Overview on this Certification


Human Resources management is a dynamic profession that requires a breadth of skills and knowledge for effective performance. The certificate program is a structured approach to gain a strong knowledge base and practical application for the human resources professional.

Whether you are just beginning a career in human resources or want to build the core knowledge and skills required for success in your job and career, this program can be a professional development pathway.

Designed For

Human resources professionals and individuals who are responsible for the human resource function

Please note that you must complete both the Required Core Classes and one of the Elective Classes down below to receive this certification.  Upon completion of this program, participants will be awarded their certificate from the Scottsdale Office.


Required Core Classes

  • Benefits Administration: The Basics from A to Z

    This class covers the basic concepts of employer-sponsored benefits including health and welfare, retirement, and medical reimbursement plans. Course ID BNFTS101

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  • Compensation Adminstration I: Base Pay Design and Development

    This class shows how to develop a Total Rewards philosophy and work with a compensation model. Course ID COMP101

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  • Fundamentals of Human Resource Management: Key Steps in Getting Started

    This class is for those solely responsible for the operations of Human Resources, or as a refresher for professionals wanting to expand their knowledge. Course ID HR104

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  • HR Metrics and Analytics: Focusing on What is Important

    This class shows how to enhance HR’s value using data, statistics and analytics. Course ID HR135

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  • Legal Issues for Human Resource Professionals

    This class offers an overview of the complex legal issues associated with day-to-day employment decisions and actions. Course ID LEGL148

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  • Recordkeeping for Human Resources

    This class shows why records are kept, what is kept, and for how long. Course ID HR114

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  • Wage and Hour Workshop

    In this class, participants learn what industries are covered by the FLSA , along with recordkeeping requirements and the position exemptions from overtime. Course ID LEGL121

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Classes You Can Choose From

You need to choose one of these classes in addition to the required classes above to complete your certification.


FMLA: A Guide for HR

This class provides information on how to comply with this law including the definition of “serious health condition,” employee notice requirements, and managing intermittent leaves. Course ID LEGL108

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Harassment Prevention

This class discusses the term “hostile work environment,” and the difference between inappropriate conduct and illegal harassment, along with how to respond properly and prevent retaliation claims. Course ID LEGL116

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Interviewing and Hiring I

This class teaches a step-by-step approach for planning, conducting, and evaluating a structured, behavioral interview. Course ID HR110h

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Performance Management

This class provides the skills to manage employee performance as an ongoing process and ties the supervisory role to employee and organizational success. Course ID PERF104h

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Writing Effective Job Descriptions

This practical, hands-on class guides participants from the job analysis process to completed job descriptions. Course ID HR118

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You're Fired: Practical Tools

This class takes participants through the important steps in the process of making the decision to terminate an employee. Course ID HR167

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