Human Resource Management Certificate Program

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Enhance your organization. Enhance your career.

Program Overview: 

If you’re planning to take the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP™) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP™) certification exam, the Certificate in Human Resources Management provides the information you need to pass these exams. The program curriculum is designed by global subject matter experts and covers the entire SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge™ (SHRM BoCK™). You will receive high-quality exam preparation through expert instruction and peer discussion. Upon completion of the program, you will also have the skills necessary to navigate labor management, compliance and regulatory issues, use performance metrics to measure ROI, and contribute to company success by aligning HR processes with organizational goals.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, classes are now offered in a virtual format and led by our SHRM-certified instructors.

For SHRM exam requirements and dates, visit

Who Should Enroll: 
  • Current and aspiring HR practitioners who want to increase their knowledge base
  • Small business owners or office managers who perform the HR function for their company
  • Business managers who want to learn basic HR best practices to avoid costly litigation
  • New or experienced managers interested in learning more about employee management skills
  • Representatives selling or supporting HR systems and services
Learning Outcomes: 
  • Learn the essential roles and responsibilities of human resource professionals
  • Become familiar with human resource-related laws and compliance and liability issues
  • Develop strategies for recruiting the best employees and successfully on-boarding and training them
  • Gain an overview of various compensation and benefits systems

We recommend a minimum of two years of human resources experience. However, be aware that in order to be eligible to sit for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam, you must meet specific educational and work experience criteria. Learn more on the SHRM website.

Additional Information: 

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This is a Canvas-based program.

As a SHRM Education Partner, The University of Texas at Austin’s Center for Professional Education (CPE) has been approved by SHRM to issue professional development credits (PDCs) for our courses.

Continuing Education Hours: 
Society for Human Resource Management: 36 PDCs-HR Expertise
Continuing Education Units: 3.6 CEUs
Program ID: 
HRM-5001 and HRM-5002

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At A Glance

Choose from a traditional 12-week, 6-week fast track or Saturday 8-week program
Online Instructor-Led
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