Brandon Hall Group professional certifications are comprehensive educational programs that centers around a multiphase knowledge test. Our exam isn’t about memorization and theory but developing new competencies and skills that can be applied in your organization right away. That’s why, in addition to testing your acumen we also have use cases from real best practices organizations have won GOLD in our HCM Excellence Awards Program.

At Your Pace. The certification process is interactive, virtual and on-demand. Emax-takers can complete the certification at their own pace.

Expert Support. Brandon Hall Group's experts, with over 120 years of collective expeirince, are available throughout the process to answer questions and provide support.

Designation. Our certification programs offer professional designations that position exam-takers for career advancement.

Business Results. The certification program provides a learning journey free of ratings or grades. It is focused on enabling exam-takers to apply competencies to drive business results in their organizations

Collaborative. It enables collaboration with a broad group of stakeholders through a foundation of extensive knowledge in each corresponding competency.

Certified Learning Strategist. A three phase certification learning journey that covers 24 critical competencies that every Learning and Development professional should possess. Click here for a complete list of the competencies covered.


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Employees and Business Leaders. A four phase learning journey that covers 25 critical competencies that all employees should possess. Business leaders can elect to take the advanced learning journey that explores DEI from a leadership standpoint, in addition to the core competencies.


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