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Human resource management
At University of Phoenix, we offer a variety of instructor-led online courses and programs to serve your educational needs at various phases of your career as a human resource (HR) professional. Whether you are seeking HR certification, pursuing continuing education units (CEUs) or just entering the profession, our enrollment representatives will help find the path that’s right for you.
For-credit Human Resources certificate programs
When you need to develop HR skills to help boost job performance or pursue career opportunities, consider our undergraduate or graduate Human Resource certificate programs. Our certificates are aligned with the standards of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM®) and may be completed in as few as six to eight months each. Consider our stackable certificate programs if you are interested in securing a Human Resource Management Certificate on your way to earning a degree.
Noncredit Human Resources certificate program
To help you stay current in your present HR role and enhance your career, this noncredit, instructor-led online certificate program focuses on leading-edge topics. Strategic Human Resources Professional Certificate Program (Noncredit) was designed with a mid-level HR professional in mind, as defined by the SHRM HR Competency Model. The program can be completed in as little as eight weeks and includes electives that can be tailored to your unique needs. CEUs are awarded upon completion.
Planning to take the new SHRM Certified Profession (SHRM-CP™) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP™) certification exam? As a SHRM Preferred Provider, our SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP Certification Preparation course will help you prepare for these exams in as little as five weeks. The course covers the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge (BoCK™) and will help you identify areas of strength and those areas that need more focus in preparing for the exam.
Professional development HR courses
Deepen your understanding of current HR topics and skills, such as diversity, change management, wellness, interviewing and coaching, with our instructor-led online human resources courses. These noncredit professional development courses award CEUs that may help satisfy recertification requirements.
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Why earn HR certificates from University of Phoenix?
Our credit-bearing HR certificate programs are designed for seasoned and aspiring human resource professionals who want to develop or reinforce their knowledge of HR concepts and practices, as well as those interested in earning HR certification. We offer noncredit and for-credit programs.
The undergraduate Human Resource Management Certificate is designed for students who are seeking to develop or strengthen their basic knowledge of HR practices. Our Graduate Human Resource Management Certificate is ideal for experienced HR professionals who want to build on their foundational knowledge with skills that will help them get ahead. These for-credit certificates provide financial aid to students who qualify. Consider these stackable certificates if you are interested in earning a Human Resource Management Certificate on your way to earning a degree.
With their increasingly strategic role, HR professionals need to stay current with emerging HR topics and issues. Our Strategic Human Resources Professional Certificate Program (Noncredit) explores those areas where HR and business objectives overlap, within the context of current HR topics. This noncredit program provides a quick and convenient way to earn CEUs that may apply to HR recertification requirements, while helping you build marketability in your field.
Why take our SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP Certification Preparation course?
Our SHRM-CP™ and SHRM-SCP™ Certification Preparation course will help you acquire the knowledge and understand the behavioral competencies found in the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge (BoCK™). These HR competencies and knowledge will be assessed on the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams.
Our course helps you improve your HR knowledge and skills by using practical and real-life information, online assessments and practice tests, and creating a personal study plan, through the use of the SHRM Learning System®. The course provides 4.0 continuing education units in five 8-hour workshops.
Why take for-credit HR courses or noncredit professional development HR courses?
The HR landscape is constantly changing. Continuing your education can help you expand your HR skills, stay knowledgeable on key HR topics and maintain your HR certification by earning CEUs.
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No matter where you are in your HR career, University of Phoenix Continuing Education offers an education path within an instructor-led online classroom environment. Explore our HR courses and certificates.
Ideal for students with fewer than three years of work experience in HR.
- HR fundamentals
- Employment law
- Employee development
- Risk management
- Strategic management
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Ideal for students with more than three years of work experience in HR.
- Ethics and employment law
- Compensation, rewards and recognition
- HR management
- Organizational management
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Ideal for the HR professional who is working toward earning a SHRM-CP™ or SHRM-SCP™ certification. This test-prep course covers the body of knowledge needed to sit for the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams. The content of this course is an effective complement to our certificate programs. Tuition for this course is $1,350.
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Ideal for experienced HR professionals who want to stay current on the newest trends in HR.
- Current employment law
- Compensation and benefits
- Business integrations strategies
- Employee and labor relations
- Talent acquisition and development
This instructor-led online program can be completed in as little as eight weeks, allowing quick application of new HR concepts and skills in the workplace. Tuition for this noncredit certificate program is $2,000, and four CEUs are awarded upon completion.
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Ideal for HR professionals and HRCI-certified individuals who want to deepen their knowledge of current HR topics and earn CEUs for recertification. These instructor-led online courses take little time to complete and start at $250 per course.
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As the HR profession evolves within an increasingly complex business landscape, earning certifications has become more important than ever.
Consider getting certified to:
- Stay current within your profession.
- Demonstrate commitment to your profession and mastery of core HR principles.
- Set yourself apart in the job market.
Why get an SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification?
SHRM’s two new certifications, SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP™) for early-career practitioners and the SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP™) for senior-level practitioners, allow you to demonstrate what you know and how you apply that knowledge. Built on one singular SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge (SHRM BoCK™), these competency-based certifications ensure HR professionals possess the relevant HR knowledge required for today’s workplace and have the ability to put the knowledge to work through critical thinking and application. You will be recognized as a technical expert and have mastered the application of HR technical and behavioral competencies, through practice and experience, to drive business results.
- The SHRM-CP exam is for HR professionals who implement policies and strategies, serve as point of contact for staff and stakeholders, deliver HR services and perform operational HR functions.
- The SHRM-SCP exam is for HR professionals who develop strategies, lead the HR function, foster influence in the community, analyze performance metrics and align HR strategies to organizational goals.
SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP are valid for three years. SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential holders must earn 60 professional development credits (PDCs) within a three-year recertification period that ends on the last day of the credential holder’s birth month OR retake the certification exam at the end of the three-year recertification period.
To get more information about eligibility, length of the exams, application process and deadlines, and exam windows, visit SHRM.org.
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Choosing the correct certificate depends upon a few factors.
Pursuing a degree?
- If you do not plan to earn an academic degree, the Strategic Human Resources Professional Certificate Program (Noncredit) is a quick and convenient way to get an overview of the HR landscape and learn about current topics within the context of business.
- If you are considering a degree, you have the option to complete a for-credit Human Resource Management Certificate en route to earning a degree.
- If you have a degree and an interest in gaining an understanding of human resource issues and best practices, the noncredit certificate program is a convenient way to increase knowledge of human resource management with minimal time commitment.
Need financial aid?
- Only for-credit HR certificates qualify for financial aid.
- Typically our for-credit certificate programs can be completed in six to eight months.
- Our noncredit certificate program can be completed in as little as eight weeks.
Granted by third-party institutions, HR certifications are industry-recognized designations that demonstrate a predefined level of experience, education and competency in the HR field. For-credit certificate programs offered by University of Phoenix are aligned to the body of knowledge needed to become certified and also help students build their knowledge of HR concepts.
The new SHRM certifications emphasize one technical competency and eight behavioral competencies that are outlined in the HR competency model, which can be found at shrm.org/shrmcertification
Yes, our noncredit and professional development courses award Continuing Educations Units (CEUs) upon successful completion of the courses.
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All noncredit certificate programs are not credit-bearing and are not eligible for financial aid. All for-credit certificate programs are credit-bearing, and many are eligible for federal financial aid for students who quality.
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