Copyright
 

Human Resources Certificate and Certification Programs

Human resources certificate programs provide students with training in business management, workplace planning, labor relations and risk management. After completing these programs, graduates can voluntarily earn certification by meeting education and experience requirements.

View popular schools

Essential Information

Human resources managers hire and train employees and handle employee affairs within a company of any size. Certification in human resources provides specialists an opportunity to display competency in various subjects within the human resources profession. These programs may benefit both individuals seeking a career in human resources and independent business owners.

Prior experience in human resources and a bachelor's degree might be required. Programs last from 12 weeks to 18 months.


Find schools that offer these popular programs

  • Human Resources Development
  • Labor and Industrial Relations
  • Labor Studies
  • Organizational Behavior

Human Resources Certificate Programs

The curriculum of a human resources certificate program educates students on topics such as payroll, employee performance, training and the government regulations regarding employee relations. These programs prepare individuals for certification in human resources. Common courses include:

  • Employee development and performance management
  • Compensation
  • Employment law/labor legislation
  • Organization management/Organizational risk
  • Human behavior
  • Human resources strategies

Employment Outlook & Salary Info

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that human resources (HR) manager jobs might see a 9% growth rate between 2014 and 2024, which is faster than the average of other occupations. Changes to areas such as equal employment opportunity, healthcare and retirement plans have a lot to do with the increased demand for HR professionals. The reported median annual salary for human resources managers was $104,440, as of May 2015.

Continuing Education

Individuals with HR experience may seek professional credentials to demonstrate their competency in this field. Several HR industry organizations offer certification examinations. For example, the Human Resources Certification Institute offers the Professional in Human Resources, Senior Professional in Human Resources and the Global Professional in Human Resources certifications for individuals who meet eligibility requirements and pass the exams.

Applicants must have the required amount of experience paired with either a master's or bachelor's degree, or enough experience without a degree. These certification exams test expertise in areas such as employee relations, compensation and benefits, and strategic business management.

Human resources certification is available through programs that focus on things like compensation, human behavior, and labor law. Exams are also available for additional certifications.

Next: View Schools

What is your highest level of education?

Some College
Complete your degree or find the graduate program that's right for you.
High School Diploma
Explore schools that offer bachelor and associate degrees.
Still in High School
Earn your diploma or GED. Plan your undergraduate education.

Schools you may like:

Popular Schools

The listings below may include sponsored content but are popular choices among our users.

  • What is your highest level of education?

    • MBA - Human Resources
    • MS in Management - Human Resources
    • MS in Management - Organizational Design and Development
    • MBA
    • BS in Business Administration - Human Resources
    • BS in Business Administration
    • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Investment Career Focus Area
    • AAS in Business Administration - Business
    • AAS in Business Administration
    • AAS in Business Admin-Office Management

    What is your highest level of education completed?

    • BA: Human Resources
    • BA: Business Administration - Management
    • BA: Business Administration - Logistics
    • BA: Business Administration - Marketing
    • AA: Business Administration

    What is your highest level of education completed?

  • What is your highest level of education?

  • What is your highest level of education completed?

  • What is your highest level of education?

    • Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership
    • Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership - Ecclesial Leadership
    • Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership - Entrepreneurial Leadership
    • Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership - Individualized
    • Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership - Human Resource Development
    • Master of Arts in Law - Human Resources Management
    • Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership
    • Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership - Futures Studies
    • Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership - HR Management
    • Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership - Interdisciplanry Studies
    • Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership - Kingdom Business
    • Bachelor of Science in Business - HR Management
    • Bachelor of Science in Business
    • Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies - Business
    • Bachelor of Science in Business - General Management
    • Bachelor of Arts in English - Government
    • Bachelor of Arts in Government

    What is your highest level of education completed?

    • Bachelor of Business Administration with a Concentration in Human Resources Management
    • Bachelor of Business Administration
    • Associate of Science in Business Administration

    What is your highest level of education completed?

    • Master of Business Administration - Human Resource Management Concentration
    • Master of Business Administration - Human Resource Management Specialization
    • Master of Business Administration with a General Business Specialization

    What is your highest level of education completed?

  • What is your highest level of education?

Find your perfect school

What is your highest level of education?