WorldatWork Society of Certified Professionals


Being certified in your area of expertise is a symbol of professionalism, demonstrating a quest for knowledge that sets you apart. It also shows that you care about your profession and are dedicated to enhancing your abilities. Recognized globally, WorldatWork Society of Certified Professionals currently offers eight prestigious designations:

All designations are earned by passing the required certification examination(s) administered through WorldatWork Society of Certified Professionals. Each exam consists of multiple choice questions. Certification exams are taken at designated WorldatWork testing locations around the world.

Positioning Yourself for Career Success Has Never Been More Important Than Today

Now more than ever, it is important that you invest in yourself by taking the time to pursue your professional goals. WorldatWork Society members agree there are many benefits to obtaining a designation, including:

  • Knowledge and skills acquisition
  • Credibility
  • Marketability
  • Career development/advancement
  • Increased compensation
  • Networking

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How to Get Started
Getting started is as easy as registering for an exam. Once you begin the process, your candidate status will be established and you’ll be automatically enrolled in the certification program.



When we become certified, we become a stronger asset for our organizations. We give ourselves a great boost of confidence, whether it’s at our current employer or as we seek new employment. Our certifications give us an edge that only knowledge and learning can give us. Becoming certified shows we accomplished something very important in our profession.

Dianna L. Smith, CCP, CBP
Director Benefits Planning
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company



I have been a WorldatWork member since 1982. Years ago, you could get away  with compensation and benefits to get the right employees. Now it’s not enough. You need work-life, recognition and career opportunities to attract the best. The whole work-life curriculum was an eye-opener.  I learned a lot, with respect to the important value to employees. Like my company, many organizations have a flexible workplace and a wellness program. A lot of times if you’re with one company, you get the one-company approach. Getting to know the entire body of knowledge with respect to work-life gives you the opportunity to  re-think what you’re already doing.

Leonard Comberiate, CCP, CBP, GRP, WLCP
Senior Director Benefits & Collectively Bargained Funds
The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company

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Since I have attained my CCP, it has helped my résumé, expanded my network of professional contacts, and increased my technical knowledge and useful application to my work. My company and I place a lot of value on this certification. As I have built the compensation team at ConAgra Foods, I have sought out professionals with their CCP or have made it a developmental priority for those who have not yet attained it. It has proven to be a great return on the investment, both dollars and effort!

Julie Griffin, CCP, PHR
Vice President, Compensation