Global Remuneration Professional – GRP®

Fuel Your Career and Workforce Performance with an Elite HR Credential & Skill Set

Total Rewards is the essential HR capability to compete in today’s talent focused knowledge economy. The GRP® is the only internationally recognized, rewards focused credential and is the certification standard among the worlds leading organizations.

Over 93% of Fortune 500 organizations count on

WorldatWork for their Total Rewards Advantage

What is the Total Rewards Academy®?

The Total Rewards Academy evolved from a pilot that started in 2018 with the leading global pharma company Novo Nordisk. The Novo Nordisk executive group challenged our team to deliver an accelerated 3-week program for their 50-strong international rewards team members that could be completed in one year.

The pilot was a major success. In the years that followed, over 20 leading international companies have joined the sponsor group – here are some of those participating in the 2023/24 Program.

Why Earn a GRP®?

Gain the skills to manage compensation globally, the confidence to speak with authority, and a recognized designation that shows current and future employers that you are committed to operating with the highest professional standards.

Proven recognition. Global 500 companies rely on WorldatWork certifications to power their employee rewards, engagement and retention efforts.

Practical, expert content. Our course and exam content taps the insights and experiences of expert practitioners and experienced consultants.

Powerful networking. Initiate a new phase of high-powered networking with faculty and peers.

Who Should Get a GRP®? This certification is perfect for entry to senior HR professionals interested in understanding multi-national reward and compensation programs.

Earn Your GRP® Certification 3X Faster

The standard certification program includes 10 courses and 10 corresponding exams which students complete at their own pace, usually over a period of 2-3 years.

The Total Rewards Academy consolidates the program into three 1-week workshops which learners complete over a one year period. Students can receive their GRP certification up to 3 times faster than our standard course format.

2023/ 2024 GRP® Workshop Program

Participate in live classes at the offices of our sponsor organizations or join a live class online. Participants can select from the available dates and delivery methods as best suited to their schedule.

All participants receive complimentary WorldatWork membership, full access to course recordings with on-demand access, and are able to access and download all of the course resources conveniently at any time.

Participants can complete exams privately online, whenever they feel they have achieved their learning goals.

Download Detailed Workshop Program

Complete the below form to gain access to the program overview.

Immersive Learning Experience

  • Engaging case studies, application-based learning and simulations.
  • New case study featuring post-Covid challenges experienced by rewards professionals, using real company data and outcomes to learn together.
  • Additional mentoring for participants still developing English language skills.
  • Ample opportunity to share experiences and viewpoints in a welcoming and confidential environment.

Advanced Team & Peer-to-Peer Learning

  • Bring your international HR/Rewards staff up to a balanced level of knowledge.
  • Develop a shared team language around Total Rewards.
  • Network with colleagues globally.
  • Discuss and address common issues and problems.
  • Demonstrate team value through member input and expertise.

Learn from the World’s Leading Experts

Our subject matter experts, authors and faculty represent an elite group of professionals recognized as the foremost leaders in the principles of advanced Global Remuneration.

Alan Gibbons is our lead faculty member for the Total Rewards Academy. He was Senior Partner with both KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Alan was Global Head of Reward and Performance Management at Accenture, until establishing The Reward Practice with a number of former colleagues, opening offices in London, Zurich, Luxemburg, Dublin and the throughout the United States.

Alan has worked with many international companies and has specific rewards experience in banking, retail, brewing, manufacturing, communications and high-tech companies. In the public sector, he has worked extensively in the health service, police and prison services, the judiciary and in the education sector. Alan is a WorldatWork Faculty member and a regular conference speaker.