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Certification, Licensing, and Special Requirements

Certification or Licensing

Becoming certified is a great way to demonstrate to potential employers that you’ve met the highest standards established by your industry. Several professional associations provide certification programs for HR consultants. The National Association of Human Resources Consultants offers the certified human resources consultant designation to applicants who successfully complete online training. Completing the training is a requirement for membership in the association. The Society for Human Resource Management offers the following national certification designations to those who pass an examination: professional in human resources and senior professional in human resources. The Institute of Management Consultants USA offers the certified management consultant designation to those consultants who meet minimum educational and experience criteria in addition to passing a rigorous examination. The American Staffing Association, Association for Talent Development, International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, International Society for Performance Improvement, WorldatWork, and the National Association of Personnel Services also provide certification. Depending on their specialties, HR consultants may also earn certifications in accounting, actuarial science, finance, health and benefits, and compensation.

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