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 the one of the Elective Classes down below to receive this certification.


Required Core Classes

  • Benefit Administration: The Basics From A to Z

    Understand the basic design concepts regarding benefit administration, from retirement to health, and medical spending programs. Course ID BNFTS101

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  • Business Essentials

    Participants will have the opportunity to apply the strategic framework and concepts to their own organizations to increase their business knowledge and acumen. Course ID MGMT154

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  • Compensation Administration I: Base Pay Design and Development

    Participants will develop a Total Rewards philosophy and work with a compensation model that begins with job analysis and introduces internal job evaluation and external market pricing. Course ID COMP101

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  • Interviewing and Hiring I

    Through an interactive format combining lecture, video, exercises, and discussion, you will have an opportunity to develop skills for effective behavior-focused interviews that lead to successful hiring. Course ID HR110

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  • Legal Issues for Human Resource Professionals or Legal Issues in Managing Employees for Governments and Special Districts

    Juggling compliance with the various areas of employment law is a major component of human resources. Course ID LEGL148 or  LEGL128

  • Orientation/Onboarding: Building a Positive Connection from Day One

    Successful organizations are moving orientation from a one- time event to an effective onboarding process. Course ID HR113

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  • Performance Management: Setting the Stage for Success

    Organizations need a workable set of tools and a framework to manage performance that can be implemented for any individual, team or within any organization. Course ID PERF104

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  • Recordkeeping for Human Resources

    Improve HR recordkeeping practice with practical tips, an action plan, and resources. Course ID HR114

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  • Retaining and Engaging Employees: What Employees Really Care About

    Participants identify critical factors that impact their ability to retain and engage employees now, before they decide to leave. Course ID HR123

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  • You're Fired: Practical Tools for Managing the Termination Process

    This session will give you practical tools to prepare for and conduct an involuntary termination, promoting the best interests of your organization, while also preserving the dignity of the impacted staff member. Course ID HR167

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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.


ADA: Managing Disabilities in the Workplace

This course provides the information necessary to effectively respond to employees with disabilities and maintain a productive workplace. Course ID LEGL 153

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Discrimination in the Workplace: Law of EEO

Complaints of workplace discrimination continue to be one of the areas that have the most potential for employers. Course ID LEGL106

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FMLA : A Guide for HR

The FMLA is truly one of the most complicated employment laws for human resources professionals. Are your current practices up to date? Course ID LEGL108

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Harassment Prevention

Providing managers and supervisors with appropriate training is one of the key ways an employer can prevent liability for harassment claims and avoid retaliation claims. Course ID LEGL116

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Business Results: Measuring the Value of HR

These days the HR function must show the value of various HR programs and initiatives. Course ID SUPV122

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Employee Handbooks

Having a well written employee handbook can protect an organization from legal risk. Course ID HR102

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Recruiting: the Strategy and the Tactics

Participants will learn how to leverage employer branding as a key part of their strategy in attracting and engaging candidates. Course ID HR115

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Seven Essential Steps for Determining and Defending Employee Discipline

Understand the seven elements of “just cause” regarding adverse employment actions such as suspension or termination of non-at will employees, including union members. Course ID LABOR107

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Wage and Hour Workshop

This seminar incorporates current case law, regulations, DOL Administrator Interpretations and enforcement efforts, along with the recent changes to the DOL’s white collar exemptions. Course ID LEGL121

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Writing Effective Job Descriptions

This practical hands-on program will guide you through conducting a job analysis to create effective job descriptions that are both dynamic and legally compliant. Course ID HR118

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