Why get certified? HR certification is a career-long commitment that shows your peers, your employees and your organization that you have mastered the core HR principles and that you are dedicated to staying current in your profession. Earning a credential from HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®) speaks volumes ? about you as an HR professional, about the organization you serve and about the employees who put their trust in you. An HRCI certification distinguishes you as a expert in the HR field, with proven levels of skills and knowledge, and the competence necessary to mitigate risks and drive business results. The El Camino College Human Resources certification prep course is taught by an HRCI® recommended facilitator who is certified and experienced as an HR practitioner and subject-matter expert. Homework includes readings and practice exams assigned based on your level of experience.