Catapult and HRCI partner to support HR career development.

Catapult and HR Certification Institute (HRCI), the premier HR credentialing organization dedicated to setting the standard for HR mastery and excellence, have partnered to help Catapult members further their HR career development and ongoing education.
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Catapult members receive the following benefits when obtaining or renewing their aPHR/PHR/SPHR/GPHR certifications:

12 Hours of Recertification Credit
All aPHR/PHR/SPHR certified professionals who are employed by Catapult members are eligible to receive up to 12 hours of recertification credit, just for being employed at a member organization. Eligibility for these credits is based on the number of years you were employed at the member organization during your recertification cycle. Credits can also be prorated monthly for partial years of employment at a member company or based on the company’s number of years as a Catapult member.
$50 Discount on aPHR®
Employees of member organizations receive a $50 discount on the Associate Professional in Human Resource® (aPHR®), Professional in Human Resources (PHR®), Professional in Human Resources – California® (PHRca®), Senior Professional in Human Resources® (SPHR®) or Global Professional in Human Resources® (GPHR®) exam fees.
HRCI Concierge

An HRCI Concierge is available to resolve questions and issues regarding recertification quickly.

Contact Maria Simon at and (571) 551-6784. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Catapult and HRCI’s Partnership

Is there a promo code for the $50 exam discount?

Yes. Before completing your online application, don’t forget to use the exclusive code, available from the Catapult membership team, to receive a $50 discount. When you are in the process of registering for an exam, in the “HR Affiliations” field, please type CAT50 so HRCI is aware of the referral.

May I use more than one promo code for exam discount?
No, only one promo code may be redeemed per application.
How does the $50 exam discount interact with the Build Your Own Bundle (BYOB) experience?
The exam discount is applied to the application exam fee prior to the BYOB experience.
How often will I be able to submit the 12 credit hours on my recertification application?

We recommend you submit up to 4 credit hours annually or the total applicable credits at the end of your recertification cycle.


Note: Earn up to 12 recertification credits per certification renewal cycle. Three credits per full year of membership (to a maximum of 9 credit hours) under the “Professional Achievement” category and an additional 1 business credit (to a maximum of 3 credit hours for SPHR) under the “Professional Development: Self-Directed” education category. If your HRCI credential does not require business credit, the credit type will default to HR (general) credit.

Is documentation needed to confirm Catapult membership?
Documentation must be provided if you are chosen for an audit. If you are audited, please contact Catapult for proof of membership.
I do not have my SPHR; how can I utilize the business credits?

If you do not have an SPHR certification, the credit type will default to an HR (general) credit.


HR Certification Institute

For 45+ years, HRCI has set the global standard for HR expertise and excellence through its commitment to the development and advancement of businesspeople in the people business. 

Recertification Instructions

Applying for HRCI credits is easy! 

Earn HRCI credit

Catapult courses help you earn HRCI credits while learning something new and honing your HR and business skills.