Global Remuneration Professional | GRP®

Gain the skills to manage compensation globally, the confidence to speak with authority and the designation that shows current and future employers you are committed to operating with high professional standards — all by earning WorldatWork’s Global Remuneration Professional (GRP®) certification. 

Attain the GRP® and you earn the ability to place the designation badge (see the graphic at the top of this page) on your professional networking profile, email signature or company profile page, for all to see. 

Why Earn a GRP®?

  • Proven recognition. Global 500 companies rely on WorldatWork certifications to power their employee rewards, engagement and retention efforts. The GRP® is recognized worldwide and backed by our 65+ years of experience in workplace rewards education and research.  
  • Practical, expert content. Our course and exam content taps the insights and experiences of expert practitioners and experienced consultants.  
  • Flexible learning. Choose from online or in-person options, whichever suits you best. 
  • Powerful networking. Initiate a new phase of high-powered networking with faculty and peers. 
  • Language options. Choose to learn in English, Arabic, Spanish and Portuguese. 

Who Should Get a GRP®?

This certification is perfect for entry to mid-level HR and compensation professionals interested in understanding multi-national compensation programs. 

Twice the Credentials

Also seeking expertise on U.S.-based compensation? When you earn the Certified Compensation Professional (CCP®), you complete nearly all the requirements for the GRP®, so you position yourself to earn two highly respected and recognized certifications in rapid succession. 

Recertification Credits

The courses and exams listed below can earn credits to recertify a prior WorldatWork certification.

Although you can take courses in any order you wish – or take only the exam associated with a given course – we recommend taking the course and associated exam in the order listed below.
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Courses and Required Exams

Course / Exam

1 OF 10
Total Rewards Management Gain a foundation in reward strategy and its five elements: compensation, benefits, well-being effectiveness, development and recognition.
STARTING AT: Members: $1,285 USD Non-Members: $1,780 USD

Course / Exam

2 OF 10
Business Acumen for Compensation Professionals Boost your business acumen to better understand business strategy, finances, operations and communications.
STARTING AT: Members: $1,285 USD Non-Members: $1,780 USD

Course / Exam

3 OF 10
Quantitative Principles in Compensation Management Make better decisions by gaining critical skills in applied statistics and analytics that you learn through hands-on training in Excel.
STARTING AT: Members: $1,285 USD Non-Members: $1,780 USD

Course / Exam

4 OF 10
Job Analysis, Documentation and Evaluation Learn to create fair and attractive pay structures that advance equity and ensure legal compliance.
STARTING AT: Members: $1,285 USD Non-Members: $1,780 USD

Course / Exam

5 OF 10
Base Pay Administration and Pay for Performance Gain a vital edge in the competition for talent by developing an effective and strategic base pay salary structure.
STARTING AT: Members: $1,285 USD Non-Members: $1,780 USD

Course / Exam

6 OF 10
Market Pricing: Conducting a Competitive Pay Analysis Help your organization compete for and win top talent by learning to build market-related salary structures and packages.
STARTING AT: Members: $1,285 USD Non-Members: $1,780 USD

Course / Exam

7 OF 10
Variable Pay-Improving Performance with Variable Pay Design variable pay plans that attract, motivate, retain employees while boosting your organization’s bottom line.
STARTING AT: Members: $1,285 USD Non-Members: $1,780 USD

Course / Exam

8 OF 10
International Remuneration: An Overview of Global Rewards Learn to compensate international employees effectively and equitably, boosting your organization’s global talent pool.
STARTING AT: Members: $1,285 USD Non-Members: $1,780 USD

Course / Exam

9 OF 10
International Financial Reporting Standards for Compensation Professionals Understand the international accounting standards that steer global compensation and benefits decisions.
STARTING AT: Members: $1,285 USD Non-Members: $1,780 USD

Course / Exam

10 OF 10
Strategic Communication in Total Rewards Management Understand the international accounting standards that steer global compensation and benefits decisions.
STARTING AT: Members: $1,285 USD Non-Members: $1,780 USD
Earn a Certification, Boost Your Career

Hear how earning her certification helped Michaelo Leo, Senior Director of Compensation and Benefits at Ipsen Biosciences, advance her career. 

Michaela Leo describes how earning a WorldatWork certification helped advance her career.
Track Your Certification Status

WorldatWork members can readily see their progress on certification, see the deadline for recertifying, rest easy knowing that recertification credits earned through WorldatWork are automatically added to their profiles, and manually manage any credits they earn from other organizations.