HRBP Online Certification Program

“Historically, many within the HR Profession have lamented the lack of respect and acknowledgement for the services they provide. Now opportunity is banging at the door of every HR Function to reverse that situation. The need to be more strategic and business-linked is evident.” – J Robinson, and D Robinson, Strategic Business PartnerHRBP

The HRBP Certification Program provides participants with guidelines to support senior leaders as a business partner.  Participants recognize their HRBP role and the importance of knowing the business.  This program prepares participants to consult with leaders to identify HR business needs and to be the coach and support senior leader teams dealing with HR challenges. Participants learn how to create a Human Resource Strategic Plan and play the Change Agent role to implement the plan. Participants learn to apply analytics to measure outcomes.

If you are interested in gaining this certification in the field of OD to advance your career potential!  Register today!

Participants Will:

  • Understand HRBP role in analyzing, creating, supporting, and managing the HR business system
  • Recognize the Employee Champion role as representing and communicating employee needs
  • Identify how to support, advise and support senior leaders on HR initiatives
  • Develop as the HR Business Partner to support senior leaders and business goals
  • Learn how to be a change agent to support and implement change
  • Demonstrate consulting skills to influence senior leaders and help them achieve goals
  • Understand how to conduct strategic planning sessions when implementing change
  • Demonstrate how to use metrics to measure outcomes
  • Understand the new role of HR in innovation and technology

Benefits of HRBP Certification

  • Build your brand as a certified HR Business Partner
  • Apply proven methodology to create a solid HR Strategy plan
  • Become a catalyst of change in your organization
  • Lead change management initiatives effectively
  • Sharpen your HR Business Partner skills
  • Apply what you learn immediately in your current role
  • Earn 24 HRCI Credits and 24 SHRM PDUs for recertification
  • Receive a badge for promoting your HRBP Distinction on social media
  • Become certified as an “HRBP” to be recognized as a Certified HR Business Partner

Who Should Take This Online HR Certification:

  • Human Resource Professionals
  • Talent Management Professionals
  • Learning and Development Professionals
  • Those seeking career advancement in the field of HR and Organization Development


Certification Requirements

  • Attend all 8 sessions
  • Complete all assignments
  • Complete self-development plan
  • Complete a final examination – this goes on all requirements pages
  • Upon completion of these requirements, you will receive your printable certificate via email and digital badge


Online Sessions

Online Sessions are 3 hours long and meet once a month. Once you register, you will receive confirmation of all meeting dates and times. Each session is facilitated live by an experienced OD Consultant.

The cost of the HRBP Certification Program is $3,800.00 USD

Resources Provided:

  • One-on-one coaching
  • Participant Materials for each session – Slides, Participant Guide, and Handouts
  • Comprehensive list of HR publications and references
  • Upon completion, you will receive an official certification and digital badge to display

Features of IOD’s Certification Programs

  • Convenient

    • Connect from anywhere to the online meetings
    • Interactive sessions with experienced OD practitioners in an instructor led format
    • Virtual sessions meet once a month on the same day of the month and at the same time
  • Flexible

    • Program schedule is flexible enough to cover multiple time zones/regions
    • We understand the workplace and personal demands, in some cases we can accommodate for make-up sessions so you won’t miss the learning experience
    • One-on-one coaching
    • Participant Materials for each session – Slides, Participant Guide, and Handouts
    • Comprehensive list of OD publications and references
    • Upon completion, you will receive an official certification and a digital badge to display your distinction as an “ODCC”
  • Affordable

    • Group discount available for groups of 5 or more.
    • Special discount for referrals and additional courses.


Session 1:  Understand the HR Business Partner Role — participants learn how to create an HR business system model, recognize the role of the HR business partner and the critical elements of this partnership. Review the HRBP competency requirements and your role in supporting leaders and being a champion for employees.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the HR Business Partner Context
  • Create a HR Business System Model
  • Recognize the Role of the HR Business Partner
  • Review HRBP Competency Requirements
  • Define your role in supporting leaders and being a champion for employees


Session 2:  Learn the Business – Know the culture, vision, mission, values, goals, and key decision makers. Be aware of changes and areas that need support, advise and support from senior leaders on HR Initiatives. Support the implementation. Learn how to develop partnerships and influencing skills to build relationships.

 Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize critical HR Competencies for success
  • Define HRBP areas of responsibility
  • Identify the HR Business Partner Development Blueprint
  • Determine how to increase your business acumen
  • Realize the role of the HR Strategic Partner
  • Demonstrate the role as HR Change Agent


Session 3Becoming a Business Partner – know your HRBP competency level– Build trust and credibility, communicate with confidence, identify needs, set expectations, contract for agreement, provide coaching, support problem solving and decision making, agree to action steps, implement and follow up.

Learning Objectives

  • Define how to align the HR Business Strategy to Business Strategy
  • Develop skills as a Strategic Business Partner
  • Recognize a HRBP competency model
  • Define HRBP Roles
  • Identify your development needs
  • Define the building blocks for building relationships and developing partnerships
  • Recognize how to build trust and credibility
  • Identify how to sell to the C-Suite


Session 4.  HRBP Consulting Role — Recognize your role in supporting project planning, facilitation meetings and events to conduct effective meetings, training sessions, team building and feedback sessions.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify your role as a consultant in helping business partners
  • Recognize your role in planning, and facilitating effective meetings
  • Realize how to effectively support project teams to accomplish goals and implement actions
  • Identify a model to help teams perform more effectively
  • Practice debriefing meetings and events to gain feedback on the process and progress


Session 5: Strategic Planning Role — Become more effective helping senior leaders implement changes by using a strategic planning approach to create a vision, mission, conduct a SWOT analysis, identify priorities, set goals, and develop a action plan to ensure execution.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the role of HR in Strategic Planning
  • Collect data to assess the current HR processes
  • Create a strategic plan to identify a comprehensive HR strategy
  • Recognize how to plan and facilitate a strategic planning process
  • Create an HR strategic map to identify the HR vision and mission and action plan to achieve goals


Session 6: Become a Change Agent– Partnering with leaders, teams, and stakeholders to implement a sustainable change process and address resistance to change.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand organization change and the impact
  • Identify several models to implement change
  • Determine organization readiness for change
  • Realize your role as a change agent


Session 7HR Analytics – Understand what metrics are and how to use them to measure results. Develop metrics that are aligned to organization strategy.  Determine which metrics are relevant to your organization and know how to compose a scorecard and measure results.

Learning Objectives:  

  • Understand HR analytics and how to use them to measure results
  • Determine which metrics are relevant to your organization
  • Define how to collect data to measure results
  • Evaluate outcomes
  • Review HR metrics and apply them


Session 8.  Being an Employee Advocate, Leading Innovation and Technology – Realize your role as an innovator in HR, encourage innovation to solve problems, challenge the status quo, and find unique ways to disrupt old ways of thinking. Recognize the role of HR in the new technological age.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn your role as Employee Champion
  • Recognize and embrace technology and innovation
  • Support your organization with integrating technology
  • Identify Artificial Intelligence (AI) methods that enhance the employee experience
  • Create a plan for improving your competence as an HRBP