Certificate in Human Resources Management

Become a Confident HR Leader


Program Details

  • Location: Downtown Seattle
  • Duration: 8 months
  • Class Times: Evenings, Weekends
  • Cost: $3,975

Next start date

October 2, 2017

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About this Program

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

In this certificate program, you’ll expand your human resources skill set and go from process-focused practitioner to 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. Discover how to increase your value and visibility in your current organization and network with industry leaders to advance your career.

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Human resources professionals and others with managerial experience who are interested in the HR field.

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  • Methods and policies for managing employee relations
  • Best practices for training and staff development initiatives
  • 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


  • 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.

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.

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Learning Formats


Attend class in person at one of our convenient locations. You’ll engage face to face with your classmates and instructors as part of a highly interactive curriculum. An online learning management system may be required to access some course materials and assignments.


Our special blended programs combine the convenience of online study with the vibrancy of in-person classes for a unique learning experience.

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Enjoy the flexibility of online learning, which allows you to participate in class activities, assignments and discussions on your schedule, from anywhere. Experience cutting-edge technology and a supportive, diverse learning community.

Not available for this program