A Look at the History of Human Resources & HR Certification Programs
SEPTEMBER 8, 2016
According to Drew Young, president of ASPA, all criteria was met except for a defined body of knowledge and certification program. In the early 70’s, ASPA board began serious talk on creating a national certification program. During this time the accrediting organization also changed to the name they hold today, the Human Resource Certification Institute and was an independent organization affiliated with the Society for Human Resource Management (formerly ASPA).