The ultimate recognition for excellence in IT support

HDI's IT Support Center Certification is a process that assesses organizations based on the HDI Support Center Standards, an internationally recognized standard for best practices in IT support. Those who meet the HDI standards for certification have proven that all aspects of IT support and ITSM operations are fully optimized.

The process is simple: HDI conducts an audit of your IT support center, and if you meet the requirements, the certification is yours. If not, don't worry - we’ll identify weaknesses and help you work toward your certification.

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Benefits of Certification

  • Operational Efficiencies
    Organizations find tremendous value in the certification process because it unites their support management and teams around a common mission. Those who have received certification report that the process helped their organization align with the corporate business objectives, improved operational efficiencies and effectiveness, increased employee productivity, optimized performance monitoring and reporting, and fostered customer satisfaction and retention.
  • Recognition
    Show both your customers and the industry at large that providing the highest quality service is of paramount importance to your business model. Certification provides ample opportunity to publicize and promote your support center’s achievement to your executive management team, your customers, and your industry peers.
  • Employee Morale and Retention
    Earning the certification affirms your support center is a positive and rewarding working environment — an environment dedicated to employee training, career development, recognition, and productivity.
  • Competitive Advantage
    Achieving certification recognizes your successful pursuit of optimal service quality and helps you attract new customers and keep existing ones. Place the HDI Certified Support Center logo on your marketing materials, business cards, and signage, and show the world that you’ve joined an elite community of world-class support centers.

How to Become Certified

To become an HDI Certified Support Center, your support center must achieve a minimum score in each of eight categories, as well as a minimum overall score. An on-site audit of your support center will be conducted by an HDI Certified Auditor.

The certification is valid for two years. To maintain the certification, your support center must demonstrate a continued commitment to the HDI Support Standard by passing a renewal audit every two years following the initial certification.


Pricing is for a single support center at a single location supporting a single customer base. Custom pricing may be required when the support center is located at multiple sites or services multiple customers. Auditor travel expenses are billed separately.

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