HDI courses are developed from HDI certification standards and are designed to assist a student in preparing for the HDI certification exam. They reinforce the core concepts of the certification standards and provide skills building opportunities for the attendees.
Exam delivery is online through the HDI Learning Centre. Access is established through HDAA upon request from the student either via email or phone. Once released after public or onsite training the exam must be taken within 6 weeks.
Individuals who achieve the passing score will receive a certificate (PDF Version) from HDI acknowledging their accomplishment and a credentialing logo that may be added to signature blocks and business cards. All exams consist of 65 multiple choice questions and must be completed in 75 minutes.
A minimum score of 80 per cent is required to pass a certification exam, unless otherwise published.
The certification exam is randomly generated from a pool of pre-authorised exam questions. As a result, each certification exam is different. The questions have been classified by the categories of the HDI Standard. The certification exam is designed to test the candidate's knowledge in each category.
The number of questions presented from each category is based on the certification weighting. When the time available to study prior to taking a certification exam is limited, consider the certification weighting and review the categories with the highest allocations.
The following table represents the weighting for each of the standards categories within the certification exam. This information is provided to help you focus as you prepare for the exam.
HDI KCS Principles:
Leadership and Communication
The HDI Certification Exam is included in all HDAA's HDI Public & Online Training Course pricing.
HDI Exam Re-takes and Extensions
All exams come with three attempts. If you don't pass your exam on the first or second attempt, you must wait 24 hours before making your next attempt. If you use all three attempts, you can purchase further retakes for $115.50 AUD.
A 28-day extensions are available for a fee of $60.50 (inc GST). Contact HDAA on T: 1300 130 447.
Practice Exams (additional charges apply)
HDI practice tests provide additional preparation for HDI certification exams. Once you complete a practice test, a report is provided that lists the questions missed and what competency within the HDI Standard you should review.
Each practice test is 30 questions and must be completed in 35 minutes
You may take multiple tests
Each practice test is randomly generated from a pool of test questions
Practice Exam Cost $90.20