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HR Open Standards

Individual Certificate

The HR Open Standards Individual Certificate is awarded to recognize individuals for their experience and knowledge of HR Open Standards' suite of interoperable data exchange standards.

Why get the HR Open Standards Certificate?



  • Gain confidence to propose and use a standards-based approach to HR integrations.
  • Empower consistent deployments for your organization.
  • Proudly display a symbol of your standards mastery on LinkedIn and your resume.
  • Join and be recognized within a global community of like-minded HR technology professionals.

Be recognized for your knowledge of and experience with HR Open Standards' suite of HR data exchange standards. Individual certificates are awarded to applicants who demonstrate mastery in one or more specialized domains.

Confidently demonstrate to your boss, organization, and the wider HR Technology industry a proficiency in standards-based HR data integrations.

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HR Open Standards Individual Certificate

The Process

Set a foundation

Complete Basic Courses

Complete 2 out of the 3 Basic Courses:
XML Basics, HR-XML Common Components, and OAGI Business Object Documents.
You must score 70% or higher for each course.

Specialize in a Domain

Complete Domain Course(s)

Complete at least 1 of the specialized domain courses
Current specializations include: Assessments, Recruiting, and Screening.
You must score 70% or higher for each course.

Demonstrate Hands-on Standards Work

Provide Work Experience

Demonstrate work experience on standards project or implementation
Live implementation projects and school projects will be considered
Include LinkedIn profile in certificate application for work experience review.

You're almost there!

Apply for a Certificate

Now you can submit an application for their HR Open individual certificate.
The certificate application costs $99 and includes review for one domain.
Additional domain applications are $29 per domain.

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