Department of Management and International Business

Human Resources Professional Certification Study Course

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The Human Resources Professional Certification Study Course (HRPCSC) will prepare you to gain credentials that will advance your career. This study course is offered in February and September in 10 Saturday sessions that take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The class format for these sessions will follow university protocols in accordance with regulations regarding COVID-19. You will learn from a team of instructors who are experts in the human resources field. This course covers both the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) body of knowledge and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) body of competency and knowledge.

After completing this study course, you will be prepared to take any of the following certification exams.

Before you apply for this study course, visit either the HRCI or SHRM website for the current eligibility requirements of each exam. Registering for or completing this study course does NOT register you for the certification exam. You must register with the exam provider to take a certification exam.


The 2021 February course has been canceled. The 2021 September course information will be coming soon.

Registration for the upcoming HRPCSC is $1,199. Payment is due in full at the time of registration. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and web checks. You will also need to purchase a required textbook. Instructions on how to receive a discounted price from the publisher will be provided to you shortly after registration.

Due to COVID-19, the sessions will be taught through instructor-led interactive online sessions on the following Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • February 6, 13, 20, 27
  • March 6, 13, 20, 27
  • April 10, 17

Program Outcomes

After completing this study course, you will be prepared to take your chosen professional certification exam and gain valuable human resource credentials for your career. If you have any questions about the HRPCSC, please contact Betsy Brown at

Additional Options

You may also choose to pursue the certificate in human resource management offered by the Department of Management and International Business. The certificate is made up of six courses that give you more in-depth knowledge of specific human resource topics. The HRPCSC can be added to your transcript as the equivalent to MGT 3210 with proof of passing your professional certification exam.


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