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Institute for Human Resource Professionals (IHRP) Certification


The Institute for Human Resource Professionals (IHRP) is the Human Resource (HR) professional body, set up by the tripartite partners: the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) and Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF) to professionalise and strengthen the HR practice in Singapore. IHRP is the only HR professional body in Singapore authorised to implement the IHRP Certification, which is the national HR certification framework.

The IHRP Certification is a locally developed HR certification that will recognise the experience, skills and competencies of HR professionals in Singapore. The purpose of the IHRP Certification is to strengthen the HR standards of excellence in Singapore and offer a formal professionalisation of the HR function. This national HR certification framework comes at an opportune time as we can collectively build up the capabilities within the HR industry and be future-ready.

The IHRP Certification also facilitates the incorporation of Singapore’s employment legalisation and advisories (such as the Fair Consideration Framework) and more importantly, it is flexible to allow room for updates to the Framework in accordance with changes in the local HR landscape and practices.

The IHRP Certification will serve as a benchmark for HR professionals, and in time to come, it will also provide a universal benchmark for employers in identifying HR professionals’ skills and experience.

More information on the IHRP Certification may be found here.