Certification Overview

Harness the Power of Data to Hire and Develop Talent

Caliper’s Certification programs empower HR professionals and external consultants to administer the Caliper Profile to their clients. Participants learn how to leverage Caliper Profile assessment insights to make intelligent talent decisions across recruitment, onboarding, training, succession planning, leadership development, team building and many other talent management initiatives.

Caliper offers two certification programs.

Caliper Foundations Certification is designed to provide a detailed understanding of the Caliper Profile and how to leverage the tool to achieve business objectives.

Caliper Master Certification is available to clients who have successfully completed the requirements of the Foundations Certification and who want a more in-depth understanding of how to apply the Caliper Profile for various talent management strategies.

The Foundations Certification teaches participants how to interpret and apply the Caliper Profile for selection and development.

Participants will:

  • Learn how to interpret and apply the Caliper Profile results
  • Explore how to improve hiring efficiency through job matching
  • Review best practices of using the Caliper for development
  • Understand how to leverage aggregate data to help guide talent management decisions

Who Should Attend?

The workshop is designed for:

  • Human Resource Professionals
  • Staffing Managers
  • Talent Acquisition Professionals
  • Talent Management Professionals
  • Learning & Development Professionals
  • Leadership Development Consultants
  • Internal and External Consultants
  • Executive Coaches
  • I/O Psychologists

Certification programs are offered via instructor led training and blended learning:

  • Public workshops are continuously offered
  • On-site, private workshops are available for groups of 15 or more

 Caliper’s Foundations and Master Certification programs are recognized by SHRM* to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. Individuals completing the Caliper Foundations program are also eligible to receive 13 HRCI credits for continuing education purposes. 

Public Workshops:

Click the certification level you are interested in below to see the list of upcoming classes still available.

Certification Fee

The certification fee (variable by program selection) includes all material, lunches, and snacks. Travel, lodging, and transportation expenses are the responsibility of the participant.

*The use of the HRCI seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the activity. It means that this activity has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the audience?

Caliper certification is appropriate for current Caliper clients who have an interest in increasing their knowledge about, and more strategic utilization of, the Caliper Profile.

What is Caliper Foundations Certification?

The Foundations program is designed to provide learners with a detailed understanding of the Caliper Profile using the Caliper Advisor report. The curriculum includes content on psychometrics, compliance, understanding the work environment, interview questions, and interpretation of Caliper Profile behaviors and traits.

The program is available in a public setting or available in a customized, client-specific format where activities and case studies can be contextualized to your specific application.

The program includes a series of interactive webinars, Caliper Clips, an on-site 2-day workshop, and consulting time with a Caliper Coach.

The Foundations program is also available in a competency-based report format, using the Caliper Advisor Competency Report.

The curriculum for this program also provides a detailed understanding of the Caliper Profile, including content on psychometrics, compliance, job models, competencies, interview questions, and interpretation of the reports.

What is Caliper Master Certification?

Caliper Master Certification is appropriate for clients who want to utilize specific Caliper tools and programs in within more strategic talent management initiatives.  The Master level program offers an intensive,  interactive learning experience to explore Caliper’s approach and best practices in a variety of applications. Topics for Master Certification programs include Coaching, Team Effectiveness, and Succession Planning.

Programs are offered in two settings: Regional events that bring together representatives from numerous Caliper clients, learning from each other in a collaborative environment. And also on your site, when you have a number of employees to be certified with content that is customized for your specific organization’s business needs. 

Master Certification programs include a one-day workshop and can be completed concurrent with a Foundations Certification program or at any time after Foundations Certification is completed.

When is this program offered?

Caliper offers a number of public programs throughout the year including Princeton, NJ and locations throughout the U.S.  For a full list of event dates and locations, please refer to the event calendar on Caliper’s website or call (609) 524-1400.

Why will clients be interested in Caliper Foundations Certification?

Clients who enter this program will learn how to interpret a Caliper Profile in a more strategic manner, will be provided with tools to interpret the Caliper Profile, understand any job in a more meaningful way and develop a stronger understanding of the behaviors predicted by the Caliper Profile.

Upon completion of the Caliper Foundations program, clients will be better equipped to serve as in-house experts within their organizations.  They will also have access to continuing education opportunities and will have the ability to add specialized certifications if interested.

Certified clients will have access to continuing education programs that are unique to Certification, and will have the ability to complete specialized certification programs, including programs equipping learners to interpret Caliper Three Sixty Reports, interpret Team Reports, and transition to Competency-Based Reports.

What does Certification cost?

The Foundations program is currently priced at $1,995 per person and includes all synchronous and asynchronous learning. The total program requires a 2 day time commitment

Master Certification is currently priced at $1,000 per person and requires a 1 day time commitment (includes Foundation program).

Specialty Certification programs are currently priced at $600 for a series of 3 one-hour webinars delivered 1:1 or in a small group (3 hours of webinar time, total).

What are HRCI credits and how do I get them?

Individuals completing the Caliper Foundations program will receive 13 HRCI credits for continuing education purposes. The Foundations program has been approved for 13 (HR (General)) recertification credit hours toward California, GPHR, HRBP, HRMP, PHR and SPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.  Those completing the Master Level program will receive 6.5 credits toward their recertification requirements.  Clients who attend Foundations + Master programs will receive a total of 19.5 credits toward their recertification requirements. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org.

What are SHRM credits and how do I get them?

Caliper is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program's Foundations workshop is valid for 13 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM and the Master workshop is valid for 6.5 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or re-certification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.

What coursework is included in the Foundations program?

The Language of Caliper (Clip)
Caliper Profile Compliance (Clip)
The Psychometrics of the Caliper Profile (Clip)
Psychometrics, Compliance, and the Caliper Profile (Webinar – 60 minutes)
Interpreting Caliper Profiles (Workshop – 2 days)
Applying the Caliper Profile to the Interview Process (Webinar – 90 minutes)
Coaching with Caliper Certification Coach (2 hours), and knowledge assessment.

What coursework is included in the Master Level and Specialty Certification programs?

Masters Certification includes all Foundations content plus one of the following:

Team Dynamics Strategies (Workshop –1 day and Webinar Series – 3 hours)
Coaching Strategies (Workshop – 1 day and Webinar Series – 3 hours)

Specialty Certification covers:

Team Roles Report

Three Sixty

Is there a cancellation fee?

If you cancel your registration, we will transfer your registration to a future certification program of your choice. Caliper does not offer refunds of certification programs.

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