.


Live Online Proctored Exams

For live online proctored exams rescheduling and cancelation requests must be submitted no less than 24 hours in advance of your scheduled testing appointment. If you fail to appear for your scheduled testing appointment, you will be considered a no show and forfeit your exam and exam fees.


Test Center Exams

For the test center exams, you may reschedule a testing appointment up to two (2) days in advance of your testing appointment. A $50 non-refundable fee will apply to all rescheduled exams; the fee must be paid online at the time of the request. If you do not appear for your examination and do not reschedule at least two (2) days prior to your appointment, you will be considered a no show and forfeit your exam and exam fees.

Who Should Get HRIP Certified?

While IHRIM does not require specific work experience or academic preparation to take the exam, the ideal candidate will have the following:

  • 3-5 years of professional experience in HR-Tech solutions or workforce information management, or other related experience.
  • A post-secondary degree or other recognized HR or Technology certification(s) are recommended but not required.
  • The support of HR, technology, and other managers within your organization who recognize your skills to serve at the crossroads of human resources and technology.

Current HR technology solutions or HR information management work experience may be categorized in private and public sector, educational institutions and consultancies as:

  • Human resources information systems (HRIS)
  • Human resources information technology (HRIT)
  • Human resources management systems (HRMS)
  • Information technology/information systems
  • HRIS/HRIT educators and researchers
  • HR software and service providers

The exam reflects current HR technology solutions or HR information management practices. Work experience need not be current or sequential, but the more recent experience will likely coincide with the exam’s content.

IHRIM does not discriminate based on age, gender, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability.


Schedule Your Exam

You may purchase your HRIP Certification Exam and study materials through IHRIM’s Online Store. You will need to login or create a profile.

Once your purchase is complete, your confirmation will include instructions on how to register for the exam.

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