Human Capital Leaders in Education Certification Program

Human Capital Leaders in Education Standards

The Human Capital Leaders in Education (HCLE) standards outline the
competencies that leaders in PK-12 education and related organizations need to strategically manage human capital (HC) processes at the organization,
department, team, or individual level. The standards define the core HC
knowledge domains along with the skills needed to improve talent
practices in education.

pHCLE 

eHCLE

The professional-level standards outline the competencies that leaders in PK-12 and related organizations need to strategically manage human capital (HC) processes at the department, team, or individual level. In 2021, AASPA, Experience Management Institute, and a national committee of PK-12 HC leaders collaborated to update the standards. The standards define the core HC knowledge domains along with the skills needed to improve talent practices in education.


pHCLE Standards


pHCLE Body of Knowledge

The executive-level standards outline the competencies that leaders in PK-12 and related organizations need to strategically manage human capital (HC) processes at the system level. In 2021, AASPA, Experience Management Institute, and a national committee of PK-12 HC leaders collaborated to create the eHCLE standards. The standards define the core HC knowledge domains along with the skills needed to improve talent practices in education.

eHCLE Standards

Human Capital Certification Learning Opportunities

HCLE certification is appropriate for anyone who has a stake in improving people practices in education
systems. The Professional Human Capital Leader in Education (pHCLE) and Executive Human Capital
Leader in Education (eHCLE) certification programs correspond with the standards and allow individuals
to demonstrate mastery of essential competencies. To learn more or get started with earning your
certification, use the links below.

pHCLE Certification

eHCLE Certification

pHCLE Learning

pHCLE Exam

pHCLE Recertification

Current pHCLE Holders

eHCLE Learning

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