Human Resource Management Institute

  Frequently Asked Questions                               

Q1: Have the HRMI programs been recognized?
HRMI has been widely recognized for its standards of excellence, valued and trusted by employers worldwide. All HRMI programs also carry international recognition from universities and professional bodies. 

Q2: How is the quality of HRMI pre-test teaching?
A2: HRMI has adopted the global uniform criteria—uniform teaching materials, uniform test paper and uniform standards of scoring. Also students will receive uniform certificates after they pass the tests.
In order to guarantee the authority of the trainings and the certificates, HRMI has set up a Following Up system to follow the performance of the students as well as establishing an assessment system to evaluate the performance of the teachers. We’d like to feedback from all of our students

Q3: What are the characteristics of HRMI training?
A3: HRMI provides high quality training integrating students’ all round abilities, inviting experts to make the selection and offering professional certificates that are available everywhere in the world.

Q4: How about the qualification of the course leaders?
A4: Course leaders are experts in their fields, noted for their excellence and supported by external speakers working in organizations at the forefront of their fields.  They understand key business drivers, performance metrics, and advantage. Most importantly, they are passionate advocates of the "80:20" rule.

Q5: What are the characteristics of the schedule of classes?
A5: HRMI has put much importance on the practicality while emphasizing the fundamental professional underlying knowledge.

Q6: What Learning Style is used?
A6: HRMI learning style: Taught material is a blend of formal lectures, seminars and practical exercises and case studies to encourage teamwork and practical grounding of the material.

Q7: How do I schedule a credential exam appointment?
Once you are eligible, HRMI will e-mail you examination scheduling instructions with your eligibility code which you will need when scheduling you exam. You can schedule your exam appointment online or by telephone. Full details can be found in the credential handbook and within the examination scheduling instructions. Also, the training center authorized by HRMI will be responsible for arranging the time.

Q8: Where is the place of training?
A8: Students can receive training at HRMI training centers as well as any training centers authorized by HRMI throughout the world.

Q9: What are the testing criteria?
A9: The final test consists of a writing test and a paper. Students can attend the tests after receiving the training classes. The score will be divided into five grades—from the highest to the lowest; they are A, B, C, D and E. Students receiving scores above and including C, will be eligible to award the certification.

Q10: If I fail the exam, can I take it again?
A10: If you fail the exam on your first attempt, you can re-take it up to three times within your one-year eligibility period. Fees are associated with re-examination. Details for re-examination can be found in the credential handbook.

Q11: What is the exam like?
Credential exams consist of multiple-choice questions. The amount of questions on each exam varies and the amount of time you are allotted to complete the exam also varies on the credentials for which you are testing. Please consult the subsequent credential web pages and credential handbooks for details.

Q12: How to apply for the tests?
You can apply for them at the appointed training centers, taking along three 1passport sized colored photos, ID card, educational certificate copies and related working reference or via email

Q13: How soon can I award the certification?
A13: If you pass the exams, you will receive the certification documents within two weeks.

Q14: How do I find my HRMI ID number?

A14: You receive your HRMI ID number, also known as your Member ID, when you apply for the credential exam or when you first become a HRMI member. You use this number to utilize from all HRMI professional services.

Q15: How do I find my certification (HRMP, CHRM, etc.) number?

Your certification number is shown on the certificate as the HRMP, CHRM, CHRD or CHRC number.

NOTE: If you cannot find your ID numbers, e-mail Registrar's Office . If you have no previous association with HRMI—as a member, former member, credential holder, former credential holder or Marketplace customer—do not have an identification number.

Q16: What are objectives of HR Management?

A15: Main objectives are:

·         Maximize the return on investment from the organization's human capital and minimize financial risk.

·         Getting maximum results with minimum efforts

·         Increasing efficiency of factors of Productivity

·         Human betterment and social justice

Q17: What is the difference between the terms "accreditation" and "certification"?

A17: The definition of these terms is given in EN ISO/IEC 17000:2004:

·         Para 5.6 Accreditation: Third-party attestation related to a conformity assessment body conveying formal demonstration of its competence to carry out specific conformity assessment tasks.
·         Para 5.5 Certification: Third-party attestation related to products, processes, systems or persons.

Q18: What is the difference between Education and Training?

A18: Firstly, we had to define what the two terms meant. Education encompasses teaching and learning specific skills, and also something less tangible but more profound: the imparting of knowledge, positive judgment and well-developed wisdom. Education has as one of its fundamental aspects the imparting of culture from generation to generation (see socialization). Education means 'to draw out', facilitating realization of self-potential and latent talents of an individual. It is an application of pedagogy, a body of theoretical and applied research relating to teaching and learning and draws on many disciplines. Training refers to the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and competencies as a result of the teaching of vocational or practical skills and knowledge that relates to specific useful skills. It forms the core of apprenticeships and provides the backbone of content at technical colleges and polytechnics. In addition to the basic training required for a trade, occupation or profession, it is recognized today that there is need to continue training beyond initial qualifications to maintain, upgrade and update skills throughout working life. In the context of many professions and occupations this may be referred to as professional development.
However, when I would list a characteristic of education, the opposite term seemed to fit training. Here are the differences that I came up with:






Field-dependent (meaning that one is usually trained to do something specific to his or her content area).



Soft skills

Hard skills


specific amount of time



Q19: What is a diploma/degree mill?

A19: Want an “easy” college degree? Beware of illegal diploma mills! Diploma mill: An institution of higher education operating without supervision of a state or professional agency and granting diplomas which are either fraudulent or because of the lack of proper standards worthless. Diploma mills (or degree mills) are substandard or fraudulent “colleges” that offer potential students degrees with little or no serious work. Some are simple frauds: a mailbox to which people send money in exchange for paper that purports to be a college degree. Others require some nominal work from the student but do not require college-level course work that is normally required for a degree.

Q20: Why is degree mill a problem?

A.20 “Mail drop” degree mills are simply fraud, a way for unscrupulous hucksters to make money while providing no service. More substantive degree mills devalue college degrees by making them available without college-level work. This makes all degrees suspect and confuses employers and professional licensing boards that need to know whether a person has an appropriate educational background.

Q21: Does an ".edu" address mean that a school is legitimate? 

A.21 No. Some diploma mills and unaccredited schools have been able to obtain ".edu" extensions and there is currently no action underway to make them cease using such extensions. An ".edu" extension means nothing regarding a school's quality or legitimacy.

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