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 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.


Scholarships available for the Instructor-led Online Human Resources Professional Certification Study Course (HRPCSC) 

Scholarships available for Fall 2020 and each award is up to $500. The deadline to apply for scholarships is Wednesday, August 26. The recipients of the scholarship will be contacted on Friday, August 28. Following award of the scholarships, recipients will need to register for the respective prep course. Scholarship recipients will be given a specific point of contact who will guide them through the appropriate registration process.

Before submitting your scholarship application, check your certification exam eligibility through SHRM and/or HRCI.

Registration for the fall session is $1,199. Payment is due in full at the time of registration. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and web checks.

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.

  • September 12, 19, 26
  • October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
  • November 7, 14

You will need to purchase a required textbook. Instructions on how to receive a discounted price will be provided to you upon registration.

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 made up of six courses that gives you more in-depth knowledge of 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 about the Study Course, please contact Betsy Brown at

If you have any questions about applying for the scholarship, please contact Kim Lukaszewski at


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