Department of Management and International Business

Human Resources Professional Certification Study Course

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This human resources professional certification study course will prepare you to gain credentials that will advance your career. This study course is offered every Fall and Spring Semester on 10 Saturday sessions that are held from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Wright State University's Dayton Campus. You will learn from four 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 Spring 2019 study course registration will open on November 5, 2018 and will close on January 26, 2019 at 11:00 pm (unless we reach our maximum enrollment of 18 participants before that date). 

The registration fee for the study course is $1,199, which includes the 10 face-to-face sessions and all workshop handouts that are used by the instructors. 

Scholarships are available! Begin your scholarship application.

The Spring study course will meet on the following Saturdays: February 2, 9, 16, 23, Mar 2, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13. 

We partner with our textbook publisher to offer you a special package that includes the required textbook and access to their companion study site for six months. The package price is $125 which includes instant access to a digital version of the textbook, flashcards, practice quizzes, and case studies. You will be able to purchase a loose-leaf copy of the textbook as well. The package is a tremendous savings compared to the average cost of over $300 for the textbook alone. You will receive instructions on how to purchase the package after we receive your registration information

Contact Rachel White in the Department of Management and International Business at (937)775-2291 or with any questions.                 

Program Outcomes

After completing this study course, you will be prepared to take your chosen certification exam and gain valuable human resource credentials for your career. 

You may also choose to pursue the certificate in human resource management offered by the Department of Management and International Business. The certificate is a total of six courses that gives you more in-depth knowledge on specific human resource topics. This study course can be added to your transcript as the equivalent to MGT 3210 with proof of passing your certification exam. If you have any questions, or would like more information, please call our office at (937) 775-2291 or email


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