GRP Qualification


WorldatWork's partnership with E-reward offers Global Remuneration Professional (GRP)® courses to participants across the UK, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Format: virtual until further notice – one-day virtual classroom + pre-recorded videos + one-to-one tutorials.

  • Led by highly-experienced tutor – Alan Gibbons teaches around 50 GRP classes each year.
  • One compact virtual classroom day (instead of usual two days) via zoom, 9am-4.30pm (UK).
  • Rest of training features learning via pre-recorded videos developed by Alan.
  • Comprehensive support – private one-to-one tutorial with Alan (one hour) plus dedicated account managers to provide additional support.
  • Online exam with instant results via Examity.

Click here to download our 2021 course dates

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Global Remuneration Professional GRP® 2021 – The world's most recognised reward qualification

In July 2020, we launched our Summer School, a fast-track way for you to study for your Global Remuneration Professional (GRP) qualification. Instead of spending two days in London per GRP module, you will attend a one-day virtual classroom. In advance of the live-streamed classroom day, you can study, at a time that suits you best, our pre-recorded learning videos and you will also benefit from one-to-one tutorials with our tutor Alan Gibbons. Attend all of the courses, or pick those classes you have not yet completed.

We are now taking bookings for our 2021 classes.

Click here to download the 2021 course dates.

What delegates thought of our Summer School . . .

'I just wanted to express my thanks to Alan Gibbons. I do enjoy your courses and how you conduct them. You make learning the content fun and easy to understand with your wealth of experience and use of helpful analogies that I can always remember! I passed the modules for Strategic Communications (97%) and Market Pricing (95%).'
'I would like to say thank you Alan for your energy and time during summer school – it was a tough gig! The huge personal effort you put into everything was really clear and this helped me immensely.'
'Thank you for your time on delivering the courses. I found them extremely valuable and learnt a lot from the course and how Alan Gibbons brought it to life with examples from his past experience.'
'The GRP intensive courses with E-reward and Alan Gibbons were enjoyable, informative and super quick. Alan is extremely knowledgeable and experienced and made the courses very clear and interesting. The support from the E-reward team was remarkable. I was so pleased to take part in this intensive online learning programme which suited me and my work commitments perfectly.'
'You all have been wonderful this week with all the support and guidance. I’m so looking forward to September's week of classes. It was an absolute joy to learn from Alan.'
Read the Summer School brochure: click here to download [PDF] Read the Winter School brochure: click here to download [PDF]
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Reward training

WorldatWork's partnership with E-reward offers GRP® classroom courses in the UK and Ireland to prepare reward professionals for certification. The world's most recognised reward designation. As a Global Remuneration Professional, you will have proven yourself as a highly-motivated individual who stands above the rest and wants to make a difference. As a trusted resource, you will have the skills critical to design and manage programmes that will attract, motivate and retain top talent.

The GRP certified elite set themselves apart by demonstrating knowledge, excellence and a commitment to the reward profession. You will need to participate in 10 courses (modules), followed by successfully passing the associated exam. Once the required 10 modules have been successfully completed you will have earned the prestigious GRP designation.

With our partner WorldatWork, the leader in compensation for nearly 60 years, you will gain the foundation of knowledge needed to make strategic decisions and implement practical solutions today and tomorrow. This highly-respected designation communicates to employers and colleagues that you have the knowledge, skills and training needed to design, manage and deliver reward programmes that align with organisational goals and attract, motivate and retain top talent.

Get the extra edge with certification

Mastering your specialty is a key differentiator of top performers and obtaining a professional certification is the best way to get you where you need to be. In addition to gaining invaluable knowledge and skills in our area of expertise, obtaining a certification can help you:

  • Boost your confidence and stand out in your area of expertise.
  • Enhance credibility with employers, business partners, and colleagues.
  • Expand your professional network.
  • Ensure your marketability in a competitive every-changing global economy.
  • Advance your career.

Get started today with WorldatWork's Global Remuneration Professional (GRP®) certification, which signifies your commitment and expertise to conduct compensation practices around the world. and WorldatWork provide the flexibility, the qualification and the top class teaching in total reward you need. Current practices and applicability drive the design of the certification programme.

Using emerging developments in the field and feedback from past participants, the programmes are continuously refined in response to the changes and challenges that impact each professional area. Ten modules count towards the GRP qualification, comprising 20 days of learning. The curriculum is presented across the world and covers the most important disciplines in reward management.


Our panel of instructors has been recruited from the world's most respected and qualified practitioners, consultants and educators. These highly-experienced experts have dedicated their careers to the total reward profession. They will provide you with the critical advantage of showing you how to apply the facts and theory to real-life business situations that affect your organisation's bottom line.

The members of the UK and Ireland teaching faculty providing our reward management classes are as follows:

Duncan Brown
Duncan Brown
Head of HR Consultancy, Institute for Employment Studies

Duncan leads the HR and reward work at IES, a leading independent research-based charity which supports improvement in HR and employment practice. He has more than 25 years' experience in reward and HR consulting, research and policy work with Aon Hewitt, PwC and Towers Perrin. He spent five years as Assistant Director General at CIPD. His clients have included companies such as National Grid, and Lloyds Banking Group, as well as public sector bodies such as the Cabinet Office, NHS Employers and EHRC; and third sector employers such as the UN and Cancer Research UK. His work at the moment is focused on medical pay, gender pay, employee financial wellbeing and working in the gig economy.

Duncan is a leading commentator on HR, publishing many articles and books. He has participated on government taskforces concerned with fair pay, engagement, pensions, equal pay and human capital reporting. He advises various remuneration and HR committees as an independent and trustee including Christian Aid & the Pensions Policy Institute. Human Resources magazine placed him in its listing of the top 5 most influential thinkers in UK HR. Duncan has an MA from Cambridge University, an MBA from the London Business School and is a Fellow of the CIPD. He recently obtained his PhD at Kingston University.

Debra Corey
Debra Corey
Author, Speaker, Instructor and former Global Rewards Director

Debra has over 30 years’ experience working as a global reward, engagement and communications specialist. Her career spans many blue-chip global organisations, across most sectors and internationally such as Gap Inc., Honeywell, Merlin Entertainment and Reward Gateway. In recent years she’s moved into what Debra calls the ‘pay it forward’ part of her career, which involves writing best-selling books and speaking and teaching across the world, sharing her insights, knowledge and expertise.

Debra is the co-author of Build it: The Rebel Playbook for world-class employee engagement, and author of Effective HR Communication. Both books provide practical tools, tips and stories which are intended to inspire you to take action.

Brid Cudmore
Brid Cudmore
Consultant, Gurren Compensation Ltd

Brid is a Consultant with Gurren Compensation, and is based in Ireland. She is a compensation & benefits generalist with over 25 years' experience. She was worked for several US multinational companies including Intel and Western Digital, and has broad international experience in HR, compensation, benefits, performance management and mergers & acquisitions. During her 16 years with Intel, Brid held a number of senior C&B roles in Ireland and mainland Europe. Having worked with Intel's mergers & acquisitions HR Group for a number of years, Brid has a wealth of experience in managing and aligning C&B programmes and strategies in such companies.

Since joining Gurren Compensation in 2009, Brid has worked with a range of clients in Ireland, Europe, China and the US, providing advice and implementation on C&B strategy and programmes.

Evan Davidge
Evan Davidge
Total Reward & Wellbeing Consultant

Evan is an independent reward consultant working on a retained basis, with over 20 years' reward practitioner experience gained across various sectors including the armed forces, financial services and central government. Evan was until recently Head of Reward for Arup, a leading global engineering firm, and he was previously in a similar role at one of the largest UK government departments. Evan mainly specialises in total reward, employee benefits and wellbeing, including tutoring roles. He is a Chartered Member of the CIPD and founder of The Wellbeing Leader.

Alan Gibbons
Alan Gibbons
Managing Director, The Reward Practice

Alan is Managing Director of The Reward Practice and is one of Europe's best-known rewards professionals. He had been a Rewards Consulting Partner with both KPMG and PwC, and was also the Global Heads of Reward and Performance Management at Accenture until founding the Reward Practice with a number of former colleagues.

Over the last 25 years, Alan has worked with a large number of Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 companies and has specific rewards experience in banking, retail, brewing, manufacturing, communications and hi-tech companies. He has helped a range of companies with mergers and acquisitions, and has a reputation for getting things done. In the public sector, he has worked extensively in the health service, the police and prison services, and in the education sector. His interests are varied, and currently include the design of more effective incentives, the reduction in HR costs, value-based rewards programmes and the link between risk and rewards in banking.

Pat Gurren
Pat Gurren
Founder of Gurren Compensation Ltd

In 2004, Pat founded Gurren Compensation. Prior to starting his own consulting business, he held a number of senior HR and comp & ben positions for leading multinational companies, including Digital, Intel and Motorola. During his ten-year career with Intel, Pat held positions as C&B Manager for Ireland, Asia Region C&B Director, Europe Region C&B Director and Global Head of C&B Operations. Since founding Gurren Compensation, Pat has worked with numerous clients across all industry sectors on the design and implementation of reward strategies that effectively align with business strategy and organisational goals.

Pat is a certified Global Remuneration Professional (GRP), a Fellow of the CIPD (FCIPD) and a partner at The Reward Practice. He has a wide range of performance improvement and reward management interests and is viewed as an expert in the design of pragmatic HR cost management and cost reduction strategies for organisations needing to reduce costs in a well-structured manner.

Nikolaj Halse
Nikolaj Halse
Director of Commercial Development, Novo Nordisk

Nikolaj (MSc Econ, GradDip Org & Management and GRP® since 2007) is a seasoned rewards professional with more than 20 years of experience in global companies within sectors such as pharmaceutical, oil, banking and engineering. During these years, Nikolaj’s responsibilities within the total rewards arena have ranged from establishment, implementation and communication of:

  • rewards strategies
  • Broad-based compensation programmes
  • Share-based programmes in both listed and unlisted companies

He has a keen eye on developing solutions that enables managers to make the appropriate decisions to drive and recognise employees who deliver high sustainable performance. Today, Nikolaj is employed as Director of Commercial Development in International Operations in Novo Nordisk, working out of Zurich Switzerland covering Novo Nordisk’s sales operations in 180+ countries outside North America.


Please email us for admin. details regarding our Dublin courses.

The London venue for our comp & ben courses's GRP reward courses are hosted in a hotel just off Oxford Street in London's West End shopping district, close to Oxford Circus, Bond Street and Marble Arch London Underground stations.

Address: The Hard Rock Hotel, Marble Arch (formerly The Cumberland), Great Cumberland Place, Marble Arch, London W1H 7DL:

Getting there

Getting to The Cumberland by London Underground:

  • Bond Street - Jubilee Line, 0.4 miles
  • Marble Arch - Central Line, just around the corner from the hotel


London airports

London is served by five main airports, from the UK's main gateway at London Heathrow to London City Airport in the Docklands. For information on getting to and from London airports to Holborn in central London, visit Transport for London at

Special requirements

Please let us know if you have any special requirements as soon as possible so we can plan accordingly.

Hotel accommodation

Delegates are responsible for their own accommodation. There is a huge number of hotels within a mile or so of our venue suitable for most budgets:

The course and exam schedule

Course Days 1 and 2
Registration 8.45am
Course Begins 9.00am
Morning Break 10.45am to 11.00am
Lunch 12.30pm to 1.30pm
Afternoon Break 3.00pm to 3.15pm
Close 5.00pm
Exam Day 3
Registration 8.45am
Exam 9.00am to 12 noon

Do you need a visa?

A questionnaire on the UK Border Agency web site will help you to decide whether you need to obtain a visa before you travel to the UK. It also contains guidance on the type of visa that you might need. The questionnaire is for all foreign nationals who want to come to the UK.

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At registration we will serve you complimentary teas and coffees. Mid-morning break of teas and coffees are served at around 10.45. A light lunch will be served at approx 12.30.

Exam results

Once the exam scripts have been processed (about three weeks after the event), an email will be sent to you from WorldatWork with instructions on how to log into the WorldatWork web site to view your results.

Log into with your ID and password. Click on My Profile in the upper right and then click on My Education Transcripts.

If you don't receive your exam results, please email or call WorldatWork Customer Relations department at or +1 480-951-9191.

Passwords – if you have forgotten your password, under the log in screen at there are tabs that say "I forgot my password" or "I need a password". If you are still having trouble, you can contact Customer Relations (contact information above).

Exam re-takes

If by chance you are unsuccessful in your exam, WorldatWork Society of Certified Professionals has partnered with Pearson VUE to deliver computer-based certification examinations at city locations throughout the world. The retail rate for an exam only is approx. $200 for members ($270 for non-members). Computer-based testing (CBT) allows you to schedule your exam for the date, time and location that work best for you.

Registration for your exam must be made with WorldatWork, either online at or by calling Customer Relationship Services at +1 480-951-9191 outside of the U.S. and Canada. (Your complete registration and payment must be received before you can schedule your exam.) Your receipt will instruct you to visit to set up an account with your name and email address.


Once all of the exams have been completed (and passed) a GRP certificate is posted to the participant. We suggest that participants keep their certifications current (every three years). Information about re-certification can be found here:

We do not offer individual certificates for passing each exam but a participant can make a copy of their transcript under their My Profile information on the WorldatWork web site if they need a list of what they have taken.



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Last updated: 5th July 2017.