For Professionals

Earn credibility as a specialist

Keep up with HR trends to equip yourself for more strategic roles that effect meaningful change in the workplace.

Who can apply

Should I apply for Skills Badges?

  • HR Professionals, Specialists & Consultants
  • Mid-Level Management in SMEs
  • IHRP-Certified Professionals
Why apply

How can I benefit from this?

Master in-demand skills

Master in-demand skills

Adapt to dynamic business environments easily and stay relevant with skills in emerging HR areas.

Boost your journey to the top

Boost your journey to the top

Prepare yourself for leadership and more strategic roles.

A career building block

A career building block

Enhance employability with trusted micro-certifications that demonstrate your expertise.

Self-paced learning

Self-paced learning

Choose from a variety of courses and learning methods (self-learning online or with our partner institutions) that complement your busy work schedule.

Long-term growth

Long-term growth

Get a head start in IHRP’s Certified Professional certification. Earning 2 Skills Badges will exempt you from the Certified Professional Experience Assessment.

The badges

Get badged in these emerging HR topics

Each speciality area is aligned with competencies in IHRP’s Body of Competencies (BoC) and SkillsFuture Framework of HR.

People Analytics

Analyse statistics, business and employee modelling, and use data to make better business decisions.

Organisational Change

Explore how design thinking and iterative approaches can empower organisation-wide changes that impact business success.

Strategic Workforce Planning

Plan for current and future workforce demand and supply to meet strategic and organisational objectives for today and tomorrow.

HR Technology

Build the foundation for HR Management Systems and learn how to apply new technologies in an HR context.

Fair and Progressive Work Practices

Foster and monitor the equal recruitment and treatment of employees on the basis of merit

Business Partnering

Use business and financial acumen to drive strategic organisational value through people solutions

Data Led Talent Acquisition

Employ data-driven and technology-led methods to source and acquire skilled talent for organisational needs

People Experience

Maximise the quality of employee’s experience using an employee-centric view in all regards to the organisation

HR Consulting

Apply consulting process and core skills to provide insights on developing HR strategies and programmes for organisations

Digital Human Capital Transformation

Apply systems thinking, data skills, service design and transformation planning to deliver digitalisation projects for organisations

Future Workplace Architect

Apply business strategy, technology acumen and design principles to architect the transformation of work, workplace, and workforce

Talent Management

Applying the processes, systems and strategies to identify, attract, develop and engage high performing and high potential employees so as to create a pipeline of talent for leadership and other mission critical roles

Compensation and Benefits

Enable HR Generalists and new compensation professionals to support compensation programs through effective communications and decisions that will positively impact the worker experience and organisation’s bottom line.


Fresh badges, new skills. More to discover.

Workplace Investigation

Applying sound practices to manage workplace disputes and undertaking grievance management to ensure fair and concise reporting and outcomes

Business and Financial Acumen

Maintaining and applying financial and business management principles to create a positive impact in the organisation.

Employer Branding

Develop and implement employer brand proposition and strategies in alignment with the organisation’s long-term strategic objectives and desired culture.

Workplace Safety and Employee Well-being

Foster a culture of well-being, develop and implement employee safety protocols as well as health and wellness programmes, so as to promote healthy and productive workforce.

Learning and Development (L&D)

Create a culture of lifelong learning and implement learning and development channels and programmes to facilitate capability building and employees’ growth.

Performance Management

Establish a performance management philosophy and framework, and implement appropriate performance management strategies, including the identification of key performance indicators and fair, results-focused assessments of employee performance.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

Establish a culture where employees have the resources they need to grow and thrive regardless of differences, so that they feel supported, included and have a sense of belonging.

Job Redesign

Maximise the quality of employees’ experience using an employee-centric view in all regards to the organisation

Once you’re adept, get ready to take your mastery to the next level.

All Skills Badges are available in two levels, Proficient and Advanced, to provide you with the opportunity for continuous growth. The badge levels correspond to the different levels within the SkillsFuture Framework for HR.

Corresponds with Levels 3 and 4 of the SkillsFuture Framework for HR
Corresponds with Levels 5 and 6 of the SkillsFuture Framework for HR
How it works

Your Skills Badge Journey

From the moment you start to earn Skills Badges to when you begin to apply your newfound knowledge in the real world, your journey is a rewarding one.

1. Register

Kickstart your journey with these 5 simple steps:

  1. To apply, log in to your existing IHRP account or via your LinkedIn account. If you do not have an existing account, sign up here.
  2. Select ‘Skills Badges’ under IHRP Products.
  3. Select your preferred Skills Badge.
  4. Proceed to payment.

2. Learn

Choose a speciality area to strengthen your knowledge via one of our appointed partner instituitions.

This stage is optional, but recommended. If you’re familiar with the topic, you can start with Step 3.

3. Apply

Apply what you’ve learned in a business project. You’ll need to have a Project Sponsor who will supervise and confirm your application of skills.

Experienced professionals who have completed relevant projects in the past 2 years may consider utilising previous business projects for retrospective badging.

4. Submit

  1. Submit your business project details to IHRP along with evidence of your skills application.
  • Overall project description (Project timeframe, key project objectives and project synopsis)
  • Specific project details (Project role, responsibilities and key stakeholders)
  • Detailed approach (Elaboration on how each skill was demonstrated)
  • Project outcomes (Value created to the business)

*You may submit a current, upcoming or past project completed within the last 2 years.

  1. Appoint and onboard a Project Sponsor on his/her expected role in the application process before submitting the relevant information. Your Project Sponsor will be notified to verify your content submission.

5. Assess

Your work will be reviewed by our experienced community of Assessors, who are recognised for their expertise and contribution in the field.

Our Assessors are selected based on their relevant experience in speciality areas and include IHRP Senior Professionals (>8 years of experience) as well as experienced HR professionals (>10 years of experience). We also appoint Experts, who are recognised for their mastery and contribution to the HR community in their speciality areas and have good standing within the profession.

A selection of our Experts:

Dr Fermin Diez (IHRP-MP)
Expert in People Analytics and Organisational Change

Dr Jaclyn Lee (IHRP-MP)
Expert in People Analytics HR Technology

Alexis Saussinan
Expert in Strategic Workforce Planning and People Analytics

6. Outcome

You’ll receive your results and evaluation report within a month. For successful earners, a digital Skills Badge will be awarded to your IHRP account. Once you have a Badge, it’s time to start showcasing your newfound skills — click here and learn how to share your Badge on social media and more.

Skills Badges do not ‘expire’, but may be updated depending on how the speciality areas evolve. You’ll be notified on any additional assessments needed to keep your badge valid.


Invest in your future



Skills Badge Accreditation Fee
(Assessment Programme only)

Basic: $50

Proficient: $250

Advanced: $300

  • Basic: Level 1 & 2
  • Proficient: Level 3 & 4
  • Advanced: Level 5 & 6
  • Learning courses are not compulsory, but recommended.
  • Above fees are not inclusive of GST.
  • Badge application fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Badge applications must be completed within 6 months upon payment. Sign in to the application platform here.