Is AIHR accredited or recognized?

Yes! There are many ways in which AIHR is globally, and more locally recognized. Read below to find out more:

  1. Global Recognitions
  2. Regional Accreditations

Global Accreditation

AIHR is recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP℠ or SHRM-SCP℠

AIHR is also an approved provider with the HR Certification Institute (HRCI®) and recognized to offer recertification credits.

To see specific credits for our most popular courses, click here. To take advantage of these credits you must be an existing member of these organizations. 

Beyond these organizations, AIHR is also recognized globally by:

The International Association for Human Resources Information Management (IHRIM)

IHRIM is an association of HR professionals committed to elevating the role of the HR technologist. IHRIM develops and shares expertise, knowledge, and methods for leveraging HR systems, technologies, and analytics to support business excellence.

IHRIM Has accredited the following programs:

  • HR Metrics & Dashboarding Certificate Program
  • People Analytics Certificate Program
  • Digital HR Certificate Program

Regional Accreditations

  1. Canada
  2. Singapore
  3. United Kingdom

Don't see your region? - Contact our support team to find out how we can work with your local accreditation agency.



The Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) protects the public interest by governing and regulating the professional practice of its more than ​​​​​24,000​ member registrants in Canada.

AIHR is pre-approved for HRPA members to receive development credits. 

A key requirement of every HRPA designation is a commitment to continued professional development by enhancing professional capability and keeping knowledge relevant. At the AIHR Academy, we share this passion for life-long learning.

CPHR Alberta

CPHR Alberta is a professional association dedicated to strengthening the human resources profession and upholding the highest standards of practice.

With 6,000 members in major cities across Alberta, the Northwest Territories, and Nunavut, CPHR Alberta is the third-largest HR Association in Canada.

CPHR has approved our Certificate Programs for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Hours

CPHR British Columbia & Yukon

The Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of British Columbia and Yukon (CPHR BC & Yukon) propels the HR profession forward by supporting its members with education and advocacy. The association is the grantor of the Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR™) designation in BC and the Yukon.

Founded in 1942, CPHR BC & Yukon has grown to include more than 7,000 members.

CPHR BC & Yukon has approved all AIHR Programs for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Hours


The International Personnel Management Association – Canada (IPMA-Canada) has members from coast to coast representing professional human resource management interests for over 100 years in Canada.

IMPA-Canada has accredited all AIHR Certificate Programs. Completion will provide a member with 5 pts for recertification.



The Institute for Human Resource Professionals (IHRP) is set up by the tripartite partners: the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC), and the Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF) to professionalize and strengthen the HR practice in Singapore. 

AIHR is an approved and accredited partner with IHRP.

IHRP acknowledges your participation in curriculum development and content curation of a formal learning program relating to Human Resources. This may involve the efforts spent in developing the modules, learner’s guide and participant’s materials etc.

To claim your CPD hours: Submit your Letter of Appointment/Validation and Link to the programme outline and details.

United Kingdom


The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) champions better work and working lives by setting professional standards for HR and people development, as well as driving positive change in the world of work. CIPD is the career partner of choice for more than 150,000 members around the world.

AIHR is NOT an official partner with CIPD.

However, to obtain a designation, HR Professionals need to be approved on different assessments divided by Unit Summaries (Unit Summaries are the different roles/activities HR professionals are responsible for).

To be successfully approved in one Unit, they need to do well on their assessment and also provide proof of a certain number of study hours (usually, it's required a combination of 20 hours provided by an accredited institution, which we're not, and an additional 20 hours of self-directed learning activities in order to prepare for the assessment).

So, although we're not an approved provider, CIPD members can still use our courses to better prepare for the different assessments and use it as a self-directed learning activity (which does not need to associate with an approved provider).

Have questions about our Accreditation? Reach out to the team, and we would be happy to help!

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