Showcase Your LinkedIn Recruiter Skills with Our Certification Program

July 21, 2014

With millions of talent acquisition professionals in the world, how do you stand apart? In October 2013, LinkedIn launched the LinkedIn Professional Recruiter Certification program, enabling LinkedIn Recruiter pros to do just that.

The LinkedIn Certified Professional—Recruiter certification exam validates your skills in identifying and engaging talent effectively, building a pipeline of talent, and posting jobs using LinkedIn Recruiter. To date, more than 1,800 talent acquisition professionals have become certified and there are hundreds more signed up to take the Certification Preparation Curriculum* and the exam.

Why Are Recruiters Getting Certified?

Companies who invest in training and certifying their recruiters see a greater return on their investment in LinkedIn Recruiter.  In a survey we ran with over 120 Talent Acquisition leaders, 50% of respondents told us that they would be more likely to hire recruiters who are LinkedIn certified than those who are not. And LinkedIn Recruiter customers report increased efficiency and competitive advantage as a result of their recruiters completing the certification program.

How Do I Become Certified?

To achieve certification you need to pass a 90-minute, proctored, multiple-choice exam. To prepare for the exam, start by reviewing the exam objectives in the Certification Program Handbook.  Then focus on building the required skills to pass the exam with tutorials, webinars, and tip sheets available in the Talent Solutions Learning Center*.

When you are ready to take the exam, follow these 3 easy steps:

  • Step 1: Create a test taker account.
  • Step 2: Select the test center location where you’d like to take the exam, and choose a date and time for your test session.
  • Step 3: Pay for your test session online with a major credit card (USD$199, USD$99 in India), or pay with a voucher code if your employer purchased a voucher for you through a LinkedIn sales representative.

Good luck!

*Note: The LinkedIn Recruiter Learning Center, which includes the Certification Preparation Curriculum, is available to LinkedIn Recruiter customers only.

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