Strategic HR Business Partner (sHRBP) Certification

Build credibility as an HR leader that influences, impacts and advances your business and your career

Strategic HR Business Partner (sHRBP) Certification

We have completely rebuilt and revitalized our signature certification program, Strategic HR Business Partner (sHRBP)!

The HR space has witnessed a significant shift in mindset. It’s no longer enough to be a functional expert. HR is now widely viewed as a critical business function. HR’s agenda is the company’s agenda, and HR’s purpose is to drive measurable results.

This new certification program helps you close the HRBP skills gap by redefining what it means to be a Strategic HR Business Partner. You’ll master a new capability framework based on fresh research, gain confidence through the program’s emphasis on learning by doing and practicing skills in real time, and cultivate the mindset you need to think and act strategically.

Earn Credits Towards Leading Industry Certifications

This certification has been approved for 19.50 Business recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™, and SPHRi™ recertification through the HR Certification Institute.
The use of this seal is not an endorsement by HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program, it means that this program has met the criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.
SHRM has pre-approved this certification for 19.50 Professional Development Credits (PDCs) toward SHRM-CP℠ or SHRM-SCP℠ Certifications.
Human Capital Institute is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP℠ or SHRM-SCP℠.

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Course Fee: $2,750

Classes are in-person in major metro areas or online. Also available on-site or online for your team. Learn more.

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Who Should Attend?

The sHRBP curriculum is designed for functional leaders, people leaders, and individual contributors seeking to advance their careers by elevating personal proficiencies, leading high-impact HR teams, and executing talent strategies that have a measurable impact on the business. Some of the roles that will benefit from obtaining the sHRBP certification include:

  • Senior HR Business Partner

  • HR Business Partner

  • HR Director

  • HR Generalist

  • Talent Development Director

  • People Manager

  • Talent Analyst

Why Should You Attend?

Rapid-fire innovation. Market uncertainties. Talent shortages.

These are just a few of the constant pressures of doing business in today’s world. To thrive in this volatile environment, organizations need their people strategies to align clearly with the goals of the business.

As an HR professional, you need to enhance your skill sets and adopt a new strategic mindset to advance your career and your business. HCI’s intensive 3-day certification program is designed to facilitate this transformation. You will be immersed in a highly interactive, hands-on learning experience and equipped with processes and tools necessary to put ideas into action.

Companies with strategic HRBPs report superior positive outcomes in multiple business areas, including employee performance, employee retention, revenue growth, and profit growth (CEB). The skills taught in HCI’s sHRBP program are the skills that will advance your career. You’ll elevate your personal proficiency in the things that matter most to the business.

After earning your Strategic HR Business Partner certification with HCI, you will be able to

  • Earn the credibility with their business partners that will allow them to work as trusted advisors

  • Work with partners to co-create effective talent management solutions that accelerate business strategy

  • Help their HR team/partners execute on business strategies through those solutions

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In-Person Classes

Sep 25-27, 2019 | 9:00AM-5:00PM +08 (Asia/Singapore)
Atlanta, GA
Sep 25-27, 2019 | 9:00AM-5:00PM EDT
Bangkok, Thailand
Sep 30-Oct 2, 2019 | 9:00AM-5:00PM +07 (Asia/Bangkok)
Dallas, TX
Sep 30-Oct 2, 2019 | 9:00AM-5:00PM CDT
Denver, CO
Oct 7-9, 2019 | 9:00AM-5:00PM MDT

Online Classes

Sep 23-25, 2019 | 8:45AM-5:00PM EDT
Oct 23-25, 2019 | 11:45AM-8:00PM EDT
Nov 12-14, 2019 | 8:45AM-5:00PM EST
Dec 2-4, 2019 | 8:45AM-5:00PM EST
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Course Outline


Work credibly with clients to support organizational strategies.

  • Adopt a strategic mindset

  • Analyze business data to create insights and guide decisions

  • Align overall talent strategy to business priorities and objectives


Develop collaborative relationships that impact business outcomes.

  • Consult with clients to determine issues and root causes

  • Create specific solutions that drive impact and change

  • Communicate progress to gain champions and influence positive change


Implement and measure effectiveness of talent management initiatives and solutions.

  • Solve business issues by implementing solutions

  • Sustain solutions by evaluating impact and iterating

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Course Fee: $2,750

Classes are in-person in major metro areas or online. Also available on-site or online for your team. Learn more.

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