Certificate in Human Resources Essentials

Develop the Skills to Break Into the HR Field


Program Details

  • Location: Downtown Seattle
  • Duration: 8 months
  • Cost: TBD

Next start date:

April 2019

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About this Program

More details about this program are coming soon; applications will open on January 4, 2019.

From startups to corporate giants, the challenge of attracting, hiring and retaining great employees remains a constant. Skilled human resources professionals play an important role in tackling this challenge and are in high demand today. The entry-level role of HR specialist has become a pathway to a thriving career in just about any industry.

In this certificate program, you’ll explore the foundational competencies required to succeed as an HR professional. We’ll survey the functional areas connected with this role: operations, recruiting, compensation and benefits, training, employee retention and morale, performance management, payroll, and compliance with all applicable employment policies and regulations. Acquire the range of knowledge and skills needed to break into this dynamic field.

Designed For

Those looking to enter the human resources field, including early-career professionals and individuals who want to transition from other job roles into this field.

Experienced HR professionals or those with significant supervisory or managerial experience should consider taking the more advanced Certificate in Human Resources Management.

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Learning Format


Attend classes part time at one of our convenient locations in the Puget Sound region. You’ll engage face to face with your classmates and instructors as part of a highly interactive curriculum. Learn More »

Program Sessions