Global Remuneration Professional Certification

GRP® Certification

Global Remuneration Professional

The renowned Global Remuneration Professional designation provides you with the knowledge, skills and training you need to design, manage and deliver global rewards programs that align with organizational goals and attract, motivate and retain top talent.

Earn the GRP® certification with Morgan International,  WorldatWork’s Premium Education Partner.

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About the Global Remuneration Professional

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

The GRP® is recognized worldwide and backed by 65+ years of experience in workplace rewards education and research.

Global Language

covers multi-national compensation and rewards topics
Expert Content

developed by expert practitioners and experienced consultants in the field

Designed For 

HR, management, finance, compensation, benefits and total rewards professionals operating in a global environment
Powerful Networking 

connect with like-minded high powered faculty, peers and community

 Entry Requirements Simplified

Although there presently are no entry requirements to enroll in the program, candidates applying for the GRP® designation are recommended to:
• Be currently working or worked in the past in HR/Accounting/Finance roles focused on Rewards, Remuneration/Compensation, Benefits, Payroll, etc.
• Handled Salary Budgets, Payrolls, Compensation, or other Rewards or HR-related projects in their roles
• Hold a University Degree or Professional Certification in HR

GRP® Courses & Exams

Ten Topics. One Certification. 

Learn how to attract, motivate, engage, and retain valuable employees by offering a rewards package that meets the needs of employees and the organization.

You will learn:

- The five elements of a total rewards strategy: compensation, benefits, well-being effectiveness, development and recognition.
- The tools needed to formulate a total rewards program, including understanding the critical role of organizational culture, business strategy, and HR strategy.
- Internal and external influences on total rewards strategy.
- Designing a successful total rewards strategy. 
- An introduction to communicating the value of a total rewards package. 

Best suited for:

HR professionals, as well as those specializing in total rewards, remuneration, compensation, benefits and payroll. Organizational leaders may also benefit by understanding how the total rewards model drives organizational success.

Learn the skills critical for decision-making, learn key finance concepts and gain a broader perspective on the organization's operations.

You will learn:
- Key business acumen skills, behaviors and competencies.
- How to evaluate and articulate the relationship between compensation and business outcomes.
- Essential financial concepts, such as common profit measures and metrics.
- About business operations through the prisms of competitive strategies, market position, allowances, and business life cycles.
- About the key performance indicators and the tools and approaches for evaluation. 
- To assess the relationship between the compensation plan and the organization’s bottom line.
- How to boost your communication skills and learn to engage in discussions with peers from other business areas.

Best suited for:

HR and compensation professionals who want to boost their business acumen

Learn all about applied statistics and analytics and how to unlock data-driven insights that can lead to better, more strategic business outcomes. 

You will learn:
- How to apply key concepts that are vital to compensation work, such as salary ranges and percents, individual and department compa-ratios, the time value of money and market index.
- To hone your decision making by applying key statistical tools, such as measures of variability, shapes of distributions, and regression analysis.
- About populations, samples and frequency distributions.
- To spot distorted data and recognize common mistakes that cause data distortion.
- To see how to effectively organize, group, and display data.

Best suited for:
Compensation and HR professionals seeking a foundational understanding of statistics to better manage compensation, this course will help anyone who works with statistics and numbers. 

Learn to create pay structures that advance workplace equity, contribute to a workplace environment that employees increasingly expect and demand, and ensure the organization remains legally compliant.

This foundational course teaches up-to-date methods of job analysis, documentation, and evaluation — including writing job descriptions and understanding the underpinning knowledge for job evaluation — that will help you support your organization’s talent goals.

You will learn: 
- Theories of HR job analysis, documentation and evaluation.
- About quantitative and non-quantitative job evaluation methods.
- How to discover sources of job information, job analysis communication, and possible sources of error.
- About the types of job documentation, descriptions and formats; learn to prepare job descriptions. 
- To assess and select job-evaluation strategies and understand potential implementation challenges.

Best suited for:
This course offers a solid foundation for those new to job analysis and a powerful refresher for seasoned HR professionals; it also will help managers understand the building blocks of compensation and benefits decision-making.

Learn how to develop the right base pay salary structure and how to align with the organization’s compensation and rewards strategy through hands-on exercises and discussions.

You will learn:
- To assess how base pay factors into total rewards.
- How to design, implement, deliver, administer, and evaluate base pay programs.
- Key concepts, such as broadbands, the market-pricing approach, point factor approach, and how to integrate market data.
- About pay for performance and salary budgeting including merit increase guidelines and the components of a market-based salary budget.
- How to monitor pay levels, maintain pay structures, and understand compression.
- To integrate compensation plans and communicate during mergers and acquisitions.

Best suited for:

HR and compensation professionals who are getting started in developing pay structures, those leading total rewards, remuneration, and compensation & benefits programs, and leaders who want to better understand salary structures.

Learn how to motivate your employees to perform at the highest levels, boost organizational profitability and retain talented individuals through well-designed variable pay programs. This course will give you the knowledge and skills to design, implement, and evaluate successful variable pay plans that incentivize employees to reach specific goals - such as boosting revenue and acquiring new skills.

You will learn:
- Common business strategies and objectives for achieving them.
- How to align variable pay programs with business strategy.
- The three categories of variable pay: incentive plans, bonus plans, and recognition plans.
- About internal and external factors that affect variable pay plans.
- The steps for designing variable pay compensation strategy, including funding and distributing plan earnings.
- To implement, communicate, and evaluate variable pay compensation and benefits plans.

Best suited for:
HR professionals responsible for designing, assessing, and maintaining variable pay plans.

Learn to build competitive market-related pay structures that support the organization’s compensation strategy and boost the odds of successfully attracting, retaining and motivating employees. 

You’ll learn a methodology for conducting a competitive pay analysis; you’ll also be able to assess how your approach supports the organization’s hiring and retention goals, and compensation strategy. 

The skills you gain will help you develop and design effective compensation packages, and confidently communicate to senior and executive leaders, people leaders, and employees about how their market-related compensation is determined.

You will learn: 
- How to design a total rewards program, including a base-pay structure.
- Market pricing and business strategy, including, compensation philosophy, market position, and business life cycle.
- About market-based pay versus a pure market pricing approach and the pros and cons of market-based job evaluations and pay design.
- About salary survey data so you’ll know which options are most relevant for your business and employees. 
- How to leverage salary survey data via aging, blending, adding a premium, weighting, modeling, and regression analysis.

Best suited for:
HR and compensation professionals responsible for salary benchmarking and compensation program development. It is also well suited to professionals who lead programs in total rewards, remuneration, compensation and benefits, as well as leaders who want to better understand market pricing.

Learn how to develop effective total rewards programs for organizations with a globally dispersed workforce. With a focus on aligning to human capital strategic plans, you will learn leading-edge remuneration solutions, the factors that impact mobility decisions, and techniques to pay your workforce equitably. This course enables you fully optimize the design of your total rewards programs to attract and retain top performers all over the world.

You will learn: 
- Why companies globalize and how HR can support this decision.
- To develop effective compensation, benefits and well-being programs in complex multi-national organizations.
- Hw to identify benefits in different regions that may help you develop a global benefits strategy.
- How well-being, recognition, and career development can be leveraged to attract, motivate and retain employees. 
- About the challenges of managing international assignments and learn approaches for developing solutions.
- The internal and external influences that affect global rewards design and delivery.
- The key factors related to successful cross-border mergers and acquisitions.

Best suited for:
HR professionals who want to attain broader knowledge of global remuneration policies and practices. Leaders who lead geographically dispersed teams or expat employees can also benefit and will gain a foundation that will help them reward and motivate their teams.

Global compensation is shaped by ever shifting international accounting standards and reporting requirements: Keep up with this critical information and ensure you and your financial peers are communicating clearly and using the same terms by gaining the insights provided in this course.

You will learn: 
- About International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and International Accounting Standards (IAS).
- The objectives of financial reporting and how to identify and work with key stakeholders.
- How financial statements relate to your compensation and benefits work.
- About the key financial statements (such as income, financial position, cash flows and more) and the power of the notes that accompany accounts.
- How to examine IAS 19 short- and long-term benefits, as well as post-employment and termination benefits.

Best suited for:
HR, payroll, and global rewards professionals who want to become more fluent in international accounting standards and key financial statements while understanding how these relate to short- and long-term employee benefits.

Learn how to effectively inform, persuade, and motivate various stakeholders, increasing the power of your rewards strategy and providing your organization with a competitive advantage when pursuing talent. 

Gain key concepts of communication, as well as an eight-step strategic process for designing, developing, and implementing successful total rewards communication plans.  This course balances theoretical insight and practical application, ending with a case study that reinforces what you learn.

You will learn:
- Why you need to strategically plan a communication campaign.
- How to discuss the characteristics of effective communication.
- The eight steps of the communication process.
- About the appropriate communication channel for delivering your message.
- About the specific total rewards communications considerations and special situations.
- How to manage your communication campaign.

Best suited for:
Compensation and HR professionals and managers who want to effectively communicate about the rewards throughout the organization.

Are you ready to enroll?

The GRP® Exam

computer-based exam and available on demand year-round

MCQs Per Exam
Passing Score

Twice the credential

Also seeking expertise on U.S.-based compensation? 

GRP® Grads who complete 2 additional modules may also obtain the Certified Compensation Professional® (CCP®). Position yourself to earn two highly respected and recognized certifications in rapid succession. 

About WorldatWork

WorldatWork is the leading global nonprofit organization for professionals 
engaged in the critically important practice of compensation and rewards. 
We serve those who are responsible for cultivating productive, inspired
and committed workers in workplaces all around the globe. We support 
the design and delivery of remuneration and incentive programs and 
capabilities with our education and certifications; idea exchange; thought 
leadership; knowledge creation; information sharing; research; advocacy; 
and networking.