The most, it would appear that the HR certification examinations like PHR, SPHR through the HR Certification Institute are taken in high consideration. After all, you can browse through HR job postings without seeing the necessary “PHR or SPHR required” towards the end of the post.
You might be asking yourself whether or not the tests are worth it. After all, it invests of your time and money. The certifications and examinations are optional, so it is not like you need to get them to get started in your HR career.