Personal certification for professional recruitment - BIOR

Certified Recruiter

For Agency & In-House recruiters – The recognition you deserve and the credibility you need.


The British Institute of Recruiters is the Professional Body operating The Recruitment Certification Scheme.

The BIOR personal certification is designed for recruitment professionals, whether you’re at entry-level or looking to boost your career progression, we will be with you every step of the way.
Discover your potential and advance your career opportunities, promotion and job portability.

The certification also encourages lifelong learning, professional development and enhances your reputation amongst your peers. Find out how to get started and successfully earn a BIOR Personal Certification with complimentary membership, industry news and insights.

Still, looking for more reasons? Look no further! The Recruiting Times surveyed 100 recruitment agencies and 87% stated that they preferred Certification over just membership as Certification offered a definite competitive advantage.

Recruitment Certification delivers the recognition you deserve and the credibility you need. It is a simple but effective scheme that demonstrates to clients your understanding of fundamental recruitment knowledge, terminology, and processes in effective and compliant recruitment.

What Certification Offers:

  • Enriches self-image and reputation among peers
  • Improves career opportunities, promotion, and job portability
  • Encourages lifelong learning and professional development
  • Includes BIOR membership
  • Receive Industry News & Insights

Your Journey to Certification & Membership

Step 1: Join online or register your interest on our website​
Step 2: Receive your login details for your BIOR account
Step 3: Create your individual profile page
Step 4: Submit relevant qualification or recruitment experience
Step 5: Take and pass the Certification Assessment that covers the Conduct Regulations
              and the BIOR Code of Professional and Ethical Conducts​
Step 6: Submit two candidate references​

Congratulations you have just joined the fast-growing number of Certified recruiters

BIOR individual Certification

Personal Level of Experience
Certifications for every stage of your career and include BIOR membership.

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Affiliate: (ABIOR)

For recruiters with no recruitment qualification and less than 5 years’ experience.
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Member: (MBIOR)

For recruiters with:

  1. L3 or above recruitment qualification or
  2. 5 years recruitment experience
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Fellow: (FBIOR)

For recruiters with:

  1. 5 years senior level recruitment experience + L3 or above recruitment qualification or
  2. 10 years senior level recruitment experience