Essentials of HR Management Certificate

Designed as a thorough introduction to HR basics, this SHRM course provides a solid foundation in HR understanding improving job performance across multiple job titles and functions. Appropriate for entry level HR staff, small business owners and office managers, managers and front line supervisors, and others working with teams and direct reports. Reduce the risk of potential high-cost litigation and promote a consistent understanding of the HR function within non-HR management. This course can be customized for businesses interested in incorporating their best practices, policies and procedures.



Essentials of HR Management

Certificate of Completion and 3.9 CEUs

This certificate program is ideal for those who are just starting out in the HR profession, perform HR duties, or are looking for an effective way to boost their employee-management skills. Recently updated content reflects changes in legislation and provides an overview of HR roles and responsibilities, giving participants critical knowledge to help reduce costs, avoid potential lawsuits, and improve their ability to handle challenging HR issues.

Program Objectives

  • Build a solid foundation in human resource management.
  • Understand key pieces of federal legislation on sexual harassment, age discrimination, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and more.
  • Understand the role of the EEOC and its investigatory process.
  • Improve your employee recruitment and selection process to help avoid legal pitfalls.
  • Understand the importance of effectively communicating base pay, incentive compensation, and benefits information to staff at all levels.
  • Gain knowledge of employee orientation, onboarding, and training and development.
  • Learn the process, methods and purpose of performance appraisals.

This program has been approved for 21 Recertification Credit Hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

Essentials of HR Management

  • Exact dates to be announced


  • Flexible (fully online) 


  • Online

Tuition & Materials

  • Standard Tuition: $400
  • Materials: $235