About NHRCI Programme


Human Resources (HR) has always sat squarely in the middle of the most compelling of battlefields, where companies deploy and compete over the most valuable resources –‘people’. HR acts as a catalyst and instrumental in the development of an effective workforce. Where this is accomplished, people are revitalised – becoming the absolute proof of the most powerful resource of all.

Considering superior human resources creates a central and strategic advantage, HR and the competency of its personnel should be of the utmost priority for any establishment. Realising this, the National Human Resource Centre (NHRC), a HR proponent under the HRD Corp has collaborated with its partner – the HR Certification Institute® (HRCI) in Malaysia to recognise the HR practitioners’ proficiency through a combined global and local HR Certification – the NHRCI Certification.

The NHRCI Certification is a first of its kind – dual HR Certification which consists of the prestigious U.S based HRCI International Certification embracing principles of HR and global best practices, paired with the in-house developed NHRC HR Certification which sets out Malaysia’s relevant labour, employment and business legislations.

With the aim to amplify the HR profession in Malaysia, three accredited certifications are available for beginner, intermediate and advance levels.

NHRC recognised the need having HR Certification as a platform to:

  • enhance the professional standards and code of conduct among HR practitioners, and
  • create a pool of Certified HR Professionals who will apply HR best practices in their organisations.
  • The premier credentialing organization for the human resource profession, setting the standard for HR rigor, excellence and expertise for more than 45 years.
  • More than 145,000 certified HR professionals globally

Type of Certifications


To become certified, one must acquire comprehensive professional experience and learning requirements before undergoing all related assessments. Pre-Assessment Learn more about the benefits of the certification and get started by finding and selecting the right level of entry. Whether you are an HR expert or just starting out, the NHRCI Certification has a set of credentials that is tailor-made for your level of knowledge and experience. Exam Preparation This 8-day course helps you to identify key focus areas of the exam, understand key concepts and acquire relevant skills to answer all questions. Participants will be provided with comprehensive study material, online access to the learning system of interactive case studies, tests with sample questions, and most importantly, a team of qualified trainers that will address participants’ needs as they strive to get certified. Get Certified Take an exam online from the comfort of your home or office where you will be just one step away from being validated for your expertise in the field of HR. Get connected to an exclusive network of proficient HR professionals in more than 100 countries and territories and earn recognition from your organisation and peers. Continuing Competency in HR To remain certified, participants must undergo recertification every three years. This process will help you stay current in their HR knowledge while demonstrating your commitment to continuing HR competency through the completion of professional development activities.

Benefits and Value Propositions

Every organisation relies on human resources to implement policies and strategies related to each person in the organisation. To effectively manage the most valuable asset of any establishment, more organisations have started to recognise that HR needs to be both administrative and strategic.

HR professional certification could facilitate the embodiment of HR proficiency among its personnel, while enabling them to keep abreast of the short and long-term development of the organisation.

HR Practitioners and Enthusiasts – Make the Most of the Changes in Your Life and Career through the NHRCI Certification

  • HR practitioners in the country are not only exposed to global HR best practices. They will also gain a thorough understanding of local, state and federal employment laws , which are vital in any organisation.
  • HR professionals require an in-depth knowledge and solid proficiency of a wide array of statutory and regulatory authorities in order to effectively manage their day-to-day operations, while addressing the needs of their employees and stakeholders within the confines of the law.
  • HR professionals have a great opportunity to be at the forefront of bringing about the latest trends, norms, transitions and approaches in their organisation by staying updated on all relevant HR skills and knowledge.
    Being proficient in all applicable HR elements is arguably the most important requirement for effective HR managers and teams.
  • Acquiring these elements through a resolute global and local professional certification programme will place HR Professionals in good stead to take their careers to the next level.


What’s in it for the Employers?

Investing in certified HR professionals who are skilled and capable of applying HR best practices in the organisation will lead to improvement in company performance, inculcate excellent work culture and develop progressive approaches to workforce and stakeholders.

Commencement Date

Next intake of the programme starting soon.

Register your interest today!