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Human Resources Credentialing

DCPAS is developing and promoting a number of HR technical area credentials to provide HR practitioners with the knowledge and skills to perform roles or functions in the DoD HR environment. Credentials serve as the documented evidence of licensure, education, training, experience, or other qualifications. They help meet emerging needs for specific skills and performance in the workplace. Whether managing recruitment, staffing, classification, employee relations, injury compensation, etc., earning pertinent credentials builds both competence and confidence.

The DoD practitioner might ask, “ Why is DoD HR Functional Community offering credentials now? The answer is found in customer feedback. The workforce seeks learning that is experientially based, and that offers more than knowledge. HR professionals want skills to enhance their job performance. The HR Technical Areas credentialing program provides responsive and timely learning experiences one can self-select to grow and deepen skills.

What is different about an HR Technical Area Credential?

HR Technical Area credentials will complement, not duplicate other credentialing programs. HR Technical Area credentials will help specialists acquire skills specific to the DoD HR workplace. Some HR Technical Area credentials will integrate external commercial content providing a well-balanced set of knowledge and skills to the DoD HR workforce.

Credentialing Vision

The vision of the Department of Defense Human Resources Functional Community (DOD HR Functional Community) is a community of Human Resources (HR) experts respected as business partners.

Advantages of Credentialing

DCPAS recognizes the importance and advantages of credentialing to include enhanced recognition, credibility, and mobility in the field of DoD Human Resources, and the promotion and acknowledgment of a recognized body of knowledge in a technical field

Credentialing Process