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.


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

The Spring session will meet on the following Saturdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

  • February 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • March 14, 21, 28 (Spring Break is March 2-7)
  • April 4, 11

You will need to purchase the required textbook (approximately $125) directly from the publisher. You will receive the direct purchase link and instructions via email in late November or early December.

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) 775-2559 or email


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