Exam Overview and Fees

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The Human Resource Information Professional (HRIP) Certification examination is comprised of multiple-choice questions. (The Published Exam contains approximately 75 questions.) The multiple choice format is considered the most effective for use in standardized tests. Computer-based testing (CBT) is the standard method of administration for HRIP examinations and is the method of delivery at Kryterion Testing Centers and at IHRIM hosted exams.

The allotted time to complete the published exam is ninety (90) minutes. It may take some credential candidates less than the allotted time to complete the examination.

Examination Blueprint

The HRIP examination is developed based on the examination blueprint. The blueprint details the percentages of questions contained in each Domain. Please refer to the Examination Blueprint for more details.

Examination Options

IHRIM offers three delivery methods to accommodate individuals (as well as groups) to take the exam, including conveniently located testing centers around the world, live proctoring that allows candidates to take the exam wherever and whenever is most convenient, and via client hosted locations.

Test Exam Centers:
There are over 600 Kryterion exam centers worldwide today; search for locations in your area.  When registering for an exam, you have access to a locator that allows you to find a center and time that is convenient for you.  Look for preferred location by country, province/state, city or by postal code and a list of available testing centers will be displayed. Choose the facility you prefer and, once selected, the date and time of the exam.
Register for an exam at a Test Center.

Online Proctored Exam (OLP):
Candidates wishing to take the exam through OLP delivery will be required to meet the technical specifications for compatibility and comply with all online testing security requirements.  Download the OLP test taker instructions and preparation.
Register for an Online Proctored Exam.

Hosted Exams:
Organizations who would like to have the HRIP exam administered at their company location can apply by contacting Laurie Carantit at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Download the HRIP Certification Program Brochure for more information.

2016 Credential (Exam) Fees

Published Exam
  Regular Registration Late Registration
IHRIM Member $385
Fee includes non-refundable $75 Application Fee and $310 Testing Fee
$435
Fee includes non-refundable $75 Application Fee, $360 Testing Fee and $50 Late Fee
Non-Member $485
Fee includes non-refundable $75 Application Fee and $410 Testing Fee
$535
Fee includes non-refundable $75 Application fee, $460 Testing Fee and $50 Late Fee
Non-Member
with Membership
$620
Fee includes a non-refundable $75 Application Fee, $310 Testing Fee and 12 months IHRIM membership ($60 savings off the regular new member rate)
$670
Fee includes a non-refundable $75 Application Fee, $310 Testing Fee, $50 Late Fee and 12 months IHRIM membership ($60 savings off the regular new member rate)
Practice Exam
IHRIM Member $75  
Non-Member $90  

Payment Methods

Fees in U.S. currency are due at the time of the online application submission. Applicants may pay by VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express.

Once your payment is received, we will send you an email notification with instructions on how to log into Kryterion and schedule your exam.  Included in the email will be a voucher number you will need for exam scheduling.  Note: The voucher numbers will be different for the Practice Exam and the Published Exam.

IHRIM Member Rate

To receive the reduced IHRIM member rate, candidates must have a current IHRIM membership at the time the application is submitted. If IHRIM membership is obtained after you submit payment for the HRIP examination, IHRIM will not refund the difference. For information on IHRIM membership, please contact Jessica Levin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

IHRIM's Corporate Member/HRIP Certification bundle consists of a 12 month IHRIM Corporate Membership and an HRIP Certification Package which includes the recorded webinar series, study guides, practice exams and exam fees for each Corporate Member in the membership – all at a combined discounted rate. For more information please contact Jessica Levin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

New and renewing IHRIM Corporate Members download the
IHRIM Corporate Membership & HRIP Certification Program Bundle pricing.

Existing IHRIM Corporate Members download the IHRIM Corporate Members HRIP Certification Program Bundle pricing – available only to our existing IHRIM Corporate Members.

Cancellations and Rescheduling

For information on the cancellations and rescheduling, please refer to the Certification Handbook for details.

Download the HRIP Brochure for more information regarding hosting IHRIM's HRIP Certification Exam Review Course and the HRIP Exam at your location or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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