HRO Today Provider Certification Program

Certification can be one of the most powerful initiatives within an industry. Developed using HRO Today‘s extensive data and understanding of the market combined with the expertise of staff and global members, the HRO Today Provider Certification Program was created to help HR service providers better position themselves in this competitive industry — and to deliver a safer, more efficient procurement process to buyers.———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

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By becoming certified, companies maximize market potential by demonstrating to customers that they have undergone an audit and testing process and reached a specific level of accountability of standards and ethics.


Why obtain the HRO Today Certified Provider badge?

To Gain Market Advantage

This badge or “seal of approval” indicates that you have undergone evaluation and testing to verify that you are a credible and trusted provider. This form of certification ensures customers have access to qualified service providers in the HR services and technology industry.

To Earn Business Deals

Some organizations require certification to ensure that customers have access to qualified service providers who are operating with a verified level of trust in the HR industry.

To Ensure Consistency

The HRO Today Certification Provider seal must be renewed annually to ensure continued compliance. The HRO Today Association defines and establishes these compliance standards to ensure a continuum of improved efficiency and customer satisfaction.

To Protect Consumers

Certification gives consumers the confidence to target providers operating at an established level of service. The HRO Today Certified Provider protects the health and safety of HR practitioners and clients.

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Your company will be featured as a reputable provider on the HRO Today HR Procurement Center, the first fully operational marketplace for HR executives and service providers. The HR Procurement Center serves as the official listing and purchasing service for only the most reputable vendors. ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

HRO Today Provider Certification Process 

The auditing process examines five components. Applicants receive points for successfully completed steps. 100 points are needed to earn the Certified Provider badge.

Step 1 – The Application

General company data, facts, and figures are requested.

Step 2 and 3 – Provider Questionnaire

Questions about the company include their experience, qualifications, financial well-being, labor commitments, and practices.

Step 4 – In-Depth Provider Questionnaire: 

Questions about your approach and methodology as they relate to the services you provide. Includes questions about your ethics and standards.

Step 5 – References

Two to three references will be checked to evaluate satisfaction of  current customers within the previous 12 months.

Get Started!

To get started you’ll have to complete and submit the application form (step 1 of 5) and submit the application fee of $199.00.


Low-Cost Fees:

  • All applicants pay a non-refundable application fee of $199
  • For HRO Today Association Members: $799 / Renewal $499
  • For Non-Members: $999 / Renewal $999

Members of the HRO Today Association receive discounted pricing on their certification and renewal. Find out about other benefits of membership.