Certificate in Human Resources Management

Become a Confident HR Leader


Program Details

  • Location: Online
  • Duration: 8 months
  • Times: Evenings
  • Cost: $4,200

Next start date:

October 2, 2023

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About this Program

Human resources professionals make a difference — their role is a mission-critical aspect of any organization. From recruiting the best talent and coordinating staff training to developing and enforcing employment policies and shaping compensation and benefits, HR professionals perform vital functions that directly impact a company’s health and success.

In this five-course certificate program, you’ll expand your human resources skill set and go from a process-focused practitioner to a business-enhancing partner. We’ll cover how to effectively identify and manage workplace challenges and sensitive issues. You’ll develop your strategic thinking and planning abilities and sharpen your presentation skills. Prepare for industry certification, discover how to increase your value and visibility at your current organization, and network with industry leaders to advance your career.

▸ Related Article: How to Become a Human Resources Manager


Human resources professionals and others with significant managerial experience who want to advance into human resources management roles. 

Those who want to get started in the HR field should consider taking the Certificate in Human Resources Essentials. HR professionals who want to focus on executive search might consider the Specialization in Executive Recruiting.

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Alumni Spotlight

Nicole Bowers, a graduate of the Certificate in Human Resources Management, explains how the program helped her reboot her career after a layoff and find a job she loves.

Duration: 01:45


  • Methods for managing employee relations and best practices for training and staff development 
  • Strategies for and key considerations in hiring and workforce planning
  • How to use people analytics to inform HR decision making
  • The relationships between compensation, benefits, reward systems and performance reviews
  • Critical skills and capabilities for building strategic business partner relationships in HR and recruiting 


  • Create training and staff development content
  • Complete group projects based on real-life HR scenarios
  • Practice public speaking


This program covers material required for the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification exam.

Career Stats


Alumni working in field

Top Employers

Amazon, University of Washington, Microsoft, AAA Washington, Boeing, CBRE


Projected job growth for HR managers in Washington state (2018-2028)


Average salary for HR managers in Washington state


Connect with an enrollment coach to learn more about this offering. Or if you need help finding the right certificate, specialization or course for you, reach out to explore your options.

Program Overview

Complete the courses listed below to earn the certificate. You may be able to take individual courses without enrolling in the certificate program; check the course pages for details.

Learning Format

Online With Real-Time Meetings

Online With Real-Time Meetings

Combine the convenience of online learning with the immediacy of real-time interaction. You’ll stream courses online and interact with your instructors and fellow students via chat, web conferencing or phone, all in real time. Learn More »

Program Sessions

Online With Real-Time Meetings

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