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Professional Development for HR Practitioners

To ensure HR practitioners continue to build the knowledge and capabilities to support the long-term sustainable growth of individual enterprises and the economy at large, HKIHRM has completed the key stages of writing the 7 Specification of Competency Standards for the HRM sector (HRM SCS).


Knowledge Requirements for Membership
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According to the HKIHRM Membership Scheme, individuals who seek to join as an Associate Member or Professional Member are required to meet specific level of knowledge requirements.

To apply for Associate Membership, taking the HKIHRM Certificate in Foundation Skills in Human Resource Management is a way to prepare for the Associate Member Assessment, which leads to Associate Membership.

To apply for or to upgrade to Professional Membership, a) taking the following HKIHRM certificate programmes (depending on selecting HR Management Route or HR Development Route) and the subsequent assessments and b) completing “HR as Business Partner Series” is one of the options to meet the knowledge requirements.

HR Management Route

(Choose any two certificate programmes)


HR Development Route

(Must take both certificate programmes)

  1. Certificate in Reward Management
  2. Certificate in Employment Law & Employee Engagement
  3. Certificate in Sourcing & Staffing






  1. Certificate in Train-the-Trainer
  2. Certificate in Learning Management




HR as Business Partner Series

(Take one course in each of the four areas)

Global/ Environmental Perspective

  • Strategic HR 

Related courses:

  1. Global Remuneration Professional (GRP)
  2. Certified Compensation Professional (CCP)
  3. Accredited Law Officer of HR (人力資源法務師)
  4. Any other related courses/seminars

Business Perspective

  • Business Strategy and Value Chain
  • Account Management
  • Corporate Governance

Related courses:

  1. Certificate in Finance Management for HR Professionals & Non-Finance Managers
  2. Any other related courses/seminars

Organisational Perspective

  • Understanding Financial Statements
  • Internal Consulting
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Corporate Branding and Public Relations

Related courses:

  1. Pay Trend and Benefits Seminar
  2. Training and Development Needs Seminar
  3. Any other related courses/seminars

Individual Perspective

  • Project Management
  • HR Ethics and Code of Conduct

Related courses:

  1. Any other related courses/seminars



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